Jeff Galloway will help Capital City Marathon Association celebrate 35th year: Registration for 2016 races opens Oct. 1

OLYMPIA – Olympian Jeff Galloway will visit the South Sound in May to help the Capital City Marathon celebrate its 35th year.

“We are proud to be the area’s oldest marathon and can’t think of a better way to celebrate 35 years than by inviting Jeff Galloway to meet our amazing community of runners,” said CCM Race Director Nona Snell. “He is not only a phenomenal athlete, he has also made distance running a reality for so many people who didn’t think they were capable of completing marathons.”

Details of Galloway’s visit to the Capital City Marathon events will be announced as they become available, but a free running clinic with Galloway will be included in race registration this year.

Registration for the May 15, 2016, marathon, half-marathon and 5-mile opens tomorrow. Between Oct. 1 and 5, the Capital City Marathon Association will offer early registrants a discount.

  • Marathon: Oct. 1-5: $80; beginning Oct. 6: $85
  • Half-Marathon: Oct. 1-5: $60; beginning Oct. 6: $70
  • 5-mile Race: Oct. 1-5: $30; beginning Oct. 6: $35

The 1.2-mile kids’ run is set for the afternoon of Saturday, May 14. It will be free again this year and is open to kids in the 8th grade or younger.

Beginning on Oct. 1, runners can register for any of the events online at


For more information: Nona Snell, 360.561.7874