Trail Running Events for the Adventurous

The Deception Pass Half Marathon & Full Marathon explores the coastal trails around the famous Deception Pass Bridge on the North end of Whidbey Island. Enjoy stunning water views while running through deep green forests, rocky coastline, and some of the sweetest PNW single track! We will have a post race BBQ and brews and awards.

Park, check in, start, and finish at West Beach!

Race Schedule 

Deception Pass

Volunteer at a race and earn a free or discounted entry into another Destination Trail race. Bring a volunteer for the day and race for free! E-mail us at - some restrictions may apply. 

West Beach:

Course Maps

Mile 6.75 and 13.25: Cornet Bay Aid

Mile 17 and 18.25: Pass Lake 

Mile 21.25 and 23: Bowman Bay 

Marathon, Half Marathon & Kid's Race

Course Map for Half & Full Marathon

To see the direction runners will travel, please do the following:

1. Click the link above to open the CalTopo course maps.

2. Under "Lines and Polygons" on the lower left hand side, choose "Full Marathon" or "Half Marathon" 

3. A profile will pop up under the map of the race you chose.  Use your mouse to scroll along the profile, you'll notice a red or blue dot (depending on the race you clicked on). The dot is the runner, or in this case it will show you from start to finish the direction of the route in each area as you scroll through the profile.

*Note aid station mileages on map are for marathon distance. For half distances, see info on Aid Stations below.

Half Marathon

Full Marathon

Aid Stations and Cut Off Times 

All finishers receive a custom medal!

Pass Lake cut off: mile 18.25, 5.5 hours (1:00 PM)

Bowman Bay cut off: mile 23, 6.5 hours (2:00 PM) 

Overall cut off: 8 hours (3:30 PM, 3 mph average pace)

Aid stations are staffed with amazing volunteers serving water, electrolyte drinks, gels, fruit, soda, candy, PB & Js and chips to keep you fueled and focused on your run! 

April 13, 2019

Mile 5.5 and 7.4: Pass Lake 

Mile 9.25 and 11: Bowman Bay

Pass Lake cut off: mile 7.4, 2.5 hours (11:30 AM) 

Bowman Bay cut off: mile 9.25, 3.5 hours (12:30 PM)

A Discover Pass is required to park at West Beach. 

6 AM: Race check in and day-of registration opens

7:15 AM: Cut off for Marathon distance registration and check in

7:30 AM: Marathon start!

8:45 AM: Cut off for Half Marathon distance registration and check in

9 AM: Half Marathon start! 

11 - 11:45 AM: Register and check in for kid's race!