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, drawstring swag bag and race bib. Use discount code EAGLE10 for 10% off each event.
The North Olympic Discovery Marathon, Marathon Walk, Marathon Relay and Half Marathon 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 10K, 5K and Kids Marathon are an out-and-back along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
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.
Salish Sea Series - Not too late to register for 2023 Series - Will update when 2024 Registration opems.
The Salish Sea Series has turned international. Your favorite road races have combined to provide the best running series in the northwest!
We’re excited to announce that the Orca Half will now become the fifth member of the series, which already includes the Whidbey Island Marathon, Capital City Virtual Marathon, North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Royal Victoria Marathon to create the Salish Sea Road Race Series.
With the addition of the Orca Half, we’re also happy to announce some changes to the series to ensure the best experience and highest quality swag possible. For only $20 USD (shipping included), participants can register for the series
As a series participant you’ll receive the following:
💰 Over $100 in Savings!
💰 15% Discounts to ALL Series Races
👚 Exclusive Salish Sea Series Swag - Running Hats for 2023
🏅 Salish Sea Series Participant Medal
*Once registered for the series, you’ll receive an electronic discount code via email that can be applied to any and all races included in the series. You can register for the series here: https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/SalishSea/2023SalishSeaRoadRaceSeries
In 2023 and beyond participants may participate in the series either virtually or in-person to qualify and can choose any distance and as many events as they’d like to participate to earn their swag!
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