Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
3.8
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.6
SCENERY
4.2
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
4
The North Olympic Discovery Marathon takes place on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, a unique point to point course that incorporates the beautiful Olympic Discovery Trail with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and a five mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de … MORE
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    Siribori FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race has amazing support, aid stations and volunteers. Course is mostly flat along well paved Olympic Discovery Trails with a few hills scattered in between. Final 3 miles along … MORE

    This race has amazing support, aid stations and volunteers. Course is mostly flat along well paved Olympic Discovery Trails with a few hills scattered in between. Final 3 miles along the waterfront is beautiful. I will be back to this race again

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    tiges FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was a beautiful run. We were blessed with perfect weather, not too hot and not raining. Good aid stations along the course and abundant food at the end. MORE

    This was a beautiful run. We were blessed with perfect weather, not too hot and not raining. Good aid stations along the course and abundant food at the end.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Joerobe FIRST-TIMER '18

    Overall Rating: Very good. Course Difficulty: This course has some challenging hills, and on the day I ran it, a pretty stiff head wind and some rain. That aside, it … MORE

    Overall Rating: Very good.

    Course Difficulty: This course has some challenging hills, and on the day I ran it, a pretty stiff head wind and some rain. That aside, it is about average for races I run. 98% paved trail or road, with one small section of hard packed cinders.

    Course Scenery: Awesome at times, boring at others. There was a section of the race that had a sign that said “twilight zone”, I thought it was a reference to the movie, but as it turns out, it was just a long boring stretch. I wasn’t really expecting that, but compared to the mountain views, the bay, and the dense forest, it was a small and insignificant portion of the run.

    Race Production: Excellent! Good communication, outstanding volunteers, and timely starts. The RD was willing to let me pick my bib up on race morning if I needed, an important note for anyone doing a double or maniacs.

    Race Swag: Awesome. Nice medal, drop bag, and a 1/4 zip tech pullover.

    My Performance: Not great. My finish time doesn’t really reflect it, but when I woke up, I just didn’t want to run a marathon that day. I think maybe I had just been on the road too long and had lost motivation. I spent much of the run just trying to convince myself to keep going. Happy that I pushed through and got state 48 crossed off the list.

    This is not the easiest race to get to. You are going to have to drive 100 miles through slow traffic to get here, but once you arrive, it is a good run. At one point on the trail, I followed an otter for about 100 yards, so you’re right in the middle of nature. If you don’t mind the drive, it’s a good run.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    jenniferruns REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Race-is lovely and is mostly on a paved bike trail. Great organization, packet pick was well organized, nice swag, lots of awesome volunteers and tons of cheering for a small … MORE

    Race-is lovely and is mostly on a paved bike trail. Great organization, packet pick was well organized, nice swag, lots of awesome volunteers and tons of cheering for a small race! I was disappointed in the snacks available after the race for the finishers. Last year’s layout was much better.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    jenniferruns REPEAT RUNNER '15

    I love that none of this race is on the road--it is all on a paved bicycle trail. My favorite section is the end--once you get near the water--gorgeous! Well … MORE

    I love that none of this race is on the road–it is all on a paved bicycle trail. My favorite section is the end–once you get near the water–gorgeous! Well organized, too.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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