Snake River Canyon Half Marathon


Registration is open!



Email  the Race Director:

39th Running;    March 3, 2018!  10 am Start!


Wawawai Landing, Washington. View map showing directions to the start of the race from Pullman, WA.


We will be organizing training for the Snake River Half. If you are in the Moscow, Pullman area we encourage you to join the speed training sessions on Tuesday nights, 6 pm at the University of Idaho track in Moscow and the long runs on Sunday mornings, 8 am starting from the fountain on Moscow Main Street.  Tempo runs during the week will also be organized on a less formal basis during the week. Keep an eye on the PRR facebook page for those postings. Or feel free to organize some training runs yourself and post these. Some folks would probably be happy to join you!

A Big Thanks to Some of our Major Sponsors and Supporters


Hotel Accommodations – Friday March 2, 2018 to Saturday March 3, 2018

Best Western Wheatland Inn in Colfax, 701 N Main Street. 509 397-0397. ~$75 plus tax per night. Just mention you are with the Snake River Canyon Half Marathon.

The Hilltop, 928 NW Olsen, Pullman, 509 332-0928. $115 plus tax per night. Just mention Code SRCM.

Quality Inn Paradise Creek, 1400 SE Bishop Blvd, Pullman. 509 332-0500. 

Holiday Inn Express, 1190 SE Bishop Blvd, Pullman, 509 334-4437.

Early Packet Pickup  and Meal Specials

Early check in will be available the evening before the race at the Birch & Barley Restaurant (1360 Bishop Blvd, Pullman, WA, right next to the Quality Inn) from 5 to 7 pm Friday, March 2, 2018.  The Birch and Barley will offer a pasta dinner special Friday night, March 2. (Note: This is a Friday night so expect normal wait to get a table). Saturday all runners (and guests) will receive a 10% discount on food and drinks post-race. Just show your race bib!  (Normal check in is still available morning of the race in the staging area starting 7:30 am)

Deferrals – Anyone not able to make it to the race due to injury or other events can obtain a deferral for 2019.  However, you must email the race director, Lance Gallagher ( no later than NOON on February 2, 2018 to do so.  The deferral will allow you to register for the 2019 SRCHM at no cost up until December 15, 2018.

Deferrals from 2017 – If you received a deferral from the 2017 race, you will be emailed several times over the course of November and December 2017 allowing you the ability to register for the 2018 race prior registration officially opening.   You will be able to register up until December 15, 2017 at no cost.  After December 15, 2017, deferrals from the 2017 race will not be granted for 2018 and you will be forced to pay the full cost for registration.  If their are any questions on the deferral process please feel free to contact the race director at

Race Policies

Remember, it is Palouse Road Runners’ and the RRCA’s policy that bib swapping is not allowed.  This is for liability and safety reasons and its just not cool.  Sorry, no refunds. Running with pets and strollers or biking along the course during a race are also not allowed. The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at most RRCA insured races, however because we do close the course to traffic, personal music devices are allowed during the running of the 38th Snake River Canyon Half Marathon.

More information will be provided as we approach race day and you can contact us at or contact the Race Director, Lance Gallagher at

Snake River Canyon Half Marathon Pint Glasses 2018 will be for sale for $5 at the packet pickup and on race day.

Cost:  $40,   $35 for PRR Members (Discount will automatically appear in your cart once you renew your PRR membership through our club page on


Course Description

Runners will start at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River. They will follow Wawawai River Road on a out-and-back course where they will turn around near Water Canyon.

Water stops:
Will be located at mile 2.2, 4, 6, 7.1, 9.1, and 10.9.

Large numbers of porta-potties will be located at the starting line. Two porta-potties will be located at miles 2.2 and 4. They can also be visited on your return trip to the finish line.

All runners will be chip timed. Recorded times will be capped at 3.5 hours (16 minute miles). Note that walkers and runners will be starting at the same time this year.  Our new company utilizes disposable chips that are placed on the back of your Bib, and we will have a true chip time!  Results will be available within minutes of finishing at a kiosk.  Results will be available online later in the day.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 , 10:00 am for all runners and walkers.
Race check-in pickup will begin at 7:30 am on race day.

Wawawai Landing on the Snake River. From Pullman take Wawawai Road where it crosses Highway 195 on the Pullman bypass. 16 mile drive from Pullman or 26 miles from Clarkston, WA, on Highway 193.

View map showing directions to the start of the race from Pullman, WA.

Note: No cell phone coverage at the race!


All finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal at the finish line!

$250 cash prize to any winner breaking these course records:

Open Men: 1:07:06 (Evan Sims ’13)
Open Women: 1:18:31 (Emma Kertesz ‘15)
Masters Men: 1:09:40 (David Hayes ’84)
Masters Women: 1:23:46 (Julie Groo ’02)
Wheelchair Men: 1:00:57 (Tyler Byers ’99)

Overall awards will be given to top female and male in open, masters, and wheelchair divisions. Age group awards will be given in 5 year age increments.

Award ceremony will start at 12:30 PM.

About the Race

The Snake River Half Marathon is put on by the Palouse Road Runners on the first Saturday in March every year. It is the first big race of the season for the Quad Cities area. It is a beautiful river canyon out-and-back course on the Wawawai River Road along the Snake River. The flat and paved course is USATF certified. The start and finish are at Wawawai Landing at a river elevation of about 720 feet. Weather in the canyon is quite warm for March with finish line temperatures close to 50F.

Past Race Results

2018 Finish Line Photos

2017 Results

2017 Finish Line Photos

2016 Snake River Half Overall Results

2016 Snake River Half Photos

2015 Snake River Half Overall Results

2014 Snake River Half Overall Results

2014 Snake River Half Age Group Results

2013 Race Results (by age)

2012 Race Results (by age) (photos no longer available)
2011 Race Results (photos no longer available)