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Saturday, March 30th, 2019

A Runners Testimonial...

A marathon that you really should consider for the whole weekend's experience is the Yakima River Canyon. It simply beats any other marathon experience PERIOD. At the end of the carbo loading dinner the night before, everyone know everyone. Getting on the buses and on the beautiful course the next morning it's old home week with new friends. At the afternoon baked potato salad bar awards dinner it is simply a hoot. I always stay two nights.

If not ready for a marathon, who cares? There are many, many slow runners and walkers and they are as well embraced, perhaps more so, than the front runners.

You'll rub elbows with many wide-eyed first timers and many knurly veterans that will astound middle of the packers, back of the packers, all equals at the end of the day.

Well, that's my take, other locals and those who travel across the country each year and don't need another WA State feel the same. COOL!

Thanks... Jim Boyd, Aberdeen, WA



  • FRIDAY, MARCH 29th:
    - Packet Pickup and Late Registration - 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    - 100 Marathon Club Reunion Meeting - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    - Pasta Feed - 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Adults $10.00 - Children $5.00)

    - Shuttle Bus Service to Ellensburg Start Line (Early Start) - 5:00 a.m.
    - Marathon Shuttle Bus Service to Ellensburg Days Inn - 6:00 a.m..
    (Packet Pickup for Marathon 6:00 a.m. to  7:45 a.m. - Ellensburg Days Inn Conference Building)

    - Half Marathon Shuttle Bus Service to Start Line - 8:00 a.m.
    (Packet Pickup for Half-Marathon 6:45 a.m. to  8:00 a.m. - Selah Civic Center)
    - Shuttle Bus Service from Finish area to the Selah Civic Center and the Best Western Ahtanum Inn between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  
    - Shuttle Bus Service to Ellensburg  - At 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. from finish area.
    - Awards Ceremony/Meal - Awards Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. followed by a baked potato feed and prize drawings for those in attendance. One ticket for the meal will be included in the entry fee. Athletes are encouraged to purchase additional guest tickets for  friends and family when registering. Limited extra tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis.

Special Program at the Friday Night  Pasta Feed -

The program will be a surprise tribute to the famous Boston Marathon.

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