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Orca Running

https://www.orcarunning.com
All Orca Running events include a gender specific race shirt, finisher’s medal and FREE professional photo downloads. In addition to these sweet benefits, there are several more reasons to participate in an Orca Running event.
Community Entries
Orca Running is proud to offer Community Entries for the following events: My Better Half Marathon, Birch Bay 30K/15K, Snoqualmie Valley Half, Iron Horse Half, and the Orca Half.A community entry is a reduced entry fee for $45 for those who would love to participate but are without the financial conditions to do so. There are four community entries available for each race listed. Application period will open 4 months from race date and be open for 1 month. Click here to apply.

Please note – please do not register for an event if you are applying for a community entry. Upon receiving your reduced entry, you will be sent a reduced entry registration form. Thank you. 

My Better Half Marathon – February 11, 2018 (October 11, 2017 – November 11, 2017)
Birch Bay Road Race 30K/15K – April 7, 2018 (December 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018)
Snoqualmie Valley Half – June 9, 2018 (February 10, 2018 – March 10, 2018)
Iron Horse Half – August 26, 2018 (April 26, 2018 – May 26, 2018)
Orca Half – September 23, 2017 (May 23, 2018 – June 23, 2018)​
 
Environmentally Friendly
Elimination of plastic swag bags for 2017
Recycle left over race medals

Participant Shirts by Greenlayer (plant based and recycled materials)
Read about our GREEN practices here.

Charity Partners
At Orca Running, part of our mission is to partner with non-profits for each of our races.  We believe that gratitude and awareness of issues both local and global goes hand in hand with running any business, as well as with the sport of running. Here is a bit of information about the non-profits we work with and how we try to help.  As time goes by and Orca Running goes, we will seek to increase our involvement with non-profits.

Generally speaking, for each race we seek out a non-profit that fits well with that particular race.  A good fit might mean that the non-profit is located close by, or it might mean that the non-profit’s cause is related to running/health.  We donate a portion of every registration fee to the non-profit, and also collect donations from participants during the registration process.  We also give the non-profit some publicity to the participants in the race.  The non-profit helps us out typically by providing volunteers for race day.  It’s a mutually beneficial relationship.

My Better Half Marathon – Habitat for Humanity of King County
Kirkland Shamrock Run – Kirkland Schools &
 Canine Companions for Independence​
Birch Bay Road Race – Girls on the Run of Whatcom County
Snoqualmie Valley Run – Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
Iron Horse Half – Mt. Si Food Bank
The Orca Half – The Whale Trail
Captain Jack’s Treasure Run – Children’s Country Home

Series Standings
The Orca Running Half Marathon/15K series event. Those who complete the Snoqualmie Valley Half, Iron Horse Half, Orca Half and the Birch Bay 15K will be entered into the series standings.

Awards will be given to the top 5 male and female finishers at the end of the series.

May 2019

Virginia Mason Mother’s Day Half & 5K Marathon; May 12th, 2019

May 12 @ 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
WA United States

Mother’s Day Half Marathon & 5k is an annual race celebrating Mother’s Day with running! Located in beautiful Kirkland, Washington, the race offers scenic courses and a delightful post-race experience, complete with mimosa and beer garden. The half marathon is USATF Certified.

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June 2019

Snoqualmie Valley Half and 12K Marathon; June 8th, 2019

June 8 @ 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Snoqualmie Valley Run Carnation, United States

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail meanders through one of the area’s most beautiful agricultural areas. The Snoqualmie Valley Half showcases this natural gem, and the race is flat, and fast with a smooth surface that is non-technical. It showcases old-growth forest and farmland and finishes in the shadow of the historic big red barn at King County’s Tolt McDonald Park.

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The Great Ferry Race on Bainbridge Island; June 23rd, 2019

June 23 @ 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
No Venue Named WA United States

The Great Ferry Race is unlike any other race ever done. Participants will board the ferry in downtown Seattle by walking on, enjoy the scenic 35 minute crossing to Bainbridge Island, and then assemble on the car deck and walk off. This half marathon race will start on the ferry dock and take runners all around scenic Bainbridge Island. After the run, they will enjoy the post-race festival before picking a return ferry of your choosing back to Seattle.

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Craft Classic Half Marathon 5K; June 30th, 2019

June 30 @ 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
No Venue Named WA United States

The Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K begins at Redmond Central Connector Park. The course offers fast times, riverside views and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line from Iron Horse Brewery.

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August 2019

The Iron Horse Half Marathon; August 25th, 2019

August 25 @ 6:00 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
No Venue Named WA United States

The Iron Horse Half Marathon is a point to point half marathon taking place in Washington State on the Iron Horse Trail and Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Both trails are the remains of old railroad tracks, hence the ‘Iron Horse’ moniker. The course is nearly all downhill at a steady, gentle grade, except for some very short flat sections.

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September 2019

Beat the Blerch; September 7th & 8th, 2019

September 7 - September 8
Northwest Response Gig Harbor, WA Gig Harbor, WA United States

Beat the Blerch www.beattheblerch.com

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The Orca Half Marathon; September 22nd, 2019

September 22 @ 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
WA United States

Stupendous view of downtown Seattle, Blake Island, Vashon Island and Puget Sound; benefits the local non-profit group The Whale Trail!

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October 2019

Poulsbo Half Marathon; October 12th, 2019

October 12 @ 6:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
No Venue Named WA United States

The 2019 Poulsbo Half Marathon is back in all it's glory, and features chip timing, a participant's shirt, finisher's medal, and free race photo downloads for all participants. The beautiful course will start and finish at Liberty Bay Waterfront Park and go through downtown Poulsbo

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