*NOTE: This is a fresh water swim
All of the day’s races start and finish at North Bay Park, the city’s largest park and a popular local spot for outdoor recreation ranging from sports on land like tennis and basketball to lots of water sports, as the park lies along the northern edge of Ocean Shores’ Duck Lake. From the park, those running the half marathon will follow an out-and-back loop course in a counter-clockwise direction around the peninsula.
Runners will get to see plenty of the scenery for which Ocean Shores is known along the half marathon route, which crosses bridges and takes runners out for a roughly mile-and-a-half stretch along the beach in the race’s first few miles. After heading back onto the roadway, runners then head down to the peninsula’s southern end, where they make their way around the edges of the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area along the shore, and then head north along the shoreline of North Bay before making their way back to the finish line at North Bay Park.
Triathletes share the same run course, swim in Duck Lake and are presented with a bike ride along scenic roads with the occasional deer on the side of the roads, as well as views of the ocean. With the exception of some very minor changes in elevation in the first few miles of the race, both the triathlon and run events are on mostly flat terrain, especially in the second half of the race, which is nearly all flat.
If you’re looking to have a great weekend that caters to both activities for athletes as well as fun filled opportunities for families and their kids, then the Ocean Shores Big Weekend Tri & Foot Fest is sure to provide an amazing experience.
Ocean Shores Big Weekend Events:
Saturday, July 9th 2016:
- Half Iron Triathlon ~ 1.2 Mile Swim ~ 56.84 Mile Bike ~ 13.1 Mile Run
- Half Iron Aquabike ~ 1.2 Mile Swim ~ 56.84 Mile Bike
- Olympic Triathlon ~ .9 Mile Swim ~ 25.34 Mile Bike ~ 6.2 Mile Run
- Olympic Duathlon ~ 3.1 Mile Run ~ 25.34 Mile Bike ~ 6.2 Mile Run
- Olympic Aquabike ~ .9 Mile Swim ~ 25.34 Mile Bike
Junior Tri For Kids ~ 50 Yard Swim* ~ 2 mile Bike ~ .25 Mile Run
*Kids Must Be Able to Swim for the Tri For Kids
*** NO KIDS EVENT THIS YEAR ***
Saturday, July 9th 2016:
- Half Marathon
- 10k Run
- 5k Run
Note: Read our event policies before you resgister. You are subject to them. No exceptions!
Registration Link for ALL Triathlon Events:
Registration Link for ALL Running Events:
Visit Ocean Shores for our Big Weekend and for a lot of other family fun! For more information on Ocean Shores, watch the below video and visit Do Ocean Shores website, put together by the community of Ocean Shores to let visitors know how much there is to do.
Located along the Point Brown peninsula on the central coast of Washington state, roughly 20 miles south of Olympic National Park and just over 130 miles southwest of Seattle, Ocean Shores typically sees mild to moderately cool and dry weather in the summer. In July, average monthly temperatures range between 66°F and 52°F, while rainfall totals average just over 1.3 inches for the month. On the day of the race (July 12), the average high is 66°F and the average low is 52°F. Perfect weather for a race. You can push yourself without overheating and it is not too cold either. 🙂
Non Profit Support for Aberdeen Rotary Club:
We are very excited to announce that we are supporting the “Homeless Youth Education Fund” in 2015 and look forward to supporting this great cause in the future! The Aberdeen Rotary Club has established the Aberdeen Rotary Student Support Fund to provide assistance to the Homeless Youth Education Fund. Grants are available to students in all school districts in Grays Harbor County.