5k: The race starts at the 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, Right 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 the Seattle Center
8k: The race starts at the 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, Right on Washington Street to 1st Avenue in Pioneer Square, Left on 1st Avenue to Royal Brougham near the Stadiums. U-turn onto the Upper Level of the 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. Route Map
Support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska is partnering with us once again. These are much-needed funds that will go a long way in supporting the more than 700 families who call the House a home-away-from-home each year while their child receives medical treatment. There are several ways you can donate and make a difference:
-Make a one time donation when you register.
-Create a personal fundraising page and ask your friends/family to support you.
-Create a fundraising team and raise funds together!
To get started fundraising or for more information, please contact Ellen Sontra at (206) 838-0629. To learn more about the House, visit www.rmhcseattle.org. CLICK HERE to donate now!
Packet Pick Up
Saturday, July 28 - 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the Seattle Center
Schedule of Events
2 p.m. - Torchlight Spectacular Begins - Preview the Parade Floats!
4 p.m. - On Site Registration Opens
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 & Clown Costume Contest
Don't forget to dress up for our PIRATE & CLOWN 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.
Participants have the option of leaving their belongings at the PORTABOX gear check located near the registration area in the south parking lot.
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.
For parking instructions, CLICK HERE.
Water and Nuun Hydration Stations
To maintain proper hydration, it's important to drink an electrolyte enhanced beverage, such as Nuun. Nuun contains the perfect balance of water and electrolytes to keep you focused and performing at your best. Consistently replacing electrolytes during athletic endeavors will keep you from cramping and fatigue. Nuun's added electrolytes and light flavor mean you are likely to drink 90% more, compared to plain water, meaning you'll be hydrated and ready for more activities! For more information on hydration and how Nuun can help, visit www.nuun.com. Water and nuun hydration stations will be located along the race route.
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.
The fastest male and female in the 8K will each receive a Trek Bicycle provided by Michelob ULTRA. The second place male and female will each receive a Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS- enabled Sport Watch. The fastest male and female in the 5K will each receive a pair of Brooks Running Shoes. The second place male and female will each receive a Michelob ULTRA prize pack. The adult winner of the costume contest will receive a pair of Brooks Running Shoes, second place two tickets to Washington Stealth Lacrosse and third place a Brooks hat and Michelob ULTRA swag bag. The kid's category winner of the costume contest will receive two tickets to Washington Stealth Lacrosse, second place will receive four tickets to the Museum of Flight and third place two tickets to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. 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 will be posted here beginning 24 hours after the event. CLICK HERE
Race participants have the opportunity to purchase event photos online through the official race photographer, Brightroom Photography.
Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run Sponsors
Michelob ULTRA, Brooks, Group Health Cooperative, Washington Athletic Club, Road Runner Sports, nuun, The Boeing Company, Albert Lee Appliance, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, Tulalip Resort Casino, Western Washington Hyundai Dealers Association, TalkingRain Beverage Company, Brooks, Denny’s, Safeway, Holiday Inn- Renton, Rockstar Energy, Washington Blueberry Commission.