This will be your second chance to run a marathon in 2011.

This means it could be your first of the year, if you decide to sleep in on New Year's Day. Or it could be your second of the year if your New Year's resolution is to run a marathon every day of the year (good luck with that). Or if you are a real hard core marathoner it could be your third in three days.

Friday, December 31, 2010
- Yukon Do It! Marathon (Port Orchard, Washington)
- Last Chance Marathon (Bellingham, Washington)

Saturday, January 1, 2011
- First Call Marathon (Bothell, Washington)

Sunday, January 2, 2011
- Second Chance Marathon (Seattle, Washington)

I'm calling this the "Winter Triple". I plan to create some special finisher medals for anyone doing the triple.

Date of Event: Sunday, January 2, 2011

Time of the Event: Event starts at 9:00 am (if you would like to register for Chuckanut that morning Matt Hagen and Betsy Rogers have offered to allow you to register at their house (about a 1/2 mile away from the start), so feel free to show up early)

Location of Event: Starts at Woodland Park in Seattle and runs along the Burke-Gilman trail. We will be starting at the restrooms/picinic shelter at Woodland Park. Click here for a map

Parking: There should be plenty of parking at Woodland Park or Green Lake.

Distances: Marathon only.

Entry Fee: This is a "fat ass" event. I'm asking everyone to register for this race, even though it's a free event. This allows me to make sure I make enough finisher medals. When you register for the race, you can add a donation if you would like

Race Shirt: None. Do you really need another race shirt?

Course: This is a double out-and-back course starting at Woodland Park in Seattle and running down Stone Way to the Burke-Gilman Trail heading west toward Golden Gardens Park. It's not a closed course and runners will be rerquired to obey all traffic laws. You can see a map of the course here:

Weather: It's January in the Pacific Northwest, what do you expect?! It will likely be cold and possibly wet (or icy and snow). So be prepared.

Aid Station: As a fat ass event, you will be required to carry your own aid. There will be no aid stations setup on the course, but there is plenty of coffee shops and grocery stores along the course where you may get water or aid as needed. At the start/finish we will have water, sports drink, chips, cookies, etc.

Awards: Each finisher will recieve a finishers medal.

Race Results: Here are the results. Congratulations to all that finished and to all that completed the "Winter Triple".

If you have any questions or comments please contact the race director, Steve Walters. Steve can be contacted at through e-mail at