October 16, 2021

about the Poulsbo Half Marathon

The Poulsbo Half Marathon and 10k is back at full steam. We will have chip timing, participant shirts and finisher medals! All participants will get free photo downloads. The course starts and finishes at Liberty Bay Waterfront Park and runs through downtown Poulsbo.

Swag

Wondering about sizing for the shirts? Click here. Shirts are “standard fit”. 

registration prices

Half Marathon

November: $60

December – March: $65

April – June: $70

July – August: $75

September -October: $80

 

10K

November: $40

December – March: $45

April – June: $50

July – August: $55

September -October: $60

 

Important

Please note that all registrations are non-refundable. Be sure to review our race policies

Prices do not include processing fees. Online pre-registration closes the day before the race at 8:00pm.

If you’re planning on doing multiple Orca Running races in a year, consider using our Bundle and Save!

race info

The course

proudly serving Nuun on course

The race starts and finishes at Liberty Bay Waterfront Park in downtown Poulsbo.  Click here to view the park in Google Maps.

We have created a two-way out and back course along the beautiful shore of Liberty Bay.

Please note that while the course will be appropriately monitored and traffic controlled, it is not a closed course, so please be aware of your surroundings at all times. We also recommend that you not wear headphones.

Aid stations will be every 2-3 miles and will provide water, Nuun electrolyte and Clif gels.

PARKING

We highly recommend carpooling!  There are several options for parking near Liberty Bay Waterfront Park.  No event parking is allowed at the start and finish line area so we suggest you park in one of the nearby lots that can be seen here.

Awards

Plaques will be given to the top 3 overall men and women. Only the 7:50am wave is eligible for overall awards. In addition, we have awards for the top 3 overall men and women in each 5 year age group. Age groups start with 19&under, 20-24, 25-29, up to 80-84.

Lodging

We are partnering with The Marshall Suites for those seeking lodging on Bainbridge Island which is about 20 minutes from Poulsbo.  They are offering 15% off for participants.  In order to receive the discount simply visit the website enter the dates and the promo code “RUNNER15” and the discounted rate will populate.

gear check

We offer Gear Check but you’ll need to provide your own bag.  We’ll keep your stuff dry for you while you run. Please note that Orca Running is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

charity

Each and every Orca Running race supports a charity. We are happy to partner with North Kitsap Trails Association and Girls on the Run of WestSound!  They provide the volunteers on the course!

Packet Pickup

Friday, October 9th

Skip the lines on race day and come to pre-race packet pick-up!  You may pick up your friend’s packets as well.

Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Poulsbo Running, 19735 10th Ave NE, N102, Poulsbo, WA 98370

You may also pick-up on race day between 7:00am-8:30am.

schedule

Prior to Race Day: Please see Packet Pickup for more information

 

Race Day

7:00am: Packet Pick-up and Day of Race Registration opens

8:00am: Half Marathon Start (note that runners will start in 3-4 waves of approximately 100 people each, with about 3 minutes between each wave)

8:30am: 10K Start  (note that runners will start in 3-4 waves of approximately 100 people each, with about 3 minutes between each wave)

9:15am: Post Race Festivities begin (stick around for homemade mac n’ cheese and beefy mac n’ cheese!)

9:45am: Awards Ceremony

12:00pm: All courses closed

FAQs

Q: How can I confirm that I am signed up?

The best thing to check first is to look in your email inbox for your confirmation email.  You can also look up your registration here.

Q: How can I confirm what shirt size I ordered?

A: Your t-shirt size that you selected appears on your confirmation email.  If you did not receive your confirmation email, try checking your spam folder.

Q: I cannot participate! What are my options?

A: Please check out our refund/transfer policy by clicking here.

Q: I cannot participate, but I would still like to pick up my swag. Can I pick it up?

A: Yes. You can send a friend or family member to packet pickup to get your race packet & swag.

Q: Are walkers welcome?

A: Absolutely yes!

Q: Are dogs welcome?

A: No, dogs are not allowed to participate in the Poulsbo Half. They are welcome at the start and finish line areas, however.

Q: Are strollers welcome?

A: Strollers are not allowed at the Poulsbo Half.

Q: What time does the course close?

A: The course closes at 11:30am. 

Q: Will there be porta-potties at the start/finish? What about out on the course?

A: There will be porta-potties available at the start line and finish line area. There will be porta-potties out on the course at several areas. 

Q: When does online registration close?

A: Online registration will close at 8:00pm the day before the race.

Q: What/who does this race benefit?

A: The Lake Sammamish Half benefits Cascade Challenge, a wonderful non-profit organization dedicated to providing outdoor adventure opportunities to youth ages 14-20. They serve underprivileged kids in our communities by organizing camping trips and other fun events so kids can enjoy the outdoors and learn leadership skills at the same time. Cascade Challenge is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers and if you’re interested please contact them directly.

Q: Can someone else pick up my packet?

A: Yes!  You do not need anything special to have someone else pick up your packet.  Just be sure to coordinate!

Q: Can I sign up in person at packet pickup or on race day?

A: If the race is not sold out, yes you can register in-person.  You can pay with cash (exact change only), check, or credit card.  

Q: Is there gear check?

A: Yes. But you’ll need to provide your own bag.  We’ll keep your stuff dry for you while you run. Please note that Orca Running is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

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