Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunday, June 10, 2018 • Seattle, WA • Course Map

Runners start their race in the shadow of Seattle’s famed Space Needle and finish next to the home offices of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon, which is set to make its 10th annual running in 2018 along a course that features stretches along Lake Washington and Puget Sound.

From Husky Stadium on the campus of the University of Washington, the race unfolds first with a long stretch down Montlake Place, which takes runners into the heart of the city.

After that, runners get to enjoy about a mile and half along the shoreline of Lake Washington as they run north on Lake Washington Boulevard, including stretches past Mount Baker Park and Colman Park. When they turn onto I-90, they begin a stretch that takes them through the I-90 Express tunnel for nearly a mile.

More than 14,200 runners took to the city’s streets and crossed the finish line in both races combined in the summer of 2016 — with more than 11,700 runners finishing the half marathon alone. The race will be open to wheelchair competitors as well as runners, and all participants are invited to a post-race concert the night of the race at the Seattle Center.

Also, runners will make their way along stretches near Safeco Field, the home of baseball’s Seattle Mariners, and past CenturyLink Field, the home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

Runners will have a course time limit of 4 hours to complete the half marathon and 7 hours to finish the full marathon, which means that walkers as well as runners are encouraged to take part in the race.

Downtown Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Wonderlane/flickr)

Downtown Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Wonderlane/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Well-known as a city that sees plenty of its share of rain and clouds in the fall and winter seasons, Seattle enjoys generally warmer temperatures and sunnier, more pleasant weather in the summer, which also brings the city’s driest weather of the year.

On race day (June 10), the average low is 52°F and the average high is 70°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

6:30 AM


  • $64.99 for the half marathon
  • $74.99 for the full marathon

Prices subject to increase, check race website


To reserve your spot in the early summer 2018 running of Seattle’s Dodge Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon or Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website

Facebook Conversations

Ever run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

0 comments… add one

Leave a Comment