Welcome to The Rain Run!
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 some April showers and go home feeling like you rocked the grey weather, it didn't rock you!
Join us on April 16th, 2022 and you'll get some super swag!
- Chip-timed Rain Run half marathon entry.
- Bling! We'll have a BIG, shiny finisher's medal waiting for you at the finish!
- Running belt! Perfect for stashing your goodies on long runs.
- Cupcakes with...wait for it...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 aid stations near miles 3, 7 and 11.
SATURDAY, April 16, 2022
Number Pick-Up - 7am-7:55am
Race Start - 8am
We welcome runners and walkers, just make sure you can cover 13.1 miles in 3:30, the race course closes at 11:30. If you're worried about making the cut-off, send us a note and we'll put you in our early start group (race start at 7:30am).
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!
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 Road Runner Sports in Bellevue are a great resource!