Race Information

Race starts and finishes at Gas Works Park in the Fremont area of Seattle on Lake Union.  Directions click here. This race information is for every time Seattle15k hosts a race. Refer to this section for information on the next coming Seattle 15k race.

The 10K course follows a counter clockwise directions, on sidewalks and paved trails. The 15K adds an out and back on the ship canal trail. The course will be well marked, with aid stations EVERY 2 miles.


  • Start Times: 7:30am for both distances. You will be asked to seed yourself, with fastest runners in the front.
  • The left lanes of N. Northlake Way and N. 34th Ave. will be closed to traffic until all; runners/walkers have reached the Fremont Bridge.
  • Location: Gas Works Park in the Fremont area of Seattle.
  • Parking: Parking in Gas Works parking lot and on surrounding streets. (parking close to race venue is limited)
  • Awards: Plaques will be awarded to the overall top three women and top three men plus Master and Grand Master Female and Male. Ribbons for the top three age group winners. 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30- 34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69,70-74, 75+
  • Best Dressed 10K prizes awarded to best dressed woman athlete and best dressed male athlete. Be a show-off and dazzle the crowd! Click here for 10K rules.
  • Running fashion show presented by Road Runner Sports at 9:00am following 10K awards.
  • 15K finishers receive a race medallion.
  • All participants will receive a technical fabric race shirt.
  • Post race strawberry short-cake. Yummy.
  • Aid Stations: Approximately every 2 miles. Water and Hammer Heed Hydration drink and Hammer Gels. Porta-potties at each aid station.
  • Packet Pick-up & Day of Race Race Registration: 1 week prior to next upcoming event, 4:00pm-8:00pm. Road Runner Sports, 7020 Woodlawn Ave. NE, Seattle
  • Race Packet Pick-up & Day of Race Registration: 6:00am – 7:00am. Gas Works Park.
  • Bag check-in at race registration available. Please have all items clearly labeled with your name & bib#.
  • Timing: Chip timed with a card chip that attaches to your shoe laces with a zip tie.
  • Bridges: The course crosses Fremont Bridge and University Bridge. Water way traffic receives priority. With agreement from the Port Authority, the Fremont bridge will not be raised between 7:30 – 7:50am. In the event that the University bridge is raised, your arrival and departure time will be recorded and deducted from your overall time. Should a bridge be raised, enjoy observing a working waterway in action.
  • Strollers are allowed. Please start at the back of the pack
  • Dogs are allowed. Please respect other runners and start at the back of the pack.