Snake River Canyon Half Marathon
Thanks Everyone For a Great Race!
See You in 2015
Snake River Canyon Half Marathon 2014 Edition will be for sale for $5 at the packet pickup and on race day.
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 9 pm Friday, 28 Feb. The Birch and Barley are also offering Half Marathon specials for registered runners. Friday night enjoy a great pre-race meal of pasta entrée with grilled chicken option, side salad, garlic bread and non-alcoholic beverage for $14.95. Saturday after the race, re-fuel with $1 off 20 oz draft beers and $2 off all menu items. Just show your race bib to take advantage of these great specials offered by The Birch and Barley! Check-in day of the race will be from 7:30 to 10 am.
Hotel Rooms—A block of rooms have been reserved for half marathoners at the Quality Inn Paradise Creek, 1400 SE Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA 509 332-0500. Rooms are available for the night of Friday, 28 February, the night before the SRC Half Marathon for $85. Just mention you are with the Half Marathon!
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.
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.
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10:00am for all runners and walkers.
Race equipment pickup will begin at 7:30am 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.
Note: No cell phone coverage at the race!
$250 cash prize to any winner breaking these course records:
Open Men: 1:07:06 (Evan Sims ’13)
Open Women: 1:19:42 (Rachel Willson ‘13)
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.
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.