Sunday, May 7, 2023 • Sequim, WA • Course Map
Two hours northwest of Seattle lies Sequim, a town of almost 7,000, that’s home to the inaugural Sequim Irrigation Festival Half Marathon on May 7, 2023. Sequim doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves. The city is nestled against the Sequim Bay, while adjacent to the wettest temperate rainforests in United States, experiences as much rainfall as Los Angeles, earning its nickname The Blue Hole of Sequim. If you’re a fan of shades of flowers, the city is also the Lavender Capital of North America and is known for its Dungeness crab.
The House of Seven Brothers seems like the place to stop after your race – one cup of cooked crab contains 21 grams of protein. A perfect treat for aching muscles.
The course starts at the Dragon Gates in front of the Gatekeeper’s Castle at Troll Haven Bandy Farms. Troll Haven is a magical, mystical sanctuary that occupies 200 acres along Discovery Bay in Gardiner, Washington. The start of the course is downhill and you’ll run by the water along Old Gardner Beach road before your run through the farm meeting Olympic Discovery Trail, a 135-mile trail of non-motorized paths.
Two sizable hills in the first few miles but glorious downhill stretches in the middle and enjoy a downhill finish. The Discovery Trail is paved with the exception of one short dirt portion in the middle. The trail will run through the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center with beautiful displays of native art and totem poles. It will follow and wind past Discovery Bay with views of the water before dipping into Sequim Bay State Park. The park is full of beautiful forest and green moss. The Discovery Trail winds up to White Feather Way where you will pop out on the outskirts of Sequim before dipping into the Sequim Dungeness Valley.
Enjoy your downhill finish as you approach Carrie Blake Park and the finish line. The Carrie Blake Park will be hosting Innovation Arts and Crafts Fair with live entertainment all day, family fun days, a beer and wine garden, food, and activities for the entire family.
Enjoy your downhill finish as you approach Carrie Blake Park and the finish line. Carrie Blake Park will be the site of Sequim Irrigation Festival’s Innovation Arts and Crafts Fair and Family Fun Days with live entertainment all day, a beer and wine garden, food trucks, and activities for the entire family. Sequim Irrigation Festival is a 501(c)4 all-volunteer non-profit, and the longest continuously running festival in Washington featuring events during the first two full weeks of May.
Race & Weather Climate
Nestled along the Sequim Bay, Sequim and the surrounding regions will see temperatures between 46°F and 58°F with the chance of precipitation between 4% and 6%.
Sequim Irrigation Festival Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Half Marathon here.
8:00 am for the half marathon
Course Time Limit
While there is no time limit, there will be crossing guards or support on the course after 11:30 am. All runners will need to obey traffic laws while crossing the streets.
$70+ and up
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Sequim Irrigation Festival Registration
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Sequim Irrigation Festival, register online at Enmotive here.
For more information or questions on the Half Marathon, you can contact email@example.com.
Official Race Website
Washington Half Marathon Calendar
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