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The Eagle Challenge is for participants that would like to do either the 5K or 10K AND the Half Marathon, Marathon or Marathon Relay. Participants will automatically be part of the Eagle Challenge we they register for either the 5K or 10K AND the Half Marathon, Marathon or Marathon Relay. Participants will receive the Eagle Challenge medal (Eagle and Salmon), drawstring swag bag and race bib. Participants can add on the long-sleeve Marathon / Half Marathon shirt for an additional $20.00 or the short sleeve Red Eagle shirt for and additional $10.00. Discount is already applied.
The North Olympic Discovery Marathon, Marathon Walk, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon and 10K* take place on a unique point to point course that incorporates the beautiful Olympic Discovery Trail with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and a five mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The 5K and Kids Marathon are an out-and-back along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. *NOTE in 2021 the 10K will be an out and back.
Frequent sightings of seals, eagles, and an array of shore birds are common from the trail. Iconic trestle bridges provide beautiful back drops. Salmon can be seen spawning at the Morse Creek crossing in the fall. The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is truly one of the most beautiful marathon venues anywhere.
This rails to trails course is a wide, hard surface (99% paved) trail. The course is marked at every mile and water stations are located approximately every two miles. Cool June weather can be expected – average high is 65F, average low is 49F, average mean is 57F.
The race is organized by the Port Angeles Marathon Association – a group of accomplished amateur athletes.
The Marathon is a USATF certified course and a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Covid-19 Activity Operations Requirements for the Onsite North Olympic Discovery Marathon - Below are the requirements if we are able to hold an onsite - in-person event for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon on June 5-6, 2021. As we learn more information we will be sure to share it with all of our participants.
Activity Operations Requirements:
BIB Pick-Up at the Red Lion Hotel – Port Angeles
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