The North Olympic Discovery Marathon takes place each year on the beautiful and scenic Olympic Peninsula. This is the 3rd of 5 total races in the “Run the Peninsula” race series. This race takes place on a course that follows the stunning Olympic Discovery Trail, complete with mountain views and running next to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) offers a year-round route for adventurers. It winds through farms, fields, past stunning lakes, and through tall conifer forests. The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is just a portion of the ODT so you’ll get a great taste of the kind of beauty found here.
While you are getting ready for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon and after you complete it, let our Olympic Peninsula lodging be your respite for relaxation. Our cozy and comfortable cottages are the perfect spot for a great night’s sleep and the best place to recuperate. From our cottages, you’ll look out and see the majestic Olympic Mountains, the picturesque pastures of farmland, and right outside your door is the calming expanse of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Dungeness Bay. If you want the ideal place to stay as you run the North Olympic Discovery Marathon this year, book your stay with us today!
Register For The North Olympic Discovery Marathon
Running in a marathon is an exciting and fun way to stay active and something to look forward to doing! The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is sure to not disappoint as this is one of the more scenic races in existence. You’ll get out, meet new folks from many different places, it’s a great excuse to come out to the Olympic Peninsula. Still not convinced? Here are 3 great reasons to register for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon.
- The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is split up into different races so you can run the one that is best for you. Along with the standard marathon, there is also a half-marathon, a marathon relay with a team of 2-5 members, a marathon walk, 5K and 10 K events, and you can even get the kids involved with a kids marathon. The course is a wide, hard surface that is mostly paved. It is a USATF certified course and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. The events end at the City Pier in Port Angeles and are a fun atmosphere for family and friends to join in on the celebration.
- The North Olympic Discovery Marathon venue is a big reason why so many people participate. You won’t find this kind of beauty on many marathon routes! Sightings of seals, eagles, and shorebirds are common along the course. The beautiful backdrop includes crossing rivers, ravines, mountain views, ocean vistas, crossing historic bridges, and getting the opportunity to see much of the flora and fauna that make up this spectacular Pacific Northwest location and connecting with nature at this peaceful destination race.
- The weather is also a big factor in why people run the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Average high temps for when the race takes place are often around 65 -70 degrees Fahrenheit. This cooler and milder weather is great for long runs and being in the PNW, there may be cloud cover and a bit of rain so you don’t have to worry about running in bright sunlight and getting overheated here!
- Another fantastic reason why you should register and run the North Olympic Discovery Marathon is that the funds raised in the fees go right back into helping build, protect, grow, and maintain the Olympic Discovery Trail so that generations can enjoy and get the most out of this Olympic Peninsula gem. You are helping to keep this place a beautiful spot to live in and to visit.
The Best Sequim Lodging
Let our beachfront cottages be your perfect getaway and turn your run in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon into the best vacation! We are the ideal choice for accommodations as we are located in Sequim where the marathon takes place. From our cottages set on the waters of Dungeness Bay, you can relax and unwind while walking on your private beach. Our waterfront cottages are set up with your ultimate comfort in mind. You’ll rest well before and after the race on your king or queen size bed fitted with plush and cozy quilts and comforters. Prepare your own meals in your full kitchen or kitchenette and enjoy peaceful views out your window of the water.
If you want even more privacy and quiet we offer 4 beautiful vacation homes to rent while you are here for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Our homes range from staying in a magical castle, a treehouse overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a home overlooking the hood canal, and lodging with expansive patios to relax on. If you are looking for the perfect place to rest. recuperate, and rejuvenate for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon, book your stay with us today!