Annual Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon
Be part of a Northwest tradition this Thanksgiving weekend. Join 15,000 people burning off Thanksgiving calories at the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon that begin and end near Seattle Center. You can walk or run for competition or just to have fun. There are even opportunities for children as young as kindergarten.
In ancient Greece, Phidippedes ran from the plains of Marathon to Athens to report about the Persian War. That is where the marathon got its name. Thousands of years later, people still run, but now they do it for fun.