New Date Announced for Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon

August 25th, 2016

New Date Announced for Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon

Marathon and half marathon will now take place on Sunday, June 18; Registration for the 2017 event will open on August 29

SEATTLE – August 25, 2016 –Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon, a signature Seafair Event today announced a new date for the 2017 event. The race, which is in its 9th year, will now take place on Sunday, June 18. Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle has traditionally taken place on a Saturday.

Registration for the event will open on Monday, August 29. For more information or to sign up visit

“We are thrilled to officially make this a Sunday race,” said Cory Michel, Event Manger. “This new date will be a huge upgrade to the event and will provide a little Sunday Funday to the weekend. We look forward to 2017 and encourage all runners to sign up for this annual summertime race.”

“The City of Seattle is excited about Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon’s move to Sunday,” said Chris Swenson, Seattle Citywide Event Manager.  “Our Special Events Committee works closely with Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon producers to minimize traffic and mobility impacts during the run, and to maximize runners’ experiences while in Seattle. Moving the race to Sunday means it will no longer conflict with the Fremont Solstice Parade, so we’ll see a less concentrated impact on our city’s infrastructure, and runners will have more opportunity to enjoy everything else Seattle has to offer on one of the busiest event weekends of the year.”

In true Rock ‘n’ Roll fashion, live bands, enthusiastic cheerleaders and spectators will line the race route, concluding with a celebratory finish line festival and Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series.

Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo, where runners can find the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. The Expo takes place at CenturyLink Field Event Center on Friday, June 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Expo is free and open to the public.


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New Date Announced for Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon

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