THE BUD LIGHT ST. PADDY’S DAY RUN TACOMA

Saturday, March 12, 2022
registration opens December 1, 2022
ST. PADDY’S DAY HALF MARATHON

Half Marathon Start Time: 8:30 AM

The St. Paddy’s Day Run Tacoma half marathon is back this year!  The course is gorgeous, with a few rolling hills to keep those legs awake and working. 

Finishers will receive one of our famous St. Paddy’s Day Run medals.

Half Marathon Course Map HERE

This is a USATF certified course (WA14006MN)

ST. PADDY’S DAY 5K RUN/WALK

St. Paddy Runs Tacoma 5K is an annual tradition and fun for the whole family. Runners and walkers are welcome to join in this 3.1 mile event.

5k Start Time: 9:00 AM

5k Course Map HERE

This is a USATF certified course.

Sponsored by:

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

2022 5K PRICE & INCREASE CALENDAR
Registration includes a Medal & St. Paddy Ball Cap – Optional Short Sleeve Tee and Hoodie for purchase.
December 1 – 2:
 $35 (2-Day Opening Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
December 3 – December 14: $40
December 15 – January 14: $45
January 15 – February 14: $50
February 15 – March 5: $55
March 11: $65

2022 HALF MARATHON PRICE & INCREASE CALENDAR
Registration includes a Medal & St. Paddy Ball Cap and Long Sleeve Tech Tee – Optional Short Sleeve Tee and Hoodie for purchase.
December 1 – 2:
$65 (2-Day Opening Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
December 3 – December 14: $75
December 15 – January 14: $80
January 15 – February 14: $90
February 15 – March 5: $100
March 11: $105

Online registration closes on March 11th at 11:59 pm.

REGISTER HERE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online. Price increases occur at midnight. We offer a family discount to families of four or more. Please use the family of four or more button to register your family and receive the discount.

(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.

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PACK INFORMATION

We highly recommend you pick up your packet on Friday, March 11th to avoid long lines on race morning.

Friday, March 11th: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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

Saturday, March 11th: 7:15 AM – 8:45 AM (Day-of-race half marathon packet pickup ends at 8:15 AM)

 

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

DAY OF RACE SCHEDULE

Packet Pick Up: 6:45 am – 8:15 am
Half Marathon Start: 8:30 am
5k Start: 9:00 am

Start & Finish Address:
815 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

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.

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

Time Limit (Half Marathon)
There is a time limit of 4 hours for the Half Marathon (22:54 min avg. pace). All of those remaining on the course 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 water to aid in your recovery. 

RESULTS

Timing provided by Racewire.

Results will be posted online shortly after you come across the finish line, they will also be archived below.

2022 Results (Coming Soon)
2019 Results
2018 Results 
2017 Results
2016 Results
2015 Results
2014 Results
2013 Results 
2012 Results
2011 Results 
2010 Results 
2009 Results

AWARDS

Medals
All Half Marathon and 5k finishers will receive a finisher medal!

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
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+

How to Claim Your Ribbon

After you have finished your race check the results computers. 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. The awards table will be located next to the results computers. Tell the volunteer your placing and they will give you your ribbon. Congratulations!n.

Rules
To be eligible for overall and age group awards you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event.

USATF rules: 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.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Mask Policy
In accordance with the Washington State Department of Health, people five years and older (vaccinated or not) are required to wear a face covering at outdoor events with 500 or more people, such as Tacoma City Marathon Association events. We strongly recommend that children between 2 and 4 years old also wear masks.

We will be reminding all participants and spectators to keep their masks on in the start/finish line areas of our events and to practice social distancing whenever possible. Please stay home if you are sick or have any symptoms. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff remains a top priority for TCMA and we are committed to doing what we can to keep our community safe. We appreciate your cooperation!

For more information on Washington State Department of Health guidelines and regulations, please visit https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19

FAQs

When does Registration open for 2022?
Registration is set to open on December 1, 2021.

When does Registration close?
Online closes on March 10 at 11:59. Packet pickup registration is available on Friday March 11, 2022.

Where can I park for the event?
Street parking in downtown Tacoma is $2.00 for all-day parking on Saturdays in the city. Downtown garage parking locations.

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Is there a Military discount available?
Yes, there is a $5 discount for military personnel. You will see a checkbox on the registration page. You must show your Military ID at packet pick up.

Can I switch race distances after I have signed up?
Yes, you can switch distances at packet pickup. There are no refunds. 
If you move up in distances, please be prepared to pay the price difference. Pick up your packet first and then go to the registration table where the timer will reassign your bib number.

Can an entry be transferred to someone else?
No transfers, sorry no exceptions.

Is my entry fee refundable?
Our policy is no refunds, no transfers to another individual or to another TCMA event, and no rollovers to the next year’s race. Sorry, no exceptions.

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.

Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
Yes, you can but to avoid race day anxiety we strongly suggest picking your number up at Packet Pickup. Packet pickup will be available until 7 pm.

What time does the race start?
Half Marathon Start: Saturday, March 10th 8:30 AM in front of the Matador Restaurant in downtown Tacoma. 

5k Start:
9:00 AM at Dune Peninsula Park

Will there be professional photographers on the course?
Yes, photos will be provided by CJ Photography.

Is the race Chip Timed?
Yes, Chip Start, Chip Finish. Your timing tag is attached to the back of your race bib. In order to receive a time your race bib must be worn on the outside of your top outer garment. Avoid bending your bib which may damage the timing tag. The timing tag is disposable so it does not need to be returned.

Do you get a finisher medal?
Yes.

Can I pick up my award after the race?
Yes, at the results tent.

Can you walk the Half Marathon?
We have a 4-hour cut off. If the police don’t think you can make it in the allotted time you may be moved to the sidewalk, the finish line will remain until you finish.

Are strollers allowed?
Yes, in the 5K & Half Marathon.

Are dogs allowed?
Sorry, not for this event.

Is there a gear check at the start?
Yes

Are there porta-potties at the start?
Yes

Are there porta-potties on the course?
Yes, at all the aid stations (about every two miles).

Can I wear headphones during the race?
Yes, be safe and don’t turn them up so loud that you can’t hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out. Be safe out there.

Will there be pacers?
Yes. Provided by The Half Fanatics.

Are the courses USATF certified?
The half marathon and 5k are both USATF Certified Courses, certification #WA14006MN (half marathon).

Will there be energy gel on the course?
Yes, energy gels & Nuun Electrolyte will be on the course.

Are we missing something?
Please let us know and we will gladly make the addition. Contact Us <<

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.

ABOUT TCMA

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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Tacoma City Turkey Trot

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3/12/22
Bud Light St. Paddy’s Day Run Tacoma

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