Race Preview: River Run

  The fourth annual Black Diamond Sports Therapy River Run Half-Marathon, 10K, and 5K will be held on September 20, 2014 in Wenatchee, Washington.  This race coincides with downtown Wenatchee's Taste of the Harvest Festival.  The race starts at Pybus Public Market, which is seriously the coolest little marketplace ever! The historic Pybus steel warehouse was transformed into an open air marketplace for restaurants, food and wine vendors, local craftsman and more in 2013. Already, it has become one of the places I have to visit whenever I am in Wenatchee.  

The race course for all 3 distances runs along the Columbia River on paved trails.  The views along this course are amazing.  While I haven’t participated in the River Run, I have run these trails on my own and at other events.  It is one of my favorite places to run, and I hope to be able to make it for this event either this year or in the near future.  It is sure to be an awesome run with views of the river, the Cascade mountains, and the surrounding foothills.  The course is a combination of flat sections, rollers, and a few hills.  So, don’t forget to get your hill training in!

Afterwards, runners can enjoy the Taste of the Harvest Festival and check out Pybus Market, as well.  Both are sure to have some of  Wenatchee’s famous local apples.  So don’t forget to pick some up. There is nothing better than a fresh off the tree apple from the Apple Capital of the World.

2014 River Run Details

Date: Saturday, September 20

Time: 9:00 A.M. – Half-Marathon, 10:00 A.M. – 10K and 5K

Start Location: Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee, WA

Finish Location: Stanley Civic Center Plaza, N. Wenatchee Ave. and 1st St. (about a 1/4 mile from the start)

Race Fees: (Through Sept. 1) Half Marathon – $55,   10K – $40,   5K – $30

Race Fees for 12-18 year olds: (Through Sept. 19) Half Marathon – $40,   10K – $20,   5K – $15

Race Website:  Click Here

Registration Website:  Click Here

 

 

About Annette Vaughan (491 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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