Race Reports

Nobody Died! (that we know of)

UPDATE November 29, 2010: Three days (or is it four?) after the Waddle, all the turkeys have gone home to roost.  The Quadzilluplegics have their feet bound and have called in sick for the day - or week.  The snow is gone, yet Christmas music belts from the radio.

Thanks to all our runners and our volunteers who made the Waddle, Wishbone, the Ghost and the Seattle Marathon such wonderful occasions, and a loud raspberry to each and every one of you who suggested we do this again.  Be kind enough to allow us a few more days to catch up with the sleep debt and perhaps we'll consider it.

Until then happy holidays, and be good little boys and girls so that Santa will put ibuprofen – not coal – in your stockings!

-Giblet and Empress Turkeytush



"Screw Shoes" might be useful
UPDATE November 24, 2010: It's gonna be cold!  The forecast is for continued cold, possibly snow at the beginning of the race, but warming during the day and perhaps some rain. We still promise austerity, not opulence, but will have spiced cider, hot chocolate, pie, cookies and a few other goodies to keep your spirits up while you waddle in the slush.

Also, due to a weather delay of the race director's traditional Farkle Family Thanksgiving (which had dictated the 7 a.m. start and cut-off time), we're allowing an optional late start at 8 a.m. for marathoners and 9 a.m. for the half.  However, we won't be pushing back the cutoff time, so you have to run a 6-hour marathon or 5-hour half if you take the late start.

Schedule:
6:15 a.m. - Setup
6:30 a.m. - Sign-in
7:00 a.m. - Official Start
8:00 a.m. - Optional late start (Marathon)
9:00 a.m. - Optional late start (Half only!)
2:00 p.m. - Course closes and we go home to warm up

Why we're putting this on:
Many consider themselves accomplished runners if they complete one marathon in their lifetime.  Others might do one a year, and the majority of highly-competitive athletes do one in the Spring and one in the Fall.  But as mentioned before, some people can't be sated.  For these foolish Maniacs we bring the Seattle Quadzilla: Four marathons in four days, with opportunity for a turkey dinner thrown in for good measure.*

The Quadzilla consists of:
The Waddle will start on November 25, 2010 sometime after we put the turkey in (7 a.m.)

There is no requirement to run all four races.  Many people run just one of them and spend the rest of the time more sensibly.  Come out for one, for some, for all or for none – however much you like.

Here's the course.  It's a double out-and-back for a full marathon, and a single out-and-back for a half.

Register here.  Find us on Facebook here.

* Turkey dinner not provided.  We might make some taters, though.