"I loved this race. It was beautiful, well organized, and the course was friendly without being boring. The views were spectacular!"- Amy K.
"I will do it again next year. Continue the Great Job!!!!!!! I will also recommend it to several others."- George G.
"Thanks for putting on such a great race. I have been participating since 2003 and plan to continue every year 'til I can't run anymore!"- Katrina S.
"Great course, great scenery, great challenge."- Roland F.
We're always looking for volunteers to help out. If interested please contact us or come to the Expo on Saturday, April 14th at North Whidbey Middle School from 11 A.M. until 7 P.M.
Marathon discounts may be offered by some of the area hotels. Be sure to mention the Waste Management Whidbey Island Marathon when making a reservation to receive your discount, if available.
Book your room early, as accomodations in the immediate area fill quickly.
In Oak Harbor
Acorn Motor Inn - 800.280.6646 (approx. 2 blocks from Windjammer Park - Finish Line)
Auld Holland Inn - 800.228.0148
Best Western Harbor Plaza - 800.927.5478
Bluff on Whidbey - 360.240.9332
Candlewood Suites - 360.279.2222
Coachman Inn - 800.635.0043
North Whidbey Inn - 360.675.5911
Queen Ann Motel - 360.675.2209 (approx. 2 blocks from Windjammer Park - Finish Line)
Soaring Eagle Lodge - 206.200.5851
West Beach House - 206.496.1147
Wildwood Farm - 360.679.3474
Military personnel may stay at the Navy Lodge Whidbey Island
Staysail RV Park - RV and Tent sites; first-come, first-served (no reservations), 360.279.4750
(next to Windjammer Park - Finish Line)
North Whidbey RV Park - RV sites and Cabins, 888 GO CAMPING (888.462.2674)
Staysail RV Park - 26 tent sites; first-come, first-served (no reservations), 360-279-4750
(next to Windjammer Park - Finish Line)
Deception Pass State Park - 12 miles north of Oak Harbor;
Click Here for more information or to make a reservation
In Coupeville (10 - 15 minute driving time)
Anchorage Inn - 877.230.1313
The Blue Goose Inn - 877.678.4284
The Captain Whidbey Inn - 800.366.4097
The Coupeville Inn - 800.247.6162
Fort Casey Inn - 866.661.6604
Guest House Log Cottages - 800.997.3115
The Lovejoy Inn - 360.678.1204
Tyee Restaurant Lounge Hotel - 360.678.6616
Other resources for Coupeville
In Anacortes (35 - 40 minute driving time)
Anaco Bay Inn - 877.299.3320
The Fidalgo Country Inn - 360.299.2419
Majestic Inn & Spa - 877.370.0100
The Marina Inn - 360.293.1100 or 800.231.5198
Ship Harbor Inn - 800.852.8568
Anacortes Hotels & Motels
In LaConner (45 minute driving time)
LaConner Chamber of Commerce
In Burlington (50 minute driving time)
Holiday Inn Express - 360.755.7338
In Bow (50 minute driving time)
Skagit Valley Casino & Resort - 877.275.2448
Whidbey Island Vacation Rentals - 800.260.4158
The WildeBerry Inn (in Greenbank) - 360.914.6241
Whidbey Retreats (in Freeland) - 425.990.5701 or 253.224.7003
Visit Langley - 360.221.2979
Visit Clinton - 360.341.3929 (Clinton is at the southernmost tip of Whidbey Island, approx. 50 minute drive to Oak Harbor)
Vacation Rental Homes
For Information on vacation rental houses, please go to: http://www.vrbo.com. Search by Washington State, first on Whidbey Island, then expanding outwards to include Port Townsend and Mount Vernon.
Addition Information on Restaurants and Lodging
For additional information on lodging and restaurants on Whidbey Island and in nearby Annacortes, Port Townsend and Mount Vernon, please go to: Oak Harbor Chamber or http://www.gonorthwest.com and search by Washington State or visit the Island County Tourism's website at http://www.WhidbeyCamanoIslands.com.
Whidbey and Camano Islands - USA: 1-888-747-7777, International: 360-675-5412
WhidbeyLocal.com - 360.678.7119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From Canada and points North: Take I-5 to the Anacortes exit. Proceed West on Highway 20 and follow signs to Oak Harbor.
From Seattle and points South: Take I-5 North. You then have the option of taking the Mukilteo ferry (every half hour) across to Whidbey Island and driving up to Oak Harbor (45-minutes), or continue North to the Anacortes exit. Proceed West on Highway 20 and follow the signs to Oak Harbor. BE SURE TO CROSS DECEPTION PASS BRIDGE BY 6:30 A.M. ON SUNDAY, to ensure you make it to the start of your event on time.
Whidbey Island is approximately 95 miles north of Seattle. From Everett, it is approximately 1-hour driving time to Oak Harbor.
Save Gas and Carpool:
The Whidbey Island Marathon encourages participants to carpool to Whidbey Island for the event. Go to www.rideshareonline.com and create a posting if you have space in your car or see who might be able to give you a ride.
Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle provides the only fast, direct, and daily transportation service between all communities on Whidbey Island and Sea-Tac International Airport.
Washington State Ferries
Check the ferry schedule prior to race day. As of this posting, the first ferry of the day will not get you to the island and allow sufficient travel time to reach the full marathon starting line prior to the start of the race. CHECK THE SCHEDULE! They change with the season.
Island County Transit System
Check out Island Transit for all of your transportation needs while staying on Whidbey Island. Please note, there is no scheduled service on Sundays.
Whidbey and Camano Islands Information
Whidbey and Camano Islands
Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Local and Northwest Running Sites