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Birch Bay Ghost Marathon


This years event is being co-race directed by Kevin Douglas and next year he will be taking it over. Please not that the 2014 event is being scheduled on Saturday December 6th.
As part of your race fee everyone will be a memeber of the www.nwultras.com running club for insurance and permissions.

The Birch Bay Marathon and 15.1 mile option will start at 9:00am and finish at 2:00pm on Saturday December 14, 2013 from Birch Bay State Park. The weather should be terrible so please plan accordingly! Beware of ice on the roads and drive carefully.

An 8:00 start is available for those who plan on taking 5 or more hours. It does cause us aid issues so plan on carrying your own until mobile aid finds you on the loop.

Rules of the event
This is not a sanctioned race but we do have RRCA insurance. more...

Entry Form
Databar entry for online payment for Birch Bay Ghost Marathon.

The entry fee of $$33.00 (plus fees) will be used to pay for supplies and race costs. All surplus money at year end will be donated to charity. Last year Green Lake Rowing, Miracle Ranch Mexico and American Breast Cancer Society all benefitted from your participation.

Course Description
Birch Bay Ghost Marathon is a frying pan loop where you run the handle out and two loops before returning to the start/finish. The distance is not certified but very close. Please note the half is 15.1 miles due to the loop nature of the course.

Aid Stations
There will be one fixed and one roving aid station. The start finish line will be abandoned until the leader of the 15.1 mile option heads back. There is a major intersection at Harborview / Birch Bay Dr you pass twice before heading home.

From N or S take Exit 270 and go West on Brich Bay - Lynden Rd to intersection of Brich Bay Dr.
Go S along course to start at Birch Bay State Park

Birch Bay Weather
Click here for the local weather

2013 Entrants List
Click for list of probable, confirmed and paid-up entrants.

See pictures of the event from the last few years.

These sponsors have donated time, money or products to help us.

Odin Brewery

We need aid station help at the Start / Finish, the intersection and a roving aid person would be nice.

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Birch Bay Lodging
There are 15 motels within 6 miles with the Inn at Semi Ah Moo the most expensive and the Driftwood Inn Resort Motel only a mile away. The State Park allows camping for an overnight fee. Also look at Blaine and Ferndale for lower cost local options. Note: the state parks do not charge a parking fee anymore.

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