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Washington > The Salty Half
Seattle, WA  •  Saturday, October 20, 2012  •  Course Map

Run by the Edgewood, Wash.-based race management company Databar Events, the Salty Half -- formerly known as Salty's Half Marathon -- takes runners on an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the Don Armeny Boat Ramp in Alki, the small community on the peninsula that juts out into Puget Sound, just southwest of Seattle.

This small race -- it's limited to 100 entrants every year -- takes runners mostly along the sidewalks and boardwalks along the shoreline of the peninsula. Runners line up at the boat ramp for the 8:30 AM start, and from there head north and west along the curve of the shoreline, sticking to the Alki Trail that parallels Harbor Avenue around the tip of Alki Point.

The course brings runners around the edge and south along the shoreline all the way to Lincoln Park, where they reach the half-way turnaround point and then retrace their steps all the way back to the boat ramp, where the race finish line lies. Runners will need to be able to finish the race within 2 1/2 hours, organizers note, which means they'll need to keep a pace of 11 1/2 minutes per mile or better to finish on time.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the shores of Puget Sound in northwest Washington state, Seattle typically sees October temperatures that average between 60°F and 46°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.2 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Oct. 20), the average high is 59°F and the average low is 46°F.

Course Map

View the map for the Salty Half Marathon


$22 for the half marathon
No registration on the day of the race


To reserve your spot in the fall 2012 running of Seattle's Salt Half Marathon, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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