Saturday, October 30, 2021
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Bringing back the Halloween 5K tradition here in Tacoma! The Wicked Fast 5K registration will include t-shirts and glow-in-the-dark Halloween themed medals that are sure to scare the daylights out of you! Registration opens July 19, 2021.


July 19 – July 20: $35 (Opening 2-day special! On sale at 10:00 am)
July 21 – July 31: $40
August 1 – August 31: $45
September 1 – September 30: $50
October 1 – October 27: $55
October 28 – October 29:

Kids Race: $10 (includes finishers ribbon). Registration closes October 29 at 11:59 pm.



This is a chip timed 5k on a fast, flat and downhill course starting at N. 37th & N. Vassault Street in Tacoma and finishing at Point Ruston’s water walk.

The 5k course is USATF certified (WA21007RMB).

The 5K Run and Walk starts at 8:00 am sharp at N. 37th & Vassault Street. This is located very close to Vassault Park. 
The finish of the 5k is at the water walk mural at Point Ruston.
Map My Run 5k Course Map HERE

The water walk mural is also where the Kids 1K will start at 9:00 am. The kid’s run is an out-and-back, so the runners can cross the official finish line as well.
Map My Run Kids Course Map HERE



Halloween costumes are not required, but STRONGLY encouraged and you could just win a prize! The costume contest will be at 9:30 AM at the finish line area. We’ll do an adults contest and a kids contest with prizes for both!


Fleet Feet Sports
3812 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA. 98407

Packet Pickup Date & Time:
Friday, October 29, 2021
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Packets will not be available before 2:00 pm. Please do not call Fleet Feet with questions about packet pickup. If you have a question, please email us at info@tcmaevents.com

Your race packet includes:
Bib number with timing chip, shirt.

We will have packet pickup on day of race from 7:15 AM – 7:45 AM but packet pick up on the October 29th is strongly recommended.

You may pick up someone’s race pack as long as you have permission from them to do so. Written permission is not required.
‘Last Gasp’ registration will be available at the registration table at packet pick up. 
We accept cash, check, credit card (Visa or Master card). Receipt available upon request.


Race Day Packet Pickup: 7:15 AM – 7:45 AM
5k Start:
8:00 AM
Costume Contest (Adults and Kids welcome!): 9:30 AM
Kids 1k Run Start (from 5k finish line area):
10:00 AM


This is a point-to-point race course so the start line is at a different location than the finish line. We will have a free shuttle service to take participants from the finish line area to the starting line area before the race and the shuttle will also run after the race to take finishers back to the start area. The shuttle will board near the Century movie theatres in the Point Ruston shopping area. Shuttles will begin running from movie theatre area at 6:30 am and the last bus will leave the finish line area at 10:15 am.

If you’d prefer not to take the shuttle, you can also use this map to see the quickest way (on foot) from the finish line area back to the starting line area. It’s a great warm-up or cool-down for the race! 


This is a chip-timed event with timing provided by Race Wire. Official results will be available here following the race.

AGE GROUP AWARDS (1st place through 5th place)
Age divisions are as follows for both male and female runners: 
14 and under; 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.


FREE RACE PHOTOGRAPHY! CJ Photography will be taking photos at the event and you will be able to download your race photos — for FREE! — a day or two after the race. View your races 2021 photos here.


Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line and brought to finish. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib, fill out and attach to your gear check bag. Your gear check bag was given to you at packet pick up. Please do not put valuables in your bag. TCMA is not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number.


In accordance with Washington state guidelines and recommendations, face masks or face coverings are not needed for fully vaccinated participants. We still strongly recommend unvaccinated participants and those most vulnerable to continue to wear a face mask or covering. We also appreciate your cooperation to continue practicing social distancing whenever possible.



(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.  

  1. When does Registration open for the 2021 race? Registration opens July 12, 2021.
  2. When does Registration close? Online registration closes at 11:59 on 10/29/2021.
  3. Shuttle bus information: The shuttle bus will begin taking racers from the finish (at the Grand Plaza, right in front of the movie theater) to the start (Vassault Park) at 6:15 am and continue until all runners are shuttled back to the start.
  4. What if I sustain an injury or can’t make it to the event, what are my options? Sorry, there are no refunds or rollovers for medical reasons.
  5. Can an entry be transferred to someone else? No.
  6. Can I pick up someone else’s race packet? Yes, as long as you have permission from them to do so. Written permission is not required.
  7. Can I pick up my race packet on race day? Yes, but is it strongly encouraged that runners pick the packets up on Ocotber 29th.
  8. What time does the race start? The 5k starts at 8:00 AM. The kids 1K run starts at 9:00 AM.
  9. Will there be professional photographers on the course? Yes. Race photography will be provided by CJ Photography
  10. Is the race Chip Timed? Yes, Chip Start and Chip Finish. The chips are on the bib, so there is no need to return anything at the finish. Bibs must be worn on the front of the shirt. Do not fold or cover up the bib.
  11. Do you get a commemorative shirt when you sign up?  Yes
  12. Do you get a medal for the 2020 event? Yes
  13. Is the course USATF Certifed? YES Certification number is WA21007RMB
  14. Is the course fast? Yes, it is a net downhill course!
  15. Can you walk the 5k? Yes
  16. Are dogs allowed? Sorry, due to liability and insurnace reasons, dogs are not allowed to run at this event.
  17. Where can I park? Please see parking information
  18. How far is the Start from the Finish line? 1.8 miles for the most direct route.
  19. Is there a gear check at the start? Yes
  20. Are there porta-potties at the start? Yes
  21. Are we missing something? Please let us know and we will gladly make the addition. Contact Us

Founded in 2006, the Tacoma City Marathon Association has organized over 150 races and strives to deliver premier running events for all participants, whether you run just for fun or are chasing that next PR. We allow runners to experience a smoothly operated event while also having a great time.


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