12th Annual Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Marathon - April 29th 2018

TCM 5K Run / Walk


The Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City 5K offers some fantastic views of Mt. Rainier while running by the Tacoma Glass Museum and the Thea Foss Waterway. This family friendly event welcomes everyone from competitive runners to walkers and strollers. Stick around after the race for the food, a massage and some live music while cheering on your fellow runners and walkers!

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 Packet Pickup
Friday April 28, 2017 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 - 6:00 PM

At the TCMA headquarters at 3812 N. 26th St, Tacoma, WA 98407




Half Marathon

Marathon Relay (5-Person)


Kids Marathon

Opening Day Special!



$140 ($28/person) 



7/16/16 - 8/31/16



$165 ($33/person) 



9/1/16 - 12/31/16



$190 ($38/person)



1/1/17 - 2/28/17



$215 ($43/person)



3/1/17 - 4/15/17



$240 ($48/person) 



4/16/17 - 4/26/17



$280 ($56/person)



Online closes at midnight on 4/26/2017

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



$315 ($63/person)




  • A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online
  • 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.

 Customized Bibs:

The last day to get your bib customized is Sunday, April 9th at Midnight.

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 will be there for the full and half marathon distances.

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 overall male and female winners, and to the overall masters male and female winners. Age group awards will be available 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. We will mail out awards after the race.


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