Register for the 2019 Capital City Marathon


Welcome to Capital City Marathon, one of the best marathons in the Northwest. Located in fun and friendly Olympia, Washington, we feature a beautiful course with rolling hills, enthusiastic volunteers, a festive post-race event with food, music, massage and swag. We are a Boston Marathon qualifier with a loyal following of marathon veterans, newcomers and everyone in between.

Capital City Marathon Association (CCMA) is a non-profit all volunteer organization.

Race Start Times and Locations

Time: Sunday, May 19, 7:00 a.m.
Start: Washington Street between Legion Way and 7th Avenue
Runners must be at least 16 years old.

Marathon pacers will be provided by Club Oly Road Runners.
Pace times will be: 3:20, 3:35, 3:50, 4:00, 4:20, 4:35, 4:45, 5:00.

Half Marathon
Time: Sunday, May 19, 7:45 a.m.
Start: Washington Street between Legion Way and 7th Avenue
Runners must be at least 14 years old.

Half marathon pacers will be provided by Club Oly Road Runners.
Pace times will be: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15.

Five Miles
Time: Sunday, May 19, 8:00 a.m.
Start: Washington Street between Legion Way and 7th Avenue

FREE Kids Run
4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 19th
1.2 miles at Heritage Park (Olympia, WA)
Race open to anyone 8th grade and younger.

The Kids Run is free to all participants, thanks to Budd Bay CPA. Parents don't register for the kids run. Parents may run with their child, but please do not run through the finish line.

Kids - Run your first marathon - one mile at a time. Log your first 25 miles as you run them before May 20th, then finish the final 1.2 miles in the Kid's Run and receive a special prize. Print the Kid's Run mileage checkoff and turn it to pick up the prize.


No Day-of-Race registration, race changes only.
No refunds, substitutions, or carry-overs.

Shirts are manufactured six weeks prior to the event; therefore, we are not able to guarantee sizes. Check the sizing chart for best fit. Runners who register Saturday before the race are not guaranteed a shirt. 

For safety and insurance reasons: no dogs, no strollers, no bicycles, no roller blades, no in-line skates, and no wheeled vehicles (except registered wheelchairs). Violators may be disqualified.

The use of personal music devices are strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Capital City Marathon Association encourages a headphone-free environment while running any of the races.

There are no walking categories, but walkers are welcome in the Half Marathon and Five Miler.

Runners must be at least 16 years old to run the Marathon and at least 14 years old to run the Half Marathon.

Marathon runners must maintain a pace of 14:30 minutes per mile (or faster) to complete the event before the course closes at 1:30 p.m. (approx. 6 1/2 hours). Runners unable to maintain a 14:30 pace should enter the Half Marathon.

Number of runners

We expect to have about 350 in the Marathon, 1,400 in the Half Marathon, and 600 in the Five Mile. Training groups for the Marathon and Half Marathon begin the second week in January.

Salish Sea Series – 2019

The Capital City Marathon is once again partnering with the North Olympic Discovery Marathon (“NODM”), the Whidbey Island Marathon (“WIM”), and Bellingham Bay Marathon (“BBM”) to form the Salish Sea Road Race Series.

Participants who finish ANY distance in THREE of the following four events in 2019 are eligible for commemorative swag and a medal: Whidbey Island Marathon (April 14), Capital City Marathon (May 19), North Olympic Discovery Marathon (June 2), or Bellingham Bay Marathon (Sept. 29). Each event has at least three distances to choose from.

Individuals are automatically entered in the series after they have registered for each event separately. After registering for any of the events, series participants receive "partner event" discounts to the other three races:

15% of the Full, Half, 10K, 5 mile, 5K (distances vary based on event).

Individuals do not need to participate in the entire series in order to take advantage of these partner event discounts.



In consideration of the foregoing, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, waive and release any and all rights, claims and courses of action I have or may have against EnMotive, Capital City Marathon, Running Away, LLC and its affiliates, their agents, employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors, that may arise as a result of my participation in the 2019 Capital City Marathon and any pre- and post- event activities. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and my physical condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose including commercial advertising, without monetary payment to me.