Dog Lake Half Marathon is located in the beautiful Cascade Mountains in Washington State. The backdrop of mountains and lakes makes the race truly unique.
Both our Half and Full Marathons are almost entirely downhill. Both courses are also USATF certified. Each year we welcome about 100 runners to join us for a unique Half/Full Marathon experience.
Dog Lake Marathon and Half is a huge success every year thanks to you! Our faithful runners and volunteers. We would love to welcome you onto our team of volunteers for our next race.
“Best Marathon (and half) in the northwest, the views coming down the mountain from White Pass and around Clear Lake are just amazing. Nice cool weather for a short downhill jog. First 9 miles were constant downhill, it was just right, not to steep, but steep enough for a fast run. White pass has a great hotel to stay at with a pool that is heated in the winter[..]. Also the race puts on a spaghetti dinner the night before, it was fun to meet some of the other runners.“
"I went up to Dog Lake Marathon as a volunteer several years in a row and I loved it. Being in the mountains was great, and I was able to walk around a few of the lakes before and after the race. Not only that, but the race itself was well organized and they provided the runners with enough rest stations, gu and other items. I was impressed. The runners I knew all said they had a fantastic time and a few had their best marathon and half marathon times."