“The Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon”

This Half-Marathon  is a USATF Certified and Sanctioned Event, number WA13019MN. All 3 races start at 9:00 AM.

The Half-Marathon course covers 13.09 miles and features views overlooking Hood Canal and Quilcene Bay. The Quilcene Oyster Half-Marathon has a total ascent of 695.54 ft and has a maximum elevation of 715.22 ft. This course is challenging and hilly!

The route immediately crosses the Little Quilcene river (with salmon spawning below), passes several farms, then heads uphill, concluding with a flat stretch featuring views of our famous tidelands.
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Oyster Run Half-Marathon elevation chart

Oyster Run Half-Marathon elevation chart

HALF-MARATHON COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Start/finish line is located inside Worthington Park 292 ft north of East Columbia Ave entrance
  • Left onto East Columbia Ave
  • Left onto Center Rd
  • Follow Center Rd uphill for 3+ mile
  • Right onto Dabob Rd
  • Quick right onto DNR forest road PT_Q 4000 (gravel)
  • Left onto Lindsay Hill Rd
  • Turn around at Bobcat Ln
  • Right onto E. Quilcene Rd
  • Left onto Center Rd
  • Right onto East Columbia Ave
  • Right into Worthington Park
  • End at finish (292 ft N of entrance)

MORE: The course ascends through farms and woods. A series of moderate rolling ascents and descents follow, separated by short flat or downhill sections with great views of the Olympic foothills.

At the top of the first ascent, a rolling stretch of gravel forest road takes the runners through the woods to the “Turn” at the second summit. Then the ridge road with panoramic views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains winds back down to a nearly flat run around Quilcene Bay tidelands to the finish line.

More Ways to view course photos and info:

Center Road from Starting Line

Center Road from Starting Line

Forest Road 1000

“Forest Road 1000″ connects Dabob Road and Lindsay Hill Road

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Shady East Quilcene Road, all 3 courses

Shady East Quilcene Road, all 3 courses

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Quilcene Bay view from Race Course

Quilcene Bay view from Race Course

Festive race finish at Linger Longer Outdoor Theater

Festive race finish at Linger Longer Outdoor Theater