Race up the Snake


WHEN: Saturday March 2nd, 2019 –  11k(6.7 miles) – 8 AM       4k(2.4 miles) – 8:15 AM

WHERE: Rattlesnake Mountain Recreation Preserve Trailhead – Hwy 225 – 7 miles from exit 96 off I-82 Rattlesnake Mountain Preserve Trailhead

REGISTRATION: REGISTER HERE! or pre-race registration will be starting at 7 AM at the Trailhead

PACKET PICKUP: Pick up your 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 minimally supported course so bring your own water/snacks if you need them.

REASON: This a fundraiser for the Runners of the Sage running group www.runnersofthesage.com – with the same mission to encourage more active lifestyles, self-sufficiency, and more awareness of the environment.

COST/MERCHANDISE:  $10 for 4k and $25 for 11k – Pre-registration (closes Feb 28th). T-Shirts are $20 with pre-registration(before Feb 15th). See T-Shirts below. Day of race registration is $30 for 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.

RUNNING GROUPS: If 5 or more members of the your group register, your organization will get a plaque with Race up the Snake and your group name, plus a picture in our Race Guide. The group leader just has to email their group name by February 20th to chilealby7@hotmail.com with your most current running group picture and with the list of their members that are registered to verify they have 5+. Then we will take pictures of the groups the day of the race with your award.

AWARDS/PRIZES: Overall Top 3 Male and Female. Age Group Awards to Top 3 Male and Female Finishers. Age Groups are as following: 14 and  under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+   Mountain Goat Challenge Award to Fastest Male and Female to ascend the 660 ft over 0.45 mi. 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.

LODGING: Hampton Inn Richland

RACE DESCRIPTION: 11k/4k Trail Run

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

4k course

4k Profile

11k(6.7 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 Rattlesnake Arm from mile 3.75 – 4.65 which ascends 660 feet over 0.45 miles.

Course Map

11k course

11k Profile





Race Pictures

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Mtn Goat Winners

FEMALE MOUNTAIN GOAT CHALLENGE WINNERS                                                        1. Christine Horner 11:06     2. Lydia Campbell 12:18    3. Andie Slonecker 12:58

MALE MOUNTAIN GOAT CHALLENGE WINNERS                                                                1. Travis Mitchell 8:10       2. Layne Papenfuss 8:18     3. Brian Schur 9:19