The Tunnel Marathon races offer one of the fastest courses in the country. This point to point course delivers excellent times thanks to the consistent downhill grade and low starting elevation. It is the perfect race to set a Personal Record and snag a Boston Qualification on a single course. Over 38% of our 2019 runners achieved a BQ!
You will be required to log in to register, so make sure you are logged in prior to 12 PM to expedite your registration process.
Last year this event sold out within 1 hour & 20 minutes, so please be prepared at registration time! Good luck!
2020 Race ScheduleLight at the End of the Tunnel Marathon (June 14, 2020 - 7 AM) STANDARD RATE IS SOLD OUT
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Registration for all races started on January 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. You can register for one or all of our races at the same time, in the same checkout session. All races are on the same beautiful course starting at Snoqualmie Pass and ending near North Bend! Each race is a Boston Qualifier and USATF Certified. (WA18020RMB)
Standard Race Entry $139
The opportunity to run downhill on this really fast course, bus transportation from our designated parking area to the Start Line, a runner packet, 10 staffed aid stations, beautiful scenery, volunteer support, drop bag service, runner shirt, finisher medal, a dip in our ice tank, cool towels, top tier customer service and delicious vegan chili and eats!
VIP Race Entry $319
VIP registrants receive all of the benefits of the Standard Entry with extra perks including Luxury Coach transportation to the starting line from your hotel, 3pm late checkout and a grab and go bag breakfast on race morning, packet, bib & race shirt will be waiting for you at your hotel until 7pm Saturday night, if not picked up by 7pm no worries it will be at the start line for you, preferred parking at the finish line if needed, 10 minute recovery massage included. VIP entrants will be emailed a list of hotels to choose from on February 1st.
Friends Of Quinn Race Entry $319
When you register as a Friend of Quinn, you receive all of the benefits of the standard entry, plus a significant portion of the registration fee is a direct contribution to aid a single mother of 4 with a paraplegic teenage boy. This year the family is working to save up enough money to renovate their bathroom to allow for wheelchair access to significantly improve the quality of life for the entire family!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Qualify For Boston At The September Race?
Every year we have hosted the September Tunnel Light marathon it has fallen within the Boston Marathon eligibility window for the following two years. We do not have control over the exact eligibility window as this is chosen by the Boston association.
Is There A Waiting List After The Race Sells Out?
Once Standard entries are sold out for a race we will open a wait list. Wait lists may be open and accepting new applications or they may be closed.
Can I start the marathon 1 hour early? Yes, there is an early start provided for those needing more than 6 hours to complete the Marathon. Please check in with the timer at the start line. Early starters finishing the marathon under 5 hours will be disqualified and not given a finish time. You must need the extra time to start early. Early starters must be self-supported, know the route. You are on your own until volunteers arrive on the course.
Friends And Family Are Coming With Me. Do They Need To Register?
Spectators do not need to register.
If your family and fans would like to enjoy our Finish Line Area food and drinks please purchase a "Post Race Chili And Eats" package for your specific race for each person that wants to eat.
We get great reviews on our spread including one review calling it "The Best Food Of Any Marathon".
Do You Offer Refunds, Deferrals, or Transfers?
We have updated our policy in 2019 and now offer refunds and deferrals. Transfers are still not allowed.
Our Registration Policy is as follows. This policy is subject to change at any time, without notice.
Changing Races within a season: Changes (deferrals) are allowed until 6 weeks before a race with a fee of $25, and are only allowed one change to your registration (specifically deferral and refund requests). (For example, if you defer your entry, you have forfeited the option to request a refund). You are only allowed to defer your registration within a season, or calendar year. You will only be allowed to defer to a race that has open registration spots for the ticket type you have chosen; yes, you can upgrade to a VIP or Friends of Quinn ticket type of the new race (paying the difference between the ticket types).
- To request to defer your registration please use the contact form from the website.
Defer registration to another year: Not allowed
Cancel registration: We understand that life changes and that you may need to change your plans. We care about you and thus, upon request, we will offer a partial refund of 50% up to 12 weeks prior to the race date and 25% up to 6 weeks prior to race date. To request a cancellation go to https://www.tunnelmarathon.com/pages/contact
Transfer registration to another runner: Not allowed.
Ticket type change: we have 3 ticket types for each race: Standard, VIP, Friends of Quinn (FoQ)
- FROM Standard TO VIP or FoQ - allowed, if space available at new ticket type
- FROM VIP or FoQ TO Standard - not allowed
- FROM VIP TO FoQ (or vise versa) - not allowed
If you are local and available, please consider Volunteering for one of our races. Volunteers receive a reserved space in one of our races the following year at the normal rate, even after it sells out up to 6 weeks before the race.
How Do I Verify That I Am Registered For A Race?
Start by looking for your registration confirmation email. Make sure it is specific to the date of the race you are confirming.
A link will be provided on the website main menu, after registration opens, where you can check to see if you are registered, update your contact information, and print or email the registration confirmation.
When Will I Receive Race-Specific Information?
When you register for a race you are added to our list to receive several event-specific emails with information and reminders starting about 6 weeks before the race.
What If I Get Injured?
Please train carefully and care for your injuries. We have updated our policy starting in 2020 to allow partial refunds or deferrals; transfers are not offered. Please refer to the "Do You Offer Refunds, Deferrals, or Transfers?" question on this page for details.
I Have A Different Question, What Do I Do?
Please use the Contact Page to send us your question.