Marathon Course | Boston Marathon Qualifier

The NODM is excited to bring back the famous point-to-point marathon course in 2016. Starting at the beautiful 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn, the course follows the Olympic Discovery Trail through Sequim Bay State Park, across the Johnston Creek trestle, trough the quaint Sequim downtown corridor, over the newly repaired Dungeness River Railroad trestle bridge, meandering through farm and country with mountain views, and finishing with a five mile stretch along the shores of the Salish Sea where you will be greeted at the finish line at Port Angeles City Pier.

Voted “Most Scenic Racecourse” by Northwest Runner magazine in 2015, we hope you’ll add this special marathon course to your list.

Walkers are welcome. An early start time is provided for walkers and slower runners. Please read the important details on the Event Details page.

2016 Marathon Course – Garmin Connect


2016 Marathon Course

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2016 Marathon Elevation

Half Marathon Course

The Half Marathon starts at the  Storm King Soccer Fields (1240 N Barr Road). Athletes head south for 1/4 mile before turning west on to the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) beginning the journey to City Pier through flat, rural farm lands with views of the Olympic Mountains. Athletes descend to Siebert Creek leaving the trail briefly, and using Wild Currant Way to ascend gradually to the Old Olympic Highway for a short crossing over Siebert Creek. Athletes meet back up on the ODT heading west. Miles 4 – 7 roll through a mosaic of green offering shade on warm days. Athletes descend to the picturesque trestle over Morse Creek, and from the creek, climb the last hill. The final 6 miles descend gradually with the last 5 miles finishing flat and fast along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

2016 Half Marathon – Garmin Connect

2016 Half Marathon

2016 Half Marathon Course

2016 Half Marathon Elevation

2016 Half Marathon Elevation

OMC 10K Course

The 10K is a point-to-point from the Deer Park Overlook at Buchanan Road to City Pier in Port Angeles. This course loses 200 ft in the first 2.5 miles, followed by flat, fast and scenic. Look for a PR on this course (also a PR on course- beauty)!

10K – Garmin Connect

2016 10K Course

10K Course

2016 10K Elevation Chart

10K Elevation Chart

OMC 5K Course

The 5K course is an out and back from City Pier. The course is 100%  along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Flat, fast and pretty. What more could you want??

5K – Garmin Connect

NODM 5K Course

5K Course – Out and Back

Mile Markers


Mile Marker

Miles are marked at every mile. Just look for the bright NODM logo on the trail. The Marathon mile is below the logo and the Half Marathon mile above the logo. 10K and 5K miles will be on either side of the logo.


We are pleased to host pace bunnies for the Marathon and Half Marathon. Look for your pacer, wearing a bright shirt and holding a pace-time sign, at the start. Be sure to hug your bunny!

Marathon pacers (times subject to change) 3:30, 3:40, 3:45, 3:55, 4:00, 4:10, 4:25, 4:40 and 5:00

Half Marathon pacers (times subject to change) 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:20, 2:20, and 2:30