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Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE: This information is subject to change. Please check website for updates as race approaches.

More Questions? Contact the Race Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I become a member of the Poulsbo Marathon Belt Buckle Club?

Run a Boston Qualifying time in the Full Marathon. You will be mailed a belt buckle upon verification of results and your name will be listed on our results page as part of our exclusive club!

Where are some good locations for my friends and family to see me along the course?

Full, Half and 10k Spectating

*At the starting line - runners will loop past this same location about 1 1/2 miles into the race. *At the finish at North Kitsap High School Stadium.

Full and Half Spectating

*At Lions Park - 6th & Fjord. Runners will be just over 6 miles into the race. This park offers a playground, bathrooms and is a scenic place along the waterfront to take pictures. *At the intersection of Jensen & Iverson (Poulsbo Post Office) between miles 7 and 8 - the picturesque shops on Front St. spill upward into the lovely Poulsbo Place neighborhood.

Full Marathon Spectating

At the intersection of Suquamish Way & Augusta Ave @ the Suquamish Community House (House of Awakened Culture). - Beachfront, views of Seattle, across the street from Bella Luna Pizzeria as well as the Agate Pass Cafe and the Suquamish Veterans Memorial. (Near mile 20 of the course.)

Where is the race start and finish?

Races start at 7:30 a.m. on Caldart Ave below the NKHS tennis courts near the intersection with Mesford St. Races will finish on the track in front of the stadium.

Will there be a clothing drop?

No. Please secure your belongings in your vehicle.

How long will the course be open?

There will be a 6-hour time limit for the marathon route. The finish line closes at 1:30 p.m.

***Attention Half Marathon Walkers: WA State Troopers will be assisting in the crossing of SR305 until 11:30 a.m. This allows you 4 hours to cover the first 11.5 miles of the course, after which you will need to cross on your own and at your own risk.

Will there be aid stations on the course?

Aid stations will be approximately every two miles on the full and half marathon courses. There will be one aid station on the 10k route. Aid stations will offer some or all of the following: water, electrolyte drinks, energy gels, vaseline, ice, first aid kits.

Will there be bathrooms at the start and on the course?

NKHS Stadium bathrooms (located on the back side of the stadium) will be open before, during and after the race. Portable toilets will be placed near the tennis courts above the starting line as well as along the course and located near aid stations. There are public bathrooms at Lions Park, American Legion Park, and Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park.

Where should I park?

In the North Kitsap High School parking lots accessed from Caldart Ave.

Where do I pick up my race packet day of race?

Day of race registration and packet pick up will be located at NKHS starting at 6:00 a.m. Registration tables will close 15 minutes prior to your event.

**In the past, race day registration & packet pick lines have been long! To ensure you don't miss the race start, please come to packet pick-up on Saturday to register or come early on Race Day.

When and where can I pick up my race packet the day before the race?

Packet pick-up will be on Saturday, October 10th from noon to four o'clock at the Guest House Inn & Suites located at 19801 7th Ave NE in Poulsbo. Please click on directions tab for directions to packet pick-up.

Will there be an awards ceremony?

You may pick your award up at the awards table once results have been verified. Unclaimed awards will be mailed.

Is there an age requirement for the Marathon?

Runners must be at least 18 years of age to register for the full marathon.

Is the 10k Certified?

Not at this time.

My company would like to become a sponsor. Where can I find more information about my sponsorship options?

Thank you for considering joining the Poulsbo Marathon Team! Click here to check out our sponsorship platform. After you've had a chance to look at the information, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Is the marathon course certified?

Both the Full Marathon and Half Marathon courses are USATF Sanctioned and Certified.

How do I confirm that my on-line registration went through?

Databar Events will send you a confirmation e-mail upon registration. Any problems or questions concerning on-line registration can be answered by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Can someone else pick up my packet?

*If you registered using a discount as Active Military Personnel you will need to present your ID in person at packet pickup. Otherwise, yes, with written and signed permission from you.

Can I change to a different distance once I have already registered?

Yes. You can change events by notifying This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon on Thursday, October 9. If you are moving up to a greater distance, you will have to pay the difference in registration fees at Packet Pick-up. Cash or check only. If you are moving down a distance, you will not be refunded the difference. Changes can also be made at Packet Pick-up.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

No.

Can I get a refund once I have signed up?

No refunds will be given. No medical comps and no rollovers.

Will there be post race food and refreshments?

Yes, there will be hot chicken broth, fruit, bagels, electrolyte drinks, coffee, and water available for race participants at the finish line.

When can I sign my child up for the Kids Dashes?

You may register the day before the race at Packet Pick-up between noon and 4:00. You may also register in the morning, day of race between at 6:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. or on the football field from 9:00-9:45. Dashes start at 10:00 a.m. Cash or Checks only. $2 per child. Ribbons will be given.

Do runners and walkers get t-shirts?

Yes. Participants in all events registered by September 19 will be guaranteed a shirt.

Will age division awards be given?

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories for the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k events:

  • Top Three Male Overall
  • Top Three Female Overall
  • Top Three Age Division Male and Female:
  • 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

How is the race timed?

All events will be chip timed with the exception of the Kids Dashes. Timing will be managed by RogueTiming.

Will finishers receive medals?

Yes. Finishers in all events (except the Kids Dashes) will receive finisher medals.

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