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You Go Girl!

                                                                         It's been 4 years! You Go Girl! is BACK!
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2018 Results <<

Official You Go Girl Charity: Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run Mission: We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run Vision:  We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dream.

Special thanks to our sponsors.

         
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Free Race Photos! 


                    
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Registration Dates & Pricing - EVENT DATE September 30, 2018

All finishers receive a custom apparel tee and finisher medallion


Free Race Photos! Race participants will be able to download photos HERE within 3 to 5 business days after the race.

Are you a Half Fanatic
Half Fanatics Receive $20 Discount on the Half Marathon, $5 on the 10k - Visit the Fanatic Race Calendar for the Coupon Code. HERE <<

Get your name printed on your bib number! Available when registering, cutoff for custom bib number is August 30th.

Dates Half Marathon 3 Person
Half Marathon Relay
10k

May - Opening Day Special May 15th, 10am $ 75 $ 95 $ 35
May 16, 2018 $ 85 $ 110 $ 40
July 1, 2018 $ 95 $ 125 $ 45
August 1, 2018 $ 105 $ 140 $ 50
September 1, 2018 $ 115 $ 145 $ 55
September 15, 2018 $ 125 $ 170 $ 60
Packet Pick-up $ 135 $ 185 $ 65

***Register by Monday, September 10th to be guaranteed a shirt size.  After September 10th, you will receive a shirt but we can not guarantee size and color.

Confirm your Registration HERE <<

Packet Pickup will take place at Tickled Pink boutique at Point Ruston.
Saturday September 29, 2018
Hours: 10:30am - 4:00pm.

Tickled Pink boutique
5005 Ruston Way,
Tacoma WA 98407


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Questions? You can email us at info @ TCMAEVENTS . COM

Start Location 
Mt Tahoma High School
4634 S 74th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
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Finish Location
Mt Tahoma High School
4634 S 74th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
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Start Time
Half Marathon 8:00 AM
10k Run / Walk 8:15 AM
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Tacoma Hotels HERE <<

About the Courses: Subject to change.

You Go Girl half marathon (USATF WA18028RMB) & 10k (USATF WA18027RMB) is back after a 4 year hiatus. These new courses start and finish at Mt Tahoma High School and finishes on the beautiful Mt. Tahoma Track. The course offers sweeping views of Mt Rainier and runs along the Scott Pierson and Water Flume Trails. Need a warm place to hang out before the race, we have you covered with the school gym right by the start line.

Half Marathon & 10k finishers will receive finisher medals.

Half Marathon Map My Run Route HERE << Subject to change


10 Kilometers Map My Run Route HERE << Subject to change 

Course Certification
The half marathon & 10k course are USATF Certified and the Half is a New York City Marathon Qualifier. You Go Girl half marathon (USATF WA18028RMB) & 10k (USATF WA18027RMB)
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Gear Check
Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib, fill out and attach to your gear check bag (using the zip tie provided in your gear check bag). Your gear check bag was given to you at packet pick up. Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number.
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Course Support
Water, Nuun Electrolyte, Energy Gel, Vaseline, and Porta-Potties will be provided at all water stations. Aid Stations located at 4, 6, 7.5, 9 and 11. Medical personnel will be at the finish if there’s an emergency dial 911, volunteers and police are all along the course to assist you. Massages will be offered at the finish line recovery area.
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Chip Timing
The half marathon & 10k are chip timed by Peak Performance Timing. Results will be posted the same day.
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Pacers
Provided by the Half Fanatics.
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Half Marathon Time Limit (Start Time 8:00 AM)
There is a time limit of 3 hours for the 10k Run / Walk (13 min avg. pace per mile). All of those remaining on the course must move to the sidewalks and obey traffic laws. The timing mats, medical staff, and finish line amenities will remain at the finish until all participants have finished.

10k Run / Walk Time Limit (Start Time 8:15 AM)
There is a time limit of 2:45 for the 10k (26 min avg. pace per mile). All of those remaining on the course must move to the sidewalks and obey traffic laws. The timing mats, medical staff, and finish line amenities will remain at the finish until all participants have finished.
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Awards
Awards will be presented to the top three overall female winners, and to the top overall female master winner (40 years of age and over). Top 3 age in each age group receive a custom YGG charm, 3rd & 4th receive ribbons. Age group divisions are as follows: 9 & under,10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80 & over. USATF Rules, overall winners will not be bumped from age group awards.

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Relay Information

RELAY Driving Instruction: Please follow the routes prescribed they will keep you off the race course and get you to your exchange points without crossing the race course.

Leg One - 3.91 Miles Route HERE <<
Relay Teams park at the Park and Ride off Center Street. Driving Route HERE <<
Walk down Scott Pierson path to Water Stop / Relay Exchange HERE <<
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Leg Two - 4.31 Miles Route HERE <<
Location S. 47th St. & S. Tacoma Way at the beginning of the Water Flume Trail.
Park across the street from Water Stop / Relay Exchange HERE << Driving Route HERE <<
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Leg Three - 4.83 Miles Route HERE <<
Driving Route to Finish HERE <<
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Corporate Team

  • A team must consist of 3 employees from the same business.
  • Awards to the top 3 corporate teams place of business.
  • Awards presented to each individual of the winning corporate team.

Mixed Relay Team

  • This event does not have a mixed team option.

Female Relay Team

  • Female relay team must consist of all females.
  • A relay member can run more than one leg but the team must have at least 2 team members to be eligible for awards.
  • Awards presented to each individual of the winning team.

Relay Rules and Information

  • The Half Marathon Relay is designed for 3 persons; however, you can have 2 teammates.
  • Team Captain is responsible for signing up the team online.
  • Team Captain is responsible for collecting the team's money for their reimbursement.
  • Team Captain must input team or corporate name in the appropriate field on the registration form.
  • The team must supply their own support vehicle. Team Vehicles are NOT allowed on the course. Park off the course and walk over to the exchange point.
  • In the event, someone can't run then someone else from the team can run two legs.
  • In the event a substitution is made on the team then the team captain must be sure that the NEW TEAM is in the correct division.
  • The cost of the relay is the same regardless if you have only 2 people or 3.
  • Each Relay team member will receive a finisher medal.
  • Relay Teams must consist of 2 persons to be eligible for awards. 

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FAQ

When does Registration open for 2018? 
May 15, 2018

Is there a Military discount available? Yes, there is a $5 discount for active duty military personnel only. You will see a checkbox on the registration page. You must show your Military ID at packet pick up.

Can I switch race distances after I have signed up? Yes, you can switch distances at Packet Pickup. There are no refunds. If you move up in distances please be prepared to pay the price difference. Pick up your packet first and then go to the registration table where the timer will reassign your bib number.

Is the course USATF Certified? Yes. The courses will be USATF Certified.

What if I sustain an injury or can't make it to the event, what are my options? Sorry, there are no refunds or rollovers for medical reasons. No exceptions.

Can an entry be transferred to someone else? No. Sorry, no exceptions!

Where is packet pick-up? Tickled Pink at Point Ruston from 10:30am until 4pm on Saturday, September 29th.  We will not have packets before 10:30am.  Packets will also be available for pick up at the start on race morning from 6:45am.

Can I pick up someone else's race packet? Yes, as long as you have permission from them to do so. Written permission is not required.

Is there any way to pick up the packet on race day? Yes all unclaimed bibs from packet pickup  will be brought to the start line.

Will there be professional photographers on the course? Yes! Race day photos will be provided by CJ Photography for free! 

Is the race Chip Timed? Yes, the chip is built into the bib. Please avoid folding your bib as it could damage the chip, additionally please make sure your bib is visible!

Do you get a finisher medal? Yes! Everyone will get a medal.

Can you walk the Half Marathon? We have a 3 hour cut off (13 min avg. pace). If the police don't think you can make it in the allotted time you may be moved to the sidewalk. The timing mats, medical staff, and finish line amenities will remain at the finish until all participants have finished.

Will there be a massage therapist? Yes. Behive Massage will have massage therapists at the finish line recovery area. They will offer massages at a suggested donation of $1.00 per minute.

Can you walk the10k? Yes! We have a 2:45 time limit. That is a 26 minute per mile pace.

Are strollers allowed? Yes, in the 10k only. Please make sure you are not blocking or hitting faster runners.

Are dogs allowed? No, we cannot allow dogs at any distance for insurance reasons. Sorry. 

Where can I park? Please carpool if you can Mt Tahoma has several parking lots that will be available on race day.

Is there a gear check? Yes

What is the address of the start? Mt Tahoma High School
4634 S 74th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409

Are there porta-potties at the start? Yes

Can I wear headphones during the race? Yes, be safe and don't turn them up so loud that you can't hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out. Be safe out there.

Are we missing something? Please let us know and we will gladly make the addition. Contact Us

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Are you a Half Fanatic? For memberships and discounts please visit our website HERE <<

The Big Run 5k

June 7, 2017

Ready to run in the biggest Fleet Feet Sports event ever? Welcome to The Big Run! 

On June 7, Fleet Feet Sports locations nationwide will hold a local 5K race. All results will funnel up into a national leaderboard to determine: who is the fastest runner in the country?


But speed isn't the only thing that counts. We want to see the whole community participate because, seriously, running together rocks. Let us recap the ways: 

  • You get to join Fleet Feet Sports communities across the country in doing something we've never done before—a nationally-coordinated 5K race taking place in different locations all on the same day.
  • It's on a Wednesday—who couldn't use a mid-week pump-up?
  • Every finisher gets a medal. Not just any medal. A very cool, make-your-friends-jealous medal.
  • We know some people. And some pretty cool brands (cough, cough, Brooks). Let's just say, we're planning some fun raffle giveaways and category prizes.

The Big Run coincides with Global Running Day and is open to runners of all levels and abilities. 

 

 Packet Pick up:

Packet Pick up will be held at The Hub Tacoma from 3:30 pm- 6 pm on Wednesday the 7th. 

Registration will be available the day of the race at packet pick up.

*There will be no gear check for this race. 

 

Registration for The Big Run is still open!

Click HERE<< to sign up!

The registration fee includes a shirt, (t-shirts are unisex) medal and bib for each participant!

 MapMy Run Link: HERE>>

 

PRIZES!

 

It’s not just about how fast you run at The Big Run—and our prizes reflect that. Please see below for prizes that will be offered at the national level. Details coming on coordination of prizes (as well as assets to promote via newsletter and social media), but we wanted to share the prize breakdown!
 
BASED ON SPEED (5Ks ONLY)
FASTEST MALE AND FEMALE: 

  • Earn supreme bragging rights and $500 each as the fastest female and male in the land.

FASTEST AGE GROUP, MALE AND FEMALE: 

  • Did you beat everyone else in your age group? We’ll recognize the fastest overall male and female in the below age groups with $100 each:
    • 14-16
    • 17-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-65
    • 66+ 

BASED ON PARTICIPATION (5Ks ONLY)
IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL: 

  • If your finisher time puts you in the exact middle of all finishers in your gender, we’ll give you $100!

COMMON GROUND: 

  • Finish at the most common time, and we’ll enter you into a drawing for $500!

BASED ON BEING AWESOME
(FOR ALL 5Ks and FUN RUN EVENTS)
THE BROOKS BIG DEAL AT THE BIG RUN AWARD:

  • Come to The Big Run decked out in head-to-toe Brooks Running gear.
  • Be one of 10 participants spotted by a Brooks Guru.
  • Receive a $15 Fleet Feet Sports store card to redeem on any Brooks gear!

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY:

  • Post a picture or video of the event to Instagram.
  • Tag @BrooksRunning, @FleetFeetSports, and your local Fleet Feet Sport’s Instagram
  • Use the hashtags #TheBigRun and #GlobalRunningDay.
  • The people with top two most-liked posts by June 8 at 10 a.m. E.S.T. will receive a $250 Fleet Feet Sports store card!


Additional information can be found at
http://www.fleetfeettacoma.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point Ruston Independence 5K

 

 

A 5K race on a fast, flat and downhill course starting at N. 37th & N. Vassault Street in Tacoma and finishing at Point Ruston's Grand Plaza. 

USATF Certified WA18016RMB

New this year: Every runner will receive a medal at the finish line after the race! 

But have no fear! While this is a speedy course for fast runners, it also is a fun course for a power walk before your Independence Day barbecue! Everybody is welcome to participate!

The 5K Run and Walk starts at 8:00 am sharp at N. 37th & Vassault Street. This is located very close to Vassault Park.

The finish of the 5K is at the Grand Plaza at Point Ruston.

The Grand Plaza is also where the Kids 1K will start at 9:00 am. The kid's run is an out-and-back, so the runners can cross the official finish line as well.

Map My Run Link HERE <<

Registration Information

REGISTER HERE <<<

REGISTRATION COSTS: 2018 Price increases

Dates

5K

Kids 1K

Opening Day Special! March 5, 2018
 

$25.00

$10.00

March 6, 2018

$27.50 10.00

May 1, 2018

$30.00

$10.00

 June 1, 2018

$32.00

$10.00

 June 15, 2018

$35.00

$10.00

Online closes at midnight on 7/1/2018

7/3/2018 (Pre-race packet pick-up)

 $40.00

$15.00

 

   

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online.
  • Price increases occur at 11:59 pm.
  • THERE IS NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION.
  • The deadline to get a shirt when you register online has passed, (we have to order the shirts weeks in advance) but you can still purchase a shirt at packet pick up!.
  • Confirm your Registration HERE

(Please read) TCMA Policies: All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry, no transfers to another individual, and no roll-overs to the following year. All participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate.  Sorry, no exceptions.  

Shirts: Here is the 2018 Point Ruston Independence Day Shirt design. Shirts are not included in registration and are $15 extra. There will be shirts available to purchase at packet pick up. 

Other Race Information

Ribbons

Ribbons will be presented to the overall male and female winners of the 5K. Age group ribbons will be given to the following divisions: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80 & over.

Rules

  • To be eligible for overall and age group awards you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event.
  • USATF awards rules: if you win both an overall and age group spot you will be presented with both awards. For example: if you win both 3rd place overall and also win 1st place masters, you will receive both awards. Overall winners ARE NOT knocked out of their respective age group.

    Click HERE to read our Elite Athlete Policies.

Chip Timing

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All events will be chip timed by RaceWire.

Your timing tag is attached to the back of your race bib. In order to receive a time your race bib must be worn on the outside of your top outer garment. Avoid bending your bib which may damage the timing tag. The timing tag is disposable so it does not need to be returned.

Course Support

Water will be provided at the finish.

Gear Check

Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line and brought to finish. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib, fill out and attach to your gear check bag. Your gear check bag was given to you at packet pick up. Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number.

Results

2018 Race Results HERE  >>>PLEASE EMAIL RESULT CORRECTIONS to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2017 Race Results HERE

2016 Race Results HERE

2015 Race Results HERE

2014 Race Results HERE

 

Packet Pickup

Packet Pick Up Hours
July 3rd,  1 PM - 5 PM

Packet Pick Up is between Farrelli's and the Fish Brewing Pub at Point Ruston

Look for us in the Breezeway between Farrelli's and the Fish Brewing Pub

5104 Grand Loop A, Ruston, WA 98407

 

You can also pick up your packets near the start line at Vassault Park on race day at 7:00 am. Please do not plan to pick up the packets last-minute - lines may be long and the race will start on time.

Your race packet includes:

    Bib number with timing chip
    Goody Bag w/promotional offers and coupons from event sponsors.

*This year shirts are not included in the registration fee, they will be available to purchase at packet pick-up for $15.

   
Packet Pick Up Information

  •     Packet pick up on the July 3rd is strongly recommended. 
  •     You may pick up someone's race pack as long as you have permission from them to do so. Written permission is not required.

'Last Gasp' registration will be available at the registration table

Registration will be available at packet pick up

We accept cash, check, credit card (Visa or Master card). Receipt available upon request.

 

 

FAQ

When does Registration open for the 2018 race? Registration is open now!

When does Registration close? Online registration closes at 11:59 on 7/1/2018.

Shuttle bus information: The shuttle bus will begin taking racers from the finish (at the Grand Plaza, right in front of the movie theater) to the start (Vassault Park) at 6:30  am and continue until all runners are shuttled back to the start.

What if I sustain an injury or can't make it to the event, what are my options? Sorry, there are no refunds or rollovers for medical reasons. 

Can an entry be transferred to someone else? No.
    
Can I pick up someone else's race packet? Yes, as long as you have permission from them to do so. Written permission is not required.

Can I pick up my race packet on race day? Yes, but is it strongly encouraged that runners pick the packets up on July 3rd.

What time does the race start? The 5k starts at 8:00 AM. The kids 1K run starts at 9:00 AM.

Will there be professional photographers on the course? Yes. Race photography will be provided by CJ Photography 

Is the race Chip Timed? Yes, Chip Start and Chip Finish. The chips are on the bib, so there is no need to return anything at the finish. Bibs must be worn on the front of the shirt. Do not fold or cover up the bib.

Do you get a commemorative shirt when you sign up?  This year the shits are not included in the registration fee. Shirts will be extra and they are $15. This year it will be a tank top with the race logo - and of course, we will stick with the red, white and blue theme.

Is the course USATF Certifed? YES Certification number is WA18016RMB

Is the course fast? Yes, it is a net downhill course!

Can you walk the 5k? Yes

Are strollers allowed? Yes.

Are dogs allowed? Sorry, not for this event.

Where can I park? Please see parking information

What is the average temperature for July in Tacoma? 53' for the low, 75' for the high.  Average race start temperature is 60'

How far is the Start from the Finish line? 1.8 miles for the most direct route. 

Is there a gear check at the start? Yes

Are there porta-potties at the start? Yes

Are we missing something? Please let us know and we will gladly make the addition. Contact Us

 

 

Parking

Parking options near Vassault Park (starting line)

Street parking: Located near the corner of N. 37th and Vassault St. 

Shuttle Bus from Finish

Shuttle Bus: Begins at 6:30 am from the FINISH LINE area (at the Point Ruston Grand Plaza, right in front of the movie theater) and will make round trips back to the START LINE until 10:00 am.

PARK BY THE FINISH LINE

For the ambitious: Park at the FINISH LINE and warm up to the START LINE. Or cool down back to your car at the FINISH the shortest route is 1.87 miles click HERE << for a warm up/cool down route. But please note that parking will be limited.

 

Photos

2018 Photos

Photos will be provided by CJ Photography for FREE! 

 

Public Transportation

Help us make our events greener by using Tacoma's public transportation.

Pierce Transit busses are running on routes all over Tacoma and connect to transit partners in the area.

Finding a way to get to the race is easy: Just use the Trip Planner on Pierce Transit's website and it will figure out the easiest and best way for you to get there on time.

Elite Policy

TCMA Elite Athlete Policy

Tacoma City Marathon Association takes pride in offering quality events, USATF certified courses. We know that most elite athletes have day jobs, train hard and would like to be recognized for their efforts. Instead of giving out free entries to elite runners, we have found that those who pay an entry fee are more likely to show up and race. We will provide a discounted rate to those deemed elite at TCMA’s discretion. Please send your most recent results for the distance you would like to be considered for to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For reference, here are our qualifying times:

TCMA Qualifying Times
Distance
Women
Men
National Record Women
National Record Men
5K 17:00 15:30  14:44  12:53
 10K 35:00  32:00  30:22 26:48
Half Marathon  1:20:00  1:12:00  1:07:34  59:43
 Marathon  2:55:00  2:40:00  2:19:36  2:05:38

 

As an alternative, you can check with your running club for complimentary entries or discounts into TCMA events. Another option is to earn a free entry or a discounted entry by volunteering. These events cannot happen without volunteers. Our volunteer incentive program is one way to give back to the running events and earn a Fleet Feet gife card or a free entry for a future TCMA event.