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Run the River Marathon

April 20, 2024

Kennewick, WA

Get ready to sprint, Kennewick! On April 20, 2024, the Run the River Marathon is back, flooding the streets with excitement. Dive into the scenic beauty of the Columbia River, as you paddle your feet through 13.1 miles of pure running bliss. Get your gears turning and join the splash-tacular event of the year!
Get ready to sprint, Kennewick! On April 20, 2024, the Run the River Marathon is back, flooding the streets with excitement. Dive into the scenic beauty of the Columbia River, as you paddle your feet through 13.1 miles of pure running bliss. Get your gears turning and join the splash-tacular event of the year!
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About The Run the River Marathon

Get ready to lace up your running shoes and join us for the 2nd annual Run the River Marathon and Relay in Kennewick, WA on April 20, 2024! This scenic half marathon race takes you on a picturesque journey through the beautiful towns of Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco, all while keeping you company beside the mighty Columbia River.

Whether you’re a seasoned runner looking to achieve a fast finish time or a beginner seeking a fun and supportive race, this event has something for everyone. The flat course, combined with the cool spring weather, creates the perfect conditions for a personal best.

As an added bonus, the race will be chip timed and may be certified through USATF, so you can use it as an official qualifying race. Keep an eye out for updates closer to the event to confirm certification.

If the full marathon distance is a bit too much, gather your friends and form a team for the 4-person relay option, which follows the same scenic course. Choose from segment distances varying between 4 and 9 miles, allowing you to build the perfect team.

This year, we’re also introducing a half marathon and a 5k that run along the river. These races start after the marathon and relay, offering an out and back route with the turnaround point conveniently located at the halfway mark.

Don’t miss out on the incredible packet pickup experience at Runners Soul in Kennewick the day before the race. Preregistered runners can pick up their race numbers and goodies, or even register in person.

With finisher awards for everyone, overall and age group awards, random prize drawings, aid stations every 2 miles, great SWAG, and a fantastic Recovery Zone at the finish line, the Run the River Marathon promises an unforgettable experience.

Kennewick, with its charming parks and the majestic Columbia River, provides the ideal backdrop for a memorable race. Aside from the breathtaking views, the city offers a range of attractions and activities to explore before or after the race. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a history buff, you’ll find something to enjoy in this vibrant city.

So mark your calendars, because on April 20, 2024, you’ll be running alongside the Columbia River, creating memories that’ll last a lifetime. Join us for an epic day of running, camaraderie, and celebration at the Run the River Marathon. See you at the starting line!

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