“We believe this is the right thing to do, to try and give these athletes an opportunity to put their months oftraining and hard work to good use,” said Louise Long, the Executive Director of the Seattle Marathon Association. “The events of the last week in the northeast have been tragic. We are hoping that, even if in just a small way, this will help some of the affected athletes move forward.”
Runners who have proof of registration for this year’s NYC marathon can submit that to the Seattle Marathon Association to receive 20 percent off their 2012 marathon entry fee, reducing the cost to $100. Athletes can also choose to receive a $10 discount on the 2012 Amica Insurance Seattle Half-Marathon, bringing the cost down to $80. For more details go to www.seattlemarathon.org/
This year’s race is set for November 25. The Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon is a Boston Qualifier and a USATF certified course. The course starts in Seattle Center, travels through downtown, along the shores of Lake Washington, and through Washington Park Arboretum before finishing at Memorial Stadium.