Race Information

Can’t make it to Seattle? Try the My Better Half Virtual Run instead.

  2016 Race Photos

2016 Results

 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).


What?

A Half Marathon, 10k and 5k running event!  Available in Individual, Couple, and Relay Flavors.

When?

 February 12th, 2017 at 8:00am

Where?

Seward Park, Seattle, WA.

Produced by:

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I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

Costumes are most certainly welcome.

Fun

The Shirt

The Bib

The Medal

Couples, Friends, & Lovers

I’m Single!

Share the Distance

Expect a tunnel of love on course, of course.

FAQ

Do I have to be part of a couple to participate?

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!

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Do the 5k and 10k runners receive a medal and the running top?

You betchum red rider.  All participants (virtual, 5k, 10k, half marathon, relay) will receive a finisher’s medal and the quarter zip running top.  Everybody!

What kind of food will you have at the aid station?

We will have Clif Shot Gels, electrolyte drink, water, and tiny little candy hearts.

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Clif Bar is the official nutrition sponsor of My Better Half Marathon!

How does the relay option work?

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.

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How does timing work for the couples, relays and individuals?

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.

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Can I bring my stroller/baby/dog/pet snake?

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.

What is your refund policy? Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

We do not issue refunds under any circumstances.  However, if you cannot run, you can transfer your entry to someone else for $10.  Contact us to do so.

What does this race benefit?

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!

Can I see a map of the course?

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.

Loop A map

Loop B map

How is the sizing for the super snazzy running top?

Click here to view sizing for the women’s top.

Click here to view sizing for the men’s top.

Contact

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