Snake River Canyon Half Marathon
REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED SEE YOU on the 7th!
No changes will be made after 20 February.
Our own Coach Emma Kertesz 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! Snake River January Workouts February Snake River Workouts
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 offer a pasta dinner special Friday night, 6 March. (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)
2016 Deferrals – (Available until 20 February)
Snake River Canyon Half Marathon Pint Glasses 2015 will be for sale for $5 at the packet pickup and on race day.
Cost: $38, $33 for PRR Members (same as last year!)
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 7, 2015, 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.