9th Annual Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Marathon - May 3rd 2015 ** REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
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TCM Relay

COURSE

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!

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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
1K Start - 11:30AM 1K Finish
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Registration Info

HOW TO REGISTER:

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

TCM Expo
Friday May 1, 2015 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturday May 2, 2015 10:00 - 3:00 PM
More Expo Info

REGISTRATION COSTS:

Dates

Marathon

Half Marathon

Marathon Relay (5-Person)

5K

Kids Marathon

Opening Day Special! 7/1/14

$65

$45

$200 ($40/person) 

$20

$5

7/2/14 - 8/31/14

$75

$55

$225 ($45/person) 

$25

$10

9/1/14 - 12/31/14

$85

$60

$225 ($45/person)

$30

$10

1/1/15 - 2/28/15

$95

$70

$250 ($50/person)

$32

$10

3/1/15 - 4/15/15

$105

$80

$250 ($50/person) 

$35

$12.50

4/16/15 - 4/30/15

$115

$90

$275 ($55/person)

$37

$15

Online closes at midnight on 4/30/2015

Expo Last Gasp (5/1/15 & 5/2/15)

$125 

$100

$300 ($60/person)

$40

$20

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online
  • Price increases occur at 10PM (not at midnight)
  • THERE IS NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION.
  • Marathon, Half Marathon, and each Marathon Relay participant receives a technical running shirt & finisher medals. 5K participants receive a cotton shirt. Kids Marathoners receive a cotton shirt and finisher medal.
  • CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION
  • PACKET PICKUP INFORMATION
  • CUSTOM BIBS - Special ends April 14th, 2015 at 10AM.  Register by April 14th to assure you get a bib with your name or Marathon Maniac or Half Fanatic number!

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.

Relay Leg Distances

 

Leg
Distance
Exchange Points
MapMyRun Route Links
1
4.7
Start to N. Skyline Dr - Water Station # 2
2
4.0
N. Skyline Dr to N. 11th & Proctor - Water Station # 4
3
4.4
N. 11th & Proctor to N. 42nd & Bristol - Water Station # 6
4
6.0
N. 42nd & Bristol to N. 51st & Winnifred St. - Water station # 9
5
7.8
N. 51st & Winnifred St. to Finish

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
1
Leg 1 catch the shuttle
Park at 6th and Skyline Park & Ride
2
Park at the corner of 11th and Proctor and walk across the street to the exchange
3
Park on the corner of 42nd & N.Visscher on walk up to exchange on 42nd & Bristol St.
4
Park next to Don's Market and walk to the corner of N. 51st and N. Winnifred St.
5
Direction to finish from last exchange. Park in downtown & 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 gear check tent. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib, fill out and attach to your gear check bag (using the zip tie provided in your gear check bag). Your gear check bag was given to you at packet pick up. Please do not put valuable 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

Water, Powerbar Electrolyte, Vaseline, and Porta-Potties will be provided at all water stations. Aid Stations located at 3.5 , 6.5 , 8.5 and 11.5. Medical personnel will be on the course and at the finish.

Chip Timing

All events will be chip timed by Rogue Multisport.

Pacers

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

Time Limit

There is a time limit of 6 hours for the full marathon, 5 hours for the half marathon (13 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

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 Foss Waterway Seaport parking lot.  Bananas, oranges, and pizza will be available. Use your pizza ticket attached to your bib to receive a slice of pizza. Massage also available with suggested donation of $1/minute.

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