Race Up the Snake

Benton City, WA

This is a scenic trail run showcasing the beautiful Sagebrush Steppe of Southeastern Washington. It includes a 4k which has a gentle incline and gentle downhill out and back with and also an 11k loop that includes an intense climb up the Rattlesnake arm gaining 1500 ft over 4 miles. The 11k is a challenging, yet very rewarding climb.

Race up the Snake

TRAIL UPDATE: The trail right now has sections of packed snow, dirt, and mud. Trail running at its best!! The snow has given the Rattlesnake Area a late June Alpine Lakes Basin look. Its magnificent and we are excited to experience it with you!

WHEN: Saturday March 2nd, 2019

TIME: 11k(6.8 miles) – 8 AM 4k(2.4 miles) – 8:15 AM

There will be an early start option at 7:30 AM for those wanting extra time.  Those who start early will not be considered in the Mountain Goat Challenge Award.

WHERE: Rattlesnake Mountain Recreation Preserve Trailhead – Hwy 225 – 7 miles from exit 96 off I-82.  Here is a link to the location.

RACE DESCRIPTION: 4k/11k Trail Run.  Chip timed.

11k (actually 6.8 miles) is an uphill then downhill trail loop showcasing the beauty of the Sagebrush Steppe and Rattlesnake Mountain. Includes a very tough ascent and descent of the Rattlesnake Slope from mile 3.85 – 4.75 which ascends 660 feet over 0.45 miles.

4k (actually 2.4 miles) goes up a ravine that is a gentle out and back uphill and downhill.

AWARDS:  Overall Top 3 Male and Female..  Awards to top 3 Male and Female finishers.  Age groups are as follows:  14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Mountain Goad Challenge Award to the Fastest Male and Female to ascend the 660 ft over 0.45 miles in the 11k race. 

A cash prize of $50 will be awarded to the overall 11K male and female.  A cash prize of $20 will be awarded to the overall 4K male and female.  A cash prize of $20 will also be given to any new course record.

PACKET PICKUP: Pick up your custom race packet with bib and goodies starting at 7 AM the day of the race.

GEAR: Weather can be unpredictable this time of year so come prepared and ready for rain/sun/wind/or snow

As of now this an unsupported course so bring your own water/snacks if you need them

REASON: This is a fundraiser for the Runners of the Sage running group www.runnersofthesage.com – with the mission to encourage more active, self-sufficient, environmentally aware lifestyles.

COST/MERCHANDISE:  $10 for 4k and $25 for 11k. Day of race registration is $30 for the 11k and $15 for 4k.

Very comfortable Tri-Blend Bella Canvas shirts are $20 with pre-registration - the last day to pre-order shirts is Feb 15th.  These come in male and female cuts and tend to run a bit small so if you are between sizes you should opt for the larger size.

There will be some extra shirts in limited sizes and quantities available for purchase the day of the race.  Plus there will be other Runners of the Sage apparel and Pint Glasses for sale.

When & Where

Mar 2, 2019


8:00 AM

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