REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Online Registration is available
Please note that registration is limited to 250 entrants. Register early!
In 2013 the Buckley to Orting (B&O) Half Marathon was separated from the
Rainier to Ruston Rail-trail Relay and Ultra. The race will now have its own
day - the last Saturday of July. Registration is only $60!
Due to wind damage and a tree taking out one of the four bridges along "The
Loop" to South Prairie the course will be reconfigured for 2015.
We will be building a temporary trail past the fallen bridge. If that is not
finished by race day, we have permission to route the course through a
neighbor's property and out his gate onto the trail beyond the bridge.
Either route will be the same distance. See new course map here.
This year the race will start at the Glacier Middle school in Buckley (start
map) and the
course will descend across three out of the four beautiful
bridges along "The Loop" to South Prairie before finishing at Orting's town
park. The course uses the paved Foothills Trail to the extent possible (82%)
and roads (8%), sidewalks (0%) and rough trails (10%) when not.
We hope to see you on July 25, 2015
B & O Half Marathon 2014
Thanks to Craig Hill @ The News Tribune
Race Start and Check-In will be posted soon.
There will be a limited number of registrations available at the Pre-Race
Packet Pick Up, but there will be [NO] Day of Race Registration.
Race Finish is located at the Orting Park in beautiful
A free shuttle service will be provided for all runners and walkers who want
to leave their vehicle at the finish area in Orting. Buses will take
participants to the start at Buckley. This is highly encouraged to minimize traffic congestion at the
starting area. Please sign up for the shuttle at the time of
registration. If you have questions about the shuttle, please e-mail the
race director-Rob Hester.
Half Marathon Shuttle
Shuttle loading time is from 6:30-6:45am. Please allow time to find parking
and check-in before loading the bus. We recommend that you do not leave
valuables in your car, as parking is public and it will not be monitored by
security. The bus will depart from Orting promptly at 6:45am from near the intersection of Van Scoyoc Ave. SW and Train Ave. S. Estimated arrival at
the start is 7:15am.
The race will start at 8:00am.