Unfortunately Oyster_The Race will be unable to return to this location in 2013.

The need to know

Learn everything there is to know about the adventure of the Oyster in the Official Race Info Packet. Also check out which Oyster division is best for you.



The Seattle Oyster is proud to have the Arthritis Foundation Pacific Northwest as its beneficiary. Learn more about this important organization†here .


Donation Incentives

As a thank you for raising funds for the Arthritis Foundation, Merrell Oyster_The Race offers your team awesome perks:

Sponsor Clue Level 1
Bring in 6 Chipotle Receipts & receive Sponsor Clue Level 1, eat up!

Merrell Sponsor Clue Level 2
Bring in 1 Merrell Receipt & receive Sponsor Clue Level 2, lace up!

$30 - Early Passport Release
*Teams get the chance to have a mystery leg of the course revealed the night before race day. No brainer!

$100 - Course Clue
*Teams will receive a clue the night before race day that will give them an extra edge while out on the course. (ex., answer to a difficult puzzle, address to a mystery location, etc.)

$300 - Beer Wristband at the After Party
*Teams will get a special bracelet at the after party that will allow them unlimited cold beers.

$500 - Charity Bomb + $110 Merrell Gift Card
*As a Thank You for raising the highest level of funds for a good cause, teams have the opportunity to drop a charity bomb on the competition & "explode" to the front of a line anywhere on the course! (You can only detonate a bomb once).

Local Sponsors

Thank you for the support of our GREAT local sponsors!

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2012 Seattle Oyster Date: Sept. 15
Results ††
2012 Photos ††


Pricing Information

Full Course
$75 more than a month out from race day
$85 a month out from race day

Half Course
$65 more than a month out from race day
$75 a month out from race day

Schedule of Events
Friday, September 14th
Team Check-in @ 3:00pm - 6:00 pm

Location:†The Red Door †- 3401 Evanston Ave North Seattle, WA 98103 (stay and have a beer and a snack with them!)

Saturday, September 15th
Race Day!
Transition Area: Westlake Discovery Center - 101 Westlake Ave N. (between Denny Way & John St)†
Seattle, WA 98109 (Look for tents - that's us!)

6:30am - Transition Area opens! If your team didn't check-in prior to race day, please arrive at 6:30am to do so. Otherwise, come early to claim your team stall for the day.

8:00am - Oyster_The Race begins! (Full Course only - Traditional and Relay Divisions)

9:30am - The Half Oyster begins!

2:00pm(ish) - Enjoy post-race Chipotle burritos, one free beer (of course you can buy more), and the awards ceremony post-race. Awards for the top three teams in each division will begin when a minimum of 75% of teams have completed the course. Take the time to relax, stretch and share a beer and your stories with other racers. Party on, you've earned it!

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