River Run 10K titles go to valley runners

Shortly after the start, several eventual winners had already positioned themselves in front. From left, 5K women's winner Brooke Kingma (purple shorts, gray top); 5K men's winner Isaac Leavitt (bib No. 143, black shorts, white top); and 10K men's winner Jacob Smith (bib No. 285, black shorts, yellow top).

Written on Jul 4th, 2016 By
Category Events, News, Steve Maher's Blog

    By Steve Maher RunWenatchee.com WENATCHEE — A couple of Wenatchee Valley residents captured River Run on the Fourth 10K titles Monday along the Wenatchee waterfront, while Selah and Mill Creek runners took home the 5K crowns. In cooler-than-normal summer temperatures, Jacob Smith, a 22-year-old former Wenatchee High runner, won the men’s River Run 10K…

A perfect match: Trail running and the Cascades’ east slopes

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Written on Apr 28th, 2016 By
Category News, Steve Maher's Blog, Trail Running

  By Steve Maher RunWenatchee.com WENATCHEE — It’s easy to see why trail running has taken off along the east slopes of the Cascades in Chelan County. Get yourself running in the Wenatchee Foothills, or further west, say up Devil’s Gulch or in the Icicle, and you’ll likely travel through several microclimates that support their own…

RunWenatchee adds third distance to Horse Lake Trail Runs

Runners during the 2015 Horse Lake Trail Runs near the top of the Homestead Trail on the property.

Written on Mar 23rd, 2016 By
Category Events, Steve Maher's Blog, Trail Running

WENATCHEE — The Horse Lake Trail Runs are now a trio. RunWenatchee, which puts on the May 1 event in the Wenatchee Foothills, announced today it has added a 12-kilometer course to Horse Lake’s traditional half-marathon and 5-mile races. “The 12K provides another option for trail runners during Horse Lake,” said race director Joel Rhyner of…

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RunWenatchee receives grant for trail mile-markers

This 9-mile marker is one of two mile-markers that have been installed.

Written on Nov 21st, 2015 By
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WENATCHEE — RunWenatchee is pleased to announce it is one of 25 organizations to receive a regional impact grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. The $5,500 grant will go toward the Apple Capital Loop Trail Mile-Marker Project. RunWenatchee is spearheading a $22,500 fundraising drive to get the final eight mile markers on…

These are the boots that Jeff Stilwell has been breaking in over the past few weeks in anticipation of his 750 mile walking journey to Yellowstone.

Walking 750 miles to fight war and disease

Written on Jun 19th, 2015 By
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The Wenatchee Foothills are full of wildflowers as this scene captured last week by Molly Cooper Steere attests.

Horse Lake to feature new half-marathon course

Written on May 6th, 2015 By
Category Events, Steve Maher's Blog, Trail Running


Rhyner carried this photo of Maui running legend Billy Conner, who passed away this past January at age 65, while completing today's Boston Marathon. Conner, who occasionally resided in Chelan, was a finisher in the last 38 Maui Marathons. He completed more than 100 marathons in his lifetime. Wenatchee's Frank Cone gave Rhyner the photo of Conner.

Moving experience for RunWenatchee’s Rhyner at Boston

Written on Apr 20th, 2015 By
Category News, Steve Maher's Blog