8K & 5K Fun Run Along the Parade Route | Pirate Costume Contest
Post Race Party Including 21 & Over Beer Garden with Live Entertainment
Registration will be open from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. day of.
In-store: In-store registration will begin June 10. Stores include: Super Jock n Jill, Sound Sports, Run 26, Fleet Feet Sports, South Sound Running (Tacoma and Olympia locations), West Seattle Runner, Road, Runner Sports (Greenlake, Bellevue and Kent locations), Born to Run (Seattle and Bellevue locations).
*You must register in advance (before Thursday, July 25 at 11:59 p.m.) to be guaranteed an official 2013 Torchlight Run Brooks Technical Tee!
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.
Run with Queen Underwood
Queen Underwood is a 2002 graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle, where she was a three sport athlete in track & field, basketball and cross country. She was also a national and world champion power-lifter in her 16-17 year age group. Queen began boxing in Seattle gyms in 2001 and went on to become a six-time national boxing champion from 2007 thru 2012; a 2010 bronze medalist at the World Games in Barbados; and a gold medalist at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials in Spokane, WA. She has been a frequent medalist in international competition, boxing in Ecuador, Canada, China, Ireland, Venezuela, Trinidad and Barbados, and other countries. As a member of the 2012 US Olympic Team at the London Olympic Games, Queen Underwood made sports history by becoming the first American woman to compete in an Olympic boxing match. Sign up for Queen's Team when registering. You can meet her at the mainstage to warm up and run along the route with her. Wear red, white and blue! Your family and friends can hang out and watch you complete the race in our reserved section on the run/parade route (remind them to bring chairs)!
Raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and 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, please contact Ellen Sontra at (206) 838-0629. CLICK HERE for more information. Thank you for your support!
Friday, July 26 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Road Runner Sports Green Lake
Saturday, July 27 - 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Seattle Center
Schedule of Events
2 p.m. - Torchlight Spectacular 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
Sign Up Parties
June 28 - 4 p.m. at Fado Irish Pub, 801 1st Ave., Seattle
June 29 - 4 p.m. at Sport Restaurant & Bar, 140 4th Ave. N. #140, Seattle
July 5 - 4 p.m. at FX McRory's, 419 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle
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.
Group Health 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
About Michelob ULTRA
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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, TalkingRain Beverage Company, Rockstar Energy, 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.