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Orca Half Marathon
September 21, 2024 @ 6:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 6:30 am on day third of September, repeating until September 20, 2025
The Orca Half is a half marathon along the shores of West Seattle, starting at Lincoln Park and finishing at Don Armeni Boat Launch. The Orca Half benefits the Whale Trail, a Seattle-based non profit dedicated to inspiring appreciation and stewardship of whales, especially orcas.
Why should you run in the Orca Half?
1. Stupendous view of downtown Seattle, Blake Island, Vashon Island and Puget Sound!
2. It’s pretty darned flat.
3. People love the race! Read our reviews on RaceRaves.
4. It’s part of the high-quality, locally-owned, runner-oriented family of Orca Running events.
5. As with all Orca Running events, it benefits a local non-profit: The Whale Trail
6. You might even see a pod of Orcas while running!
7. The race is USATF Certified!
The race starts at Lincoln Park and finishes at Don Armeni Boat Launch
Shuttles will take participants from the finish area to the start area before the race. There will be no shuttles after the race.
The start line is about a 1/2 mile hike (mostly downhill) from the shuttle drop off zone down to the waterfront.
The course is point to point, with two small out and back sections in the beginning and a longer one towards the end. Runners will be in the parking lane, sidewalks, and on the Alki Trail. Roads will not be closed to traffic, but the parking lane will be clear of cars. Please do not run in the road!
Shuttles ONLY run before the race. Participants will be shuttled from the finish line at the Don Armeni Boat Ramp to the start line at Lincoln Park. Shuttles will leave every 10-15 minutes starting at 6:30am.
The shuttle from the finish line to the start line is approximately 15 minutes so please plan accordingly to arrive at the start on time. There is also a 10-15 minute walk from the shuttle drop off zone down to the start line on the waterfront.
Shuttles from the finish area to Lincoln Park (starting line area) will start at 6:30am and will run until 8:30am.
Wave 1: 7:30am
Wave 2: 7:40am
Wave 3: 7:50am
Course closes: 1:00pm. Participants still out on the course after 1:00pm will not be removed from the course, but may continue with the understanding that the finish line area and aid stations will be removed at 1:00pm.