Distance: 26.20 mi
Difficulty: 4 / 10
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Address: 2102 Sutton Place, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Filed Under: Running
This race has 5 events for runners and walkers: a marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 2K (for kids). In these runs, you will find a scenic, traffic free course featuring apple blossoms, snow-capped mountains and the Columbia River. (Due to course restrictions, no wheelchairs will be permitted.) The marathon and 10k are certified.
All races start on Wenatchee Avenue, winner of the 2003 Main Street America Award, near Centennial Park (next to Key Bank?102 South Wenatchee Avenue), and proceed north on Wenatchee Avenue then east (right turn) on Fifth Street to the Apple Capital Loop Trail. From that point, ALL RACES run exclusively on the scenic and traffic-free Apple Capital Loop Trail which is a 10 mile loop along the Columbia River.
The suface is entirely asphault--no dirt or gravel. The course is rolling with the lowest elevation at about 560 ft. and the highest at about 620 ft.
All marathon finishers will receive medals. The participants of all events will receive custom designed shirts commemorating their accomplishment.
Note: Entries received after April 11, 2006 are not guaranteed t-shirt and/or correct size.
Age-group awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in 5-year age-groups from Under 20 to 70+.
US 2 East (Stevens Pass), follow the signs directly onto Wenatchee Ave.: I-90 East (Snoqualmie Pass), at Cle Elum look for Wenatchee exit, follow signs over Blewett Pass, at US 2 go right and follow directly onto Wenatchee Ave.
From Spokane: I-90 West, at George look for Wenatchee exit, at stop light in Quincy go left and follow into East Wenatchee, stay in middle lane at second light (Fred Meyer on left) and go over the bridge into Wenatchee, take first exit right after the bridge onto Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee has a regional airport with 6 flights daily to and from Seattle via Horizon/Alaska Air. Flight time is approximately 30 minutes. Roundtrip cost is usually from $80-$130 depending on when you book travel. Contact Wenatchee Convention & Visitors Bureau (see links page) for up to date taxi cab company contact info, or Link Transit public transportation info.