Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Relay, Half and 10k Sept 10th, 2011, presented by North Cascades National Bank and Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce!

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Welcome to the 2011 Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half-Marathon and 10K, Washingtons’ premier destination marathon event!

The Lake Chelan Valley sits in central Washington State, nestled in the North Cascades National Forest. The Chelan Valley encompasses the communities of Chelan, Manson & Stehekin. This pristine, 50.5 mile glacier-fed lake is 1.5 miles at its widest and 1486 ft. at its deepest point. The population of the valley consists of 10,000 year-round residents and several hundred more part-time residents.

The event is back this year, with a new team of race directors from the RunWenatchee team. The RunWenatchee team is very excited to be working with the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and directing the event.  BuDu Racing, from Seattle, will be chip timing this event. Sponsors this year include, North Cascades National Bank, Libke Insurance and Project Groundworks

The course is a USATF certified course for the Marathon and Half Marathon (i.e Boston or New York qualifer!) with beautiful views of Lake Chelan, the Chelan Mountains, many wineries and much more!

Note to ALL runners, the course is open to traffic. Chelan County and the cities of Manson and Chelan do not allow street/road closures. We have taken as many steps as possible to provide a safe and enjoyable event. The course will be well marked, mileage markers and well stocked and supported aid stations.

New this year is the marathon relay. Teams of 2-6 runners will be allowed. Exchange zones will be at or near aid stations. The 1st runner will be shuttled to the start, with all the other teams runners will need to be dropped off and picked up at their designated exchange zone. We recommend that each team have a support vehicle at the 2nd exchange zone to follow their team to follow their respective runners on the course. Exchange zones are currently being outlined and will be posted soon

How to register:

To register online, click here.  If the link fails, please proceed directly to and search for Shore to Shore Marathon.

Register at packet pick-up, Friday, September 9, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Campbells Resort, downtown Chelan.

Register on Saturday (race day), September 10, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Finish Line at Manson City Park.

Early Registration Entry Fees (until 8/15/2011):          

Marathon:  $75

Marathon Relay (4-5 person team): $160

Half Marathon: $55

10 km:  $40

*Fees increase by $15 after 8/15/2011.

Entry Fees are non-refundable. 

Race Information

Start times:

Marathon: 8 a.m.
Marathon Relay: 8 a.m.
Half Marathon: 8:30 a.m.
10K: 9 a.m.

Packet Pickup & In-person Registration:

September 9, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.         Cambells Resort

September 10, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.       Finish Line at Manson City Park

The marathon, marathon relay and half marathon events are point to point. Shuttles will transfer marathon and half marathon runners from Don Morse Park to the start lines.

For directions to Don Morse Park, click here.

The 10K run is an out and back course. Click here for directions to the 10K start/finish line.

Click here for directions to the finish line (all races).

Course Maps:

Marathon Course

Directions to Chelan:

Via Snoqualmie/Bluett –3 hours average/173 miles: From I-5, take I-90 east. Take 2nd exit (Cle Elum to Wenatchee). Head north on Hwy 97 to Hwy 2 east. Off of Hwy 2, take the exit for East Wenatchee/Spokane. Take Lake Chelan exit onto 97Alt.

Via Steven Pass–3 hours average/166 miles: From Everett, head east on Hwy 2. Take East Wenatchee/Spokane exit. Take exit for Lake Chelan on 97Alt.

Via McNeil Canyon — 2.5 hours average/153 miles. Take Hwy 2 west to Coulee City. Continue west to Hwy 17. Drive North on Hwy 17 to Hwy 172. Drive through Mansfield. Following signs to Lake Chelan, continue to McNeil Canyon/Beebe Bridge Park. Taking a right on Hwy 97, cross Beebe Bridge. Take an immediate left after crossing the Columbia River over the Beebe Bridge. Hwy 150 becomes Woodin Avenue in downtown Chelan.

Via Pine Canyon — 3 hours average/173 miles : On Hwy 2, head west to Hwy 97. Continue North on Hwy 97, then take an immediate left after crossing the Columbia River over Beebe Bridge. Hwy 150 becomes Woodin Avenue into downtown Chelan.

Average 4.5 hours/191 miles: From Burlington, take exit for Hwy 20 off of -5. Continue east on Hwy 20 to Winthrop. Head south on Hwy 153. Continue south on Hwy 97. Take Chelan exit, onto Highway 97 Alt. Approx. 191 miles. This highway is open spring through fall, closed during the winter: pass report number 1-800-695-7623

Via Highway 97 — 5.5 hours average/320 miles. Head north on I-5. Take Hwy 14 heading east. Continue north on Hwy 97. Off of Hwy 2, take exit for East Wenatchee/Spokane. Take exit for Lake Chelan on 97Alt.

Horizon/Alaska Airlines services Wenatchee.
Fly into Wenatchee Pangborn Airport (EAT) from Sea-Tac Airport.
Horizon / Alaskan: 800-547-9308
Pangborn: 509-884-2494
Sea-Tac: 206-431-4444

LINK Transit connects the Lake Chelan Valley multiple times daily with Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Cashmere, Leavenworth, Entiat and Waterville. Catch the bus from Wenatchee to Chelan at Columbia Station in Wenatchee.

Northwest Trailways (509-662-2183) offers bus services from Spokane or Seattle to Wenatchee.

The Chelan airport is 3 miles east of Chelan 509-682-5976.

Catlin Flying Service provides direct flights between Lake Chelan and over 500 airports throughout WA, OR, ID, MT, and CA. Comfortable, private travel for up to 5 passengers. 509-997-4602 or 866-445-2359

Amtrak (800-872-7245) offers train services from Seattle and Spokane to Wenatchee.


A block of rooms is reserved for participants in the Shore to Shore Marathon at the Grandview. Click here for a link to the Grandview Hotel.

For additional lodging options, click here.

Information and Contact Us

The Shore to Shore Marathon could not take place if it wasn’t for the volunteers.

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

Phone: (509) 679-3515 or (509) 387-0051

Aid station/bathroom information:
Aid stations will be approximately every 3 miles. Stations will have Hammer Gel, water and an electrolyte drink.

Port-o-potties will be located along the course.

USAT Certified Course Information:
Marathon course USATFWA04009BL
Half Marathon course USATFWA0410BL

Runner Premiums:
All finishers will receive a   technical shirt. Top three finishers in each age group a commerative wine glass. Overall male and female finishers will receive an official Shore to Shore prize.

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