Sunday, July 10, 2016 • Ocean Shores, WA • Course Map
Part of a weekend filled with running, biking and swimming race events, the Ocean Shores Tri & Foot Fest hosts no fewer than eight race events — including a half-ironman relay, half-ironman distance triathlon, an Olympic triathlon, a sprint triathlon, a 13.1-mile half marathon, a 10K and a 5K race, and a triathlon for kids — for the participants who flock to this beach community along the Washington coastline every summer.
All of the day’s races start and finish at North Bay Park, the city’s largest park and a popular local spot for outdoor recreation ranging from sports on land like tennis and basketball to lots of water sports, as the park lies along the northern edge of Ocean Shores’ Duck Lake.
From the park, those running the half marathon will follow an out-and-back loop course in a counter-clockwise direction around the peninsula.
Runners will get to see plenty of the scenery for which Ocean Shores is known along the half marathon route, which crosses bridges and takes runners out for a roughly mile-and-a-half stretch along the beach in the race’s first few miles.
After heading back onto the roadway, runners then head down to the peninsula’s southern end, where they make their way around the edges of the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area along the shore, and then head north along the shoreline before making their way back to the finish line at North Bay Park.
With the exception of some very minor changes in elevation in the first few miles of the race, the half marathon takes runners over mostly flat terrain, especially in the second half of the race, which is nearly all flat.
The triathlon and duathlon events all take place on Saturday, and the half marathon, 10K and 5K races are run on Sunday.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the Point Brown peninsula on the central coast of Washington state, roughly 20 miles south of Olympic National Park and just over 130 miles southwest of Seattle, Ocean Shores typically sees mild to moderately cool and dry weather in the summer.
On race day (July 10), the average low is 50ºF and the average high is 66ºF.
- 2015 Ocean Shores Foot Fest Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Ocean Shores Foot Fest Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Ocean Shores Foot Fest Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Ocean Shores Foot Fest Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Ocean Shores Foot Fest Half Marathon Results
See race website
See race website
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of Ocean Shores’ Big Weekend Tri & Foot Fest Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at Active.com here.
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