We strive to give each runner a wonderful marathon race day experience! Your race entry includes:
- Custom finisher medal
- Finisher shirt
- Food and refreshments at finish
- Race day shuttle to the start
- Boston Marathon qualification opportunity
- A 2 mile run through a tunnel
- Over 20 miles of steady downhill
- A wave start
Each race begins at the Hyak Lot at Snoqualmie Pass and the Finish Area is just east of North Bend.
Race Packets And Packet Pickup
- Pre-Race Day pickup opportunities will be sent via email to everyone registered for a race
- Race Day pickup is from 5:30 - 6:45 am in June and August and from 6:30 - 7:45 am in September
Each runner will receive 2 bags for your gear drop (1 left at the start; 1 left at the station after the tunnel exit-for your headlamp, flashlight, jacket, etc.) There will be Bib tear-off tags for each bag. We will ask each runner add their emergency contact info on the back of their bib.
There is no runner parking at the Start Line.
All runners must park in North Bend and meet the shuttle buses for a trip to the Start Area. See the Directions page for the exact location of the Parking Area and directions.
June & August Races: Morning shuttle buses to the Start Area run from 4:45 am to 6:10 am
September Race: Morning shuttle buses to the Start Area run from 5:45 am to 7:10 am
Shuttle buses from the Finish Area to the Runner Parking lot are provided from approximately 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (1 hour later for the September race)
No shuttle service is provided from the Finish Area to the Start Area.
Can I Be Dropped Off At The Start Area?
Yes! See the Directions page for the exact Start Area location and directions.
Can My Family And/Or Fans Watch The Start?
Yes! Have them drive you and them to the Start Area (see the Directions page). All vehicles parked at the Start Area must display a Discover Pass at all times.
Parking is limited at the Start Area. We recommend arriving early so that they can park at the Backup Lot and walk 1 mile to the Start Area if the main lot is full.
Race Start & Waves
The first starting wave is sent at the published start time of the race. Additional waves are sent in close intervals. Waves will be assigned by the Tunnel Marathon team and runners are required to start in their assigned wave to earn a Boston Marathon Qualification. Runners who do not start in their assigned wave are not eligible for a Boston Qualification
SPECTATOR PARKING AT FINISH
We offer parking for friends, family and spectators about a 1000ft walk from the Finish. Here on Google maps Please only Park here and do not park along the road. Below is a map.
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR THE RACE?
We offer 7.5 hours of official timing and support. If you can average a minimum of 3.5 miles per hour you will make it!
I’M A SPECTATOR, WHERE CAN I WATCH THE RACE ALONG THE COURSE?
There are several options and some involve hiking from a trail head to the course. Note a Discover Pass is required to be displayed in your motor vehicle at all trail heads.
- Garcia Crossing, exit 38 off I-90 E of North Bend
- Twin Falls at Twin Falls, exit 38 off I-90 E of North Bend
- Rattlesnake Lake trail head along Cedar Falls Rd, exit 32 off I-90 of North Bend
I’M A SPECTATOR, IS THERE FOOD AVAILABLE IN THE FINISH AREA?
Food is available… You can pre-purchase the “chili and eats pass” on our registration page. Or, you can pay cash on site. Kids eat free. Refreshments and food for spectators may be limited at the finish since our priority is the runners. Please plan ahead.