Aderire North Olympic Discovery Marathon
Despite the name, there's nothing Spanish or particularly angelic about Port Angeles, propped up by the lumber industry and backed by the steep-sided Olympic Mountains. People come here to catch a ferry for Victoria, Canada, or base themselves here for excursions into the northern parts of Olympic National Park.
Port Angeles entered history in 1862 when president Abraham Lincoln created a navy and military reserve around the natural harbor and made it only the second planned city in the US (after Washington, DC). Though the fishing industry has declined in recent years, Port Angeles has added dynamism to its cultural life with a fine-arts center and numerous public sculptures. With that being said, the North Olympic Discovery Marathon is the place to be.
The North Olympic Discovery Marathon takes place on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The event hub is downtown Port Angeles and all event activities are within walking distance. Downtown offers hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and access to the waterfront.
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.
Punti salienti del corso
Starting at the beautiful 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn, the course follows the Olympic Discovery Trail through Sequim Bay State Park, across the Johnston Creek trestle, trough the quaint Sequim downtown corridor, over the newly repaired Dungeness River Railroad trestle bridge, meandering through farm and country with mountain views, and finishing with a five mile stretch along the shores of the Salish Sea where you will be greeted at the finish line at Port Angeles City Pier.
Mappa del percorso
directions_runIndirizzo di partenza: Blyn, WA, USA
flagFine Indirizzo: Port Angeles, WA, USA
Marathon finishers will be receiving a Performance Wicking Heather Poly Quarter Zip. The long sleeve garment features thumbholes for additional hand warmth. The look is a two tone heather with double panels with accent stitching.
Servizio di deposito
Because the Marathon is a point to point, we are providing a clothing drop at each start.
The course will close at 1:30pm (6 hours for marathon start, 7.5 hours for marathon walk start). But we are always there for the last finisher!
Free and pay parking is available throughout the downtown corridor. Your car will be within walking distance of the finish line after the race.
A numbered race bib and electronic timing chip are personally assigned to each registered athlete. All participants are required to pin their race bib to the front of their shirt.
Buses depart from the Gateway Transit Center. We strongly encourage participants to take the shuttle to their start. This eliminates congestion at the start where parking is limited.
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