A Palouse Road Runners Event


in cooperation with   
  Snake River Canyon Half Marathon 2012 logo


33rd Annual Snake River Canyon Half Marathon
Saturday, March 3, 2012

2012 Results!
Overall Results
Age Group Results (corrected 3/18/12)

2012 Race Day Photos
Thank you to all participants and volunteers!

2009 Start - 423 Finishers
1 second after the start, 2009 SRCHM, photo by John Pool

This is a USATF certified course!


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.

2012 Event Info:

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10:00am for all runners and walkers.
Race equipment pickup will be at 8:00am 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.

To see a map showing directions to the start of the race, click here.

Note: No cell phone coverage at the race!

2012 Registration:
Online at http://bluecirclesports.com/EventDetail_Master.aspx?meid=636No day of race registration!  Online registration only. Race is being capped at 700 runners this year - and it is now full!  On the Blue Circle Sports website, select Events - Long Distance - Washington to find this race.

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. 

$250 cash prize to any winner breaking these course records:
Open Men: 1:08:25 (Evan Sims '11)
Open Women: 1:20:29 (Gayle Jacklin ‘02)
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.

The course record was broken again in 2011! 
Congratulations to Evan Sims of Spokane Valley
who came in with a time of 1:08:25,
breaking the 1:08:28 record set in 2010 by Michael Bresson! 

Previous Years' Results and Photos:
Race Results
Photo Gallery

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.

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.  

Course Profile:

Start    |______________________________________________| Turn around

Best Western Wheatland Inn - Colfax
701 N. Main Street
Colfax, WA 99111
Special $85.99 rate for Snake participants! Enter "promo15" when you register online to get the special rate.

Hilltop Inn
928 NW Olsen Street
Pullman, WA 99163

Holiday Inn Express
1190 SE Bishop Blvd
Pullman, WA 99163

Quality Inn
1400 SE Bishop Blvd
Pullman, WA  99163

Race Sponsors:
Tri-State Outfitters
Best Western Wheatland Inn - Colfax
Endurance Massage

                                                   offering sports massages after the race for $1 per minute.

Online Registration:

Snake River Half Marathon

Read all about it!
Moscow-Pullman Daily News Article
(Snake 2003)

Snake River Half Marathon:
Running through Washington’s Grand Canyon

June 2005 issue of Northwest Runner magazine
by Craig Romano

Current Canyon Climate:
Click for Lewiston, Idaho Forecast
Photos in sequence, left to right, along the Snake River Half Marathon.
    (Click on each photo to see enlarged version.)

Wawawai Landing

Wawawai Landing Grounds

Start Area Setup

Dawn over Portapotties

Snake River View

River Monster

Snake River Breaks

Race Observers

Suicide Canyon


Arm Dance at Turnaround

Photos courtesy of Alan Place

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