Labor Day Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Monday, September 7, 2020 • Redmond, WA • Course Map

Note: The 2020 race has been cancelled.

Formerly known as the Super Jock & Jill Half Marathon, the Labor Day Half Marathon & 5K follows the exact same course that’s been used in previous years, an out-and-back course that draws more than 1,000 runners and walkers each year and starts and finishes at Redmond’s Town Center.

The race features long stretches along rural country roads and the paved trails that parallel the Sammamish River, which flows through the area. From the starting line at the Redmond Town Center, half marathoners follow roughly an out-and-back course that leads runners through downtown Redmond briefly before heading on the Bear Creek Trail.

From there, the course then heads west until connecting to the Sammamish River Trail, where runners continue for several miles on a fast and flat runway and pass local spots such as Willow’s Run Golf Course, 60 Acres Park, and Woodinville Wine Country.

Once reaching the turnaround point, the course retraces much of the path along the Sammamish River Trail before turning right and crossing the river, heading onto the Puget Power Trail and the Redmond Central Connector. This section provides a slow but very gradual incline (about 20 feet over 2 miles) that most runners will barely notice before the comparable decline near mile 12.

From there it’s back to the Redmond Town Center to cross the finish line.

As both the 5K race and the half-marathon are open to both runners and walkers, organizers will start the half marathon at 8:00 AM. Participants can expect to encounter some rolling hills along the course as well as plenty of flat stretches, particular along the trail sections that run alongside the Sammamish River.

Runners and walkers also should note that there will be a 4-hour time limit for the race’s 13.1 miles, which means you’ll need to keep a pace of 18 minutes per mile or faster.

Cyclists on the Sammamish River Trail in Redmond, Wash. (Photo by Gene Bisbee/flickr)

Cyclists on the Sammamish River Trail in Redmond, Wash. (Photo by Gene Bisbee/flickr)

Race Climate & Weather

Located in the state’s northwestern corner, just a short drive from nearby Puget Sound and about 15 miles northeast of Seattle, Redmond typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in August, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 47°F (in 2000) and as high as 93°F (in 1990).

On race day (Sept. 7), the average low is 54ºF and the average high is 74ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the Labor Day Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – half marathon, 5K


  • $60 – $80 for the half marathon
  • $35 – $45 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2020 Labor Day weekend running of Redmond’s Labor Day Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, register online at GetMeRegistered here.

Official Race Website


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1 comment… add one
  • Arne Hales September 2, 2014, 1:59 pm

    your description of the course is no longer correct. Starts at Marymoor park instead of the Brewery.


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