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ST. PADDY’S DAY RUN TACOMA 

Saturday, March 11, 2023
REGISTRATION IS OPEN

2023 St. Paddy’s Day Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The half marathon is a gorgeous out-and back course starting in downtown Tacoma, with a few rolling hills to keep those legs awake and working. You’ll run along the waterfront until it connects to the Ruston Way Path, where you’ll head towards the Point Ruston Waterwalk and Tacoma’s Dune Peninsula Park.  Before turning around, you’ll go up the Wilson Way Bridge for a bird’s eye view of the area, and then make your way back down the waterfront to finish downtown.

The 5K is an annual tradition and fun for the whole family, runners and walkers are welcome to join in this 3.1 mile event. All finishers will receive one of our famous St. Paddy’s Day Run medals.

Half Marathon

Start Time: 8:00 am
Start/Finish Location:
Downtown Tacoma
815 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA

10K

Start Time: 8:30 am
Start/Finish Location:
Downtown Tacoma
815 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA

>> COURSE MAP HERE <<

5K

Start Time: 9:00 am
Start/Finish Location:
Downtown Tacoma
815 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA

USATF Certification: WA12008MN

Registration Information

Registration includes:
  • St. Paddy’s Day Run Medal
  • Tech Shirt (Half Marathon) – Order by 2/12 to guarantee a shirt and size
  • Collective Bib – Register by 2/12 to add a custom message to your bib
  • Optional merchandise available for purchase during registration while supplies last

Late registration will be available online during packet pickup & on day of race. Online registration closes 15 min prior to race start.

  • Half Marathon

  • September 21 - 22: $65 (2-Day Opening Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
  • September 23: $75
  • November 20: $80
  • December 20: $90
  • January 20: $95
  • February 20: $100
  • March 11 - 12: $105
  • REGISTER NOW
  • 10K

  • September 21 - 22: $40 (2-Day Opening Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
  • September 23: $45
  • November 20: $50
  • December 20: $55
  • January 20: $60
  • February 20: $65
  • March 11 - 12: $70
  • REGISTER NOW
  • 5K

  • September 21 - 22: $35 (2-Day Opening Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
  • September 23: $40
  • November 20: $45
  • December 20: $50
  • January 20: $55
  • February 20: $60
  • March 11 - 12: $65
  • REGISTER NOW
CONFIRM REGISTRATION >> HERE <<

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online. Price increases occur at midnight. 

*Please Read! 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.

 

TCMA reserves the right to alter or change race course(s) of events, without warning, based on the needs of the event, municipality requirements and/or other factors that may be out of the control of TCMA. While we do our very best to keep our courses consistent, year after year for their respective events, circumstances may arise that require TCMA to alter or change a course. As an organization that utilizes city streets, parks, and other such pathways for our events, we work very closely with the local municipalities, police departments and fire departments to ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers and staff. While we don’t like to have to change a familiar course, there are instances where we are required to do so in order to be granted permission to host the event. We appreciate your understanding as we work hard to keep the events safe and enjoyable for everyone involved.

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Sponsored by:

Medical Services. & Hydration Therapy On-the-Go Provided by:

A portion of proceeds goes toward the Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County. Additional donations can be made during registration.

St. Paddy’s Day Run Medals

Celebrate your accomplishment and add some more bling to your collection! All runners will receive their hard earned commemorative finisher medal as you come across the finish line. 

Race Swag

*2023 Swag TBA*

Race swag will be availabe for pick up during packet pickup or at the finish line on race day. Unclaimed swag cannot be mailed out after the race, so don’t forget to grab yours before you leave!

  • Half Marathon Runners receive a tech shirt (guaranteed shirt & size cutoff is 2/12*).
  • Optional Merchandise available for purchase during registration while supplies last.

*We do our best to estimate numbers to account for registrations after the shirt cutoff date but to help ensure that as many runners are able to get a shirt as possible, we cannot do size exchanges until the end of the day on race day.

Packet Pickup Information

Your packet will contain:
  • Race bib with timing chip attached to back and safety pins
  • Gear check tear tag attached to bottom of bib – please fix this to your gear bag if you are checking one on race day
  • Goody bag with promotional offers and coupons from event sponsors and vendors (this bag can also be used as your gear check bag on race day)

We highly recommend you pick up your packet prior to race day to avoid long lines on race morning. You may also pick up a packet for a friend/family member, if you do so, please make sure they know you will be picking up their packet.

Pre-Race Pickup

Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Packet Pickup Location:
Fleet Feet Tacoma
3812 N 26th St
Tacoma, Washington 98407

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Day-of-race packet pickup will be available from 6:30 am – 7:45 am at the half marathon start line, 7:00 am – 8:15 am at the 10K start line and 7:30 – 8:45 at the 5K start line.

*Please Note* Packets will not be available for pickup before stated times. Please do not call Fleet Feet with packet pickup questions. If you have a question, please email us at info@tcmaevents.com. 

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Day of Race Schedule

Half Marathon

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023

Start/Finish Location:
Downtown Tacoma
815 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA

6:30 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
7:45 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
8:00 am: Half Marathon Start
11:30 pm: Course Closes 

10K

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023

Start/Finish Location:
Downtown Tacoma
815 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA

7:00 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
8:15 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
8:30 am: 10K Start
11:30 pm: Course Closes 

5K

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023

Start/Finish Location:
Downtown Tacoma
815 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA

7:30 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
8:45 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
9:00 am: 5K Start
11:30 pm: Course Closes 

Parking

Street parking in downtown Tacoma is $2.00 for all-day parking on Saturdays in the city. There are also several downtown parking garages. 

Gear Check

Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line. Participants will be provided with a bag to use for gear check. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib and hand it to the gear check volunteer.  Please do not put valuables 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.

Marathon Maniac / Half Fanatic Pacers

Marathon Maniac and Half Fanatic Pacers will be there to help you reach your goal for the half marathon distances. Please check back for pacer intervals as they will continue to be updated as we get closer to race day.

Course Support (Half Marathon)

Water, Nuun Electrolyte, Vaseline, and Porta-Potties will be provided at all water stations. Additionally, various aid stations will supply energy gels. Aid Stations will be approximately every 2 miles. Medical personnel will be on the course and at the finish.

  • Aid Station #1: Half Marathon Mile 2.5 
    Honey Bucket; Nuun/Water
    Schuster Pkwy & S 4th St, GPS Location HERE <<
  • Aid Station #2: Half Marathon Mile 4
    Honey Bucket; Nuun/Water
    Dickman Mill, GPS Location HERE <<
  • Aid Station #3 & #4: Half Marathon Mile 6 & 9
    Fixed Bathrooms; Nuun/Water
    Point Ruston WaterWalk Entrance, GPS Location HERE <<
  • Aid Station #5: Half Marathon Mile 11
    Honey Bucket; Nuun/Water
    Dickman Mill, GPS Location HERE <<
  • Aid Station #6: Half Marathon Mile 12.5
    Fixed Bathrooms; Nuun/Water, Honey Stinger
    Schuster Pkwy & S 4th St, GPS Location HERE <<
Time Limit (Half Marathon)

There is a time limit of 3 hours for the Half Marathon (13:45 mi/min avg. pace). All of those remaining on the course after the cutoff must move to the sidewalks and obey pedestrian laws. The timing mats, medical staff, and finish line amenities will remain at the finish until all participants have finished.  

Finish Line Amenities

Once you cross the finish line, you will be greeted with a variety of food and beverages to aid in your recovery. 

Results & Photos

Timing provided by Racewire. Photos & free downloads provided by CJ Photography.

Results will be posted online shortly after you come across the finish line. Photos will be posted online in the week following the race, you will receive an email when they’re available. Results & Photos from previous years are also archived below.

Awards & Rules

Age Group Ribbons

Awards for the top Overall Male & Female and age group ribbons will be available for pick up at your convenience at the results tent*. Age group ribbons will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the following age groups: 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, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

How to Claim Your Ribbon

After you have finished your race, check the results computers and get your print out. If your results are not yet posted please check back again in 10-15 minutes as they are updated often. If you are in the top 5 in your age group, proceed to the awards table to claim your ribbon. Congratulations! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & USATF RULES: 
(1) If you win both an overall and age group spot you will be presented with both awards, overall winners ARE NOT knocked out of their respective age group.
(2) To be eligible for overall and age group awards or USATF submissions, you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event and you must complete the full course.
(3) Failure to complete the course in its entirety will result in disqualification.
(4) Use of personal music devices/headphones is discouraged for the safety and benefit of all participants. If you choose to wear them, please be safe and don’t turn them up so loud that you can’t hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out. 

*Please Note* 
Awards cannot be mailed out after the race, so please pick up your ribbon before leaving!

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Awards & Rules

Age Group Ribbons

Awards for the top Overall Male & Female and age group ribbons will be available for pick up at your convenience at the results tent*. Age group ribbons will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the following age groups: 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, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

How to Claim Your Ribbon

After you have finished your race, check the results computers and get your print out. If your results are not yet posted please check back again in 10-15 minutes as they are updated often. If you are in the top 5 in your age group, proceed to the awards table to claim your ribbon. Congratulations! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & USATF RULES: 
(1) 
If you win both an overall and age group spot you will be presented with both awards, overall winners ARE NOT knocked out of their respective age group.
(2) To be eligible for overall and age group awards or USATF submissions, you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event and you must complete the full course.
(3) Failure to complete the couse in its entirety may result in disqualification.
(4) Use of personal music devices/headphones is discouraged for the safety and benefit of all participants. If you choose to wear them, please be safe and don’t turn them up so loud that you can’t hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out.

*Please Note* Awards cannot be mailed out after the race, so please pick up your ribbon before leaving!

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HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Volunteer support means everything to us and our runners. We couldn’t do this without the hard work and efforts of dedicated volunteers who provide encouragement and a helping hand from getting our runners ready to hit the start line to fueling them through the finish.

Sign Up to Volunteer
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