The Course

   
 

The Course

Aid Stations Click Here to view a map of current Aid Stations.

No Strollers – no bicycles – no roller blades - no pets, everyone crossing the McNary Dam must be able to participate unaided.


Full Marathon and Relay (Click Here for Relay Leg)

The Marathon / Half Marathon races start and finish at the same location (Big River Golf Course - 709 Willamette St Umatilla, OR (97882).  Both races reach McNary Dam just after the first mile.  With a 5 mile loop on the Washington State side you come back over to Oregon on the pedestrian path over the Hwy 82 Bridge and back by the McNary Dam.  You then climb back up to the start; the Half Marathon will turn back at the 11.5 mile mark and finish at Big River Golf Course.  Highest Elevation at 460 ft to a low of 285 ft.

The Marathon continues on back down to the Columbia River and along the Lewis and Clark Trail which links up to Hat Rock State Park, although this is a flat section of the course it will be challenging running on the soft surface trail between 13 and 18 miles.  It’s a good time to take it easy and enjoy the beauty of the Columbia River.  After leaving Hat Rock State Park you will turn back towards Umatilla running along the mostly flat Columbia River Hwy.  This marathon is challenging but beautiful.


Half Marathon

13.17 mi route in WA, United States - Scenic half marathon that starts in Oregon, crosses a hydroelectric dam into Washington, loops through a small Washington town and a tunnel before returning to Oregon on a pedestrian bridge across the Columbia River. Upon returning to Oregon participants run through a nature preserve, an industrial dock, and a beach park before ascending past timber yards, Big River Golf Course, and a residential pedestrian path to finish near the start at Willamette & Rio Senda in Umatilla, OR.

8K Run

4.92 mi route in Umatilla, OR - Scenic 8K that runs in two states (Oregon & Washington) and crosses McNary Dam - the only time all year that one can gain access to cross the dam. Out and back course that starts going down the hill, crosses the dam and then turns around at the large welcome signs on McNary Rd. Participants return across the dam, back up the hill, up Willamette Ave. to Columbia where they turn back toward the finish near the intersection of Rio Senda and Willamette.

Aid Stations Click Here to view a map of current Aid Stations.

No Strollers – no bicycles – no roller blades - no pets, everyone crossing the McNary Dam must be able to participate unaided.

 
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