12th Annual Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Marathon - April 28th & 29th 2018

TCM 5K Run / Walk


The Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City 5K offers some fantastic views of Mt. Rainier while running along the beautiful Tacoma Waterfront. This USATF course is flat and fast! This family friendly event welcomes everyone from competitive runners to walkers and strollers. 

Race Schedule

Sunday April 29 - Marathon/Marathon Relay Start - 7:00AM

Start Finish @ Pt Ruston

Sunday April 29 - Half Marathon Start - 7:00AM

Start Finish @ Pt Ruston

Saturday April 28 - 5K Start - 7:30AM Start Finish @ Pt Ruston
Saturday April 28 - Ghost of Tacoma Full & Half - Start 8:30AM Start Finish @ Pt Ruston
Saturday April 28 Kids 1 Mile Start 8:45AM Start Finish @ Pt Ruston


Registration Info



TCM Packet Pickup
Friday April 27, 2017 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday April 28, 2017 10:00 - 6:00 PM



April 29

Half Marathon
April 29

Marathon Relay (5-Person) or ULTRA Marathon Relay (3-Person)
April 29

Ghost of Tacoma Marathon & Half
April 28

April 28

Kids Marathon
April 28

Opening Day Special!




*Receive $40 Discount if registered for April 29 Marathon or Half



9/6/17 - 12/31/17







1/1/18 - *3/15/18
*Sublimated Tech Tee Cutoff Date







3/16/18 - *4/15/18
*Technical Tee







4/16/18 - 4/25/18
*Technical Tee







Online closes at midnight on 4/25/2018

Last Gasp (4/27 and 4/28/18)
*Technical Tee



$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. Register before 3/16/18 to receive SUBLIMATED TECH TEE, participants who register after 3/15/18 will receive a technical tee. 5K participants receive a tech shirt & finisher medal. Kids Marathoners receive a cotton shirt and finisher ribbon.
  • Medals will be given out to all participants in the Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra, Relay, Ghost Marathon & Half and 5K.
  • Participants who run the Michelob ULTRA distance (50k) receive a commemorative medal for completing the ULTRA. There is no additional charge to run the ULTRA Marathon. Participants wishing to run the ULTRA should register for the Marathon and check the appropriate box.
  • Take the Michelob ULTRA Challenge. Run 3 races in 2 days and receive a commemorative plaque. See FAQ HERE
  • Register for 2 or more events and receive a discounted entry.

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 8th at Midnight.

Other Race Info


Gear Check

Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line. Participants will be provided with a bag to use for gear check. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib and hand it to the gear check volunteer.  Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 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. Additionally, various aid stations will be supply energy gels. Aid Stations will be approximately every 2 miles. 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 to help you reach your goal for the full and half marathon distances.

Time Limit (Half and Full Marathon)

There is a time limit of 6 hours for the Full and Ultra Marathon (13:45 minutes per mile average pace), 4 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.  Participants requiring more than 6 hours for the Full or Ultra Marathon may start 1 hour early.  Runners taking the early start will be disqualified if they finish under 5 hours.


Awards for the Sunday Half, Full, and Ultra Marathon will be presented to the overall male and female winners, and to the overall masters male and female. 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

Once you cross the finish line, you will be greeted with a variety of food and water to aid in your recovery.  Stick around, enjoy the exciting atmosphere and celebrate your accomplishment in the Michelob ULTRA beer garden.

TCM Promotional Video