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MARATHON Table of Contents What’s ahead on the course? ................................ 4 Dedicated volunteers .............................................. 5 Finish line map ........................................................... 6 Relay teams .................................................................. 7 Course map ................................................................. 8 Weekend schedule ................................................... 9 Kids marathon ......................................................... 10 A spectator sport .................................................... 11 Water stations .......................................................... 12 Odds & ends, road closures ................................ 12 Expo & beer garden info ..................................... 13 Supporting service clubs .................................... 14

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will want to slow down. The creek bed itself is gorgeous, tempting runners to stop and look around, but you won’t because you’ll want to push yourself up and out of the creek. Again, try to keep your pace here, but anticipate that it will be taxing yet rewarding. At mile 21, the course offers spectacular mountain views, and runners get a huge energy boost here with water stations and plenty of cheering. After this boost, there’s a nice, gentle downhill grade that rests the legs and helps you push for the finish. Right at mile 22, the course crosses Morse Creek on a beautifully restored and converted railroad trestle, and the temperature cools down considerably. There is about a half-mile jaunt toward the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and from there to the finish, the course runs along the breathtaking and invigorating Salish Sea. With a half-mile toward the finish, the course passes Francis Park, and that’s when you can start to see the finish line. Kick it up from here, and you will reach Port Angeles City Pier with glory!

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over another scenic bridge. This bridge is wide, but be cautious, as it can reverberate if you’re in a pack of runners. A short uphill out of the riverbed leads runners back to more fields and flat cruising for the next few miles. Mile 17 sees the first of two big drops into creek beds. The descent into Siebert Creek is steep, and good downhill runners will feel like they’re flying here. A quick jaunt over the bridge, and the run up and out of Siebert is tough (it’s not long, but it is steep at mile 16). Try to keep your pace here, as there is a water station at the top of the hill to re-energize your run. The course then dives away from the roads, and miles 18-20 ramble through quiet rolling hills. This is a good stretch to try to keep your pace up in anticipation of the 20-mile wall. Then there’s Bagley Creek. This is the toughest descent-ascent on the course, but once you conquer it, the run is really “all downhill from there.” The descent into Bagley is steep, and if it’s wet at all, most runners

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The marathon course begins at the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe’s 7 Cedars Casino overlooking picturesque Sequim Bay. The excitement of the course starts right away, crossing U.S. Highway 101, the lifeline of the North Olympic Peninsula. From here, the first mile on the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) is up a steady, gentle climb through woods that shade the course and keep the morning start cool. Mile 2 winds through more woods and into Sequim Bay State Park. Look for peek-a-boo views of Sequim Bay. Miles 3-5 are a straight shot along a swift portion of the ODT toward the pastoral town of Sequim. At Rhodefer Road, the course turns right and runs through Carrie Blake Park, the original start venue of the NODM. Miles 7-9 are flat, fast and wellsupported by the residents of the northern neighborhoods of Sequim. This is a good stretch to hit your best stride and set a strong pace to carry through the first half of the race. During mile 10, the ODT crosses one of the iconic features of the course: the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park. After a severe storm in 2015, the Railroad Bridge — a significant portion of the ODT — was restored with environmental improvements to the river corridor. Miles 11-13 are a smooth roll through flat fields, with road crossings that allow for multiple opportunities for friends and families to leapfrog from point to point to cheer on runners. Mile 14 brings the runners through Robin Hill Farm County Park and down into riverbeds and

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Dedicated volunteers make the magic happen Organizing a marathon is an enormous undertaking. North Olympic Discovery Marathon organizers rely on more than 600 volunteers to help with everything, from putting out cones at 4:30 a.m. on race day to serving as finish line buddies who greet runners as they cross the finish line. “The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is a destination event. For people to travel to the North Olympic Peninsula, we have to really be a cut above other races,” said race director Victoria Jones. The finish line buddy system is one volunteer program that sets this marathon apart. Kaitlin Alderson, chair of the finish line buddies, said, “Participating in any marathon creates an adrenaline rush and an indescribable, accomplished feeling when you cross the finish line.” Each person who runs the race is met by a volunteer buddy at the finish line. The runner is given a sports drink and a finisher medal (medals are for marathon, half-marathon and marathon relay participants only).

The NODM is still looking for volunteers for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 1-3. Email nodm@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping out at this year’s marathon! “Being able to cheer the racers across the finish line and celebrate as they tell their story is the best experience ever,” Alderson said. A finish line buddy congratulates a racer at the finish line and walks with the athlete during their “cooling down” period. They offer assistance if needed and generally help out in any way necessary. “I volunteer at the finish line to be the

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Making the NODM a team endeavor There are many ways to get involved with the North Olympic Discovery Marathon without actually having to run 26.2 miles, and this year a group of sixthgrade girls decided they wanted to run an entire marathon together in their own backyard. To date, the girls are the youngest relay team to ever participate in the NODM marathon relay. Most of the girls started out running the kids marathon and during the past few years, some challenged themselves to the 5K race. This team of five girls from Hamilton and Franklin elementary schools in Port Angeles and Sequim Middle School were ready to take it to the next level and together run the entire 26.2 miles. Sixth-grader Harper McGuire of Hamilton Elementary School said she is excited about being able to run with her friends and do the marathon together. “I am excited to see what place we get in the actual marathon and excited to

cross the finish line together as a team” McGuire said. The girls’ team, Running Pickles Jr., includes McGuire, Taryn Johnson, Kathryn Jones, Violet Mills and Yau Fu, all sixth-graders.

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Race director Victoria Jones anticipates an all-time high of more than 40 relay teams this year. “The marathon relay is a great way to experience the marathon course without having to run the entire distance by yourself,” she said. “It is great to see the marathon relay growing every year as many teams return and new teams form.” The relay race will run consecutively with the North Olympic Discovery Marathon and offers many divisions for fun and competition. Team size can vary from two to five members. A five-person team will run or walk legs

The youngest relay team ever to participate in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon Relay — the Running Pickles Jr. — includes, from left, Taryn Johnson, 11, Sequim Middle School; Kathryn Jones, 12, Franklin Elementary; Harper McGuire, 12, Hamilton Elementary; Yau Fu, 11, Franklin Elementary; and Violet Mills, 12, Hamilton Elementary.

of 4.2-6.7 miles. Smaller teams will divide the legs to meet their needs and will run longer distances. Four official exchange zone locations have been dedicated on the course map (see page 8). A map and driving directions can also be found online at nodm.com/relay-teams and will be included in relay race bags.

Teams are responsible for their own transportation. Marathon relay sponsor Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy will do free kinesio taping during the expo and will have a foam rolling and stretching tent at the finish line. At 12:30 p.m. in the awards tent, the relay marathon awards will be given out to the first-place team in each division.

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2018 Race Weekend Schedule Changes schedule posted at nodm.com. changes to to thethe schedule willwill be be posted at www.nodm.com

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All registered athletes attend

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Open to the public

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Sunday Time 6:00am 7:30am 8:30am 9:00am 9:00am

Race Starts Marathon Walk Early Start Marathon & Relay Start Half Marathon Start 10K Start 5K Start Shuttle Departures Walkers' Start Marathon Start Half Marathon Start 10K Start

5:15am (1 bus) 5:45 - 6:30am 6:45 - 7:30am 7:45 - 8:15am

Estimated Finish Times 1st 5K Finisher 1st 10K Finisher 1st Half Marathon Finisher 1st Marathon/Marathon Relay Finisher Finish Festivities Finish / Food / Expo / Beer Garden Live Music / Joy in Mudville Results and Awards Tent • Overall 5K/10K • Overall Half Marathon • Overall Marathon/Relay Massage

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Location 7 Cedars Casino, Sequim 7 Cedars Casino, Sequim Agnew Soccer Fields, Sequim Deer Park Loop, Port Angeles City Pier, Port Angeles Buses depart from the Gateway Transit area in downtown Port Angeles one block west of the Red Lion (look for Clallam Transit buses). Be sure to load the correct bus to your start. Buses are first come, first served and depart the area when full. Plan to arrive in plenty of time.

Access to the best finish line viewing area is via the Red Lion using the breezeway on the east side of the building. Bring a chair or blanket and find a spot in the grass to cheer on the finishers.

Join us at City Pier and the Pavilion for the Finish Festival. Bring a chair or beach blanket to rest and relax and join in the celebration. Enjoy the live music, participant food tent, expo vendors, the beer garden and explore the beach and pier on the beautiful Port Angeles waterfront. Festivites are free and open to the public.

Every year, the North Olympic Discovery Marathon relies on a large group of people to make the event a reality. This ensemble works together to ensure racers and spectators alike have a safe, fun and rewarding time during the event. Race Director Victoria Jones Board of Directors John Fox Joshua Jones Larry Little Michelle Little Dan Welden Race Committee Kaitlin Alderson Julia Anderson Jeff Bohman Kari Chance Lindsay Fox Michell Gentry Dirk Gouge Becky Gunderson Brian Gunderson Priya Jayadev Loren Larsen Jeni Little Jim Little Chuck Perrizo Bill Pieratt Katie Rudd Jill Shaw Heidi Simpson Ken Simpson Nick Simpson Taylyn Simpson Anna Swanberg Darryl Wolfe

Buses depart from the Gateway Transit area in downtown Port Angeles one block west of the finish line. There is NO return bus to the 10K start. Shirt exchange will be set-up in the finish line area with Water Station voting. Shirt exchanges will not be made prior to the posted times.

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Kids can participate in their own marathon Kids are an important part of marathon weekend. Participants from all over the United States and many countries will come to the Olympic Peninsula to run in one of the events slated for the weekend of June 2-3. Adults train all year long to be in shape to run this distance, and now kids have the opportunity to run their own marathon. The North Olympic Discovery kids marathon is a 1.2-mile fun run for children 12 and younger. “You can do it every year, so it’s kinda like a tradition,” said 8-year-old Catie Chance of Port Angeles. “I’ve been running it every year since I was 3!” Many of the kids run a total of 25 miles during the six to 10 weeks leading up to the marathon. They set their own weekly

KIDS MARATHON A 1.2-mile race Starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2 $12 entry fee All kids 12 and younger are welcome. Register between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Port Angeles City Pier. goals and track their miles on a mileage sheet. “It’s not really a competition; you can run with your friends and everyone can do it. I like it because kids can actually participate in the marathon,” Chance said. Kids earn a toe token for every 5 miles they complete. These will

be awarded to kids who live outside Clallam County at the time of registration. On June 2, the actual marathon course will belong to the kids. “The kids will run across the

same finish line as marathoners from all across the country and world,” said race director Victoria Jones. Even if they have not participated in the 25-mile tracking, all kids are welcome to run or walk

at the event. The run starts promptly at 4 p.m., beginning at the toy boat on Hollywood Beach. Kids will run on the Olympic Discovery Trail east to Francis Street Park, turn around and head toward the finish line. The course will be monitored by course marshals for safety. Parents must sign a waiver for their child, and they are welcome and encouraged to walk or run with their kids. On race day, families can come to Port Angeles City Pier to warm up and get their goodie bag, T-shirt and official race bib number. Kids who are not already registered are welcome to come between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with their parents to register. The cost is $12.

Medal design winner chosen

Two named scholarship winners

Children 12 and younger were invited to submit a design for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon’s Kids Medal Design Contest. More than 60 contest forms were received. Congratulations to the following winners: Grand Prize Winner: •  Abby Sanford, 12, Stevens Middle School Runners-Up: •  Jonathan Labbe, 7, Jefferson Elementary •  Mikayla DeCou, 11, Dry Creek Elementary •  Dylan Baermann, 11, Franklin Elementary

The Port Angeles Marathon Association named Zephyr Thompson of Port Angeles School District and Caitlyn Bollinger of Crescent School District winners of the 2017 Norma and Gene Turner Achievement Award. They each received a $500 award to be used for post-high school education. YMCA Youth and Government students presented the award to the recipients Monday, April 23. Winners of the award were randomly selected from students who have participated in the kids

•  Ella Garcelon, 9, Roosevelt Elementary Sanford’s winning design has been made into the 2018 kids marathon medal. It will be distributed to 500 kids at the kids marathon on Saturday, June 2. “I wanted to incorporate running and bright colors into my design,” Sanford said. “I’m very proud to have my artwork chosen for this year’s medal.” All winners receive an entry into the kids marathon event, a special certifi- Abby Sanford, 12, of Stevens cate and a thank-you Middle School, shows off her goodie bag. winning Kids Marathon Medal design.

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Spectators welcome to cheer on runners The North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half-Marathon are unique for spectator viewing. We have identified several access points for spectators. Please follow the directions below and watch carefully for runners. The Olympic Discovery Trail provides a perfect venue for runners because it is not on roads like most other marathons. Most of the run takes place on the trail, away from road access, but it is definitely worth checking out great spots to give support and take pictures with beautiful backdrops.

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Marathon only. Go west on Old Olympic Highway and turn left onto Vautier Road and then turn right onto Pinnell Road. Park at Robin Hill County Park. Cheer for runners as they go through the park.

HALF-MARATHON START

Watch the half-marathon start at the Agnew Athletic Fields, 1240 N. Barr Road.

DEER PARK OVERLOOK

Take Old Olympic Highway west for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto U.S. Highway 101, travel 2 miles west, and take the Deer Park Overlook rest area exit. MARATHON START This is a highly congested area, as it is Start your runner off at beautiful the 10K start. Please use extreme caution. 7 Cedars Casino. Your runner has made their final climb, and it’s all downhill along the water for RAILROAD BRIDGE PARK Marathon-only (mile 10) West Entrance. the next 6 miles! Take Carlsborg Road to Runnion Road to FRANCIS STREET PARK park at the west entrance to the park. As you enter Port Angeles, Highway 101 Take your camera. The new bridge is becomes Front Street. Follow past Race amazing.

Street and turn right onto Francis Street. With less than a mile left of running, stopping at this spot will not leave you enough time to get to the finish line after seeing your runner, but it is a great stop to give the last bit of encouragement.

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Find a spot near the Red Lion Hotel, on the beach or on the grass and wait for your runner. The finish area is within walking distance to downtown restaurants, ice cream, coffee, etc. Stop by the Information Booth at the Race Expo and get a piece of chalk to

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create a good luck message along the course for your runner. On race day, bring a blanket or chairs to watch the finish from the lawn at Red Lion Hotel. The finish line is the best place for spectator viewing. 5K and 10K runners will cross the line between 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. The first half-marathoner is expected at 9:45 a.m. The marathon will see its first-place finisher around 10:15 a.m. The finish line is most exciting around 11:30 a.m., when many marathoners are trying to finish under the 4-hour mark.

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Water stations keep runners fueled and inspired at NODM Buns, Pokemon, mermaids, togas, golfers, coybows and more! Runners never know who — or what — will greet them around the next corner or at the next water station. “The North Olympic Discovery Marathon aid stations are the best I have ever seen at a road marathon,” said race participant Tara MacDonald. “The themes are so fun!” All the stations compete among themselves for the coveted Bronzed Running Shoe Trophy that is given to the best water station at the end of the marathon each year. An additional prize of $350 is given to the winner to be donated to a charity of choice. Voting by the runners determines the lucky winning water station. There are 14 water stations for the full marathon and seven for the half marathon. D. Bellamente of the Port Angeles Senior & Community Center said of the center’s water station: “We look forward to making sure our runners have what they need as they pass our water station. We love to encourage them and chat with any runner who lingers for a moment!” It is obvious from the effort and ingenuity put into their water

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Showers are available free to all participants at the local Olympic Peninsula YMCA, 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. Please bring a form of ID, your own towel and toiletries. The YMCA is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Last year’s Coldwell Banker Water Station was ready with water and smiles.

stations that the volunteers take the competition very seriously, but in a very fun way. “My favorite memory of the marathon is from the year our theme was ‘Run Your Buns Off!’ We had all shapes and sizes of buns hanging in the trees and displayed alongside the trail. We were all yelling ‘Run your buns off!,’ Bellamente said. Along with a lot of moral support, runners can pick up water and

Gatorade at every water station. Gu, a high-energy supplement, will be available at mile 5.4, mile 11.19, mile 14 (3.14 half) and mile 21 (half 8.0). The Port Angeles Senior & Community Center, along with Steve Methner State Farm Insurance and Olympic Peninsula YMCA, have hosted a water station since the very first North Olympic Discovery Marathon in 2003.

Olympic Discovery Trail will be closed from Race Day Road Closures 8:15 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. to ensure safety for On Sunday, June 3, U.S. Highway 101 will the runners on the road. be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. Buchanan Road will be closed from 7 a.m. at 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn to allow runners to to 1:30 p.m. The closure will be north of the cross the highway. Olympic Discovery Trail to Cedar Park Road. North Barr Road from Old Olympic HighLocal traffic will need to use Cedar Park way to Barr Road 0.2 miles south of the Road.

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An optional gear bag is provided at registration and available at the race start. Label your gear bag in the designated area with your bib number. There is shelter at the marathon start, but no shelter at the half marathon start. Take what you need to your start area (extra clothes, food, etc.). Just before the race, put everything except what you need for the run in your bag, drop it at the bag check station and it will be transported to the finish line.

PARKING & DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE RACE STARTS

Participants are encouraged to take the free shuttle to their race start (marathon, half marathon and 10K only). Parking for the 10K: Park at the Deer Park Cinema on the south side of U.S. Highway 101. There is a 10-minute walk to the race start using the highway underpass. Cars must be removed from the cinema parking lot by noon. Parking for the half marathon: There will be field parking off Gunn Road, just north of the starting line. Please watch for the parking attendants. Please respect private property. There is no parking or drop-off on Old Olympic Highway (cars will be towed). Parking for the marathon: There is parking at the 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn. Please enter through the south entrance and follow the parking attendants to the back parking lot.

RACE PACERS:

Look for the Super Pacer race pacers at the marathon and half-marathon starts. They will be wearing orange colored shirts and holding pace time signs. Marathon pacers: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 and 5:00 Half marathon pacers: 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20 and 2:30 PENINSULA DAILY NEWS/SEQUIM GAZETTE


RUN FOR JOE

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For the past six years, this dedicated group, including family, friends and other countrymen inspired by the life of Captain Joseph Schultz, have come together to “Run for Joe” as they participate in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Run for Joe provides an opportunity for those who knew or were inspired by Schultz to celebrate his life and to raise money for this one-of-a-kind nonprofit in America.

Schultz was killed in action in 2011 supporting Operations Enduring Freedom. The Captain Joseph House will be a place of healing for Gold Star Families who have lost a loved one in combat military action since 9/11. We hope you will join us in running for Joe and raising money to support the Captain Joseph House Foundation. For more information on the foundation, visit captainjosephhousefoundation.org.

Check out the expo, grab a post-race beer

BEER GARDEN

Highlighting the expo is the always-popular Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy kinesio taping booth to help athletes perform their best on race weekend. Come learn about different events and purchase some new gear!

Special NODM-edition Harbinger red and white What’s the latest and wines will also be available. greatest runner’s recovery Race participants of legal drink for adults? Beer! drinking age receive one The Beer Garden is a free drink, and participants staple of marathon weekend and is back for 2018 at and spectators can purchase additional drinks for Hollywood Beach. $5 each. Sponsored by Stymie’s All proceeds benefit HurBar and Grill, Seven Brothricane Ridge Winter Sports ers, 7 Cedars Casino and Club (hurricaneridge.com). Barhop Brewery and Artisan Pizza, the Beer Garden features three Barhop brews on tap, including the popular Citrasonic IPA.

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The 2018 North Olympic Discovery Marathon weekend not only brings the best runners to the Peninsula but brings the best vendors, as well. Jim’s Pharmacy Health and Fitness Expo is the central event, slated for Saturday, June 2, in the Red Lion Convention Center. This premier event brings vendors of health, fitness, recreation and more to the Port Angeles waterfront. All marathon weekend participants are shepherded through the health and fitness expo to receive their race packets, which include their race bib, timing chip, gearbag, race shirt and goodies. The expo is free and open to the public.

The Whidbey Island Marathon, North Olympic Discovery Marathon, Capital City Marathon and Bellingham Bay Marathon have continued their partnership for the fourth annual Salish Sea Road Race Series. Individuals who register for any of these four events are automatically eligible for 15 percent off on the other three events in 2018. All series participants who finish at least three of the four events will receive a Salish Sea finisher’s medal and commemorative apparel at the Bellingham Bay Marathon, the fourth and final race of the series. Individuals are automatically entered in the series after they have registered for each event separately. The Whidbey Island, Capital City, North Olympic Discovery and Bellingham Bay marathons: combining efforts to provide the best road running — and walking — experiences in Western Washington!

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Association supports local service clubs The Port Angeles Marathon Association is proud of the relationship it has established with many of the service clubs and school extracurricular clubs in the community. Each year the marathon makes significant contributions to numerous clubs in exchange for their assistance with various race components. “I really appreciate how the North Olympic Discovery Marathon is able to give back to the community to other nonprofits that help support the marathon,” said Anna Swanberg.

Swanberg and the Ranahan Pony Club set up the half marathon start and make sure everything runs smoothly for all the participants and spectators. In 2017 the North Olympic Discovery Marathon gave over $20,000 to more than 23 different services clubs, including the Ranahan Pony Club. “This kind of cyclical support is the foundation of small communities like ours and allows various organizations to continue,” Swanberg added.

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