Q: What time does my race start?
A: 5K and 10K on Saturday will start at 8:00 am. Full Marathon on Sunday will begin at 7:30 am. Half Marathon on Sunday will begin at 8:00 am.
Q: Are there time cutoffs for the different distances?
A: 5K and 10K Runners will have 2 hours. Full Marathon will have 5 hours to complete the course and half marathon will have 4.5 hours.
Q: Where will we park?
A: DO NOT PARK ON FIRST STREET! There is plenty of street parking around the start and finish line around downtown Snohomish.  We will make sure to include further details about parking with participant information prior to the event.  Just know there is plenty of parking within a quarter mile of the start and finish.
 Q: Where will packet pickup be?
A: To Be Determined. 
Q: I registered awhile ago but haven’t received any communication from you about the event?
A: We will send out the participant e-mail with all event details on the Tuesday prior to the race.  This will go over parking, race day schedule and more.  Please make sure to follow the Snohomish River Run on Facebook and also click that you are attending The Snohomish River Run Event Page on Facebook.  This is the best way to keep up to date will all pertinent race information.
Q: I wasn’t present to receive my award.  Can you  mail it to me?
A: You must be present to receive age group and overall winner awards.  We do not mail out awards or t-shirts.
Q: What is a bib?
A: A bib is your race number.  You will wear it pinned to the front of your clothes on race day.
Q: I can’t do the race, but I’d like my shirt.  What should I do?  Can you mail it to me?
A: You, or a friend, should come to packet pickup or race day and pick up your shirt.  Shirts will not be mailed out or available for pickup after the race. 
Q: When does the course close?
A: Saturday 5K and 10K will close at 10 am while the full and half marathon will close at 12:30 pm.  
 Q: Are walkers allowed?
A: Yes!  As long you are able to meet the time requirements stated above.
Q: Are strollers and / or dogs allowed?
A: Strollers are allowed.  However, dogs or any animals are not allowed.  This is an insurance issue.
Q: Do I get a finisher’s medal?
A: Yes!  Everyone will get a finisher’s medal.
Q: Will there be porta-potties on the course?
A: Yes! We will include this information with the participant e-mail which will go out prior to the race.
Q: What will the weather be like?
A: Only time will tell, but the average high and low for Seattle in April is 60 degrees as a high and 45 degrees as a low, respectively.
Q: When does online registration close?
A: Online registration closes at midnight on the Wednesday prior to the race.
Q: What is in my race packet?  What is packet pickup?
A: Your race packet will contain your bib, timing chip, and race shirt.
Q: Can someone else pick up my packet?
A: Yes, absolutely. However, they will need a copy of your Driver’s License.
Q: Can I sign up day of race?
A: Day of race registration will be available IF the race has not sold out prior.  We encourage you to sign up online.
Q: Can I pick up my race packet on day of race?
A: For the 5K and 10K packet pickup will be available the day of the race at no extra charge. Packet pickup the day of the race for the half and full marathon will be an additional $5. 
Q: Is there a gear check?
A: Yes!  However, you will need to bring your own bag and we will provide you will a gear check tag.

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  • Denis says:

    will there be pacers for half-marathon?

  • Kimberly says:

    My husband and I are interested in volunteering for this event, and would like more information

  • Laura Johnson says:

    Do you offer the opportunity for an early start? On a good day I can run closer to 4:30, but on a bad day I am closer to 5:15. Maybe I am just too slow for your race?

  • Sarah says:

    I am curious about an early start as well. Is this a possibility? For walkers, or even slow joggers, more time would be appreciated!

  • Lisa Bussell says:


    I am a club officer of the 100 Half Marathons Club, an online racing club for runners with the goal of completing 100 lifetime half marathons (and more!). Our members are runners and race walkers from across the United States.

    We are asking race companies if they would like to provide discount codes for races for our club members. We have a secure online members only bulletin board where we will post the race discount codes along with links to your company’s race website(s). Our club-only message board cannot be seen by the general public. We very clearly remind club members that our discounts are for members only and are not to be shared via social media.

    Our members complete an average of 23 half marathons a year, are 63 percent female, and travel around the country to complete these events. Many also have the goal of completing a race in all 50 states. Their top concern about completing events is affordability, and many choose one event over another because they received a discount. Or, if there’s a date conflict with this year, it puts your event on their radar for next year, knowing a discount is available.

    We’d appreciate if you could email us any discount codes we can provide for the 2017 racing season. We can have one code applicable to all of your races, or list codes and races individually. If an online code is not an option, we have several RDS that direct us to paper registrations and have members write down a code or club name and take the discount on the mail-in paper form.

    Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

    Thank you,
    100 Half Marathons Club

  • Shannon says:

    I am interested in an early start as well.. this will be my first marathon and I’m hoping for 4:30 but don’t want to be pulled from the course if I’m a few mins over 5 hrs… any chance there’s an opportunity to start at 630,645 or even 7a?

  • Katie says:

    I too am interested in an early start option.

  • Mary Prendergast says:

    May I compete as a hand cyclist?

  • Zheng Yuan says:

    Can you put mile markers on the course map please?

  • Zheng Yuan says:

    Just curious — Is this the first time you host full marathon?

  • Cristi says:

    Is the course certification process completed with USATF for the marathon? I couldn’t find the marathon certification, just the half and 10K.

  • thetenacious says:

    The course is fully measured and we are just waiting on the USATF to sign off on it. All the paperwork has been turned in to them. We are suspecting to have the final certification in 2 to 3 weeks.

  • thetenacious says:

    This is our first full marathon we have hosted with this race. We put on about 10 different events a year and also work on other races. This is the 6th year of the River Run but the first with a full marathon.

  • thetenacious says:

    We have tried but mapmyrun isn’t allowing it for some reason. We are working on it though.

  • thetenacious says:

    Yes you can. Please just let us know ahead of time that you will be there and which distance you will be running so we can get you setup in the correct starting position. My guess is you will be faster than all the runners so would want to start in the front?

  • thetenacious says:

    We are limited when we can have runners start because of permitting by the City of Snohomish and Snohomish County. The other issue is daylight. Normally sunrise about this time is 7:30 am and it’s not safe to start much before this time. This is why we are limited to a 5 hour time limit in the first year. If all goes well we may be able to increase that in year 2.

  • thetenacious says:

    We are limited when we can have runners start because of permitting by the City of Snohomish and Snohomish County. The other issue is daylight. Normally sunrise about this time is 7:30 am and it’s not safe to start much before this time. This is why we are limited to a 5 hour time limit in the first year. If all goes well we may be able to increase that in year 2.

  • thetenacious says:

    We are limited when we can have runners start because of permitting by the City of Snohomish and Snohomish County. The other issue is daylight. Normally sunrise about this time is 7:30 am and it’s not safe to start much before this time. This is why we are limited to a 5 hour time limit in the first year. If all goes well we may be able to increase that in year 2.

  • Sarah Poppe says:

    Sarah from Ainsley’s Angels here! We’ve loved racing the Snohomish half the last two years and hope you’ll consider allowing us to race again. If so, would you kindly give complimentary bibs to our adaptive athletes? As per our team standards, able bodied persons pay for their bibs. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Lori says:

    For the VIP Package, are the ‘Dedicated VIP Lines’ for race morning packet pick-up? please advise.

  • thetenacious says:

    Sarah, go ahead and e-mail sarah@snohomishrunning.com and she will get you setup. Thank you!

  • thetenacious says:

    Yes, for both race morning and packet pickup before the race.

  • Barbara herndon says:

    I would like to transfer my full marathon registration to the half. How do I do that??

  • You will need to do this at packet pickup on Friday or Saturday.

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