Varsity Seven Author Meet and Greet April 6

Peter Hawkins will be speaking & signing books at 4 p.m. at Summit Therapy on April 6, 2019 before the 100K packet pickup.

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Varsity Seven chronicles the true story of Spokane, Washington's running scene from 1947 to day. What football is to the south, cross country running is to the northwest. And in Spokane, Washington cross country running is king.

Each fall thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students traverse the roads and trails, training and competing for their chance to win. Just as some of the greatest Kenyan runners in the world come from one small town, in an area called the Rift Valley, Spokane continues to supply some of America's greatest runners. The Greater Spokane League (GSL) is comprised of 10 teams. Five of those high schools, half of the league, have competed at the coveted Nike Cross Nationals since the inaugural race in 2004. Since 1979 Spokane has sent male or female distance runners to 24 of the 38 Foot Locker National Championships: that is over 60% of the time one town has been represented on a National level. There are over 266,000 male high school distance runners and 226,000 female high school runners comprising over 29,000 teams in the United States. The GSL is a statistical outlier in every respect. What makes this small city a Rift Valley of American Distance Running? By delving into the history of the athletes, coaches, volunteers and families that have set this city apart the answer becomes clear. Varsity Seven is more than just a story of top teams and times. It is the journey of the Hawkins family. From 1993 to 2010 these seven children competed during one of the most competitive eras and in one of the most competitive leagues in the country.

Come learn about running in the inland northwest.

Snake River Canyon Half Marathon Results

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Congratulations to all the runners who participated and big congrats to the following winners:

Overall Winners:

Male: Jimmy Oribo 1:19:25
Female: Sarah Hanchett 1:27:21

Masters Winners:

Male: Rob Warnock 1:21:24
Female: Heather Johnson 1:20:25

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out and our partners, Hyperspud Sports, Runner’s Soul Spokane, Tri-State, Birch and Barley, and Culligan.

Pullman Winter Ultra- Jan. 26, 2019

Are your favorite mountain trails covered in snow?

Do you need motivation to hit the pavement when the skies are gray and low?

Have you always wanted to visit Pullman, WA during the winter?

You're in luck! Pullman now has a cure for the Inland NW winter ultrarunning blues.

Check the website for course info, rules, and other important information. Pullman Winter Ultras Website

IMPORTANT: The Pullman Winter Ultra Series is a no-fee, low-key, no-support, slip-on-ice, freeze-your-toes-off, drink-a-beer-afterward-or-during, fun-run-style event.

Pullman Winter Ultra - Dec. 2, 2018

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Are your favorite mountain trails covered in snow?
Do you need motivation to hit the pavement when the skies are gray and low? 
Have you always wanted to visit Pullman, WA during the winter?
You're in luck! Pullman now has a cure for the Inland NW winter ultrarunning blues.
Check the website for course info, rules, and other important information -Pullman Winter Ultras Website

IMPORTANT: The Pullman Winter Ultra Series is a no-fee, low-key, no-support, slip-on-ice, freeze-your-toes-off, drink-a-beer-afterward-or-during, fun-run-style event

November Membership Drive

We at Palouse Road Runners want you to find your running community - those that will go the miles with you, that will get early to run and push you to be better.

By joining PRR, you won’t just find your running community but much more including:

Individual Membership: $15 each year

Family Membership: $20 each year

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Join in November, you will receive a free Palouse Road Runners singlet/tank. Hurry and register before the registration for the Snake River Half opens.

Fall Flash Results

Our top female and male 10k finishers, Devon Bortfeld and Caleb Parker. Devon was top overall with a new female record of 36:02

Our top female and male 10k finishers, Devon Bortfeld and Caleb Parker. Devon was top overall with a new female record of 36:02

Congratulations to all the runners and big congrats to the following winners:

10k Overall Winners: Devon Bortfeld and Caleb Parker

10k Masters Winners: Stephen Krone and Monica Bando

5k Winners: Nicole and Sebastian Jones

Thanks to all the volunteer who helped out and our partners, Bearable Dentistry and Alta Running

Road Runners finish season with a flash (Daily Evergreen)

JACQUI THOMASSON | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

JACQUI THOMASSON | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

Ben Calabretta, the race director for Fall Flash of the Palouse, started this year’s race off with a bang — literally, by firing the first shot of the last race for the running season.

After three years of being in charge of the Fall Flash, he and his volunteers knew exactly what needed to be done. Read more at: https://dailyevergreen.com/39435/life/road-runners-finish-season-with-a-flash/

Moscow Mountain Madness Results and Thank Yous

Shout out to all the winners at MMM this year!

5 Mile Open Winners: Christy Hanson and Caleb Parker

5 Mile Masters Winners: Lynn Dever and Stephen Krone,

Half Marathon Open Winners: Sam Lewis (F) and Conner Johnsen

Half Marathon Masters Winners: Bonnie Benson and Michael Varnum,

50K Overall Winners: Alina Rice and Nicholas Potter.

Find the rest of the results here.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this race possible: Pete Meighan; Brian, Shirley, and Tim Cornelius; Tammy Bowen, Joel Bifford, and Cadin Baldwin; Raymond Sun, Jeffry Spellman, Wes Bascom, Jennifer Cundiff, Charley Hammerich, Courtney Cooper, John Sweeny, David Evens, Nicholas Potter, Cara Hawkins Jedlicka, Ben Calabretta, Rebecca Goodrich, Paige Horton, Moscow Cross-Country Team, and Latah County Auxiliary Communications Team (and anyone we might have missed). Without you this race wouldn't be possible. The logistics are daunting to say the least!

Special thanks to MAMBA and Bennett Lumber for building/maintaining the trails and providing public access, respectively. Huge shout out to our major sponsors, Hyperspud Sports, White Pine Outfitters l Guides, Gear Exchange & Fly Shop, and Altra Running!! Thanks for the wonderful Swag and prizes. We hope all of you that had the opportunity to run Sunday enjoyed yourself for all or at least most of the race.

Ron Horton and Liz Martin, without them this race doesn’t happen.

Please message if you have any feedback to help us improve next year. A very special thanks to co-directors

See you next year!!