The 2023 R-Pod Medal

Earn yours this year!



Next race:

Birch Bay Road Race

                April 1st

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Bringing people together for running events in the PNW and partnering with local businesses to support our community!

Beautiful medals

Beautiful medals

Unique medals for every race!


Each race benefits a different charity! Orca Running donated $50,000 to our non-profit partners in 2019.


Races every year

Orca Adopted

Happy Runners

Donated since 2019

Swag Designs




Why run with our pod?

The Scenic Courses

The Scenic Courses

We set our sites on creating courses that highlight the beauty of the PNW and with so many distance options there is a race for everyone, even the kiddos!

The Swag

The Swag

From the super creative and unique medals to the softest shirts around we make sure you want to show off your race day swag.

The Community

The Community

We love our runners! We want you to feel supported and welcome at all of our races. 

The Scenic Courses

Our Commitment to the Environment

There is no running on a dead planet. We feel it is part of our mission to be responsible stewards of the Earth; to that end, we are committed to reducing and offsetting our carbon footprint. Read more here

The Swag

Giving Back

Since 2019, we have donated $329,357 to non-profits and charities, both local and global. We believe that running is a vehicle to make the world a better place, and that a key part of that mission is giving back to causes that align with our values.

The Community

1% For the Planet

We are a member of 1% For the Planet, donating 1% of our pre-tax gross revenue to impact the sustainability of our earth and community for generations to come. 1% of every dollar spent at Orca Running benefits the earth. 

From Our Runners

“I LOVE that on the back of your race bib it told you who you were running for and so much info about the Orca whales. Also it was a beautiful course and Tacos at the end is perfect!! Who doesn’t love tacos!! The only reason I didn’t give 5 shoes was because the portapotties were late but other than that a great race!”


Orca Half Marathon, 2019

“This race was highly organized by the Orca Running Team! The course was beautiful as we started and finished running though historically famous aircraft at the Museum of Flight! The rest of the course is fast, flat, and family friendly as the course is closed off to traffic! After the race you get the best finisher medal on earth and free entry to enjoy a full day of family fun!”


Fly 5k, 2019

“Running off the ferry boat onto the course is such a unique, fun way to start a race. Bainbridge Island makes for a scenic, charming course and as a beginner trail runner the trails portion was brutal but worth it. I was far from my PR but had a great time and hope to be back in the future. Orca Running was phenomenal and will certainly join them again soon!!”


The Great Ferry Race, 2019

“This was my first 10k and it was a total blast. The production was amazing, the course was great and the scenery was beautiful. Orca running is super organized and professional. I can’t wait to do the half marathon next year! Thank you orca running for putting this on!!!”


Poulsbo Half and 10k, 2019

“WOW JUST WOW! Orca just keeps bringing it time and time again. Every race just keeps getting better. Their races showcase the nature, diversity, and beauty of areas surrounding their home base of Seattle. I travel from Canada and they are so worth it! I’m telling you this small personable team think of every detail! Clearly they are runners and they get this. I did this run as a quick get away with hubby who isn’t a runner. It was a bit pricey but well worth it. If that’s a concern for you, Orca has got you covered! They start the race a bit later so you can walk on the ferry and a shuttle picks you up. You have no excuse not to do this. This race is small and I can’t for the life of me figure out why? PEOPLE YOU ARE MISSING OUT! This is one of my best races ever and I’ve traveled the world for hundreds of them. This is practically in my back yard.”


San Juan Island Half, 2019

“What’s not to love?! Downhill on dirt, gorgeous scenery, a really smoothly run race, great medal and shirt, and a beer garden! It’s the best!”


Iron Horse Half Marathon, 2019

“This is my second time running Birch Bay Road Race. Beautiful course, great race company and warm soup or chilli at the end. Orca running is always amazing”


Birch Bay Road Race, 2019

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