Hotels in town are inexpensive but are very old and dated.
By AV about 2016
The race is well organized, not gimmicky, a runner's race. The scenery was unbeatable, and of course the overall downhill was a plus. I loved it. Definitely in my top 5 favorite marathons!
I ended up not using, or needing, the gaiters they recommend. I was definitely happy to have my headlamp during the tunnel, and it was not a big deal to bag it and send it to the finish when the tunnel was done.
Edgewick Inn in North Bend is cheap, clean and walking distance to the pick up point to bus you to the start line.
By Tim Clukey about 2013
One of the coolest courses I've ever run on, this was my first full but I have run several races at other distances, it was fun, fast and beautiful.
**headlamp** was a big help, utilize drop bags at end of the tunnel to shed everything you don't want to lug down the mountain. MAKE SURE YOU TRAIN ON SOME LONG DOWNHILL RUNS, your quads will thank you