All participants in the 5k, 10k, Half and Relay receive the same finisher’s medal and hoodie sweatshirt.
Can’t make it to Seattle? Try the My Better Half Virtual Run instead.
Prepare yourself for a running event like no other. Romance. Kitsch. Sweat. My Better Half Marathon is a celebration of running, romance and rom-coms. There are 4 categories: Bromance (two guy friends), Besties (two girl friends), Lovers (romantically involved) and Lonely Hearts (self-explanatory).
A Half Marathon, 10k and 5k running event! Available in Individual, Couple, and Relay Flavors.
February 11th, 2018 at 8:00am
Seward Park, Seattle, WA.
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
Costumes are most certainly welcome.
Expect a tunnel of love on course, of course.
No, you don’t. We have four categories: Bromance (two guy friends running together), Besties (two girl friends running together), Lovers (self explanatory) and Lonely Hearts Club. You would register for the last category. Sad that you’re single? Maybe you’ll meet someone at the race!
What do you call a snobbish criminal going down the stairs? A condescending con descending.
You betchum red rider. All participants (virtual, 5k, 10k, half marathon, relay) will receive a finisher’s medal and the premium hoodie. Everybody!
We will have Clif Shot Gels, electrolyte drink, water, and tiny little candy hearts.
Clif Bar is the official nutrition sponsor of My Better Half Marathon!
Well, the course is five, count ’em FIVE loops. Relays are limited to two people and two people only and are only for the half marathon option. The members of the relay can divide up the loops between the two of them however they want. You’ll each get a timing chip and a bib, so you don’t need to worry about handing them off during the race. We will, however, have a love talisman like object for you to use like a running baton to hand off.
A friend of mine tried to annoy me with bird puns, but I soon realized that toucan play that game.
If you’re an individual, you get your time, just like at any other race. For a relay, you receive one time, for the relay. For couples, each individual gets their own time. We’re not doing anything wacky with times…yet.
Rick Astley will let you borrow any movie from his Pixar collection except one. He’s never going to give you Up.
The course is not a super wide path. We want to keep things spacious for all you runners, so please no strollers or dogs.
A man walks into a zoo. The only animal in the zoo is his dog. It’s a Shitzu.
Since the vast majority of race costs are incurred prior to a race and are non-refundable, we do not issue refunds for races. Please visit the Orca Running website for full information and instructions on our refund policy.
We will be donating a small portion of every entry fee to Habitat for Humanity of King County…because it’s hard to be in love with someone when you don’t have a place to call home!
Yes, you may. The course is pretty simple and is a loop around Seward Park. 5k participants will just do Loop A and be done. 10k participants will do Loop A and then Loop B and be done. Half marathon participants will do Loop A once, then Loop B four times.
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