Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register for the Shore Run?

To register online, click here. You will have the option of signing up as an individual, forming a team or joining a team. You will be guided through the registration pages. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your receipt. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, please contact to verify that your registration is complete.

To register by mail, print out the registration form available for download on the Registration tab. Fill out, sign the waiver and mail to the address on the form.

How can I confirm my registration?

You can confirm if you are registered here. Have your confirmation email resent here.

Are the courses USATF certified?

Both the 10K and 5K courses are USATF certified.

I’ve already registered for the race, but now I want to fundraise.

In order to fundraise after registering, you’ll need to re-register online by selecting the “Fundraising Only” option.

How do I make a donation directly to a fundraiser or team?

Select Donate/Contribute and choose your fundraiser from the drop down menu.

How can I see who has registered under my team?

View your team homepage, including a list of team members, here.

Are Tribute Patches available?

Yes, for a donation of $10 to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, you will receive a “Tribute Patch” that you can personalize with the name of the individual you wish to honor. Tribute Patches are available wherever you register in person. If you wish to register online or by mail and receive a patch, it will be held in your packet with your bib number, to be picked up Saturday at Packet Pick-up or Sunday morning at your starting area. They will also be available after the race at Fred Hutch’s booth.

All Tribute Patches will be displayed on a large banner at the finish area following the event. After the race, names of individuals being honored will be added to a leather-bound book that is on permanent display in the library of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Where do I pick up my Shore Run shirt, timing chip and bib?

Online and mail-in registrants will be able to pick up their event materials Saturday, June 10 at the Madison Park Starbucks or on Sunday, June 11 (Race Day) beginning at 7:00am at their event start site (Leschi Park for the 5K and Ferdinand Park for the 10K).

Can a friend or family member pick-up my packet for me?

Yes, you can have someone else pick up your packet. All we ask is that runners make sure they know who is picking up what, so someone doesn’t show up not knowing where their packet is.

Where can I leave my gear while I’m running/walking?

Gear can be checked at Ferdinand and Leschi Parks, and picked up at the finish line in Madison Park until 11 a.m. For security measures NO OUTSIDE BAGS or BACKPACKS will be accepted. Items will only be accepted in the provided bags provided by the event, and only checked for participants with a valid bib. The Shore Run race crew reserves the right to refuse gear check to any participants. Please leave all valuables in your car. Shore Run will not be responsible for items such as wallets, keys, cell phones, iPods, etc. Thank you for understanding.

Can I walk the 10K?

All participants in the 10K Run are required to maintain a minimum pace of 15 minutes per mile.  Participants not maintaining this pace will be disqualified from the race and removed from the course by event officials and Seattle police. Walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K Run/Walk.

Are there custom team shirts available?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer custom screen printed shirts for teams. Teams with 50 or more participants may contact us at to make arrangements to get team shirts earlier in event week to customize shirts themselves.

Are strollers and baby joggers allowed?

Due to insurance requirements, strollers are only allowed in the 5K Walk.

Baby joggers with hand brakes and safety harnesses or hard-shelled helmets are allowed in the 10K and 5K Runs. Bob Joggers are also allowed. We ask that anyone participating in the run/walk with a baby jogger line up towards the back of the start line in order to avoid interference with runners.

Will there be awards?

Yes, there will be awards offered for the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in both the 10K and 5K. Top finisher awards have been generously provided by Super Jock ‘n Jill.

Where do I drop off my cash or check contributions for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center?

If you have collected cash or check contributions as part of your fundraising, please bring them to the donations tent at your start area by 9:00am day of race, Sunday, June 11th.

After Sunday, June 11th, all cash or check contributions can be mailed directly to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the following address:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Attn: Shore Run
Mail Stop J5-200
PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109

For more information, contact