Welcome to The Rain Run!
This boutique half marathon is a great way start off the year. January in the Pacific Northwest is typically wet but mild, which we think makes for fun running weather. At the Rain Run, we believe it's better to be running and wet, than sitting and dry. So get out your rain gear and join us for a 13.1 mile romp through the rain, and go home feeling like you rocked the grey weather, it didn't rock you!
Join us for this awesome run on January 18th, 2020 and you'll get:
- Chip-timed half marathon entry.
- Bling! Your huge, shiny finisher's medal will put an exclamation point or two on your "kick butt in the rain" moment!
- An exclusive Rain Run mug and full size Seattle Chocolate Bar.
- Awesome finish line refueling, including cupcakes with, what else? SPRINKLES!
- Chance for random prize give-aways from our sponsors.
- Bragging rights that you kicked butt in the rain.
The half marathon course will take runners along the beautiful Sammamish River trail between Redmond and Woodinville, just east of Seattle. The out and back course is scenic, peaceful and FLAT! There will be an aid station with water and fuel at around miles 3, 7 and 11. If you need more water and fuel than that, or if you prefer a specific product, please carry it with you.
**This boutique race is limited to 700 runners, so please sign up early!**
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052
The start is near the Velodrome at Parking Lot G.
From I-5 or I-405 take WA 520 East - Redmond.
Stay on WA 520 for about 12 miles.
Exit WA 520 at West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE.
At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn right.
Go 1 block to the traffic light at Marymoor Way.
Turn left into the park.
Stay on the main road and follow signs for parking in Lot G, next to the start/finish.
Please park in the marked gravel/grassy area near the start/finish. You do not need to pay to park, we've already paid for you!
Early Race Number Pick-up at Everyday Athlete in Kirkland* 12-6pm
If you stop by the store, be sure to take advantage of the special deals they'll be offering Rain Run participants - 10% off regular price shoes, and 15% off regular price clothing/accessories.
EVERYDAY ATHLETE: 264 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033
Race number pick-up 7:45am - 8:45am
Race Start - 9:00am
We welcome runners and walkers, just make sure you can cover 13.1 miles in 3:30 - the course closes at 12:30pm.
We picked this date for the race because of its high likelihood of being RAINY! This means you'll need to wear the right gear. We recommend avoiding cotton. Instead, dress in wicking fabrics that won't chafe or change shape once they become wet. A very light, waterproof, breathable rain jacket or vest is a good idea, and a pair of good wicking socks is a must. But, our favorite rainy weather tip? A hat! A hat with a nice brim will keep the rain off of your face and have you feeling a lot less exposed.
It seems a shame not to use this spot to plug one of our sponsors that does an amazing job of keeping us dry on rainy runs, so here goes. Nothing beats GORE-TEX for keeping dry during a rainy outdoor adventure. Jackets and shoes engineered with GORE-TEX Active give you a waterproof AND breathable reason to get out there and run in the rain.
If you have further questions about gear for the rain, the folks at Everyday Athlete in Kirkland are a great resource!
RRCA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Rain Run is the 2020 RRCA Washington State Championship Half Marathon. The top overall (OPEN), master (40+), grandmaster (50+), and senior grandmaster (60+) male and female winners will receive RRCA awards.
For other details and questions about the race, check out the FAQ.