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Skagit Flats Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 08 September, 2019

About Skagit Flats Marathon

Nestled among the berry farms, tulip fields and waterfront communities of Washington State’s Skagit Valley, Burlington plays host each fall to the Skagit Flats Marathon & Half Marathon, a fast and flat race event that takes runners on an out-and-back course through beautiful rural countryside.

USATF-certified and a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, the Skagit Flats races start and finish at Edison High School, and are run along rural roads through area farmland to the entrance of nearby Samish Island and back. Out on the course, don’t be surprised if you spot birds of prey — the Skagit Valley is reputedly one of the state’s best viewing areas for the birds, from bald eagles to hawks to peregrine falcons, who migrate to the area each winter.

Participants (the event is open to both runners and walkers) will have six hours to complete either the full or the half marathon, and race organizers say those who have not finished by 2:00 PM will “be responsible for their own safety,” as roads along the race course will be re-opened after 2:00. Just over 670 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in both races combined in 2012, including 446 finishers in the half marathon alone.

Distances

Skagit Flats Marathon

  • 42.195km

Skagit Flats Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Skagit Flats Marathon Route Map

Skagit Flats Marathon Route Map

Start:

Burlington Edison High School

Burlington,us

Difficulty

flat

Overview

Start on Victoria Street just west of the gym and make a left on Norris street. Continue under I-5. At the stop sign take a right and then in about 1 mile take a right on Pulver. Go straight through the next stop sign at Josh Wilson and then make a left on Maiben. Right on Avon-Allen, then a left on Benson. The turn around for the half marathon is about 2 miles down Benson. The marathon continues towards Samish Island via T-Loop Road, D’Arcy Road and Bay View-Edison Road. The turn around for the marathon is on Samish Island Road. After you turn around you will follow the course back the way you came. When you get back to the starting line, you will make a left and run between the gym and track and onto the track.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.