|Washington > Virginia Mason Team Medicine Marathon &
Half Marathon at Seafair
Saturday, June 29, 2008
Located just a few minutes' drive from nearby Seattle, Bellevue will
welcome around 3,500 runners and walkers to this year's Virginia Mason
Team Medicine Marathon & Half Marathon at Seafair, which starts
and finishes at the city's Bellevue Downtown Park. Run on a fairly
hilly course that features moderate uphills and downhills through the
first half of the race and a steeper downhill in the second half,
especially from miles 8 to 9, the race takes runners along a course
consisting entirely of paved city streets, past views of the city's
numerous parks and waterfront areas.
Open to both runners and walkers, the half marathon begins at 7:15 AM
(for runners) and 7:30 AM (for the walkers), and features a Nordic
Walking division in this year's race. The elevation changes along the
13.1 miles of the half course range from a minimum of 25 feet to a
maximum of 409 feet above sea level. Also new this year is the event's
Kids Mini-Marathon, in which children participants run the final mile
of 26.2 they have run prior to race day.
Weather & Climate
July is tied with August for the Bellevue area's driest month, with an
average of just under an inch of average rainfall during the month.
Last year's race reportedly had beautiful weather, and the city
normally sees mild to moderately warm weather during the month, with
temperatures that average between 55°F and 75°F.
$70 if registered by June 25, 2008
To reserve your spot in the summer 2008 running of the Virginia Mason
Team Medicine Marathon or Half Marathon at Seafair, register
online at AthletesLounge.com.
Your Race Story
Ever run in Bellevue's annual Seafair Marathon & Half
Marathon, sponsored by Virginia Mason Team Medicine? Share
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