Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon & Half Marathon

Saturday, September 30, 2017 • Leavenworth, WA • Course Map

activeregisterA road race to celebrate the Oktoberfest festival in this Washington town set in the central part of the state, the Leavenworth Marathon and Half Marathon combines city streets with the rolling hills of the area’s scenic country roads, within view of the Wenatchee National Forest and Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.


The race takes runners through Washington’s “Bavarian village” of Leavenworth, whose architecture and building styles are designed to make visitors feel as if they’re walking through an Alpine town in Austria or Germany, with views of the mountains all around.

Runners will be able to take in plenty of the shops, restaurants and downtown areas both before and during the race, which will take them through downtown Leavenworth and along the trails that wind through Waterfront Park along the river.

Runners in the full marathon and the half marathon will start the race in different places — those running the full will start their 26.2-mile course west of town on County Highway 76, while those running the half marathon will start at the race finish line, near the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.

From there, the half marathon route makes a counter-clockwise loop around the city, largely along the banks of the river and Icicle Creek, and much of the course unfolds along the edges of the mountain valley, as the town sits next to Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.

Most of the race is run on paved roads, but portions of the course take runners off-road and onto dirt trails, especially the roughly mile-long stretch that winds through Waterfront Park, along the Wenatchee near downtown Leavenworth.

The rest of the race features mostly gently rolling hills. The race begins at about 1,100 feet above sea level and reaches its highest point between miles 7 and 8, when the course climbs about 100 feet in elevation. Following this peak, the race is largely flat toward the finish.

As the race organizers describe it, “you may not PR [personal record] on this course, but it will likely be the most beautiful and scenic marathon course you have ever run.”

Race Weather & Climate

Located just south of the Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington state, about 115 miles east of Seattle, Leavenworth typically sees cool to mild weather in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 24°F (in 1983) and as high as 102°F (in 1988).

On race day (Sept. 30), the average low is 37ºF and the average high is 73ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – full marathon
  • 9:00 AM – half marathon

Fees

  • $50 – $100 for the half marathon
  • $70 – $120 for the full marathon

Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Washington’s Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon and Half Marathon, register online at Active.com here.

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Official Race Website

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1 comment… add one
  • Miyako Namba September 14, 2016, 1:30 pm

    Hello, I am interested in volunteering for the Half Marathon. Check-In would be ideal, I Live in Seattle Washington and am a 17 year old high schooler. Please let me know as soon as possible if this would work out with your team!

    Thanks,
    Miyako Namba

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