March 2, 2019
Snake River Half Marathon
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.
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.
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 from Pullman, WA.
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. Our new company utilizes disposable chips that are placed on the back of your Bib, and we will have a true chip time! Results will be available within minutes of finishing at a kiosk. Results will be available online later in the day.
Note: No cell phone coverage at the race!
All finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal at the finish line!
$250 cash prize to any winner breaking these course records:
Open Men: 1:07:06 (Evan Sims ’13)
Open Women: 1:18:31 (Emma Kertesz ‘15)
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 10 year age increments.
Award ceremony will start at 12:30 PM.
Remember, it is Palouse Road Runners’ and the RRCA’s policy that bib swapping is not allowed. This is for liability and safety reasons and its just not cool. Sorry, no refunds. Running with pets and strollers or biking along the course during a race are also not allowed. The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at most RRCA insured races, however because we do close the course to traffic, personal music devices are allowed during the running of the 38th Snake River Canyon Half Marathon.