11th Annual Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Marathon - April 30th 2017

Tacoma City Marathon


The Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Marathon is a scenic point to point net downhill course. Starting at the Tacoma Narrows Airport. Crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will experience first the greatness of Puget Sound and views Mt. Rainier. After the short ascent off the Narrows Bridge you will be treated to easy rolling terrain through North Tacoma's Proctor District, a new home for Fleet Feet Sports!  The course then gradually descends through Ruston to beautiful Pt. Defiance Park leading runners through landscape sheltered by 100 year old growth trees. Then after the rolling hills of Pt Defiance runners are able to finish fast on the flats of the Tacoma Waterfront. With a new finish venue of the Tacoma Art Museum, runners enter the city through Dock Street and loop around for their big finish down Pacific Avenue into the Tacoma Art Museum.  This course really magnifies the beauty of the Narrows Bridge, the personality and amenities of the City of Tacoma.

Race Schedule

Marathon/Marathon Relay Start - 7:00AM

Marathon/Marathon Relay Finish

Tacoma Narrows Airport Tacoma Art Museum
Half Marathon Start - 8:00AM

Half Marathon Finish

Tacoma Narrows Airport Tacoma Art Museum
5K Start - 8:00AM 5K Finish
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Art Museum
Kids 1 Mile Start - 11:30AM 1 Mile Finish
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Art Museum


Registration Info



TCM Expo
Friday April 28, 2017 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 - 3:00 PM
More Expo Info




Half Marathon

Marathon Relay (5-Person)


Kids Marathon

Opening Day Special!



$140 ($28/person) 



5/5/15 - 8/31/15



$165 ($33/person) 



9/1/15 - 12/31/15



$190 ($38/person)



1/1/16 - 2/28/16



$215 ($43/person)



3/1/16 - 4/15/16



$240 ($48/person) 



4/16/16 - 4/26/16



$280 ($56/person)



Online closes at midnight on 4/26/2017

Expo Last Gasp (4/28 and 4/29/2017)



$315 ($63/person)




  • A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online
  • Prices include WA sales tax.
  • Price increases occur at midnight
  • Marathon, Half Marathon, and each Marathon Relay participant receives a technical running shirt & finisher medals. 5K participants receive a tech shirt. Kids Marathoners receive a cotton shirt and finisher ribbon.
  • One medal per participant.

TCMA Policies: All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry no transfers to another individual, and no roll-overs to the following year. All participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate.  Sorry, no exceptions.

Other Race Info




Gear Check

Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line. We will have two gear check busses at the airport for full and half marathon and a gear check table at the 5K start. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib and hand it to the gear check volunteer. You can use any bag you would like, including the bag we used as goody bag. Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. The gear check busses will transport the checked bags to the finish line area. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number.

Course Support (Half and Full Marathon)

Water, Nuun Electrolyte, Vaseline, and Porta-Potties will be provided at all water stations. Aid Stations located at mile 2, 4.5, 6, 8.5, 10, 12, 14.5, 16.5, 18.5, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5 for the full marathon and at mile 1, 3.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 11 and 13 for the half marathon. Medical personnel will be on the course and at the finish.

Chip Timing

All events will be chip timed by Rogue Multisport.

Pacers (Half and Full Marathon)

Pacers are provided by the Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics.  Pacer Page

Time Limit (Half and Full Marathon)

There is a time limit of 6 hours for the full marathon (13:45 minutes per mile average pace), 5 hours for the half marathon (22:54 min avg. pace). All of those remaining on the course must move to the sidewalks and obey traffic laws. The timing mats, medical staff, and finish line amenities will remain at the finish until all participants have finished.


Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female winners, and to the top three overall masters male and female winners. Age group awards will be mailed this year to the top five in each of the following divisions: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80 & over.

Finish Line Amenities

The finish line recovery area is located at the Tacoma Art Museum in the parking lot. Refreshments will be available. Massage also available with suggested donation of $1/minute.

There will be an after party at the Swiss with specials on Michelob ULTRA.

TCM Promotional Video