2020 - North Olympic Discovery Marathon

June 7th, 2020 Port Angeles, WA US 98362 Directions
Shuttles / Parking
  • Free shuttles are offered to the start lines for the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K (point to point races).  We strongly encourage participants to use the shuttle option as parking is limited at the race starts.
  • I will ride the shuttle to my race start  (Marathon Walk, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K)
  • I will ride the shuttle after the race (Marathon Walk, Marathon, Half Marathon)
  • I have my own transportation
Shuttles to the Race Starts:
  • Buses depart from the Gateway Transit Center. Free and pay parking is available throughout the downtown corridor. Your car will be within walking distance of the finish line after the race.
  • We strongly encourage participants to take the shuttle to their start. This eliminates congestion at the start where parking is limited.
  • Buses run continuously (load and go). There are no reserved seats or times.
Shuttle Schedule
Marathon Walk 5:15 am bus departure
Marathon 5:45am -6:30am
Half Marathon 6:45am – 7:30am
10K 7:15 am – 8:00 am
5K (no bus transportation needed for the 5K event)
Return Shuttle: 
  • For Marathon and Half Marathon only.
  • If you choose to park at your race start, there is a bus available to take you back to your car. Buses depart from the Gateway Transit Center – one block west of the finish line.
    • Noon
    • 1:30 pm
Shuttle Tips: 
  • We strongly encourage participants to ride the shuttle to their start!
  • Park in downtown Port Angeles – where all races finish. There are several free and pay parking lots in downtown, within walking distance to the buses. Bring appropriate cash ($6-$11) for parking in pay lots.
  • Load  buses at the Gateway Transit Center – just one block west of the Red Lion Host Hotel on Front and Lincoln Streets, Port Angeles.
  • Buses are first come first served and will depart when full. There are no reserved bus times. Buses operate continuously during the departure schedule above.
  • Reservations are required for planning purposes. We ask that you indicate your shuttle need when you register.
  • To change your reservation, send an email to:  nodm@nodm.com before May 25th
  • Shuttle cost is included in your entry fee.
  • Gear bags are available at packet pick-up for  Marathon and Half Marathon participants. The marathon start offers inside waiting. The half marathon start does not offer shelter – dress warm.
  • 10K runners should dress warm with thrift store sweats. You can discard them at the start and NODM will re-donate them to the local Goodwill store.
  • Only registered athletes are allowed on shuttles. Family members are not allowed to ride the shuttle in order to watch the race start because buses will be returning to the transit center before the start of the races.
  • Registered athletes who are picking up their race packet at their race start will be permitted on the bus without their bib number.
  • There is no pick-up or drop-off service to the hotels.
  • Make sure you load the correct bus either to the Marathon /Half Marathon venue or 10K start.
Parking at the Marathon start:
  • There is plenty of parking in the rear of the 7 Cedars Casino located at 270756 Highway 101, Sequim, WA  98382 (on the east-side of Sequim).
Parking at the Half Marathon start:
  • Limited parking is available.
  • Arrive early and be patient with the volunteer parking crew.
  • Park in the designated area only. DO NOT park on Old Olympic Highway or in the marked No Parking zones.
  • Parking areas are not paved.
  • Please carpool when possible.
  • Respect private property.
Parking at the 10K Start:
  • Parking is available at the Deer Park Cinema on the south side of Highway 101. Runners will walk 1/4 mile to the start using the highway underpass. Vehicles need to be moved from the cinema before 1pm.
Parking at the 5K Start and Finish Line – downtown Port Angeles
  • There are several free downtown parking lots as well as pay parking lots ranging from $6 to $11- bring appropriate cash.
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