Saturday, October 3, 2015


Event Info

Race Overview

A stunningly beautiful course in the scenic town of Leavenworth. Marathoners will start near the renown Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Runners will run a loop through the Icicle Canyon the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth through wooded riverfront trails. Mixed surface of asphalt and dirt trails. Surrounded by impressive mountains, you'll likely see salmon spawning in the Wenatchee River and Icicle Creek.

The half marathon events welcomes both runners and walkers. The marathon is limited to runners who will complete the course within the six hour time limit, due to course restrictions. The half marathon course is open for four hours.

USATF Certified marathon and half-marathon courses

Leavenworth Oktoberfest Half Marathon - WA 07031 MW (was WA05007BL)
Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon - WA 07032 MW (was WA05008BL)

Certification makes the Leavenworth Marathon a Boston Marathon Qualifier.


Leavenworth is Washington’s “Bavarian Village” located 2 hours east of the Puget Sound bordering the Wenatchee National Forest and Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Oktoberfest is Leavenworth’s biggest festival of the year with 3 weeks of music, parades, food (and of course, beverages) and activities for children and adults. A great race will only be part of your unique experience on race weekend!

We are very proud of the partnerships we have forged with the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife, United States Forest Service, Washington State Department of Transportation, Chelan County, the City of Leavenworth, and our friends and neighbors in Leavenworth, without whom this event would not be possible.

Support Cancer Research

The Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon is operated by TedDriven, an organization that supports cancer research and local charities. Cancer research is a special interest of the directors. Everyone knows someone who has suffered through cancer, and your race directors, Lynda, Wendy & Ian, have all been directly impacted and are committed to doing their part to fight the disease. TedDriven donates proceeds from the Leavenworth Marathon to the cancer biology lab at University of Pennsylvania. This lab is making amazing progress in fighting solid tumors genetically. Please check back for updates from the lab on their progress.

Start Times

7:00am: Marathon — top of Icicle Canyon (load bus at 5:45am at fish hatchery)
9:00am: Half Marathon — fish hatchery

Entry Fees

Before Feb 1

full $75
half $55

Before May 1

full $90
half $70

Before Aug 1

full $105
half $85

Until Race Day

full $120
half $100

Fees include: Official race shirt, finisher’s medal, age group awards, post-race fruit, cookies, muffins, water, sports drink, course support (water, sports drink, gel, and first aid), accurate computer chip timing.

Please note: that entry fees include all applicable sales taxes. We have adjusted our entry fees to account for a Washington State retail sales tax of approximately 8%, which we are now asked to collect. 

Refund policy: We have a uniform policy of NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS. We understand that issues come up (injuries, last-minute obligations, etc.) but we feel it is unfair to draw an arbitrary line of who deserves a refund and who doesn't. Thanks for understanding.

Registration Closing Date: TBA

Race Day Info

TBA. Race day info will be posted closer to the event day.



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All hotel space during Oktoberfest is limited in Leavenworth—reserve early. Contact the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and they can tell you what's available. There is additional lodging in Wenatchee, a scenic 20 minute drive south. Contact the Wenatchee Visitors Bureau for lodging info in Wenatchee. There are also plenty of vacation homes and cabins around Lake Wenatchee, which are findable on the web with a Google search.

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