North Olympic Discovery Marathon – Why You Should Run!


North Olympic Discovery Marathon

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the North Olympic Discovery Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

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!!

North Olympic Discovery Marathon

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:

North Olympic Discovery Marathon

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!

North Olympic Discovery Marathon

Boston Qualifier

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!

North Olympic Discovery Marathon


Register Today!

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!

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Have you ever run the North Olympic Discovery Marathon or Half?


  1. Look forward to meeting you in person as part of the BibRavePro meetup! Though, I’m not actually running it for BibRave, I did just sign up for the full a couple weeks ago. Looks like an incredible race…Cheers!

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