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The Seattle Urban Trek, benefiting the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, is a team adventure race that combines the amazing attractions of Seattle with treasure hunting, running, social media, problem solving and team work. It tests competitors’ wit, grit and willingness to try a fun and competitive, uniquely Seattle, out-of-the-box experience. Teams of three or four race a 6-7 mile course consisting of a series of fun and unique check-points hosting mystery cognitive or physical challenges. Each team will complete the check points and cross the finish line together.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute

The Seattle Sports Commission is proud to continue its partnership with the Seattle Children’s Research InstituteAs one of the nation’s top five pediatric  research centers, Seattle Children’s Research  Institute is dedicated to making breakthrough discoveries that help prevent, treat and eliminate childhood disease.  In this partnership a portion of proceeds from the Seattle Urban Trek will be donated to the Seattle Children’s Research Institute.  Teams will also have the opportunity to raise money for the Seattle  Children’s Research Institute through their individual team fundraising page.  All individual fundraising efforts will go straight to the Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

2016 Date
Saturday, April 23, 2016

7:00am - Gates Open

8:15am - Rules Briefing

8:30am - Race Begins

Duration of the race and the course will be announced the morning of the race. 

The course will cover 6-7 miles across the downtown core.
Teams can run or walk the course. No bikes, rollerblades/skates or motorized vehicles. 

Teams consist of 3 or 4 people. Everyone must be 18-years or older.

  $150 per 3 person team.

  $175 per 4 person team.

 Competition Divisions
  There are 3 divisions of competition:

  1. All Male

  2. All Female

  3. Co-Ed 

*You can also choose to join the Corporate Challenge. This matches the company you work for against other companies in the race.*



  • This is a test -- train hard for this event.
  • The course is designed to be fun and accessible to generally fit all skill levels, encompassing the core attractions of Seattle.
  • In adventure racing, each team must apply their cognitive skills and physical abilities to the constantly changing terrain of the urban wilderness.
  • You should be able to cover a 6-7 mile distance within 3 hours.



2014 Seattle Urban Trek Results

CLICK HERE for pictures from the 2014 Seattle Urban Trek!

CLICK HERE for pictures from the 2013 Seattle Urban Trek!