From our post on Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego (the founding city of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series), you should know this race is all about having fun! Whether you’re running a full marathon or a half marathon, you’ll get to enjoy a different band at every mile marker. It all culminates a huge headliner concert at the Finish Line Festival as well. In just a few weeks on June 21, 2014, thousands of participants and spectators will flock to Washington State to celebrate Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle.
The Seattle Course
In Seattle, RnR runners have the choice of a full or half marathon. All participants can expect a hilly course, but they can also look forward to beautiful views as they breeze past iconic Seattle sights. Portions of the route go along Lake Washington, others areas offer great views of Mount Rainer, and full marathoners will cross over to Mercer Island for a short stretch of the race.
A look at the Course Map for both the full and half marathon routes will help runners prepare. You can easily see where the bands, water stations and elevation points are located. The South Dakota Street hill was included in the original Seattle course but removed a few years ago, much to many racers’ delight. The course still encompasses some steep inclines and declines however, including a final incline leading up to the finish line.
June in Seattle typically offers lovely 70-degree temperatures; 2013 participants remember last year’s race as a near perfect running day. Pair nice weather with beautiful bay views and you’ve got a great summer race! And don’t forget, after completing the 13.1 or 26.2-mile feat, the 20,000 runners and thousands of spectators will unite for a fantastic post-race celebration. This year’s headliner is a local band, The Presidents of the United States of America.
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Wigwam is a proud supporter of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Socks are a crucial component to keeping feet dry and comfortable and we love outfitting participants with the ultimate running socks. Our Ultimax technology is designed to move moisture up and out, preventing blisters and friction. Be sure to stop by our Expo booth on June 19-20 for a fitting!
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