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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.

October 2018

Event EMS Services for Captain Jack’s Treasure Run

October 28 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT
No Venue Named WA United States
EMR Training Course Seattle Tacoma Olympia

The event sponsors teamed up with Red Hook Brewery to bring oodles of swash-buckling running fun with two distances, 5k and 8k to choose from. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal, Captain Jack’s race shirt, plus access to the post-race shenanigans: beer garden, music, food trucks and the Treasure Chest.  

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