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Water, Nuun Electrolyte, Vaseline, and Porta-Potties will be provided at all water stations. Powerbar gel will be provided at three locations along the marathon route. See the course map for aid station locations. Medical personnel will be on the course and at the finish.
All race distances are chip timed by Rogue Multisport (chip start/finish). Chips are embedded into you race bib. There is no return at the end of this race.
Marathon pacers are provided by the Marathon Maniacs and half marathon pacers by the Half Fanatics. More information on the Pacer page.
Early Start for full marathon participants
There is an early start provided for those needing more than 5 hours to complete the marathon. Early start is at 6:00 AM. Please check in with the timer at the start line. Early starters finishing under 5 hours will be disqualified and not given a finish time. You must need the extra time to start early. Early starters must be self-supported, know the route, and obey all traffic/pedestrian laws until officers and volunteers are on the course. You are on your own until officers and volunteers arrive on the course.
There is a time limit of 6 hours (7 hours for early starters) for the marathon and a 5 hour time limit for the half marathon. The course will open to traffic after 1:00pm. 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.
The Tacoma City Marathon is a Boston Qualifier with USATF certification number WA13010MN. The Half marathon course is certified under number WA14017MN and the 5K is certified under number WA14007MN.
Marathon & Half Marathon Start Area
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