Looks like I missed my chance to sign up for that one (already full).
Can anyone recommend another PR friendly marathon within a few hours drive of Seattle in the July/August time frame?
I had planned my PR attempt for the Tacoma City marathon. After a 1:40 at the Lake Sammamish HM I even started to dream about a BQ attempt (3:35 for me). However, I have recently come down with Achilles tendinosis. Tried to take just a few days off, but it got even worse when I ran again. Now in the process of zero running for at least a week - maybe two. Depending on how long this goes on, I may need to DNS Taco City. Need to start focusing on something else while I go stir crazy from not running!
Yeah, it sold out in something like 7 hours! However, he's offering a Tunnel Lite in September, which I believe will also be a Boston Qualifier. Not a lot of options in July (especially if you want to stay in Washington state), but there's North Olympic in early June and Skagit Flats in early September.
Upcoming races: 2/14 Woolley 50K, 2/15 Fort Ebey Marathon 3/7 Spring Run for Fun Marathon, 3/28-29 Umstead 100
Hi, I ended up doing the Tunnel Lite last year. The course is just as beautiful and the organization is just as awesome. Some of the aid stations are serve-yourself, but I had a great time!