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

TCM Relay


Do you have a group of friends that enjoy running? Want to be a part of the marathon experience and share that with your friends? Well this is the category for you! The Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Marathon Relay is an awesome team event that gets together a group of friends for a day of adventure and commoraderie. Each leg consists of 4-6 miles and each team member receives an event t-shirt and medal!

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.

Relay Leg Distances


Exchange Points
MapMyRun Route Links
Start to N. Skyline Dr. - Water Station #1
N. Skyline Dr. to N. 26th & Proctor in front of Fleet Feet. - Water Station #4
26th & Proctor to Bristol St. off of N. 42nd St. - Water Station # 6
Bristol St. to Point Defiance on 5 Mile Drive - Water Station #7
Point Defiance on 5 Mile Drive to Finish line at the Tacoma Art Museum


Vehicle Driving Instructions

  • PLEASE NO VEHICLES ON THE COURSE. These routes are designed to keep you off of the course.
  • Only leg ONE RUNNER should go to the start, you may drop your runner off but you need to be at exchange one before the race starts or you will be stuck on the wrong side of the bridge. Follow the driving routes below, these are designed to keep you off the race course and get you to the next exchange as quickly as possible. DO NOT FOLLOW THE RACE COURSE. You could end up stuck in traffic and not be able to get to your exchange points.
Driving Route
Gmap Route Link
Parking Location
Leg 1 catch the shuttle
Park at 6th and Skyline Park & Ride
Park between 27th and 26th on Adams St. walk across the street to Fleet Feet/ Aid Station 4
Park on the corner of 42nd & N. Visscher and walk up to exchange on 42nd & Bristol St. 
Park on N. Defiance St. and North Park Ave. walk down the path about 100 meters down the dirt path to Aid Station 7 located at the Native Garden inside Pt. Defiance Park. 
Park in Downtown around S. 17th St. and walk to finish. 

Relay Criteria

Corporate Team

  • Team must consist of 5 employees from the same business.
  • Teams can consist of any denomination of males or females.
  • Awards to the top 3 corporate teams place of business.
  • Awards presented to each individual of the winning corporate team.

Mixed Relay Team

  • Each team must consist of at least two of the opposite sex. (2 males 3 Females - 3 females 2 males)
  • Awards presented to the each individual of the winning team.

Female Relay Team

  • Female relay team must consist of all females.
  • A relay member can run more than one leg but the team must have at least 4 team members to be eligible for awards.
  • Awards presented to the each individual of the winning team.

Male Relay Team

  • Male relay team must consist of all males.
  • A relay member can run more than one leg but the team must have at least 4 team members to be eligible for awards.
  • Awards presented to the each individual of the winning team.

Relay Rules and Information

  • The TCM Relay is designed for 5 persons; however, you can have 4 teammates.
  • Team Captain is responsible for signing up the team online.
  • Team Captain is responsible for collecting the teams money for their reimbursement.
  • Team Captain must input team or corporate name in the appropriate field on the registration form.
  • Team must supply their own support vehicle. Team Vehicles are NOT allowed on the course. Park off the course and walk over to the exchange point.
  • In the event someone can't run then someone else from the team can run two legs.
  • In the event a substitution is made on the team then the team captain must be sure that the NEW TEAM is in the correct division.
  • The cost of the relay is the same regardless if you have only 2 people or 5.
  • Each Relay team member will receive a technical shirt and medal.
  • Relay Teams must consist of 4 persons to be eligible for awards. 

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