Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Half-Marathon & 10K

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The Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Half-Marathon and 10K will celebrate its 16th year on Sept. 9, 2017. Please join us for one of the more picturesque long-distance running events in the entire Pacific Northwest if not the country (Runner’s Magazine has described it as one of the most scenic in the United States). The course is almost entirely on roads that sit adjacent to or are within feet of Lake Chelan. You will be treated to generous and amazing views of the lake as well of the North Cascade Mountains, rolling foothills in the immediate vicinity, and numerous vineyards and orchards. The finish is located at Manson Bay Park on the lake and within a block of Manson’s quaint downtown.

Online registration for the races: Click here!

Half-Marathon

This is a point-to-point course starting at Lakeside Park on the south shore of Lake Chelan and ending on the north shore in the town of Manson. Runners are transported from Manson (North Shore Bible Church parking lot) to the start line by bus shuttle. The finish in Manson is located about a half-mile from where the bus shuttles leave from. The event is a USA Track & Field certified race.

Shuttles depart from Manson for half-marathon start area: 7:15 a.m., Sept. 9, 2017

Half-marathon start time: 8 a.m., Sept. 9, 2017

Half-marathon start line: Chelan’s Lakeside Park

Half-marathon finish line: Manson Bay Park

10K

The course starts just west of Chelan on Highway 150 and ends in the town of Manson.

Shuttles depart from Manson for 10K start area: 8 a.m., Sept. 9, 2017

10K start time: 8:30 a.m., Sept. 9, 2017

10K start line: Highway 150, and adjacent to the Chelan Shores development

10K finish line: Manson Bay Park

More details

On-site registration for the races: This will only take place during Friday’s packet pickup, from 4 to 8 p.m., Sept. 8, 2017, at Vin du Lac Winery, 105 Highway 150, in Chelan. Please note: There will be NO day-of-race registration on Sept. 9.

Packet pickup for the races: 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Vin du Lac Winery, 105 State Highway 150, Chelan; and from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at North Shore Bible Church parking lot, 123 Wapato Point Parkway, Manson (same site where bus shuttles will leave from).

Race shuttles: Runners will be transported to their start areas. The bus shuttles will leave from the North Shore Bible Church parking lot, 123 Wapato Point Parkway, in Manson early the morning of Sept. 9. This parking lot is located near the finish line at Manson Bay Park. Here are the departure times: Half-marathon buses will leave at 7:15 a.m. sharp; and 10K buses will depart at 8 a.m. sharp. Please arrive several minutes early so you do not miss your race bus. Drop bags will be available at the starting spots. The drop bags will be transported back to the finish area in Manson.

Views and features: The course is almost entirely on roads that sit adjacent to or are within feet of Lake Chelan. You will be treated to generous and amazing views of the lake as well of the North Cascade Mountains, rolling foothills in the immediate vicinity, and numerous wineries.

Course maps and elevation profiles: For half-marathon map and elevation profile, click here. For 10K map and elevation profile, click here.

Note on courses: The courses are open to traffic. We have taken as many steps as possible to provide a safe and enjoyable event. The course will have mileage markers and will have frequent and well-stocked aid stations, with a great group of volunteers, many from local youth athletic clubs and groups. There will be certified flaggers at several points throughout the course to assist runners as well.

Time limit: The course closes 4 hours after the 8 a.m. half-marathon start.

Walkers: Walkers can enter the half-marathon and 10K events.

Strollers: Due to safety issues, strollers are not allowed on the course.

Finisher’s medals: All finishers who registered by Aug. 26, 2017, will receive a medal. They will be handed out near the finish line. Medals are not mailed to participants either before or after the race. You must have your race bib with you at the finish line in order to collect your medal.

Technical shirts: All participants who register by Aug. 16, 2017, will receive a high quality, long-sleeve technical shirt. Those who register after Aug. 16, 2017, are not guaranteed a shirt, but we will do our best to try and get everyone a shirt.

Post-race: Refreshments for runners include fruit, trail cookies, rolls, chips, other food goodies, water and sports drink.

Awards: Top three finishers in each age group will receive awards. The overall male and female finishers in the half-marathon and 10K will receive a special award.

Timing and results: Timing is being handled by buduracing.com. Results will be posted on this website and the buduracing website after the race.

Drop bags: Drop bags will be available at the starting spots. The drop bags will be transported back to the finish area in Manson for runners to pick up.

Essentials: Aid stations will be located every two miles. Stations will have gel, water and an electrolyte drink. The course also will have numerous port-o-potties.

Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to our beautiful lake environment and our neighborhood hosts and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash. Waste baskets will be located at each aid station. Help us keep Lake Chelan clean and green.

Charitable partners: Several local youth groups from the Lake Chelan, Manson and Wenatchee Valley receive a generous contribution from this race every year for their efforts in helping us put this race on. Recipients in the past have included, the Chelan High School Wrestling Club, Girls On The Run and the Manson Athletic Department.

E-mail: runwenatchee@gmail.com, info@runwenatchee.com