***UPDATE: Due to the increase in local Coronavirus cases and the uncertainty around getting a permit secured and holding the event as soon as January, we are making the tough call not to have an in-person event. The Rain Run 2021 will be completely virtual. We are so sorry the situation isn't different, we really enjoy seeing all of our runners and always look forward to a really upbeat, festive atmosphere. We hope to "see you" virtually! To sign up for the virtual event, please visit the virtual race page.
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 16th, 2021 and you'll get:
- Chip-timed Rain Run half marathon entry.
- Bling! We'll have a BIG, shiny finisher's medal waiting for you at the finish!
- Exclusive Rain Run slouch beanie from District Threads.
- Rainy Day Espresso chocolate bar from Seattle Chocolate.
- Drawstring backpack with finisher goodies.
- 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!
**DUE TO COVID, registration for this race is pending, but once open, will be limited to 150 runners, so please sign up early!**
**Details of the 2021 event are still being worked out and will comply with government and county restrictions due to COVID 19**
Race Start - Starts will be staggered, beginning at 8am.
We welcome runners and walkers, just make sure you can cover 13.1 miles in 3:30.
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 Everyday Athlete in Kirkland are a great resource!