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
Tech T-Shirt, Bib, Medal & Swag Bag


$45 $40 06/05 9:00AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT Registration ends June 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT
Tech T-Shirt, Bib, Medal & Swag Bag


$45 $40 06/05 9:00AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT Registration ends June 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT
Long-Sleeve 1/4 Zip Tech Shirt, Bib, Medal, Swag Bag

Half Marathon

$90 06/06 8:30AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT
70 spots left. Registration ends June 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT
Long-Sleeve 1/4 Zip Shirt, Bib, Medal, Swag Bag & Waterbotlle


$110 06/06 7:30AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT Registration ends June 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT
Long-Sleeve 1/4 Zip Tech, Bib, Medal, Swag Bag & Water Bottle

Marathon Walk

$110 06/06 6:00AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT Registration ends June 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT
Long-Sleeve 1/4 Zip Tech Shirt, Bib, Medal & Swag Bag

Marathon Relay

$350 06/06 7:30AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT Registration ends June 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT
Tye-Dye T-shirt and Lots of other Swag!

Kids Marathon

$15 06/05 3:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT Registration ends June 4, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT
Tech T-Shirt, Bib, Medal & Swag Bag - SHIPPING


$35 Registration ends December 6, 2021 at 9:03pm PST
Long-Sleeve 1/4 Zip Tech, Bib, Medal, & Swag Bag - SHIPPING

Virtual Half Marathon / Marathon

$50 Registration ends December 6, 2021 at 11:59pm PST

The Eagle Challenge is for participants that would like to do either the 5K or 10K (Saturday Events) AND the Half Marathon, Marathon or Marathon Relay (Sunday Events). 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 5K / 10K Red Eagle tee-shirt, Eagle Medal, Long-Sleeve (ice-blue or navy blue), Eagle Challenge medal (Eagle and Salmon), drawstring swag bag. USE DISCOUNT CODE: EAGLE10 for 10% off if you are doing the Eagle Challenge. 



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. 

  • 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.
  • All pre-registration has occur online. There will be NO same day in-person registration is allowed.
  • We will have a rolling start line (participants will have a pre-assigned starting window). The number of participants per minute will depend on the current governors orders.  Waves will 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. The starting area will be limited to no more than 50 participants (as of today..this number is subject to change) at any time awaiting their staggered starts (there is plenty of space for social distancing.) 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. Additional participants must wait in their vehicles or away from the course until their start time approaches.
  • 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.
  • Spectators are not allowed. However, participants under 18 would require a parent / guardian to be in attendance.  The support person must always remain at least 6 feet away from all people aside from their participant and may not visit the start or finish to avoid congestion or crowding in these areas.
  • There will be no congregation of more than 5 people allowed 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.
  • There will be no congregation allowed at the activity start or finish area. Participants will leave the activity area when finished. There will be no awards ceremonies or after party activities allowed in the starting / finishing area.
  • There will be a Volunteer Run the Peninsula Information table with information about 2021 events and swag for purchase. There will be a plastic protection barrier between the participant and the volunteer in charge of the information table. The volunteer and participants will remain 6’ in distance at all times.
  • 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.
  • Port Angeles Marathon Association will retain registration data for 30 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.
  • Volunteers, riders and rider helpers will be screened prior to entry the facility.
    • Before loading people on bus 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 (from people not in the same household). 
  • We will encourage participants to be dropped off at the starting area.
P.O. Box 431
Port Angeles, WA US 98362
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