Three Capes Marathon Relay 

Feb. 25th, 2023

Cape Meares to Pacific City

Marathon Relay

Feb. 25th

Follows Three Capes Scenic Loop

From Cape Meares to Pacific City

Marathon Relay

Team event.  Choose between 2 person team, 5 person team, or run solo.

Marathon Relay With a View

This marathon course features the Three Capes Scenic Loop, starting at Cape Meares, passing Cape Lookout, and finishing at Cape Kiwanda.  The rugged course passes through or runs adjacent to six State Parks, two National Wildlife Refuges, multiple County Parks, and boasts of stunning vantage points of the Tillamook Bay, Netarts Bay, and the Pacific Ocean.  Starting and ending at sea level, there is nearly 2,400 feet of climb within the course, offering a challenging racing venue that is great for building team camaraderie.   If you dare to tackle this course as a two-person team or solo, times will not be fast, but the satisfaction of completion will be as grand as the view.

Three Capes Relay, Cape Meares to Pacific City Marathon Relay
Three Capes Relay, Cape Meares to Pacific City


Choose between running a solo Marathon (26.2 miles), a  2 person team, or a 5 person team.  Team categories include Family, Business, School, or Clydesdale (all runners/walkers over 200lbs.).

Course Map/Exchanges

The course is separated into 5 legs which vary in distances from 4.37 miles to just under 7.  Levels of difficultly range from easy to very difficult.  Match the respective legs with your team talent.

Three Capes Relay, Cape Meares to Pacific City Marathon Relay


5 person team is $249.  2 person team is $129.  Solo marathoner is $79.  Ultimook non-profit benefits youth running programs in the Pacific NW.  Print out registration form and mail in or fill out the online form and pay with a credit card.

Race Day Logistics

Race Day:  Feb. 25, 2023 at 9am.  Packet pickup and late registration at Tillamook HS from 6-8pm Feb. 24th.  Learn more about race day parking, support vehicles, timing, course etiquette, and more.




Map of Legs 1-5 and Full Course

It’s a runner’s race. It’s difficult, hilly, and so lovely. Really enjoyed a one day relay!

Three Capes Relay

This was an amazing race on a stunning course – destined to be the Big Sur Marathon du Norte! The beach run was wonderful but understand it could only happen at lower tides. But if kept, perhaps there could be boards to help at the stream crossings. The natural beauty of the Oregon Coast along with beer and good food at the end could push this race to the top of the “Marathon Must Do List.”
Bob Kennedy

President, 50 Sub 4 Marathon Club

Unique. Beautiful scenery. The hardest. Most beautiful. Most rewarding marathon I have done.

Three Capes Marathon

The course, the course, the course – just stunning!! I will come back for this, it’s pretty special.

Three Capes Marathon

The route is beautiful and challenging. The traffic wasn’t bad. The weekend escape to the beach was nice. The people along the course as well as the runners were supportive and cheerful. Well organized.

Three Capes Marathon

Three Capes Relay is an Ultimook non-profit event benefiting youth running programs in the PNW.

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