Marathon

This is a point-to-point course that takes runners from the south shore of Lake Chelan to the north shore and the town of Manson. Runners are transported from Manson (North Shore Bible Church parking lot) to the start line by bus shuttle. The finish area at Manson is located about a half-mile from where the bus shuttles leave from. The event is a USA Track & Field certified race and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. It will again be one of the last Boston qualifiers in the Pacific Northwest.

Shuttles depart from Manson for marathon start area: 6 a.m., Sept. 10, 2016

Marathon start time: 7 a.m., Sept. 10, 2016

Marathon start line: South Lakeshore Drive, near Twentyfive Mile Creek State Park.

Marathon finish line: Manson Bay Park

USAT Certified Course information: USATFWA04009BL

Online registration: http://lakechelanmarathon.eventbrite.com.

On-site registration: This will only take place during Friday’s packet pickup, from 4 to 8 p.m., Sept. 9, 2016, at Vin du Lac Winery, 105 Highway 150, in Chelan. Please note: There will be no day-of-race registration.

Packet pickup: 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Vin du Lac Winery, 105 State Highway 150, Chelan; and from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at North Shore Bible Church parking lot, 123 Wapato Point Parkway, Manson (same site where bus shuttles will leave from).

Race shuttles: Runners will be transported to their start areas. The bus shuttles will leave from the North Shore Bible Church parking lot, 123 Wapato Point Parkway, in Manson early the morning of Sept. 10. This parking lot is located near the finish line at Manson Bay Park. Here are the departure times: Marathon buses will leave the church parking lot at 6 a.m. sharp. Please arrive several minutes early so you do not miss your race bus.

Views and features: The course is almost entirely on roads that sit adjacent to or are within feet of Lake Chelan. You will be treated to generous and amazing views of the lake as well of the North Cascade Mountains, rolling foothills in the immediate vicinity, and numerous wineries.

Course map and elevation profile: Right here!

Note on all three courses: The three courses are open to traffic. We have taken as many steps as possible to provide a safe and enjoyable event. The course will have mileage markers and will have frequent and well-stocked aid stations, with a great group of volunteers, many from local youth athletic clubs and groups. There will be certified flaggers at several points throughout the course to assist runners as well.

Time limit: The course closes 6 hours after the 7 a.m. start.

Walkers: Walkers can enter the half-marathon and 10K events. However, walking the marathon course is prohibited.

Strollers: Due to safety issues, strollers are not allowed on the course.

Finisher’s medals: All finishers who are registered by Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, will receive a medal. They will be handed out near the finish line. Medals are not mailed to participants either before or after the race. You must have your race bib with you at the finish line in order to collect your medal.

Technical shirts: All participants who register by Aug. 13, 2016, will receive a high quality, long-sleeve technical shirt. Those who register after Aug. 13, 2016, are not guaranteed a shirt, but we will do our best to try and get everyone a shirt.

Post-race: Refreshments for runners include fruit, trail cookies, rolls, chips, other food goodies, water and sports drink.

Awards: Top three finishers in each age group will receive awards. Overall male and female finishers in the marathon will receive a bottle of wine of their choice, courtesy of Vin Du Lac Winery.

Timing and results: Results will be posted on this website after the race.

Essentials: Aid stations will be located every two miles. Stations will have gel, water and an electrolyte drink. The course also will have numerous port-o-potties.

Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to our beautiful lake environment and our neighborhood hosts and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash. Waste baskets will be located at each aid station. Help us keep Lake Chelan clean and green.

Charitable partners: Several local youth groups from the Lake Chelan, Manson and Wenatchee Valley receive a generous contribution from this race every year for their efforts in helping us put this race on. Receipients in the past have included, the Chelan High School Wrestling Club, Girls On The Run and the Manson Athletic Department.

E-mail: runwenatchee@gmail.com, info@runwenatchee.com

Phone: (509) 387-0051 or (509) 630-2090