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It's a full marathon, it's free and it's a qualifier for Boston: what more could you ask

Posted Jun 07 2009 10:02pm


Just think, you could qualify for the Boston Marathon this weekend, and not spend a penny.

At a time when it is common to spend over $100 dollars to enter any big city marathon, the Green River Marathon which takes place on June 6th and finishes at Seattle’s Alki beach stands out because it is completely free.

That' s right:




That' s how much it cost to enter the marathon which, by the way, is fully USTAF certified so its a Boston qualifier.

The Green River Marathon is run completely by a small group of volunteers and it' s times the old fashioned way---using a stopwatch.

According to

"The race is now in its 13th year.  Steve Barrick, race director, said he couldn’t organize it without the help of volunteers. He spends some of his own money, too, though he wouldn’t say how much.

Still, he intends to keep the Green River Marathon free.

You can sign up for the race right up until start time Saturday morning, but signing up in advance makes it easier for Barrick to have enough supplies ready."

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