Columbia River Power Marathon
Start: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Umatilla , OR 97882
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Marathon begins at the end of Willamette Street at the scenic overlook in Umatilla, OR. From there it crosses the McNary Dam into Washington, circles back over the Columbia River Bridge where it follows the Lewis and Clark Trail to Hat Rock State Park, making a loop back down the trail to the finish line.
The scenery is breathtaking in its ability to capture the essence of Eastern Oregon. The Lewis and Clark Trail not only follows the Columbia River but holds a bit of history and makes for an interesting run. The path along that stretch proves a healthy challenge with its off-road running on dirt and gravel and is well worth the effort.
The race's most breath taking view comes when crossing the McNary dam. The Columbia River Power Marathon is the first recreational event to gain such access. This component is what gives our race its "Power". Many runners have stated that the opportunity to run in two different states during ONE race sets this marathon apart from all others.
Rest stops and aid stations will be manned by several local businesses, organizations and volunteers to provide water, sports drinks, gummy bears, jelly bellies, bananas and more, to re-energize the participants as they make their way to the finish line.
The Columbia River Power Marathon, along with local businesses, organizations, and volunteers supports the Hermiston High School Cross Country Team and many other local youth programs.
Word has spread and each year we grow bringing in participants from all over the USA. A fantastic marathon to be a part of whether you are a seasoned marathoner looking for a challenging off-road run, or a first timer.
You can form a relay team of 2-8 people and run on behalf of a charity or make this a competition run for your friends and/or coworkers. The Relay allows participants to run the same race as the other marathoners but at a shorter distance due to the support of team members.
Our 8K run/walk along with the half marathon, is great for all those who want to cross over the dam and have the same solo experience as the marathon runners but without running the full distance.
***Absolutely NO Refunds, nor will we apply credit to a future Marathon***
*Chip timed races*
All participants MUST be an American Citizen due to Homeland Security.
No stopping on the dam! This includes stopping to take a photo. All photos must be taken BEFORE you enter onto the dam, or after you are off the dam. They will confiscate cameras if you are caught with them.
For runner safety, no pets, strollers or wheelchairs will be allowed on the course.
- All races begin at 8am. Aid stations will not be available after 3:00pm so please bring your own provisions if you don't think you will finish by that time.