Three Washington State Marathons Announce New Series, Offer Prize Purse

From Press Release –

The Whidbey Island Marathon (“WIM”), North Olympic Discovery Marathon (“NODM”), and Bellingham Bay Marathon (“BBM”) have partnered to form the Salish Sea Road Race Series. Individuals who register for any of these three events are now automatically eligible for discounts on the other two, and there are two official series options for 2015:

1.    Ladder series: WIM’s 5K (April 19), NODM’s 10K (June 7), and BBM’s half marathon (September 27)
2.    Half series: WIM’s half marathon (April 19), NODM’s half marathon (June 7), and BBM’s half marathon (September 27)

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers of each series, and all series participants will receive commemorative apparel at BBM, the third race in the series. Individuals are automatically entered in the series after they have registered for each event separately.

The 14th annual WIM features a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1K kids’ fun run on Sunday, April 19. The marathon takes place on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. Its course runs through quiet farmland and offers amazing ocean views, inspiring participants to return for future visits. For further information about the Whidbey Island Marathon, visit or contact Director Melissa Riker at (360) 929-2489 or by email.

The 13th annual NODM features a marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K on Sunday, June 7. A race expo and kids marathon take place on Saturday, June 6. The marathon is on the scenic Olympic Peninsula, from Sequim to Port Angeles. Its course follows the Olympic Discovery Trail (paved) and includes stunning views of the mountains and a five-mile finishing stretch along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. NODM is touted as one of the best boutique marathons and is famous for its finish line buddies. For further information about the North Olympic Discovery Marathon, visit or contact Co-Director Michelle Little at 360-417-1301 or by email.

The 9th annual BBM features a marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K on Sunday, September 27. The marathon starts on Lummi Nation and finishes in downtown Bellingham, while the other races start and finish in downtown Bellingham. BBM’s courses include beautiful views of Bellingham Bay, the San Juans, and the North Cascades, and they are supported by hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers from BBM’s local youth non-profit beneficiaries. For further information about the Bellingham Bay Marathon, visit or contact Director Ben Twigg at (360) 594-1193 or by email.

Whidbey Island Marathon, North Olympic Discovery Marathon, and Bellingham Bay Marathon:  combining efforts to provide the best road running (and walking) experiences in Western Washington!

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