SEATTLE (March 28, 2011) – Seattle Southside Visitor Services (, the official tourism department for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac, Kent and Des Moines, announces a Facebook Video Contest to win entry to the third annual Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society® taking place on Saturday, June 25, 2011.

Last year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon sold out in April with 28,000 marathon and half marathon runners, an estimated 118,000 spectators and generated approximately $35 million in economic impact for the region. Runners hoping to participate in the race this year are encouraged to submit a three-minute video to the Seattle Southside Facebook page (  The three videos with the most “Likes” will win an entry to either the full or half marathon. The contest will be live April 1-30, 2011 and the race is very likely to sell out in that timeframe.

 “Last year was the first year we held the Facebook Video Contest and we had such great results we wanted to do it again,” said Katherine Kertzman, director of Seattle Southside Visitor Services. “The contest is our way of helping people insure their spot in the event, which typically sells out weeks in advance. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon offers something for everyone and it is wonderful to see how creative people can be when submitting their videos.”

Anyone is eligible to enter the Facebook Video Contest and there is no purchase necessary.  To participate, people should create a three-minute video explaining why they are deserving of an entry to the race. The longer a video stays on the Seattle Southside Facebook page the more votes participants can earn.  For complete contest rules and regulations, please visit www.seattlesouthside.comor Seattle Southside’s Facebook page.


About Seattle Southside Visitor Services

Seattle Southside Visitor Services (SSVS) is the leading tourism and marketing organization in South King County. The program offered jointly by the Cities of Tukwila, SeaTac, Kent and Des Moines, is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for tourists who wish to explore Western Washington. For more information, please visit  


Ashley Comar
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Direct:  206-575-0627 / Main: 206-575-2489