Washington > Sporty Diva's Half Marathon, 15K, 10K & 5K
Seattle, WA • Sunday, December 29, 2013 • Course Map
You'll want to bundle up for temperatures likely in the 30s at Seattle's late December Sporty Diva's Half Marathon, which also features the 15K, 10K and 5K race distances at this event that's part of a series of non-competitive races that take place around the Seattle metro area throughout the summer, fall and early winter.
Founded by local resident Rosie Rose Coates, who's appeared on television shows including NBC's Today Show to share her journey from her overweight adolescence and early adulthood, when her weight reached 300 pounds, to adopting a fitness-minded lifestyle at the beginning of 2003.
Starting in January of that year, she began making changes that would transform her life, adding running, weight training and cardiovascular exercises like biking and rowing, changes that would help her lose 100 pounds by the end of the year.
Coates has gone on to run 25 half and full marathons as well as three ultra-marathons, and continues today to preach her gospel of fitness through her Sporty Diva's race series, which she founded in 2007. Today, the series has grown to a pair of Sporty Diva's Half Marathons (in September and December) as well as fitness boot camps and shorter run/walk events.
For December's half marathon, runners are set to follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes in the parking lot of the Green Lake Community Center, which lies next to Green Lake just a few miles north of downtown Seattle. The race organizers emphasize the non-competitive nature of the event, which means it's open to runners as well as walkers, and designed to be supportive of the efforts of all participants.
Scheduled starting time for all race distances in the event is 9:00 AM. The course also is easy, smooth and flat, according to the race organizers, who plan to dedicate the event by donating proceeds to a local after-school art program in memory of local resident Rob Meline, a sixth-grade teacher at Camas Prairie Elementary School in nearby Spanaway, whose memory lives on in the hearts of the students, parents and fellow teachers at the school.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the shoreline of Puget Sound in northwest Washington state, Seattle typically sees some of its coldest and wettest weather of the year in December, a month that has seen temperatures here drop as low as 16 degrees and reach as high as 64 degrees.
||Day of Race
||Rain: 5.24 in.
||Snow: 2.9 in.
See the race route map for the Sporty Diva's Half Marathon
$35 for the half marathon, if registered by September 1, 2013
$40 between Sept. 2 - October 31
$45 between November 1 - December 25
To reserve your spot in the late winter 2013 running of Seattle's Sporty Diva's Half Marathon, 15K, 10K or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
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