Olympia Lakefair Races - Half Marathon, 3K & 8K

399 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501

Running > 8k, Half Marathon

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Event Description

The Olympia Lakefair Races are part of a weekend-long running festival that features a Half Marathon, 8K and 3K; taking runners on routes that will circle around the town of Olympia and beyond into Tumwater and Thurston County.

All three races start on 5th Avenue in downtown Olympia, and finish on 5th Avenue in front of Heritage Park.  The 3K and 8K events circle Capitol Lake, with the 8K continuing into Tumwater Historical Park before returning. Both are flat and fast courses. 

The Half Marathon heads briefly through downtown Olympia, then along the Woodland Trial and Chehalis Western Trail biking paths.  The course continues on rural streets and a short trail and tour of Priest Point Park before heading back along East Bay Drive and running through downtown Olympia to the finish line at Heritage Park.  Runners will enjoy tree-lined trails and scenic landscapes while enjoying flat and narrow paved trails throughout.

Once runners have completed the course, they can enjoy festival activities that are held all around Heritage Park including food and beer tents, carnival rides, booths, a parade and more.  Well80, the events hospitality sponsor, will also be open for meals a few blocks from the Finish line.

The Olympia Lakefair Races are brought to you by the Lake Run Organization and the Rotary Club of Olympia.

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