Although the April showers are incessant, the truth is that June is not that far away. Bring on the summer! And with it, my first US race of 2017 – the North Olympic Discovery Marathon! OK, the truth is I’ll be running the half marathon rather than the full, but NODM is a better acronym than NODHM, right? This will also be my first BibRave race of the year – and I’m so excited because I’m going to have the chance to meet some of my fellow BibRave Pros while I’m there!
Let me tell you a bit about the North Olympic Discovery Marathon, and why you should be running it, too!
About the Race
First things first – here are the details of the race:
When? June 4, 2017
Where? Port Angeles, WA – Olympic Peninsula
What? Marathon (including 2-5 person relay option); Half Marathon; 10K; 5K; kid’s’ marathon (on June3)
How much? $35 (5k) to $115 (marathon) – with discounts for junior members, and different rates for relay teams
BUT don’t forget – you can save $5 by using discount code: BibRave17
Why YOU Should Run NODM!
Every marathon and half marathon participant receives a long-sleeved 1/4 zip shirt! I’m pretty excited to get one of these!!
Additional gear, plus tickets to the Pasta Dinner, can be purchased at the NODM Shop!
The North Olympic Discovery Marathon was voted “Most Scenic Racecourse” by Northwest Runner magazine in 2015. The course is a point-to-point that includes the Olympic Discovery Trail, and finishes with 5 miles along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Here’s the course map:
I don’t want to insert too many stock photos – I’ll be taking some of my own! – here’s just one to whet your appetite!
Should you be one of those runners aiming for Boston in 2018 (this does not include me), the North Olympic Discovery Marathon is an official Boston Qualifier!
BibRave will be there!
At last count, there will be four BibRave Pros running the North Olympic Discovery Marathon this year. I haven’t had an opportunity to meet many other Pros, so I’m really looking forward to getting together – face-to-face! Learn more about being a BibRave Pro!
Running Gear Giveaway!
You don’t have to be registered for the race – although it helps! – but there’s an awesome GIVEAWAY on the Facebook page – until April 23!
Here are the details:
HEAD-TO-TOE RUNNING GEAR GIVEAWAY! Free running gear, including a pair of Icebug Running shoes (total package valued at $250) from IMPACT Magazine. Follow the steps below to enter. One male and one female winner will be chosen at random on Sunday 04/23/17 at 10pm PST.
1) “Like” North Olympic Discovery Marathon Facebook Page
2 ) Share any photo of you training for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon with #NODMtraining and let us know where it was taken.
3 ) Tag a friend who may also be interested in the comment. (They will need to follow the steps to enter themselves).
You’ve still got time to sign up for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Just swing by the Registration page and use discount code ‘Bibrave17’ – and I’ll see you there!
Be sure to follow NODM on social media:
Have you ever run the North Olympic Discovery Marathon or Half?