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SATURDAY: Rock and Roll Marathon to Run Through Rainier Valley

This Saturday, more than 28,000 people are expected to run along Lake Washington through the Rainier Valley in the 3rd annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half-Marathon. The race starts in Tukwila and ends at Qwest Field and benefits the American Cancer Society.

Along each mile of the 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses, live bands will entertain the crowd while motivating runners as they push through the distance. See the map below for race route, and find details on road closures here.

Photo/Will Austin Photography

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2 comments on “SATURDAY: Rock and Roll Marathon to Run Through Rainier Valley

  1. They closed all of the northbound arterials out of Rainier Beach (Seward Park Ave., Rainier Ave., Renton Ave., and Martin Luther King) for 3.5 hours. The only way out of the neighborhood was to drive down Ryan Way and get on I-5 or Airport Way (after 8:45-ish). I don’t remember them doing this in previous years, and I think this is absolutely unacceptable. Does anyone else feel this way?

    I’d like to organize a group and approach the city about this.

  2. I was told at 9:50 that I could not walk across Seward Park Drive. I had parked my car across on the West side of Seward Park Drive the night before. However the person guarding the cross streets said, You will have to wait until all the runners are past. By this time it was down to the joggers and walkers.

    I just walked across the street. I and my granddaughters had a meeting in 10 minutes. There was no other way out of the area south of Seward park and even with Martha Washington Park. I guess next year we will have to go to a Motel somewhere if we need to be someplace.

    From Henderson (RB high School to Seward park was trapped they would not even allow you to walk across the street. That is probably close to a 1000 homes. Now if they were running for a title, Olympics etc it might be OK. But this was a fun run once the leaders went past.

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