Permits have taken much too long. After much deliberation, the 2011 Trail's End Marathon has been canceled. All entries will be refunded. We do apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to see you in 2012.- TEM


The Trail's End Marathon starts and finishes on the promenade at the end of the Lewis & Clark Expedition Trail in Seaside, Oregon.

A World Record for the Women's Marathon was set here along with numerous single age group world records, three of which still stand! Run the same historical event as at least 4 former Olympians such as Americans Kenny Moore and Gerry Lindgren and Canadians Brian Maxwell and Tom Howard, World record holders and numerous National Champions and American Record Holders.

At Trail's End you will EXPERIENCE:

  • Beautiful Fast Course - Ocean Views
  • Promenade Start - Finish
  • Chip timing!
  • Trail's End Marathon Event Shirt
  • Trail's End Marathon - Finisher's medal
  • Custom made bib number with your name on it!
  • Boston Marathon qualifier
  • USATF Certified course
  • Open/Masters Awards & up to $5,000 in Prize Money
  • Stay on the beach / ocean in Seaside, Oregon!
  • Pacific Northwest’s most enthusiastic volunteers

Just how fast is the Trail’s End Marathon? Check the results: Carolyn Walker set a new Women’s World Record in the inaugural event. The present course record of 2:41:21 was set 12 years later by Gail Volk Kingma, who at the time still held the National High School and World Junior records. Julie Mullin’s three pre-teen records still stand as World Bests. At least 27 females have broken the three hour barrier. On the male side, Clancy Devery set the 2:23:05 American high school record which still stands. The tenth best open time is under 2:20. These performances are the definition of "fast".