Snake River Canyon Half Marathon



2015 Registration Opens       

1 December 2014!



 Latest News!

Snake River Canyon Half Marathon Pint Glasses 2015 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, 6 Mar.  The Birch and Barley will also offer Half Marathon specials for registered runners Friday and Saturday

Hotel Rooms—Working on this!

Cost:  $38,   $33 for PRR Members (same as last year!)


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.

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.

Past Race 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)