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Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run
Date(s): Saturday, July 26, 2014
Location: Seattle Center/Downtown Seattle
Time: 6:30 p.m.

8K & 5K Fun Run Along the Parade Route | Pirate Costume Contest 

Post Race Party Including 21 & Over Beer Garden with Live Entertainment 

Registration for the 2014 Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run is Now Open! 


Registration Information

CLICK HERE to register!

Online:

$40 April 1st - July 25th
$45 Day Of Race, July 26th

In-store: In-store registration will begin March 1st. Stores include: 

Super Jock 'n' Jill, Sound Sports, Run 26, Fleet Feet Sports - Seattle, West Seattle Runner, Road Runner Sports (Greenlake, Bellevue and Kent locations).

*You must register by the end of the day on Wednesday, July 23rd to be eligible to pick up your packet at one of our in-person packet pick up locations. Anyone who registers after this time MUST pick up their packet the day of the race.

*Register as a team of 6 or more and get 10% off!

By Phone:

Sarah Shaw: (206) 728-0123 ext. 122


Route Details

5k: The race starts at Seattle Center (2nd Avenue and Thomas), South on 2nd Avenue to Denny Way, East on Denny Way to 4th Avenue, continuing South on 4th Avenue along the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade Route, West onto Seneca Street and North onto the Alaskan Way Viaduct for scenic views of Elliot Bay, the city skyline and the beautiful Olympic Mountains, take the Western Street Exit, turn Right onto Broad Street from Western, turn Left on 2nd Avenue and race up the Seafair Torchlight ULTRA hill to earn your beverage and finish at Seattle Center.


8k: T

he race starts at Seattle Center (2nd Avenue and Thomas), South on 2nd Avenue to Denny Way, East on Denny Way to 4th Avenue, continuing South on 4th Avenue along the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade Route, West onto Seneca Street and South onto the Alaskan Way Viaduct for scenic views of Elliot Bay, 

U-turn onto the viaduct at Royal Brougham, north on the Alaskan Way Viaduct for views of the city skyline and the beautiful Olympic Mountains, take the Western Street Exit, continue North on Western Ave, head East on Broad Street from Western, North on 2nd Avenue and race up the Seafair Torchlight ULTRA hill to earn your beverage, and finish at Seattle Center. 


To see the 2014 Course Map, 

CLICK HERE.

FREE Photo Downloads for ALL Participants
Join us as we welcome award winning Northwest Photographer, Evan Pilchik to the Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run! EP Events has been doing sports photography for 20 years and he and his company photograph over 150 running, biking and swimming events yearly throughout the West Coast.

Did you know that YOU are one of the last people to ever race on the Viaduct? All Torchlight participants will get their FREE Downloadable Commemorative Photos with race registration!

Training Options Available
Not sure if you're ready for a 5k or 8k race? That's OK! You have plenty of time to train and we will help you do it. Along with your race registration, you can purchase a virtual in person 4 week Couch to 5k training program with Beth Baker and Running Evolution. Multiple options available! For more information on the Running Evolution Couch to 5k program, CLICK HERE.



Raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska
The Seattle Ronald McDonald House is excited to partner with Seafair on the Torchlight Run once again! This year we are asking race participants to help raise $100 each by creating a personalized fundraising webpage to ask their friends and family for support. These are much-needed funds that will go a long way in supporting the Seattle Ronald McDonald House and the more than 700 families who call it a home-away-from-home each year while their child receives medical treatment. Did you know that a $25 donation sponsors one night of housing for a family at the House?

As an added bonus, each runner who meets the $100 goal will be entered into a drawing to win exciting prizes and gift certificates to local businesses!

To get started fundraising or for more information, CLICK HEREThank you for your support!
To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities, CLICK HERE.

WE RUN SEATTLE
Meet and mingle with fellow athletes and prepare for the Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run at the We Run Seattle training runs! Each of the runs are 3-5 miles in length and are provided at no cost to you. Enjoy light snacks and beverages with your closest running buddies! The schedule includes 3-4 runs per month with different themes (Fun Runs, Breakfast Runs, Pirate-themed Adventure Runs, and more!) starting now and going right up to the big day: the Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run. 
CLICK HERE for a schedule and for more information.

Packet Pick Up

Thursday, July 24 - time TBD at Road Runner Sports in Bellevue

Friday, July 25 - time TBD at Road Runner Sports in Green Lake


Schedule of Events

12 p.m. - Torchlight FanFest Begins - Preview the Parade Floats! 

3:30 p.m. - On Site Registration Opens

6:15 p.m. - Warm Up

6:30 p.m. - Race Begins

7:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

7:30 p.m. - Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade Begins! 

10 p.m. - Post Race Party/Beer Gardens Close


Pirate Costume Contest

Don't forget to dress up for our PIRATE COSTUME CONTEST! Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 adult participants and the top 3 children participants (13 and under).


Wheeled Devices Policy

Wheelchair Participants: Participants using wheelchairs must wear helmets and equip their three-wheel style wheelchair with dual handbrakes and a bicycle flag.

Baby Strollers/Wheeled Devices:  In accordance with insurance regulations, we are unable to permit wheeled devices such as in-line skates, bicycles, baby strollers or joggers on the route. All entrants should carefully read the disclaimer before entering.


Gear Check

Participants have the option of leaving their belongings at the PORTABOX gear check located near the registration area in the south parking lot. 


Age Categories

8K: Competition will be held in the following age groups for men’s and women’s divisions: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over. The top three finishers for men's and women's division for each age group will receive certificates in the mail.

5K: The top three finishers for men's and women's divisions in the following age groups will receive certificates in the mail - 19 and Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.


Event Parking 

Parking Passes: We have a few different options that we’re offering as an add-on purchase with registration this year. There are three participating garages around the Seattle Center (See attached map). Parking Passes will be available for purchase until they run out or until Wednesday, July 23rd at Midnight. CLICK HERE for a map of parking locations.

• 1st Avenue Garage - $15/vehicle (Limit 400)
• Mercer Garage - $18/vehicle (Limit 600)
• 5th Avenue Garage - $18/vehicle (Limit 500)


For parking instructions, 
CLICK HERE
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Race Timing

Rogue Sports is the official timing company of the Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run. 


Post Race Bash

Join Seafair at the Post-Race Party! Enjoy entertainment and free food. Must be 21 or over to access the beer garden serving Michelob ULTRA and other beverages. 


Awards

A full list of prizes will be posted in July. Only registered entrants are eligible for awards and prizes. Receive your award after the race at the awards ceremony. If you are not present, awards will be mailed.


Race Results

Race results will be posted here beginning 24 hours after the event. CLICK HERE for results.


Event Photography

Join us as we welcome award winning Northwest Photographer, Evan Pilchik to the Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run! EP Events has been doing sports photography for 20 years and he and his company photograph over 150 running, biking and swimming events yearly throughout the West Coast.

Did you know that YOU are one of the last people to ever race on the Viaduct? All Torchlight participants will get their FREE Downloadable Commemorative Photos with race registration!


About Michelob ULTRA

The ULTRA life is in the living. So challenge your spirit with adventures big and small and join us in pursuit of something a little more ULTRA. At only 95 calories and 2.6 grams of carbs, ULTRA delivers crisp refreshment that fits the life you're after.


Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run Sponsors

Michelob ULTRA, Group Health Cooperative, Brooks, Seattle Center, Road Runner Sports, Albert Lee Appliance, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, The Boeing Company, Tulalip Resort Casino, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, TalkingRain Beverage Company, Rockstar Energy Drink, Washington Blueberry Commission, Safeway, SeattlePI.com, PODS, It Tastes RAAW Juices, Warm 106.9 FM, Movin 92.5 All The Hits!, The New Click 98.9 - Modern Music, AM 880 KIXI Music - As Cool Now As It Was Then, Alternative Talk 1150 KKNW, Amway, Running Evolution.