How much is each race?

Half Marathon$80
Full Marathon (Saturday only)$110

What’s included with my registration?

Race registration comes with entry into the race, a “I Beat The Blerch” race/tech shirt and medal, and goodie bag full of stickers and Blerchy surprises. Along the course you’ll be treated to magical beverages, sports gels or bars, and most importantly Birthday cake and Nutella sandwiches!

When/Where is packet pick-up?

Road Runner Sports
7020 Woodlawn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Thursday 9/13 3pm-7pm
Friday 9/14 11am-7pm

Do you have a virtual race option?

Yes, they will go on sale on April 2, 2018

Can I register for the live race and the virtual race?

Heck yes! You can run both and you’ll get two different awesome tech shirts and two different bags of goodies.

Are refunds available?

Sorry, no refunds will be given for any reason. However, you can transfer your registration to another person–see below.

Can I transfer my registration to another person?

Transferring your registration to another person is allowed ($15 transfer fee) as long as this is done at least 14 days prior to the race.  Please note that the shirt size cannot be changed during the transfer process.  Click here to contact us to get your transfer started.

Can I swap days?

Yes, until the event sells out. To swap days send us an email and we can help out. Email: Beattheblerch@gmail.com

Can I swap the live race for the virtual race?

Nope. Due to the upfront cost of each race, different shirts, goodie bag items and two different registration systems you cannot transfer from the live race to the virtual race.

Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?

Possibly, after the race, as long as we have enough extra shirts.  If you’d like to swap out your shirt, bring your unworn shirt to the registration area after you’re done running and we can exchange your shirt.  If we don’t have enough extras, we will not be able to exchange your shirt.

Is there a cutoff time?

Yes, on Saturday the cutoff is 3:15pm and on Sunday it is 2:00pm.

Are dogs or strollers allowed on the course?

No dogs or strollers of any kind are allowed on the course. This is for insurance purposes.

What’s the difference between the Seattle Saturday and Sunday races?

Both races will be identical.

Are there portable restrooms out on the course?

Yes, portable restrooms will be out on the trail available for you to use.

Does Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) run in the races?


Will you be selling books and other Oatmeal merchandise at the events?

Yes, The Oatmeal books, Blerch merchandise and Exploding Kittens games will be available for purchase during packet pickup and on race days. Matthew Inman will be there if you want it signed.

Can I wear a costume?

Yes, please.

Will there really be cake and Nutella?

Yes, lots. Eat (and vomit) at your own risk.

Will the race be chip-timed?


Can I register day-of-race?

No. You have to pre-register.

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