New HALF MARATHON COURSE For 2019!
The NEW Half Marathon Course will be much faster (flatter) than previous years! The race will start and finish at the Tacoma Narrows Airport. Enjoy running through the old growth forests of the Key Peninsula. Make your out and back across Galloping Gertie with stunning views of the Puget Sound, Point Defiance, Vashon Island, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains.
The 10K course will feature an out and back across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
The 5k course will run half way across the bridge and return to the airport on the out and back course.
Half Marathon Course
The race starts and finishes at the Tacoma Narrows Airport
Saturday, August 10th
6:30AM - 7:45 AM - Day of Race Registration/Packet Pick-up
8:00AM - Half Marathon Start
8:15AM - 10K Start
8:20AM - 5K Start
12:00PM - Official Timing Concludes
*Please note there is no advance packet pick-up
Parking is available on-site at the airport (Hub Parking Lot) and along 26th Ave NW and Stone Dr NW. We encourage you to carpool with friends and family to limit the number of cars parked along the road. Parking controls will be on hand to direct, please follow their directions. You can only park on the dirt shoulder of the area roads. Please do not park on paved surface. DO NOT park on the section of 26th Ave between the Airport Gate and Stone Drive. This section is part of the race course. You may park in areas shown in Green on the map as there is plenty of room on the dirt shoulder.
Bag check will be available at the start line and runners can pick them up at the finish line. Race bibs will be equipped with bag tags to attach to your drop bag for your convenience.
Aid stations will be serving water and Gatorade. For the half marathon, aid stations at Mile 5.2, 8.8 and 10.8 will have Gu energy gels (assorted flavors). Aid Station Locations are as follows:
Half Marathon Aid Stations:
1 - Mile 2 at Point Fosdick Road Turnaround
2 - Mile 4.1 on Stone Drive
3 - Mile 5.2 at Cushman Trail Entrance
4 - Mile 6.7 at Cushman Trail and Olympic Drive
5 - Mile 8.5 at Cushman Trail Entrance
6 - Mile 10.7 at Tacoma Narrows Bridge Turnaround
7 - Mile 12.2 at Stone Drive
10K Aid Stations:
1 - Mile 1.8 at Stone Drive
2 - Mile 3.9 at Tacoma Narrows Bridge Turnaround
3 - Mile 5.3 at Stone Drive
5K Aid Stations:
1 - Mile 0.8 at Stone Drive
2 - Mile 2.2 at Stone Drive
Porta Potty Locations:
Stone Drive and Point Fosdick Roundabout (Half Marathon Mile 0.8/3.2, 10K Mile 0.8)
Stone Drive just west of Jahn Ave (Half Marathon Mile 4.1/12.2, 10K Mile 1.8/5.3, 5K Mile 0.8/2.2)
Cushman Trail-head off 14th (Half Marathon Mile 5.2/8.5)
All participants will receive a Tech race shirt, Complimentary Downloadable Race Photos, Post Race Party and a custom Galloping Gertie Finisher Medal (medals only for half marathon).
The Super Pacers will be on hand to provide half marathon pace leaders! Pace times offered are 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:40