River Run at The Taste of The Harvest Festival

The third-annual River Run 5K, 10K and Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in conjunction with the Taste of the Harvest Festival in downtown Wenatchee.

Description: The three courses are largely on a paved trail along the Columbia River. The 5K and 10K are fast and flat, while the half-marathon is gently rolling. We encourage walkers to participate in all three events. Strolling along the river is a pastime of many!

Start time: 10 a.m.

Start line: Pybus Public Market, Worthen Street and Orondo Avenue, Wenatchee

Finish line: Performing Arts Center Plaza, downtown Wenatchee

Packet pickup: 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Pybus Public Market; and 8 to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Pybus Public Market.

Online registration: http://runwenatcheeriverrun.eventbrite.com/#

In-person registration: From 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Pybus Public Market; Race day, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Pybus Public Market.

Essentials: Aid stations will be located approximately every three miles. Stations will have will have water and energy drink. The three courses also have numerous port-a-potties and park restrooms.

Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to our beautiful community and waterfront and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash. Waste baskets will be located along the course.

USAT Certified Course information: This event is not a sanctioned USATF event.

Views and features: These run and walk courses take participants on a beautiful, traffic-free course that encompasses downtown streets and the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail along the banks of the Columbia River. Besides glimpses from river vistas, participants also enjoy views of the Cascade Mountains and foothills. The start is at the new Pybus Public Market along the Wenatchee waterfront. Pybus is the second largest public market in the state and opened in May 2013. The finish-line area is in the heart of the Taste of the Harvest Festival, with arts and crafts booths, music, a beer/wine garden, food, and plenty of kids activities.

Course map: Click here.

Runner premiums: All finishers will receive a shirt (shirt size not guaranteed after Sept. 16, 2013) and $5 off the $15 fee (8 tastes and a souvenir glass) to the Taste of the Harvest Festival wine garden (must be 21 years or older). Half-marathon finishers receive a finishers medal.

Awards: The top three male and female finishers in all three distances receive an award.

Timing and results: The race will be timed. Results will be posted on buduracing.com and www.runwenatchee.com after the race.

E-mail: runwenatchee@gmail.com or stephenmaher67@yahoo.com

Phone: (509) 387-0051 or (509) 630-2090