Dig yourself a pie hole before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner!
(Or just get warmed up for the Seattle Quadzilla)
Wattle Waddle – Marathon (26.2 miles) 8 a.m. start
Wittle Waddle – Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) 9 a.m. start
Gas Works Park, Seattle
Kickoff of the Seattle Quadzilla and Quadzuki
The races start and finish in the parking lot of Gas Works Park on North Northlake Way in Seattle.
Check-in for the Marathon begins at 7 a.m. Start time is 8 a.m.
Check-in for the Half Marathon begins at 8 a.m. Start time is 9 a.m.
Cut-off time is 2 p.m. (That's when the turkey has to go in the oven.)
The weather is traditionally damp and cold – as in 35°F and rainy, so dress accordingly.
A hat and jacket might save your day.
There will be aid stations along the course, but they may be spaced a little farther than at larger races.
Carrying a bottle can help span these distances if you're a thirsty runner.
The main aid station will have hot cider, cocoa, chips, and soup.
One unattended station will have water and Gatorade only.
The other stations will have water, Gatorade and some variety of sweet and salty "race kibble."
One station will be fiercely defended from the annual Turkey Trot invaders who try to steal your kibble.
Gels may be available at some, but not all stations.
The course crosses several streets, and traffic will NOT be stopped!
It is the runner's responsibility to yield to cars, even the stupid drivers, because cars are big and mean.
Seriously, be careful at the crossings. Posting a fast time at a tiny little race is not worth the risk of injury.
In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.
There is limited support on course, and the fastest response will be from Emergency Services.
After that, or in case of non-emergencies like Turkey Trot Raiding Parties, contact "Giblet" the race director
Please be aware that this is a low-key, old-school running race put on by crusty ultramarathon runners.
You can recognize them by their shiny belt buckles and their intolerance to whining.
Despite their gruff exteriors and fragrant odors, they're happy to answer any questions you might have or just chat.
Some of their answers are true.
– Giblet and Empress TurkeyTush
Last updated: November 22, 2015