Saturday, April 16, 2016

Event Info

Race Overview

A fast course with something for everyone. Great Boston qualifier. Gorgeous course, largely on asphalt trails along the Columbia River. Cascade Mountain views abound. Full Marathon, Half, and 10k categories. Walkers welcome in all categories.


USATF Certified Courses 
Wenatchee 10k - WA 10004 MN
Wenatchee Half Marathon - WA 10005 MN
Wenatchee Marathon - WA 10006 MN
Certification makes the Wenatchee Marathon a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

Support Cancer Research

The Wenatchee 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 Wenatchee 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

All races will start at the Performing Arts Plaza on Wenatchee Avenue.

6:30am: Early Bird Start for Marathon walkers (26.2 miles only)
8:00am: Half Marathon (runners and walkers)
8:15am: Marathon and 10k

Entry Fees

Register BEFORE 3/16/16 to guarantee your shirt. Registrations received after 3/16 are not guaranteed a shirt or specific size, although we will try to accommodate all participants.

marathon $60 - $15 off  / half $50 - $5 off  / 10k $35 - $5 off

7/1/15 to 9/31/15
marathon $75
half $55
10k $40

10/1/15 to 12/31/15
marathon $90
half $70
10k $45

1/1/16 to 2/28/16
marathon $105
half $85
10k $50

3/1/16 to race
marathon $120
half $100
10k $50

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. Medals will be awarded to marathon and half-marathon finishers, and new for 2016: 10k finishers.

Refunds and transfers: 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: Day of race 

Race Day Info

Packet Pick-up & Registration

Packet Pickup / Registration
Wenatchee Convention Center — 121 N. Wenatchee Avenue
Friday, April 15, 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, April 16, 6:00am to 7:00am

Event Start / Finish 
Performing Arts Plaza — 123 N. Wenatchee Avenue  
Saturday, April 16th, 6:30am to 7:30am 

Start Times
All races will start and finish at the Performing Arts Plaza at 123 N. Wenatchee Avenue.
6:30am: Early Bird Start for Marathon walkers (26.2 miles only)
8:00am: Half Marathon (runners and walkers)
8:15am: Marathon and 10k

Awards will be presented to the overall male/female winner in each of the three events. In addition, age group awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) will be awarded in each event. The award ceremonies will be held in the Performing Arts Plaza near the finish line area. 

We will attempt to abide by the following schedule, to the extent possible:
9:45am: 10k (all) and overall Half Marathon winners
11:00am: Half Marathon age group awards
11:45am: Marathon Overall winners
1:15pm: Marathon age group awards

If you cannot attend the award ceremony, you may claim your prize as soon as the results are final. However, we will not ship awards.

Tech Shirts
For 2016, we will again be offering high quality Greenlayer tech shirts. All participants registered by March 16th will be guaranteed a shirt in their size. We have ordered a significant number of extra shirts for those registering after the cut-off and will do our best to accommodate shirts for all participants. This year shirts will be available for pick up with your packet at the expo, or after the event using your bib to claim your shirt. Shirts must be picked up, as we are unable to ship them.  

Memorabilia for Sale
We are excited to offer newly-designed TedDriven gear including fantastic beanies and TedDriven shirts. We will also have on hand prior years´ gear at greatly discounted prices. Pick up a running hat, wine glass, coffee mug, or tech shirt. Memorabilia will be available at the expo, and on race day. Both cash and checks will be accepted.  

Photos will be taken by Tim Chandonnet and will be available to view and purchase after the event.  

Timing and results will be compiled by Accustat Sports Timing using disposable Chronotrack chips. Results will be posted immediately and may be accessed on our RESULTS page.

Spectator Information
There are many great places to watch the Wenatchee Marathon. The start/finish line is a fabulous location. From there, spectators may walk to the riverfront trail and view runners passing on the loop trail. Other options include riding a bike or driving from the starting area to Walla Walla or Confluence Parks. Both parks have lots of green space, playgrounds and will provide wonderful vantage points of passing runners.

On race day, there is a great deal of parking located east of Wenatchee Avenue (toward the Columbia River and behind Arlberg Sports and the Performing Arts Plaza). Please do not park on Wenatchee Avenue as it will be closed at 7:30 AM for the race. 

Aid Stations
Aid stations will be equipped with Scratch energy drink and water. Aid stations will be located approximately every 2 miles. In addition, there will be one GU energy gel location for Half Marathon participants (approx. mile 6.5) and two locations for Marathon participants (approx. miles 10 and 20). Aid stations will also be equipped with Vaseline and Band-Aids. 

The aid stations will be located at: 
Walla Walla State Park
Confluence State Park
27th Street in East Wenatchee
19th Street in East Wenatchee (marathon only)
Pedestrian Bridge over Columbia River at 9th Street (marathon only)
Orondo Street Boat launch (marathon only)

First Aid
We will have a First Aid tent set up at the finish line. In addition, EMTs will be patrolling the race course on bicycle. We are grateful to the Douglas County Fire District No. 2 for offering their qualified assistance. An ambulance will also be on-hand in case of emergencies. 

Post-Race Nutrition
Water, energy drink, and snacks will be provided in the Performing Arts Plaza for race participants only. Please retain your race bib for access to the food and drinks. 

Finisher Medals
Finishers of the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k will be awarded a custom Wenatchee Marathon medal upon crossing the finish line. 

Restaurant Suggestions
Wenatchee is the home of many great restaurants, which we are eager to share with you. We encourage you to hit the town and explore one of the many great local restaurants. Here is a link to some of those dining options courtesy of the Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce: Wenatchee Dining.

10k / Half Marathon / Marathon
All events begin on Wenatchee Avenue directly in front of the Performing Arts Center. From there, runners will head north on Wenatchee Ave to Fifth Street. Runners turn right on Fifth Street and proceed down Fifth Street to its intersection at the Loop Trail. Runners turn left heading north on the Loop Trail. 10k and Marathon runners will turn around where the Loop Trail intersects the entrance to Confluence State Park. Please stay to the right and look for oncoming runners at the turn-around. 

10k / Marathon
From Confluence State Park 10k and Marathon runners will proceed back on the Loop Trail in the opposite direction. 10k runners will turn right at the pedestrian footbridge (approx. mile 6) and take the footbridge to the finish line at the Performing Arts Center. Marathon runners will continue on the Loop Trail making two counter-clockwise loops and finishing at the Performing Arts Center. 

Half Marathon
From Confluence State Park, Half Marathon runners will proceed through the park, past the restrooms and boat launch and continue on the Loop Trail in a clockwise fashion. Runners will cross the Columbia River on the Odabashian Bridge and continue on the Loop Trail to the turn-around in East Wenatchee (approx. mile 6.5). From the turn-around Half Marathon runners will proceed back over the Odabashian Bridge, through Confluence Park until they reach the pedestrian footbridge (approx. mile 13), which they will take to the Performing Arts Center finish line. 

Important Course Notes
Mile Markers will be posted on blue and orange signs. Marathon and 10k signs are blue with orange lettering. Half marathon signs are orange with blue lettering. Wenatchee Avenue and Fifth Street will be closed to traffic. The Loop Trail is open to other users including pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Please stay to the right whenever possible, and respect others on the trail.

We owe a special thanks to all of our sponsors, including: Liberty Orchards, Sure to Rise Bakery, Munchen Haus, Icicle Brewery, Biosports Physical Therapy, VIM Sports, KOHO Radio, McDougall & Sons Fruit, and GU Energy Gels.  

We are very lucky to have a great team of volunteers ready to make your race experience smooth and memorable. We are partnering with nearly one dozen local groups who will be using the Wenatchee Marathon as a fundraising event for their organization or cause. In addition, the Wenatchee Marathon and TedDriven remain firmly committed to providing financial support for cutting-edge cancer research and will be supporting the Abramson Family Cancer Center at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine again in 2016.

Finally, thank you for your participation in the Wenatchee Marathon, Half Marathon, or 10k. Let’s make it a great day! 

Your race directors,
Lynda, Wendy, and Ian

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Host Hotel

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
201 N. Wenatchee Ave
(509) 662-1234 

The Coast is the host hotel with rooms blocked for the event; ask for the Wenatchee Marathon rate.

Other Hotels

Comfort Inn Hotel
(509) 662-1700

Holiday Inn Express
(509) 663-6355

La Quinta Inn & Suites
(509) 664-6565

Best Western
(509) 665-8585

Cedars Inn
(509) 886-8000

(509) 662-8165

Red Lion Hotel
(509) 663-0711

Value Inn
(509) 663-8115

Super 8
(509) 662-3443


Grassy tent camping and RV spots at Wenatchee River Confluence Park on the Apple Capital Loop Trail (marathon/half marathon course). Available through Washington State Parks.

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