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Washington > Whidbey Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1K
Oak Harbor, WA  •  Sunday, April 13, 2014  •  Course Map

   

 
Washington State's Whidbey Island is the setting for the Whidbey Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1K, which takes place each spring on the second-longest island in the continental United States. Set for its 8th annual running in the spring of 2014.

The race saw more than 1,500 runners and walkers cross the finish line in all three races combined in 2013, including just over 1,100 runners and walkers in the half marathon alone.

Accessible by vehicle from the mainland (the island lies just north of Seattle in Washington's Puget Sound, Whidbey Island is a treasure of scenic natural beauty -- with ample views of the nearby ocean, peaceful backroads through the island's farmland areas, and the snow-capped peaks of the nearby Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. Runners will get to see many of the sights and sounds available here during the race, as much of the course takes runners along the waterfront.

The course for the half marathon starts near the finish line of the full 26.2-mile marathon, at Oak Harbor Beach Park on Beeksma Drive near the island's Oak Harbor waterfront area. From there, the point-to-point course winds through paved city streets, country roads and trails, taking runners and walkers (the race is open to both) along Bayshore Drive, through Windjammer Park, ultimately southward toward Windjammer Park on the middle portion of the island near Penn Cove.

For most of the race, the half marathon offers gently rolling hills, with the most significant changes in elevation occurring between the quarter-point and half-way point in the race (overall, the half marathon experiences a net rise of about 150 feet in elevation).


Race Weather & Climate

Located along the coast of Crescent Harbor on Whidbey Island in northwest Washington state, roughly a 90-mile drive northwest from Seattle, Oak Harbor typically sees cool to mild April temperatures.

April Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 41°F Low: 41°F Rain: 1.54 in.
High: 56°F High: 55°F Snow: N/A



Course Map

See the race route map for the Whidbey Island Half Marathon


Starting Time

7:15 AM - full marathon
8:30 AM - half marathon
8:45 AM - 10K
9:00 AM - 5K


Fees

$55 for the half marathon, if registered by December 31, 2013
$70 between January 1 - February 28, 2014
$80 between March 1 - April 9
$95 at the race expo
$110 on race day


Registration

To reserve your spot in the spring 2014 running of Oak Harbor's Whidbey Island Marathon or Half Marathon, register online at Active.com.


Official Race Website

www.whidbeyislandmarathon.com



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