Snake River Island Hop

Surprise Yourself. April 22, 2017

The Snake River Island Hop (SRIH) is a USATF sanctioned 100km ultra marathon (with 50km option) designed for the person who has successfully completed a marathon and wants to see if they can push themselves to run farther, but gets intimidated by all of the ultra marathons out there that feature a lot of elevation gain and/or gnarly trails.  SRIH is run on the Columbia Plateau Trail in Eastern Washington State.  The course is flat.  The trail is mostly gravel and can be run with sturdy running shoes.   SRIH is designed to provide a positive and safe experience for beginning trail and ultra runners.  So instead of wondering if you can do it, come join us at the Snake River Island Hop and surprise yourself.

THE FIRST EVER SNAKE RIVER ISLAND HOP IS NOW A PIECE OF ULTRA RUNNING HISTORY!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! Thanks to all the runners and volunteers who made the day a success.  We hope to have the salty dog veterans come back to run with us again next year and welcome the new runners looking to surprise themselves with a smile and open arms.

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And so it began...

On a cold winter day back in 2009 a friend of mine told be about a bad date she had gone on with somebody she had met at the local REI.  The only saving grace of the date was the place they had gone to was this "kind of cool trail a half hour out of town."  A few days later I went with said friend to see the trail for myself and it was more than "kind of cool".  It was beautiful.  More importantly, it was flat.  Immediately I thought this would be a great place to have a trail run for people who are accident prone like me.  Well...it only took five years from aha moment to inception, but better late than never.  I hope you find the Columbia Plateau Trail with it's magnificent views of our "other river" and it's tiny little island parks to be as mesmerizing and fun as I did (and still do).
 

Making your own history...

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