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TACOMA NARROWS HALF MARATHON

Saturday, August 12, 2023
2023 REGISTRATION TBA

The Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon Weekend with the Tacoma Rainiers!

Take me out to the ballgame, but first run over the bridge! Feed me a bagel and electrolytes, I just hope that my hamstrings aren’t tight!

The Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon is back! We’re excited to announce the return of this event on Saturday, August 13th, which features a new half marathon and 5k course that begins and ends at Cheney Stadium! We’re partnering with the Tacoma Rainiers and are thrilled to be a part of their R Health and Wellness weekend. It’s going to be a weekend full of running and baseball fun!

The Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon is an out-and-back course that will start outside Cheney Stadium, you’ll then run along the Scott Pierson Trail, cross the pedistrian bridge over highway 16 and run through the quiet Skyline neighborhood* then take you across the majestic Tacoma Narrows Bridge and bring you back inside Cheney Stadium, where you’ll run on the warning track (and where you will see yourself on the jumbotron and be able to say “Look Ma, I made it!”).
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ou’ll cross the Skyline Bridge again on the way back and run the neighborhood loop again on the way back to Cheney Stadium.

The Tacoma Narrows 5K course will also start and finish at Cheney Stadium and include a lap around the warning track.

Tacoma Rainiers R Health and Wellness Series 

The path to good times and self-improvement lead to Cheney Stadium, and the Tacoma Rainiers invite you to join us for R Health and Wellness Series!

Whether you’re coming with family, friends, or co-workers we’d love for you to join us for a Sunday afternoon of baseball and good vibrations at the ballpark. Enjoy nine innings of thrilling afternoon baseball, decompress with us post game, and for the first time ever you’re invited to join us on the field for a full restorative yoga session. What better way to stretch out post race?!

Half Marathon

Start Time: 7:30 am
Start/Finish Location: Cheney Stadium

USATF Certification: WA22014RMB

5K

Start Time: 8:00 am
Start/Finish Location: Cheney Stadium

Registration Information

Registration includes:
  • Option to add on a Tacoma Rainiers Group Express Ticket
  • Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon or 5K Medal
  • Tech Tank Top – Order by 7/12 to guarantee a shirt and size
  • Collective Bib – Register by 7/12 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.

Tacoma Rainiers Group Express ticket Option ($15) Includes: 
  • A ticket to the Tacoma Rainiers baseball game on Sunday, August 14th
  • a meal voucher good for a hot dog, bag of chips and water
  • R Health and Wellness t-shirt (available for pick-up on game day only)
  • Yoga on the field post-game

Link to purchase tickets will be in your confirmation email after submitting your registration. Have friends or family who want to join you on game day? Additional discounted game tickets in the same section will be available for purchase using the same link, based on availability.

  • Half Marathon

  • February 2 - 3: $65 (2-Day Opening Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
  • February 4: $75
  • April 15: $80
  • May 20: $85
  • June 20: $90
  • July 20: $95
  • August 12 - 13: $100
  • REGISTER NOW
  • 5K

  • February 2 - 3: $30 (2-Day Opening Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
  • February 4: $40
  • April 15: $45
  • May 20: $50
  • June 20: $55
  • July 20: $60
  • August 12 - 13: $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.

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Sponsored by:

In Partnership with:

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.

Tacoma Narrows Half & 5K 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 & 5K Runners receive a tech tank top (guaranteed shirt & size cutoff is 7/12*).
  • 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, August 11, 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 at the half marathon start line from 6:00 am – 7:15 am and the 5K start line from 6:30 am – 7:45 am.

*Please Note* Packets will not be available for pickup before stated times. Please do not call the pick-up location 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, August 12, 2023

Start/Finish Location: Cheney Stadium

6:00 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
7:15 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
7:30 am: Half Marathon Start
10:30 am: Course Closes

5K

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023

Start/Finish Location: Cheney Stadium

6:30 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
7:45 am:
Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
8:00 am: 5K Start
10:30 am: Course Closes

Parking

Parking will be available at Cheney Stadium.

Gear Check

Gear check is provided for your personal items at the finish 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, Electrolyte and Vaseline will be provided at all water stations, stations with Porta-Potties are noted below. Additionally, various aid stations will supply energy gels. Aid Stations will be approximately every 2 miles. Medical personnel will be at the finish.

  • Aid Station #1: Half Marathon Mile 1.5
    Honey Bucket; Electrolyte/Water
    GPS Location HERE <<
  • Aid Station #2: Half Marathon Mile 3.9
    Honey Bucket; Electrolyte/Water
    GPS Location HERE <<
  • Aid Station #3: Half Marathon Mile 6 Turnaround
    Electrolyte/Water/Honey Stinger
    GPS Location HERE <<
  • Aid Station #4: Half Marathon Mile 8
    Honey Bucket; Electrolyte/Water
    GPS Location HERE <<
  • Aid Station #5: Marathon Mile 10
    Honey Bucket; Electrolyte/Water
    GPS Location HERE <<
Time Limit (Half Marathon) 

There is a time limit of 3 hours for the Half Marathon (13:45 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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