The scenic Bavarian village of Leavenworth, WA, hosts the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon on Saturday, September 30. Marathoners and half marathoners will start near the renowned Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Participants run a fast course that begins with a 10-mile journey through Icicle Canyon, transitions to trails along the Icicle River, passes through the National Fish Hatchery, crosses the bridge into the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, and follows wooded riverfront trails before finishing at the Hatchery and event center.
The marathon is limited to runners who will complete the course within the six-hour time limit. The half marathon course is open for four hours and welcomes walkers. Both courses are USATF certified making the marathon a Boston qualifier. Leavenworth is located two hours east of the Puget Sound and borders both the Wenatchee National Forest and Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Oktoberfest is Leavenworth’s biggest festival of the year with three weeks of music, parades, food, beer, and activities for children and adults. Did we mention there’ll be beer? It’s Oktoberfest.
Run / 09.30.2023 / www.teddriven.com/leavenworth-marathon