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White Salmon Backyard Half

June 17, 2023

White Salmon, WA

Run the scenic White Salmon Backyard Half Marathon on June 17th, 2023! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge and a challenging course designed to test your endurance. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind race!
Run the scenic White Salmon Backyard Half Marathon on June 17th, 2023! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge and a challenging course designed to test your endurance. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind race!
Participants run the half marathon White Salmon Backyard Half in White Salmon, Washington in June!
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About The White Salmon Backyard Half

The White Salmon Backyard Half Marathon is an event that takes place every year in the small town of White Salmon, Washington. The race has been taking place since 2021 and each year it draws more and more participants from around the region. This half marathon is a truly unique experience, full of stunning scenery and challenging terrain.

The route for this race follows a loop course along the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. There are some rolling hills at the start but most of it is relatively flat, allowing runners to really take in their surroundings as they make their way through orchards, vineyards, farms and forests on both sides of the river. The views are simply breathtaking – you can see snow-capped mountains in one direction and lush green valleys in another!

June is typically mild weather wise with temperatures ranging from mid 50s to low 70s during race day so you won’t have to worry about too much heat or cold while running this event. Though summertime can be unpredictable so be sure to check out what type of weather conditions you may encounter before signing up for this particular race!

This half marathon offers something special – not just because it takes place in such a gorgeous setting but also due to its family friendly atmosphere; there’s an abundance of local supporters cheering on runners throughout their journey which helps create a great sense of camaraderie between all involved! Plus there’s plenty of post-race activities like live music, food vendors and awards ceremonies held after crossing the finish line that adds even more fun to your experience!

Overall I would highly recommend checking out this fantastic event if you’re looking for a memorable half marathon experience near Seattle or Portland areas; from its beautiful backdrop filled with nature trails & riverside walkways to its vibrant crowd support system – White Salmon Backyard Half Marathon definitely lives up to its name when it comes providing quality long distance running opportunities within Washington State!