2014 Leavenworth Marathon

Saturday, October 4


A stunningly beautiful course in the scenic town of Leavenworth. Marathoners will start near the renown Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Runners will run a loop through the Icicle Canyon the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth through wooded riverfront trails. Mixed surface of asphalt and dirt trails. Surrounded by impressive mountains, you'll likely see salmon spawning in the Wenatchee River and Icicle Creek. The half marathon events welcomes both runners and walkers. The marathon is limited to runners who will complete the course within the six hour time limit, due to course restrictions. The half marathon course is open for four hours.  

Leavenworth is Washington’s “Bavarian Village” located 2 hours east of the Puget Sound bordering the Wenatchee National Forest and Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Oktoberfest is Leavenworth’s biggest festival of the year with 3 weeks of music, parades, food (and of course, beverages) and activities for children and adults. A great race will only be part of your unique experience on race weekend!

We are very proud of the partnerships we have forged with the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife, United States Forest Service, Washington State Department of Transportation, Chelan County, the City of Leavenworth, and our friends and neighbors in Leavenworth, without whom this event would not be possible.

The Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon is operated by TedDriven, an organization that supports cancer research and local charities. Cancer research is a special interest of the directors. Everyone knows someone who has suffered through cancer, and your race directors, Lynda, Wendy & Ian, have all been directly impacted and are committed to doing their part to fight the disease. TedDriven donates proceeds from the Leavenworth Marathon to the cancer biology lab at University of Pennsylvania. This lab is making amazing progress in fighting solid tumors genetically. Please check back for updates from the lab on their progress.


Early Bird (before Dec 15)
$75 marathon
$55 half

Before May 31
$90 marathon
$65 half

Before July 31
$95 marathon
$70 half

Before Oct  2
$100 marathon
$80 half

Oct. 3 or 4th
$110 marathon
$90 half

Fees Include: Official race apparel TBA, finishers medal, post-race fruit, cookies, muffins, water, sports drink, course support (water, sports drink, food and first aid), accurate computer chip timing.

NOTE that these fees are without sales tax (which will be added by Databar and without the registration fee). 

We have a uniform policy of NO REFUNDS of TRANSFERS. We understand that issues come up (injuries, last-minute obligations, etc.) but we feel it is unfair to draw an arbitrary line of who deserves a refund and who doesn't. Thanks for understanding.

Registration Closing Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:59 PM (PDT)
Register by Sept 1st to guarantee a specific shirt size.

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Saturday, Oct 4, 2014. 
7 AM: marathon begins (see shuttle information below).
9 AM: half marathon begins.
Packet pick-up & registration will be held at the U.S. National Fish Hatchery in Leavenworth. 
7921 East Leavenworth Road, Leavenworth WA 98826
— 4:30 to 8 PM: Friday, Oct 3rd - Marathon & Half 
— 5:30 to 6:00 AM: Saturday, Oct 4th - Marathon
— 7:30 to 8:30 AM: Saturday, Oct 4th - Half marathon
Free parking is available at the Fish Hatchery. Please see below for directions and access. IMPORTANT: Please access packet pick-up and arrive for the event via the East Leavenworth Road north gate to the hatchery. Access via Fish Hatchery Road will be closed. The easiest route from Highway 2 is to take Icicle Road to East Leavenworth Road. Turn left on E. Leavenworth Road, travel several hundred yards and turn right into the large parking lot. Packet pick-up and registration will be in the first building you see entering the hatchery. In addition, the southbound lane of East Leavenworth Rd will be closed at 8 AM on race day. Please access the half marathon start by taking Icicle Road to East Leavenworth Rd as described above. 
Marathon runners will park at the Fish Hatchery. A mandatory shuttle bus will be provided to the start, approximately 10 miles up Icicle Road. IMPORTANT: Shuttle buses will leave the hatchery when full starting at 5:45 AM, with the last shuttle departing at 6:15 AM. There will NOT be a bus leaving after 6:15 AM and private cars will NOT be permitted at the start as parking is unavailable and to ensure the safety of all participants.
Photos will be taken by Tim Chandonnet Photography and will be available for purchase online after the event (ideally by Thursday) at www.timcphoto.com.  
Click here to view a map of the course. Directional arrows (on signs) as well as orange/blue surface arrows will be placed throughout the course. Dirt / gravel sections will also be marked by flour on the trails.
Finisher shirts commemorating our 10th anniversary will be awarded on Saturday after the race. Use your bib to claim your shirt.
Finisher medals for both the half and marathon will be awarded at the finish line.
Age-group awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers. Overall, male/female winners of the marathon and half marathon will also receive awards.  
— 11 am: Marathon and half marathon overall winners
— 12 pm: Marathon and half marathon age group awards
Purchase a TedDriven or Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon running hat, beanie, or t-shirt at packet pick-up or the finisher area. We will also be selling prior year shirts and glassware at great prices.
Results will be compiled by Accustat Sports Timing using disposable Chronotrack chips. Results will be posted immediately and may be accessed at www.accustatsportstiming.com. Questions regarding results should be directed to eric@accustatsportstiming.com.  
Aid stations will be located every 2-3 miles. Each aid station will provide water and sports drink. 
Cascade Medical Center of Leavenworth will provide a finish line first aid tent and ambulance service. In addition, we will have patrolling EMTs on bicycles courtesy of the Douglas County Fire District No. 2.  
Water, sports drink, and snacks will be provided near the finish line for participants only. Please retain your race bib for access to the food and drinks.
We are very lucky to have a great team of volunteers ready to make your race experience smooth and memorable. We are partnering with nearly one dozen local groups who will be using the Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon as a fundraising event for their organization, team or cause. In addition, TedDriven remains firm in its commitment to providing financial support for cutting-edge cancer research and will be supporting the Abrahamson Family Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine again in 2014.
We owe a special thanks to all of our sponsors including: Coca Cola, GU Energy Gels, Liberty Orchards, Biosports Physical Therapy, DA Davidson, JDSA Law, KOHO Radio, McDougall & Sons Fruit, Sure to Rise Bakery, Munchen Haus, Icicle Brewery, Cascade Medical Center, and the Tierra Retreat Center. In addition, we are grateful to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Forest Service, Chelan County and the City of Leavenworth for their ongoing support and partnership.  

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    All hotel space during Oktoberfest is limited in Leavenworth—reserve early. Contact the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and they can tell you what's available. There is additional lodging in Wenatchee, a scenic 20 minute drive south. Contact the Wenatchee Visitors Bureau for lodging info in Wenatchee. There are also plenty of vacation homes and cabins around Lake Wenatchee, which are findable on the web with a Google search.

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