Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
5
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.5
Run where the sea meets the sky–at San Juan Island. Orca Running is proud to present our newest half marathon, featuring quite possibly our most scenic course. The course is stunning, and the island is a wonderful place to spend a weekend. Bring your family, run the race, and then … MORE
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    AreWeThereYet FIRST-TIMER '19

    First time running the SJI Half and it was a PERFECT way to enjoy the absolute BEAUTIFUL scenery!!! I have ran in about 2 dozen half's and over 100 other … MORE

    First time running the SJI Half and it was a PERFECT way to enjoy the absolute BEAUTIFUL scenery!!! I have ran in about 2 dozen half’s and over 100 other races and this is by far, the MOST beautiful run I have ever been on!
    This is a perfect weekend getaway/destination event to participate in!!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
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    ccorr REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I know I am a little bias in that I get to go home to run this race, but really, the scenery is phenomenal. We see bunnies, fox, eagles, & … MORE

    I know I am a little bias in that I get to go home to run this race, but really, the scenery is phenomenal. We see bunnies, fox, eagles, & an egret & ample time enjoying the beautiful Salish Sea. You will be hard pressed to find a more stunning run setting. Orca Racing is top notch in putting on an event. It is a small race, but so well organized. Aid stations with water, electrolytes, gu, & a porta potty are approximately every two miles. There is a fair amount of climbing, but I am convinced everything else offsets the extra work & it is a fun way to see a little more of the island than you would just driving by.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    lindseyelhart FIRST-TIMER '19

    The run takes you through countryside, along the water front, and ends in downtown. It was beautiful! I loved the small nature of the race size - I felt safe … MORE

    The run takes you through countryside, along the water front, and ends in downtown. It was beautiful! I loved the small nature of the race size – I felt safe and supported individually the whole time.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    I've run various road races and this was one of the most pleasant courses that I've experienced. In spite of the road not being closed to traffic, there were spectacular … MORE

    I’ve run various road races and this was one of the most pleasant courses that I’ve experienced. In spite of the road not being closed to traffic, there were spectacular views, interesting/challenging terrain, and great staff/post race amenities.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    WOW JUST WOW! Orca just keeps bringing it time and time again. Every race just keeps getting better. Their races showcase the nature, diversity, and beauty of areas surrounding their … MORE

    WOW JUST WOW! Orca just keeps bringing it time and time again. Every race just keeps getting better. Their races showcase the nature, diversity, and beauty of areas surrounding their home base of Seattle. I travel from Canada and they are so worth it! I’m telling you this small personable team think of every detail! Clearly they are runners and they get this. I did this run as a quick get away with hubby who isn’t a runner. It was a bit pricey but well worth it. If that’s a concern for you, Orca has got you covered! They start the race a bit later so you can walk on the ferry and a shuttle picks you up. You have no excuse not to do this. This race is small and I can’t for the life of me figure out why? PEOPLE YOU ARE MISSING OUT! This is one of my best races ever and I’ve traveled the world for hundreds of them. This is practically in my back yard.

    Ok the view was spectacular the entire course. The scenary kept changing. At one point while chatting with another runner we felt we were in Tuscany and the Mediterranean. The medal is one of my all time favs, the shirt is soooo soft, you start and finish on 2 beaches, ice cream, pizza, candy bonuses at the end, they happily feed your support crew who didn’t pay (never seen that before) I’m sure I’m limited to how much I can say here but can’t say enough. I’m am blown away by the small numbers and would hate to see it disappear. Do yourself and the rest of us a favor and show support to this team so they continue to give us the best races of our lives. Do it next year! I can’t wait for my next one with them, they offer package pricing and payment options to do multiple races. I am doing 4 this year but will do another 4 next. Of course this will be one of them. I hope this helps you.

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    Race was fun and straightforward. Course was hilly and a little windy with amazing views the whole time. The volunteers were super nice my favorite race shirt! Liked the fact … MORE

    Race was fun and straightforward. Course was hilly and a little windy with amazing views the whole time. The volunteers were super nice my favorite race shirt! Liked the fact it was cupless… I will use my hydro pouch for other races.

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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