Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Saturday, September 9, 2017 • Chelan, WA • Course Map

Among the most scenic road races anywhere in Washington, the Lake Chelan Shore to Shore races take runners on a point-to-point route along the shores of gorgeous Lake Chelan, situated just to the west of the town of Chelan and southeast of North Cascades National Park, in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain range.

The half marathon race in this USATF-certified event begins on the southern side of the lake at South Shore Boulevard, from which participants run southeastward toward Chelan and then make the turn back toward the northwest along the shoreline to the finish in the downtown area of the nearby town of Manson.

The course for the half-marathon is mostly flat for the first five miles of the races, with a few small rolling uphills and downhills.

The biggest change in elevation comes just after mile 5, when the course rises about 160 feet in elevation for about two miles, and then drops back down to the starting line elevation by mile 8. A few additional hills lie between mile 8 and the finish.

Race Weather & Climate

Located between the banks of the Chelan River to the east and the shoreline of Lake Chelan to the west in central northern Washington, about 170 miles east of Seattle, Chelan typically sees some of its warmest and driest weather of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 26°F (in 1983) and as high as 97°F (in 2003).

On race day (Sept. 9), the average low is 54F and the average high is 78F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – full marathon
  • 8:00 AM – half marathon
  • 8:30 AM – 10K


  • $55 – $85 for the half marathon
  • $75 – $105 for the full marathon
  • $40 – $65 for the 10K


To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Chelan’s Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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