North Olympic Discovery Marathon (5K / 10K/ Half / Full / Relay / Kids Marathon)

On-Site - June 5th & 6th, 2021 - Virtual Run Anytime in 2021 Port Angeles, WA 98362 US Directions
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EAGLE CHALLENGE

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. 

 

Description

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

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: 

  • All participants have been offered a virtual option for the event, for participants who would like to participate on their own and not share a common course with other participants and would prefer a virtual course of their own choosing. Participants have been emailed several times to switch to virtual event at no additional cost.
  • Pre-registration online is strongly recommended. Same day in-person registration must be limited and ensure 6-foot distancing in any cue lines.
  • There will be staggered bib pick-up times to reduce congregation and will ensure 6-foot distancing in any cue lines.
  • Participants waiting for their start time will maintain at least six feet of distance from all other people and wear face coverings until their race begins. Cones will be used to assume 6’ of social distancing at all times.
  • We will be limiting the number of employees and volunteers that are necessary to supervise the event,. These persons are not considered “participants” for the sake of calculating starting waves and are allowed as needed. Employees and volunteers will wear facial coverings and maintain physical distance in compliance with current guidelines.
  • Participants will make an effort to remain 6 feet from other participants on the course as much as possible. If participants need to pass another participant they will pass them in a manner that is safe and makes the moment of passage as brief as reasonably possible. Similarly if a participant is being passed that participant must allow for passing such that distance between participants can be achieved in as brief amount of time as reasonably possible.
  • There will be limited congregation at the turn around, hydration and nutrition stations at any one time. Participants will obtain hydration and nutrition supplies and then proceed. Hydration and nutrition station crews will maintain 6 foot separation from participants, and each other at all times as much as reasonably possible and wear facial coverings.
  • Lines at portable toilets will be managed such that there is at least 6 foot of distance between all participants waiting in lines. The race will provide hand sanitizer at all restroom stations.
  • The North Olympic Discovery Marathon will ensure portable restrooms are frequently cleaned and appropriately disinfected throughout the day.
  • We will encourage all participants to bring their own water bottles. Congregating at water bottle filling stations shall be limited with 6’ social distancing at all times.
  • North Olympic Discovery Marathon will retain registration data for 28 days after the activity in order to aid possible contact tracing.
  • PPE provided for all employees and volunteers.  Cloth or medical masks will be worn.  Gloves will be worn by employees and volunteers when interacting with participants or equipment.
  • Blackball Ferry and Clallam County Transit Busses will be used for the half marathon and marathon participants. Buses should install safety barriers (such as plexiglass shields) between the driver and passengers or close (block off/leave empty) the seats nearest the driver to ensure 6 feet of distance between the driver and passengers. Passengers should board from the rear door when possible. Buses should improve air filtration where possible. Buses should be cleaned and disinfected daily after use with attention to frequently touched services (doors, rails, seat backs).
  • We will employ one site specific COVID-19 supervisor and additional safety monitors (Mask Marshal), trained in the Washington State guidelines contained here, to ensure physical distancing, implement hygiene protocols, and ensure face covering requirements are adhered to during all hours of operations. This may require assigned safety monitors.
  • Place signage at activity site to instruct participants that they cannot participate if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (have not recovered or are still within the required 10-day isolation period), had symptoms of COVID-19 (within the last 24 hours), or had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 (within the last 14 days).
    • Before loading people on bus, picking-up their bib, or starting the race participants will be asked the following questions
      • Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
        • Fever or chills
        • Cough
        • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
        • Fatigue
        • Muscle or body aches
        • Headache
        • Recent loss of taste or smell
        •  
    • Within the past 14 days, have you had contact with anyone that you know had COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms? Contact is being 6 feet (2 meters) or closer for more than 15 minutes with a person, or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 (for example, being coughed or sneezed on).
    • Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?
    • Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-quarantine?
  • We will discourage all carpooling to the starting area, unless they are from the same household
  • We will encourage participants to be dropped off at the starting area.
  • For participants that cannot be dropped off participants will park and be advised to stay in their car until their assigned starting time.

PHASE 3:

  • Starting waves of 30 participants or less must be used with no more than one wave started every minute and no more than 750 total participants started per hour. No more than 6 consecutive hours of starting waves allowed per day. The starting area is limited to no more than 100 participants at any time awaiting their staggered starts. Waves should be sequenced by pace with faster racers going first, then working towards the slower racers to reduce likelihood for congestion or passing on the course. Participants waiting for their start time must maintain at least six feet of distance from all other people and wear face coverings until their race begins Additional participants must wait in their vehicles or away from the course until their start time approaches.
  • Spectators limited to a maximum of 400 at either start or finish areas. Spectators must wear facial coverings. Spectators must remain at least six feet distanced from other spectators outside their household. Each participant may have one designated person to provide support for a participant along the activity area including providing hydration and nutrition supplies, gear replacement and repair, or trash disposal in locations other than the activity-crew supported hydration and nutrition stations.
  • Limited outdoor food service, sponsor booths and retail booths allowed. Outdoor booth areas limited to no more than 400 people at a time. Food and beverage service subject to current
  • Employees and volunteers necessary to supervise the event are not considered “participants” for the sake of calculating starting waves and are allowed as needed. Employees and volunteers must wear facial coverings and maintain physical distance in compliance with current guidelines.
  • Lines at portable toilets must be managed such that there is at least 6 foot of distance between all participants waiting in lines.
  • Participants must make an effort to remain 6 feet from other participants on the course as much as possible.

BIB Pick-Up at the Red Lion Hotel – Port Angeles

  • Arrange contactless pay options, pickup, and/or delivery of goods wherever possible.
  • Customer Traffic Management
  • Guest occupancy must be kept at or below the appropriate percentage for the phase of the county outlined above.  This limit does not include employees in the calculation.
  • Place distance markers outside of the facility in order to maintain six-foot physical distancing requirements for customers waiting to enter. Assign volunteers to assist and monitor customers waiting to enter.
  • Arrange the flow of customers to eliminate choke points and reduce crowding. Mark high traffic areas with six-foot markers to maintain physical distancing requirements. (see attached traffic flow plan)
  • Place conspicuous signage at entrances and throughout the room alerting staff and customers to the required occupancy limits, six-foot physical distancing guidance, and policy on face coverings.
  • Distance markers will be placed in check-in lines in order to maintain six-foot physical distancing requirements for participants waiting to pick up their bibs.
  • Ensure minimum six-foot physical distancing requirements are maintained between customers, cashiers, baggers, and other volunteers except when collecting payments and/or exchanging goods. Sneeze guards or other barriers should be placed throughout the retail establishment at all fixed places of prolonged interaction between employees that could be less than 6 feet.
  • When possible, establish hours of operation that permit access solely to high-risk individuals as defined by the CDC.

 Sanitation

  • Frequently sanitize additional high-touch areas including customer restrooms, doors, check-out counters, and other areas like shopping cart handles.
  • Ensure operating hours allow downtime between shifts for thorough cleaning.
  • Ensure that employee/ volunteers including handhelds/wearables, scanners, radios, or other work tools and equipment are properly cleaned before and after use.
  • Any common/congregate seating area will be closed.

PHASE 3:

  • We will limit limit to 50 percent of indoor occupancy limits.
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P.O. Box 431
Port Angeles, WA US 98362
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