12th Annual Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Marathon - April 29th 2018

Ghost of Tacoma


Registration for the Ghost of Tacoma is open!


Race Information: The Ghost of Tacoma is a low key event for those who wish to run two marathons in two days.  It is an opportunity for those wishing to qualify for the Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics as well.

Discount Eligibility: You MUST be registered for the TACOMA CITY MARATHON 2017 or for the TACOMA CITY HALF MARATHON 2017 to use the discount, no exceptions. Participants registered for the Tacoma City Marathon will receive a significant special discount code for the Ghost of Tacoma registration. You can get the code by sending an email to TCMA once you have registered for the April 30th 2017 Tacoma City Marathon. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<<

Course: The race course will be 2 out and backs for the Marathon and 1 out and back for the Half Marathon. Beginning and ending at Thea's Park on Dock Street, runners will follow Dock Street, Schuster Parkway, and Ruston Way, there are two major road crossings to the turnaround. Participants must obey pedestrian laws and yield to traffic.

Course map:

>>Click on the map for a larger image and elevation chart.<<

Please note that the course is on sidewalks and you must obey pedestrian laws.

Registration Price

Dates Full Half
1/2/17 - 2/28/17 $95 $95
3/1/17 - 4/15/17 $105 $105
4/16/17 - 4/27/17 $115 $115
Last Gasp 4/28/2017 $125 $125

TCMA Policies: All entry fees are non-refundable. Sorry no transfers to another individual, and no roll-over's to the following year. All participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate.

>Price increases occur at 12PM

>Prices include WA sales tax.

>If you have already registered you can check your confirmation >>HERE

Race Day: Saturday April 29, 2017

Start/ Finish Location: Thea's Park - Dock St. Tacoma, WA-98402

Race Start: 7:00am
7 hour time limit.

Finisher Medal: Marathon and Half Marathon participants receive a custom die cast finisher medal, no tee shirt.

Chip Timing: Timing will be provided by Rogue Multi Sport. You must return your chip to receive your finisher medal.

Results: Posted here by 5:00 pm on race day

Find the 2017 Ghost of Tacoma results >>HERE
Find the 2016 Ghost of Tacoma results >>HERE
Find the 2015 Ghost of Tacoma results >>HERE
Find the 2014 Ghost of Tacoma results >>HERE
Find the 2013 Ghost of Tacoma results >>HERE

2016 Race Day Photos:


Archived Photos:





Photos brought to you by


Aid Stations: Location will be at the turnaround and the start/finish. Approximately every 6 miles.

Packet Pickup: Packet Pickup will be at the TCMA Headquarters at 3812 N26th St, Tacoma, WA 98407 (upstairs from Fleet Feet Tacoma) on Friday, April 28 from 10:00 to 6:00pm and at the start on race day.

TCM Promotional Video