North Olympic Discovery Marathon

5K / 10k / Half Marathon / Marathon / Relay

Port Angeles, WA

June 5th-6th, 2021


The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is the 3rd of 5 race in the Run the Peninsula Series.

The North Olympic Discovery Marathon, Marathon Walk, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon and 10K take place on 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 Fuca. The 5K and Kids Marathon are an out-and-back along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Frequent sightings of seals, eagles, and an array of shore birds are common from the trail. Iconic trestle bridges provide beautiful back drops. Salmon can be seen spawning at the Morse Creek crossing in the fall. The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is truly one of the most beautiful marathon venues anywhere.

Race Details

This rails to trails course is a wide, hard surface (99% paved) trail. The course is marked at every mile and water stations are located approximately every two miles. Cool June weather can be expected – average high is 65F, average low is 49F, average mean is 57F.

The race is organized by the Port Angeles Marathon Association – a group of accomplished amateur athletes.

The Marathon is a USATF certified course and a Boston Marathon qualifier.


  • Race Day: Saturday, April 24th, 2021
  • Register By: Friday, April 23rd, 2021
  • Bib Pickup: Saturday, April 24, 7:30 am – Banana Way (off of Business Park Loop in Carlsborg, WA)

Resources & Links

Parking & Shuttles

Some of the races will have shuttles to the start of the race due to limited parking at the starting lines.

Shuttle information and times will be updated soon.


  • Parking will be in the field off of West Hendrickson Road.
  • Parking signs will be visible from West Hendrickson Road

Course Map

Click below to download detailed mile by mile instructions of the entire course. 

Parking Map

To start the race you can park at Railroad Bridge Park:

2099 W. Hendrickson Rd.  Sequim, WA 98382

Event Swag

High Performance running race bib belt with gu holders.

Race Video

Photo Gallery

Travel & Lodging


The North Olympic Discovery Marathon takes place in Port Angeles, WA on the beautiful North Olympic Peninsula. Click below to learn more about the area, directions for how to get here and what to do in the area.


About Run the Peninsula

The Run the Peninsula Race Series takes place on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The series is made up of 5 different races. The series also has a virtual race option for all of the events if you are not able to make it out to the Olympic Peninsula for one or all of the races.


Run the Peninsula is made up of 5 races spanning sections of the Olympic Discovery Trail from Port Townsend to Port Angeles.

Run the Peninsula

Virtual Series

Run with us on race day, or run VIRTUALLY. You have until December 31 of the same year to complete the races virtually.

Volunteer With Us

This event could not happen without the support of the community, our volunteers and the Peninsula Trails Coalition (Build and maintain the Olympic Discovery Trail). Run the Peninsula series takes place on the Olympic Discovery Trail, which is run by the Peninsula Trails Coalition. The Peninsula Trails Coalition is an amazing all volunteer group that helps to build, protect, grow and maintain the trail. The Peninsula Trails Coalition is a 501(c)3 Corporation registered in the State of Washington Tax ID 91-1416511.

All of the Run the Peninsula events will give back to various groups in the community. Proceeds from all of the Run the Peninsula races will go towards the Olympic Discovery Trail and other groups in the community.