Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
3.5
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.5
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
2.8
Whidbey Island is the perfect island weekend getaway where you can leave the city behind. Just north of Seattle, nestled up in Washington State’s Puget Sound is Whidbey Island. As a destination vacation playground for many, the island provides a vehicle accessible getaway from the busier mainland. Providing picturesque ocean … MORE
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    GigiCastle FIRST-TIMER '18

    The hills were killer, the scenery was exquisite, the medal beautiful, and the shirt so-so. Who give out long sleeves in April? Probably won’t do it again since I’m not … MORE

    The hills were killer, the scenery was exquisite, the medal beautiful, and the shirt so-so. Who give out long sleeves in April? Probably won’t do it again since I’m not big into repeats, but a nice challenge!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
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    jenniferruns REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Packet pick-up could be organized more smoothly. There were no bags available for drop off at the start of the race. I didn't care for the finisher's medal, BUT onto … MORE

    Packet pick-up could be organized more smoothly. There were no bags available for drop off at the start of the race. I didn’t care for the finisher’s medal, BUT onto the REAL STUFF! The actual race is organized well, lots of volunteers, and beautiful, yet brutal coarse. Not much cheering happening at the end of the race nor along the coarse. Do this race for the views–and if you want a hill workout 😀

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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    jenniferruns FIRST-TIMER '16

    It was a gorgeous coarse! Not impressed with the tshirt, but the race itself went smoothly and was well organized. There was plenty of views during the race and lots … MORE

    It was a gorgeous coarse! Not impressed with the tshirt, but the race itself went smoothly and was well organized. There was plenty of views during the race and lots of food at the end . There were not a lot of options on places to stay before the race–so I would suggest booking a room early.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2
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    Marinaw262 FIRST-TIMER '15

    The course is incredibly scenic, and runs on Whidbey Island. Parking at the beginning is easy, and we finish right next where we parked. The start is in a secluded … MORE

    The course is incredibly scenic, and runs on Whidbey Island. Parking at the beginning is easy, and we finish right next where we parked. The start is in a secluded area that you are bused to, near a lake. Good photo ops! The first few miles are along a forested stretch of highway with a gorgeous bridge a few miles out. The first half has a lot of rolling hills and nice views throughout. It is a good race for spectators, as most of the roads remain open and friends can see you at different points along the course in their cars. The last half is in more residential areas. The race has time cut-offs that are pretty strictly enforced throughout the course, as there are some parts which are on a military base, so slower runners be cautioned. There is a six hour cut off overall, but the first half has about three cut offs which are faster than the average for a six hour full. Mile 22 is the last cut off, onto the military base. A race official drove around and tried to get us to run faster at one point by saying the cutoff had been moved up, so that was kind of annoying. Once on the base, there are some bumpy roads, but there are also great views along that part in particular, where you can see a pretty water way. There was no real food post race, just chocolate mile and massages (yay, massages!)

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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