Running, meet Beauty. Beauty, meet running.
Lake Chelan Shore to Shore coming up on Sept. 6
With the Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K, we like to describe it as “Running, meet Beauty. Beauty, meet Running.” Unlike some taglines out there, this one is unequivocally accurate. As anyone who has done this race or who knows the region will reaffirm, the views of this world-famous lake, the vineyards and the Cascade Mountains are incredible!
The 2014 Shore to Shore, presented by the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, is set for Sept. 6 and will include chip timing (for the first time), custom medals and t-shirts, bottles of wine as prizes, and a stunning finish area along the banks of the lake in Manson.
The Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon also has the distinction of being the last Boston Marathon qualifier in the Pacific Northwest.
Since taking over operation of Shore to Shore in 2011, RunWenatchee has spent countless hours and resources building this running event. We had a great 2013 race and again witnessed strong growth. Over the past couple years, we have grown from a 200-runner event to a 620-runner event. We attribute that to listening closely to feedback from runners. We are on the right track and want to thank all who have helped along the way!
Both the Marathon and Half-Marathon are USA Track and Field certified. Both courses begin on the south side of the 55-mile-long lake and follow the shoreline through the quaint town of Chelan and then on to the community of Manson on the lake’s north side. The course is generally flat with some hills in the beginning and then again between Chelan and Manson.
We also offer a 10-kilometer run — which has been growing in popularity, too — that begins on the north shore and ends in Manson.
Everyone involved in this event shares a common thread — a love of the sport of long-distance running and of this treasured lake. We celebrate the place that is Lake Chelan!