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Love to Run? We Have The Course For You!

Love to Run? We Have The Course For You!

The Yakima Valley has the perfect climate for running in the spring, early summer and fall. How about a USATF certified 26.2 marathon through the Yakima River Canyon? A fun family color bombing run or a run through the vineyard? Love Mud? The Pirate Plunder Adventure Race is the one for you. Information for these events in the Yakima Valley and many more are listed below.

Shamrock Cup 6K FUN RUN & WALK

March 14, 2015
2015 La Salle High School’s 12th Annual 6K FUN RUN & WALK Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. Entry Fee: Pre-Registration: Adults $20; Students $15; includes t-shirts. Day of Race Registration: $25: all, NO T-shirt assured. Location: La Salle High School, 3000 Lightning Way, Union Gap 98903 (map on back) Distance: 6 kilometers (3.8 miles) Schedule: Registration/check in starts at 7:30 a.m. at La Salle High School. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Awards: Awards to the top three finishers in the following divisions (male and female): 8 and under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and older. Parking: Parking available on school grounds. Refreshments: Beverages and treats available after race. http://hcrunners.org/shamrock%20cup%202015/Shamrock_cup_2015.pdf

Yakima River Canyon Marathon

Yakima River Canyon Marathon beats any other marathon experience.
The Yakima River Canyon Marathon is the standard marathon distance of 26.2 miles and is USATF certified....# WA12042MN
Race Headquarters
Selah Civic Center, 216 South First Street, Selah, Washington.

Race Activities
March 27, 2015. 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Packet Pickup and Late Registration
March 27, 2015. 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Pasta Feed - (Adults $10.00. Children $5.00)
March 28, 2015. 6:00 a.m. Shuttle Bus Service to Race Start
March 28, 2015  8:00 am Race Starts
Shuttle Bus Service from Finish (via shower facility) 11:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.  
Shuttle Bus Service to Ellensburg - At 1:00 p.m and 2:00 p.m. (via shower facility), and 3:00 pm from finish area.
Awards Ceremony/Meal - 4:00 p.m.  
Photographs - Pictures taken on the course may be purchased here after the race. They are also available for purchase at the finish line.

Run for Your Life RFYL 5K

April 11, 2015
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) brings the community together to promote healthy lifestyles. Every year donating all proceeds to a local community organization as one way to meet the goal of connecting with the community and promoting health.

See Spot Run 5K
April 26th, 2015
Registration Open Now!
Location Sherman Park Hosted by the Yakima Humane Society shelter. Join over 500 animal enthusiasts showing their support for homeless pets while enjoying the great outdoors - not to mention, a bit of healthy fun! Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their well-behaved dog to run or walk the race. All dogs must be licensed and current on their vaccinations and must be leashed at all times. For the safety of other runners, please do not use flexi or retractable leashes.  The race begins alongside the Fred Westberg Memorial Picnic Pavilion in Sherman Park. This year we are offering two courses for runners and walkers. The 5K / 3.1 mile course will take you on the Noel Pathway of the Yakima Greenway  down to Sarg Hubbard Park and back. The 1 mile course will take you on the Noel Pathway, across the Yakima Area Arboretum and back to Sherman Park.5K Race - begins at 11:00 am
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - begins at 12:00 pm (not timed)

Zillah Fun Run
May 9, 2015

Choose from a 5K or 10K Course. 10K Course (Run Only,) 5K Course (Run or Walk) The run/walk will start and finish in the same place as the 10K race.Registration Time: 6:30 a.m. Start Time: 8:00 a.m.Registration Desk/Starting Line Corner of 1st Avenue and 7th Street.Entry Fee for pre-registration must be postmarked by May 4, 2015. Event takes place during Zillah Community Days May 8th – 12th

 Sage Rat Run

May 16 & 17, 2015
Sunnyside, Grandview, Prosser

Coolest, biggest, medal in the Northwest, Plus you can win up to 5 medals. Sign up for the Rat Deux – one run on Saturday and one run on Sunday. Earn your first medal by run/walking either the Half Marathon, 12k or the 5k on Saturday. Earn your second medal by running/walking, the Dirty Rat Trail Run – 10k, 15k or 25k on Sunday. Third medal: Get your Rat Deux medal after completing two runs in two days. Fourth medal: Sign up for our Sage Rat Virtual Run (not available yet), an anywhere, anytime, any distance run. Fifth medal: Sign up for either the Half Marathon or 12k, as well as the 5k, then finish the Half or 12k run before the 5k start – then run the Sage Rat River Run 5k and get a finishing medal for that run as well. Located in the wine country of Sunnyside, Grandview, Prosser, Washington. Sage Rat Run is designed to bring communities and people together for a happy, healthy, fun run event while raising money for charity and other causes. Included in your registration is great music, real foods at the finish, snacks and all the support you need along the courses. We also never charge for our event photos.

Color the Way 5k
May 17, 2015

Fun Run for all Ages! Get color bombed! Start wearing white and end. COLORIFFIC! Early Check In May 15 4 -7pm.9am Check In. 11am Day of Registration Closes. 12 noon Race Starts.1pm After Party Music & Food Vendors.Location: Yakima Greenway.

Junior Gap2Gap Dash

May 30, 2015
Run: Ages 6-7 will run 3/4 of a mile. Ages 8-12 will run a total of 1 mile. Ages 13-14 will run 3 miles. The course runs north on the Greenway Path from Sarg Hubbard Park. Runners stay to the right on pathway.Color Powder Paint will be tossed on runners at beginning. Bike: The course runs Soult along the pathway. Distances are approximately 1.4 miles for ages 6-7, 2.5 miles for ages 8-12 and 6 miles for ages 13-14.ANSI approved helmets are required.Steeple Chase: Bales of hay, potato sack, crawl. Water Course: (Ages 6-7 do not participate in this leg.) The course is run on the Reflection Pond located at Robertson Amphitheatre. Ages 8-12 circle the course once and ages 13-14 will circle twice. The course will be marked with buoys. Boats and paddles will be provided to all participants by the Gap2Gap.

Wearing of a US Coast Guard type I or III PFD and ANSI approved helmet is mandatory. PFDs must remain on until after the exchange is complete. Obstacle Course: Contained within Sarg Hubbard Park. (Including a slip n slide) All Ages. No cleated or spiked shoes. Water involved, you will get wet.

May 31st, 2015
Sarg Hubbard Park, Yakima Greenway.
Get your teams together! Early Bird Special Sign up before March 31, 2015  
3 mileTrail Run, 18 mile Road Bike, 8 mile Off-Road Bike, 3 mile Water course, 3.2 Run Course.
Course Description.

Clear Lake Memorial Round Mountain
1/2 Marathon & 5 Miles Around the Lake  
June 14, 2015
The 'Round Mountain' distance is a half marathon (13.1 miles). "Toughest Half Marathon in Washington State!" Registration and details soon.

Valley of the Sun Triathlon
July 12, 2015
Sprint Triathlon in Yakima, WA.
Location: 750M Swim (Lake Aspen)
12mile Road Bike (S. Naches Rd)
5K Run (Yakima Greenway)

Army Base Half-Marathon 5K Race

Selah, WA
September 19, 2015
Race Information: The Howard's Medical Army Base Race allows runners to run onto a United States Army Base. The Yakima Training Center will have military equipment stationed along the running route on the base and have some displays down at Carlon Park. After the race there will be music and food at Carlon Park. The awards for fastest runners will be given out at 11:45am at Carlon Park as well. In 2014 the Japanese Army had 200 plus participants entered into the race. The Japanese were fast and have taken top times each year they have participated. Come out and challenge them and yourself and see if you can take home gold! All runners get dog tags for participating in the event and top finishers take home trophies made from fired artillery shells. This is truly a one of a kind event, come out and have a blast in Selah.

Pickup Race Packet 5:30pm evening before Race @ Selah Civic Center. Next day Sign up & Check in @ 6:30 - 7:30am. Half Marathon at 8:00am.5K at 8:15 am. Kids run at 10:00 am. Awards at 11:45am.

Blue Moon 5k

July 31, 2015

Walk –Run- Zombie Shuffle

Food and beverages. Beer Garden plus Glow Stick & Glow in the Dark t-shirt with preregistration. 8pm Packet pick up. 9:45 Run Starts. 10:45 pm movie at Sarg Hubbard Park. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs. Register early.


Pirate Plunder Adventure Race

October 3, 2015
Save the Date for Pirate Plunder, a 4+ mile obstacle course http://www.pirateplunderrace.com/pirate-plunder-race-course.asp  race combining changing terrain and 16 obstacles to test your strength, stamina, and love of mud. Climb over walls 14’ high, crawl through a 100’ long mud pit, slide down a 30’ water slide, and face many other challenges while running through fields, tires, and mud pits! NEW obstacles added for 2015! Registration opens soon! Get the latest updates on their facebook page.

Airfield Winery 5K Vineyard Run

October 10, 2015
Great event for the whole family! Runners, walkers, children, & well-behaved dogs are welcome to join us in our beautiful estate vineyard for this 5K run/walk. The undulating course is great for serious runners & the grape tasting along the course makes it entertaining for the wine enthusiast! Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for the following divisions:
Men, Women, Youth, Dogs, & Best Costume.
Time: 10-10:45am Check-In, 11am
Cost: $25 in advance by Oct. 1st (includes complimentary t-shirt) or $25 onsite (t-shirt not included).
Discount: 15% off for Wine Club Members.
Youth: Registration is free for children 12 & under (t-shirt not included).
Dogs: Only well-behaved, well-socialized dogs are welcome.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

Frosty’s Freezin’ 5 K

1st Saturday in December
A race for everyone! Kids, Teens, Adults!
You get a T-shirt and Holiday Themed Gift
Prizes go to the Best Dressed, Event in conjunction with Selah-Bration Events