40th Skagit Flats Marathon & Half Marathon
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
Burlington-Edison High School
WEBSITE: Skagit Flats Marathon
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Flat and fast rural course through the Skagit Valley. Boston certified, USATF full marathon WA08030MW, 1/2 marathon WA08029MW. Race start is on Victoria Street on the south side of Burlington Edison High School. The marathon and 1/2 marathon are ran on rural roads through the Skagit Valley farmlands to the entrance of Samish Island (see course map for exact route) and finishes on Burlington-Edison High School track. The course will be clearly marked, and monitors will be at all intersections. Due to course restrictions, participants must finish within 6 hours. The course closes at 2:00 pm.
Marathon by 6/29 $76
Marathon by 8/15 $87
Marathon 8/16 until Packet Pickup on 9/9 $103 (8/16-9/5 online)
1/2 Marathon by 6/29 $50
1/2 Marathon by 8/15 $55
1/2 Marathon 8/16 until Packet Pickup on 9/9 $65 (8/16-9/5 online)
Extra Shirt (Preregistered only) $20
WEATHER: The temperature on race day is usually mild. The average low is 48 degrees F, the average high is 70 degrees F, with an average mean temperature of 59 degrees F. We have been very fortunate in past years to have sunny, to overcast skies on race day.
OFFICIAL MARATHON LODGING: Hampton Inn and Suites 1860 S. Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA. Continental breakfast for marathon participants will start at 5:00 am, hot breakfast starts at 6:00 am. Newest and nicest hotel in the county!
THE PACKET PICKUP: If registration cap of 1,000 is not met, additional registration will be held during the packet pickup at the Hampton Inn 1860 S. Burlington Blvd. in Burlington, on Saturday September 10th, from 1pm to 6pm. From I-5 use exit 229 (George Hopper Exit), and drive east to Burlington Blvd.
PACKET PICKUP DIRECTIONS: Turn right on Burlington Blvd. Go about half block, hotel parking lot is on the left. Packets can also be picked up the morning of the marathon at Burlington-Edison High School starting at 6:30am. Please pick up your packet the day prior to the race to avoid long lines the morning of the race.
RACE START: From I-5 take exit 231, and go south (you will be on Burlington Blvd.) Burlington-Edison High School is about 1/3 of a mile on the right. Turn right and park in the main parking lot. Victoria Street, located to the south of the high school, is the start of both races. For race control reasons we ask that all participants park in the main high school parking lot.
CHIP TIMING: All registrants will receive an IPICO timing chip that must be worn in order to be timed, NO CHIP NO TIME! The timing chip must be properly secured to the participant's shoe. If the runner carries the timing chip in his/her hand, fanny pack, etc. the timing chip will not record a time. Fasten the timing chip with the strip provided securely to the participants shoe. Timing chips are non-transferable and must be worn only by the participant to whom it is assigned. Do not cross the finish line more than once. Do not lose your timing chip. Return the timing chip at the finish line. If you are not going to run the race, and just pick up your packet, give the timing chip to the registration volunteers. A $30 replacement fee will be charged to participants who fail to return their timing chips.
MEDALS AND SHIRTS: All finishers will receive a uniquely designed heavy Skagit Flats finishers medal. A high quality technical shirt will be handed out during packet pickup to all participants. Please note that shirt sizes are not guaranteed if registering after July 31. Random prizes will be given away at the awards ceremony following each the full marathon and 1/2 marathon.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES: Proceeds from this event benefit local cross country programs and Skagit Search and Rescue.
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