2020 Green River Marathon
2020 Green River Marathon
Green River Marathon is a “Social Distancing Run”.
In other words, we want to make it very clear to our participants that it is not just business as usual. We want a run that is safe as can be, and in compliance with Washington State Mandates. We will be insisting on social distancing while the run takes place.
Green River Marathon Update (5/31/20)
"Keep It Moving" is the theme for this year's race.
No congregating at the start or finish area.
Runners will start ASAP upon arriving.
Please have your donations ready to turn in or prepaid via Zelle.
Runners are encouraged to leave shortly after they finish their race.
With everyone's cooperation, everything will turn out great.
Please reread the (5/6/20) update.
Green River Marathon Update (5/6/20)
Kent to Alki Washington
Confirmed Entries for June 6th, 2020
Hotel Recommendations (UPDATED 7/12/17)
OFFICIAL SUPER SUPER EARLY START 5:30 AM --- (RUNNERS NEEDING 7 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES - 8 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES)
AGAIN THIS YEAR (2020)
EVERYONE MUST CARRY A WATER BOTTLE.
CUPS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT AID STATIONS.
AID STATIONS WILL ADHERE TO THEIR DESIGNATED TIMES AND WILL CLOSE. (PLEASE READ AID STATION INFO FOR OPERATING TIMES).
The Green River Marathon is a Marathon/Relay/Fun Run put on for FREE! That's right, no cost at all. It is put on entirely by an all volunteer crew and donations by the event's originators and organizers. In 2020 - Medals will be given FREE of charge to ALL Volunteers PLUS Runners who Donate $20.00 to Northwest Harvest. Donations are typically given on Day Of Race. We will be using Chip Timing this year (2020). Donations are appreciated and keep this run going. Donations are used to help pay for event costs, ie supplies, improvements and certifications. Most of the funds are donated to Northwest Harvest. Donations are typically given on Day Of Race.
A fun Seattle-area run in early June (first Saturday) is the Green River Marathon/Relay. This year will be the 24TH annual event. Marathon Maniac, Eastside Runners and Interurban Running Club member Steve Barrick and Marathon Maniac Jim Anderson put on this run with the help of many volunteers. It begins at the intersection of the Green River trail and the Interurban trail in South Kent.
GPS Starting Location: S. 259th and 74th Avenue S. Kent WA 98032 (Foster Park):
GPS Finishing Location: 2666 Alki Avenue SW Seattle, WA 98116 (Spud's Fish and Chips):
The run is very flat with two short hills late in the run. The last few miles have views of Seattle and Puget Sound towards the Olympics. The finish is in front of Spud's Fish and Chips at Alki.
If you don't want to run the entire 26.2 miles, then get together some friends and make it a relay with any number of participants. Everyone is encouraged to participate by running as far as they like. In past years we have had runners running as little as 2.5 miles and as much as 22.5 miles. There are no formal rules or divisions, the run is just for fun and to stay in shape. About 25% of the participants are on relays. They help cheer the others along and pass out water, gatorade and GU (?) which is provided free. Many of the parks have restrooms along the way. Support is limited, so those with special nutritional and fluid needs are encouraged to make their own arrangements.
This is a low key run amongst friends with no entry fee. In 2020 - Medals will be given FREE of charge to ALL Volunteers PLUS Runners who Donate $20.00 to Northwest Harvest. Donations are typically given on Day Of Race. We will be using Chip Timing this year (2020). There are no awards, but most of the runners treat themselves to a lunch at Spuds at the finish.
Very limited return transportation will be provided to those that request it in advance. Runners are encouraged to meet at the finish at 6:45 AM to car pool back to the start. Runners can also choose to meet at the start and hope for a ride back.
For more details on this run and relay along with return transportation options see email links below. If you are planning on running in the Green River Marathon please let the Race Director Barrick know by email. The race is free but we need to know how many people will need return transportation and how many supplies to purchase for the aid stations. Solo marathon runners need to email: First and last name, City and State, DOB, age on June 6th 2020, sex, best marathon time, and predicted marathon time while relay teams need to email their team name and participant names, this is mainly for the race results page.
Aid Station Info
2013 Top Finishers: Michael Cooke 2:56:34, Ryan Archer 3:03:28, Steve Geertgen 2:57:01 Lead Biker: Patch Dahl
2013 First Place Female: Megan Hall 3:20:43
2013 Race Director: Steve Barrick
Hope you enjoyed the Green River Soda and to see you back next year.
GREEN RIVER MARATHON (CERTIFICATION # WA09024MW) IS A BOSTON QUALIFYING RACE.
If you need more information regarding the Green River Marathon please email the Webmaster S. Hamling or the Race Director S. Barrick .
Last updated 06/06/2020
Green River Marathon and all volunteers are not responsible for any injuries or deaths. The Green River Marathon is a free run; the aid is free, the run is free, there are no awards, and no one is paid. This is a low key run amongst friends. If you require special assistance or are unsure of your abilities please think twice about running 26.2 miles, unless you take necessary precautions. You must have medical clearance from your doctor before you begin any exercise program or running in any marathons. It is not our intent for anyone to get hurt while running the Green River Marathon.
10/18/19: All Marathon Runners and Marathon Relay Teams will have Bib Numbers Assigned. We will be using Chip Timing this year (2020).