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How do I register for the Galloping Gertie Half Marathon?

To register online, click here. You will be guided through the registration pages. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact us.

How can I confirm my registration?

To confirm registration please contact us at

How do I become a sponsor?

Please contact us through the website contact page or contact Mark Caviness at  We appreciate your interest in supporting us and will respond asap.

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

Online and mail-in registrants will be able to pick up their event packets Friday, August 10th at the Hub restaurant, Tacoma Narrows Airport from 12pm-7pm.  Race day registration and packet pick up will be available pre-race, Aug 11th, starting at 6:30AM.

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 the Start/Finish area up until the start of each race. The event crew reserves the right to refuse gear check to any participants. Please leave all valuables in your car, the event will not be responsible for any “gear” checked including wallets, keys, cell phones, iPods, etc. Thank you for understanding.

Are strollers, baby joggers or dogs allowed?

Strollers and service dogs are welcome, whether you are running or walking. However, runners without service dogs or strollers will start first, and runners with strollers or service dogs will follow second.

Can I walk the half marathon? Is there a time limit?

We want all walkers to enjoy the day with us!  For safety and timing purposes the course time limit is 4 hours.