- 3 miles/5K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
The expo: We went on Friday to pick up our things and the packet pickup was a breeze. I loved the Brooks Run Happy Island- there were a lot of fun photo ops and games to play.
Lodging: We stayed in downtown Seattle at Hotel Five and it was a perfect distance from the race events! It is a really modern designed hotel but I would absolutely recommend it for this race weekend.
Eats: We went to Eat HomeGrown, Cuoco for our pasta dinner, Matts On the Market, and Portage Bay Cafe. All were DELICIOUS!
The Race: Weather was in the 50's at the start and 70's by the end. The race was well organized, started on time and didn't feel overly crowded as you were racing. The course is hilly, but you ARE in Seattle. The views of Mt. Rainer and along the water made this race perfect. With that said, there was one thing I hated: The tunnels. There were two tunnels during this course and both of them made me nauseous. They were hot, stuffy air, and you could smell all the runners around you... ;).
After Party: We had VIP access and it was worth it. They had great food, separate bathrooms and we all stopped after to get a massage.
Swag: I struggle with race shirts. I always want a small for the size but the length of race shirts are always so short. We walked the expo and there were a lot of opportunities for free things but we didn't take much. The race bag itself didn't have that many exciting things in it that stood out.
Medal: I like the medal... it's a big coffee cup which makes sense for Seattle but another girl in our group ran this race a few years ago and said that it was similar. I would have liked to see something a little different if that is the case.
Highly recommend this one!