Whidbey Island Marathon

Marathon

Start time 6:30 a.m.
Start Line at Deception Pass Lake off of Rosario Road on Hwy. 20.

Registration Fee
$65.00 through October 15 ~ in honor of our 15th Year!
$85.00 through December 31
$100.00 January 1 through February 29
$115.00 March 1 through April 12

$130.00 at Expo

Water Stations will be located every 1-1/2 miles to 2 miles apart. Gatorade will be at every other station with water and we will have GU Energy Gels at miles 6, 13, 17 and 21. There will be basic medical supplies at each station including, but not limited to bandages, antiseptic creams, Vaseline for chaffing and heat blankets. Porta Potties will be located at each water station.

Clothing Bag Check area will be located near the start line. We will provide bags for you to place your clothing in or you are welcome to bring your own as long as your bib number is placed on the outside of the bag.

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Click here for USATF Marathon Certification
IMPORTANT COURSE NOTICE

The full marathon has a six hour course time limit. Please see below for check points that need to be reached.

Hwy 20 will be closed from 6:25 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. at the start of the race. Any runner not on Ducken Rd off Hwy 20 by 7:00 a.m. will be picked up and moved forward. WSDOT does not allow us to have the Hwy closed for more than 30 minutes. We will be enforcing that as the bridge closure is dependent on us being able to open up Hwy 20 according to our allowed permitted times. If you feel you cannot make it to the turn-off by that time we encourage you to run the half marathon as our full marathon course will have check points that need to reached by certain times in order for us to maintain our bridge access, base access and other road closure areas.

Shuttle information to the Start Line of the Full Marathon

There is NO parking for vehicles or passenger drop offs at the start of the full. There is nowhere to stop your vehicle on Hwy 20 and the State Patrol will flag you on. Rosario Rd. will be limited to shuttles and official race vehicles.

Shuttles will begin transporting runners at 5:10 a.m. from the RV Park area at the Finish Line up to the start line. The last bus leaves at 6:00 a.m. There will be heaters at the start line for those that catch the early shuttles.

From Oak Harbor Hotels: Coachman Inn, Best Western Candlewood Suites and Auld Holland Inn.

After the race there will be shuttle service from the finish line celebration back to the hotels starting at 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Course Description

In progress.

There are no walkers allowed in the Full Marathon.

Marathon Check Points:
We will have check points that need to reached this year for the full marathon only. If you are unable to reach any of the check point times listed below we will pick you up and move you forward to the next check point and average your current pace time accordingly to add to your overall finish time. Please allow us to do this as we have to meet road closure opening times and Navy Base closure times.

7:00 a.m. At mile 1 just over the the bridge
7:15 a.m. Ducken Rd. near mile 2
Please note we are under a strict road closure/opening with the state for Deception Pass Bridge so, the times listed above are not negotiable.
8:00 a.m. Jones & Koontz Rd. at mile 6
8:50 a.m. Taylor and Sunset Road at mile 10
9:15 a.m. Taylor Rd and Silver Lake Rd turn off at mile 12
11:15 a.m. Silverlake and Taylor Rd return just past mile 20
11:45 a.m. Navy Base Housing Gate entrance at mile 22.5
From the last check point we will move you to the other side of the Navy Base to mile 25 for you finish at your own pace from there.

If you are unable to reach any of the check points by the times indicated above we will pick you up and move you forward to the next check point and average your current pace time accordingly to add to your overall finish time. Please allow us to do this as we have to meet road closure opening times and Navy Base closure times.