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Jack & Jill’s Downhill Marathon | Half Marathon

July 27 @ 3:50 am - 1:00 pm PDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 3:50 am on day fourth of July, repeating until July 22, 2023

A BOSTON QUALIFIER
USATF Cert #: WA15001LB
Jack & Jill’s Downhill Marathon is a fast gentle downhill course on one of Washington’s most scenic trails. North Bend, WA is located just 31 miles east of Seattle. Runners are bused to Hyak from North Bend. After you pass through the Snoqualmie Tunnel, you can enjoy the next 23 miles down a gradual 2000 foot net drop down the John Wayne Trail on a hard-packed, shaded dirt/gravel road. “YES” you will be able to use your finish time to qualify for Boston or chalk up a new PR. Either way, this 26.2 mile journey is breathtakingly beautiful and sure to be a favorite.

THE HALF MARATHON
USATF Cert #: WA15002LB

Jack & Jill’s Downhill Marathon offers the same fast course for the Jack and Jill Downhill Half Marathon. The half is a point to point course and the course begins at the halfway mark of the marathon course. Runners will run the bottom half of the marathon course with an 1100 foot net drop from start to finish. The half course is USATF certified and valid as a NY qualifier.

Half Marathon runners will be bused from the finish area (the same finish area as the full marathoners) to the half marathon bus drop. Buses will drop runners at the bottom of the Garcia trail and runners will need to hike up a one mile trail/road to the start area. Trust us…this half marathon is worth the hike!

THE TUNNEL
The Snoqualmie Tunnel is in the beginning of the race. It is cold and damp and the perfect feel at the start of a race on a summer day. It’s the coolest part of the whole race. Don’t forget your headlamp or flashlight. If you don’t want to run the whole way with your headlamp or flashlight, volunteers will be waiting outside the end of the tunnel on your right where you can any equipment you don’t want to run with.

THE COURSE
The John Wayne Trail is as picturesque from start to finish. Share the oxygen with the trees as you cruise down this breath-taking trail/road. The only incline will be at mile 8. It’s about a 15 foot incline. Yep…that’s it! NOTE: this course course is NOT technical and the trail is an old railroad that is an even dirt and gravel road.

THE MARATHON
USATF Certified Course #WA15001LB. The course starts at Hyak parking lot and after approximately 400meters, the race proceeds through the Snoqualmie Tunnel. Be sure to carry a flashlight or wear a headlamp through the tunnel. After you pass through the tunnel, volunteers will have a box you can drop your light in, if you wish. Be sure to write you name on your headlamp or flashlight. You can claim you belongings at the finish. You will travel the first 22 miles along the John Wayne Trail and then a right turn on to Snoqualmie Trail to the finish.

THE HALF MARATHON
USATF Certified Course #WA15002LB. The race begins at the Marathon half. Half marathoners will run the second half of the marathon course with a net drop of 1100 feet. Runners will be bused to exit 38 off 1-90 and dropped at the end of the paved road where runners will walk 1 mile to the start up a scenic dirt road.

THE GEAR
HEADLAMP or FLASHLIGHT and NON-MINIMALIST RUNNING SHOE: Because this course is on a gravel road we suggest that you do not even attempt to run barefoot. Minimalist shoes are ‘questionable’. There are many light-weight trail shoes and many road shoes that are fine on this course. You will also need a headlamp or flashlight in the tunnel. You can drop your light at the end of the tunnel and pick up after the race.

DIRECTIONS TO THE FINISH LINE
NOTE: BUSES ARE “NOT” PICKING UP RUNNERS AT THE FINISH LINE PRE-RACE. SEE BELOW FOR PARKING AND BUS TRANSPORTATION TO THE START. Buses WILL shuttle runners to the parking lot, post race:

FINISH LINE ADDRESS: 44701 SE NORTH BEND WAY, North Bend WA 98045 (No pre-race bus pick up from this location)

DEFERRING TO A DIFFERENT RACE:

Dropping from the FULL to the HALF is on Stand-by ONLY. You must show up at bib pick up the day before you are scheduled to run between 5:15pm – 6pm and openings are on a first-come first-serve basis. There is NO WAITLIST, Please do not send an email request.

Switching from SUNDAY to SATURDAY is on Stand-by ONLY. You must show up at bib pick up on FRIDAY, July 26 between 5:15pm – 6pm and openings are on a first-come first-serve basis. There is NO WAITLIST, Please do not send an email request

PARKING, DIRECTIONS & BUS TRANSPORTATION
PARKING NEAR THE FINISH: Buses and pre-race bus transportation is provided to the start FOR THE FULL AND THE HALF MARATHON particiapant ONLY from

TOLLGATE PARK: 1300 W. NORTH BEND WAY, NORTH BEND WA 98045

Parking lot is 2 miles from the finish line. The finish line ends at 44701 SE North Bend Way, North Bend WA 98045.

Bus transportation is provided from the finish area to the parking lot from 8am – 12:30pm

BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR THE MARATHON
Buses will depart from TOLLGATE PARK: 1300 W. NORTH BEND WAY, NORTH BEND WA 98045

First bus for the FULL leaves at: 4:05am, Last bus for the FULL departs at 5:15am. YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED A BUS TIME ON YOUR BIB. You may not get on a later bus than what is printed on your bib, but you can get on an earlier bus. If you choose to ride an earlier bus, you do not need to send an email. You can just show up early.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are coming in from Issaquah, give yourself at least 40 minutes to drive and park.

BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR THE HALF
Buses will depart from TOLLGATE PARK: 1300 W. NORTH BEND WAY, NORTH BEND WA 98045

You will be assigned a bus boarding time with the first bus leaving at 4:30am and the last bus leaving at 5:30am.

PARKING AT THE START
IF YOU CHOOSE TO DRIVE TO THE START OF THE HALF OR THE FULL MARATHON, PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO BUS TRANSPORTATION AFTER THE RACE BACK TO EITHER STARTING AREA.

PARKING AT THE START FOR THE FULL MARATHON: The start line is at Hyak Parking Lot, Snoqualmie Pass, WA. There is parking available at the start however there is no bus transportation after the race back to the start. There is also a minimal parking fee at the Hyak park as well.

Directions from North Bend to the Full Marathon start: Take I-90E for 24 miles, Take exit 54 toward Hyak, Gold Cr. 0.3miles turn right toward Hyak, 150ft Turn left onto WA-906 and continue 1 mile to parking lot.

PARKING AT THE START FOR THE HALF MARATHON: The start line for the half marathon is located at SE Homestead Valley Rd., North Bend, WA 98045. There is limited parking available however there is no bus transportation after the race back to the half start.

Directions from North Bend to the Half Marathon start: Take I-90 E, Take Exit 38 toward State Patrol Fire Training Academy. Turn right onto SE Homestead Valley Rd and drive 1.75 miles. You will need to park along SE Homestead Valley Rd and hike up the 1 mile trail to the start.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE
This race has a 6 1/2 hour time limit. That equates to a 15 minute mile. If you do not feel you can finish the race in the allotted time you may want to refrain from registering for this event. We do understand that things can happen on the course. There will be a sweeper on the course to pick up anybody who is unable to finish. If it is a non-emergency, please note there may be a delay in getting to the finish.

3:50am: Parking lot opens at TOLLGATE PARK: 1300 W. NORTH BEND WAY, NORTH BEND, WA 98045
4:00am – 5:15am: Bus transportation to FULL MARATHON start
4:30am – 5:30am: Bus transportation to HALF MARATHON start
6:30am: Race starts for both the half and the full
8:30am: Age category awards can be collected at results tent
7:00am – 1:00pm: Finish line festivities

Bus transportation is provided from the finish area to the parking lot from 8am – 12:30pm
1:00pm: Race timing shuts down

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
3:50 am - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://jackjillmarathon.com/

Venue

Hyak Parking Lot
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068 United States + Google Map

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