- Begins in:
- Port Angeles East, WA, United States
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- 4th leg of the North Olympic Discovery Marathon Relay. You start running out of Siebert Creek with a tough uphill climb. Try to keep your pace here, as there is an Aid Station at the top of the hill to reenergize your run! The run then dives away from the roads, and miles 18 through 20 are through beautiful and quiet rolling hills. This is a good stretch to try to keep your pace up in anticipation of the mile 20 wall. And then there’s Bagley Creek. This is the toughest descent-ascent on the course, but once you conquer it, the run is really “all downhill from there.” The descent into Bagley is steep, and if it’s wet at all most runners will want to slow down. The creek bed itself is gorgeous—tempting to stop and look around, but you won’t because you’ll want to push yourself up and out of the creek. Again, try to keep your pace here, but anticipate that it will be rewardingly taxing. At mile 21 the course jogs around a couple roads, and runners get a huge energy boost here with aid stations and plenty of cheering! Start is at the 3rd Exchange Zone at Seibert Creek. Finish is at the 4th Exchange Zone at Deer Park Rest Area Exchange Zone. This is miles 17-21.2 of the marathon course.