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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, June 4, 2017
2016: Sunday, June 5, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.06
Course Score: 98.95

Race Size

2016: 264 Finishers
2015: 260 Finishers
2014: 332 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 2.7%
2015: 5.4%
2014: 8.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

**New Course for 2016**

Marathon Rankings

The North Olympic Discovery Marathon was the 243rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 210th largest in 2014.

This year 2.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the North Olympic Discovery Marathon the 369th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 301st highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.95 ranks it as the 191st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 13th fastest course in Washington.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the North Olympic Discovery Marathon a PR Score of 98.06. This PR Score ranks it as the 242nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 19th fastest in Washington.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 253 feet (77m)
Min Elevation: 9 feet (2m)


Ratings & Reviews for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 North Olympic Discovery Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Best small town race ever! Best volunteers, best finish line and best community spirit.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the North Olympic Discovery Marathon in 2:56:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.