Race the Reserve
08 August 2020
This race will offer you amazing views and course like no other. This is the only place you will have the opportunity to run through a local, state and federal park in the same marathon, relay or half marathon.
Runners will begin their adventure on the south side of the seaport community of Coupeville. You will have the unique opportunity to traverse both Ebey’sPrairie and Crockett Prairie within Ebey’s Landing National Historic Preserve offering spectacular, panoramic ocean and prairie farmland views. Across the pastoral landscape in the Reserve and vast waterways of Puget Sound, Admirality Inlet and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, runners will be met with sweeping vistas that include Mount Baker, the North Cascades, the Olympic Mountains and Penninsula, Mount Rainier and the San Juan Islands.
If you participate in the marathon, relay or half marathon, you will have the opportunity to run through Fort Casey State Park where you will go past the lighthouse and bunkers used in WWII. If you are lucky, you will catch a glimpse of the ferries running between Coupeville and Port Townsend as you skirt the shores of Admirality Inlet. A combination of dramatic seaside bluffs, dense forest, dirt and paved trails and fertile prairies offers a unique location and opportunity for competitive running in the first (1978) of only three historical reserves in the country.