North Olympic Discovery HM Race Info

Race Details

Detailed course description:

  1. The course starts on soccer fields, and follows a road for about 1/4 mile before turning onto the Olympic Discovery Trail. The first ½ mile is a gentle uphill with rollers through about 8.5 miles, crossing a trestle near the end.
  2. You’ll descend from there to the final 5, flat miles along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


Total gain/loss: 450/600

Total climbs: 6

Longest climb: 65ft over 1 mile (from mile 3.5 to 4.5)

Steepest climb: 100ft over .2 miles (starting about 6.5)

Map & Elevation profile

Aid stations

Aid stations are spaced approximately every 2 miles

What’s available:Water, Gatorade (half strength), 1st Aid

Select stations: Hammer Gel, Fruit

Race qualifiers

The marathon option of this race is a Boston Qualifier.

Race reports

Strava activities and GPX files


Packet pickup

Noon – 6 pm on Saturday, June 3rd – Race Expo at Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles

Late packet pickup is available at the start on Sunday, but participants are strongly encouraged to pickup at the Expo on Saturday.


Buses depart from the Gateway Transit Center. Free and pay parking is available throughout the downtown corridor. Your car will be within walking distance of the finish line after the race.

The race strongly encourages participants to take the shuttle to their start. This eliminates congestion at the start where parking is limited.

Buses run continuously (load and go). There are no reserved seats or times.

Race start and cutoff times

8:30 AM start for the Half Marathon, and the course closes at 1:30pm

Gear check is available at the start line, so you can drop your warm clothes and pick them up at the finish.

Race Website



Finish is in downtown Port Angeles, and busses are available to take you to the start from there.



The host hotel is the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles which is located at City Pier (the Finish Line!) in Port Angeles. You are encouraged to book your room early and ask for the marathon rate: [360-452-9215][7].