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.

BECAUSE THE COLUMBIA PLATEAU TRAIL IS A STATE PARK THE EVENT IS NOT ALLOWED TO BEGIN BEFORE THE PARK OFFICIALLY OPENS AT 0630.  PLEASE DO NOT ASK THE DIRECTOR FOR AN EARLY START.  IT IS NOT POSSIBLE IN THIS INSTANCE.

ALSO, IN ORDER TO  OBTAIN PERMISSION TO USE THE TRAIL FOR THE SNAKE RIVER ISLAND HOP, A STAGGERED START IS NOT ALLOWED.  ALL RUNNERS MUST BEGIN THE EVENT AT 0630.

THE PARK CLOSES AT DUSK.  PROJECTED TIME IS 2030.  ALL RUNNERS OF THE 100KM EVENT WHO HAVE NOT MADE IT TO THE 75KM AID STATION BY 1700 WILL BE GIVEN A RIDE BACK TO THE FINISH AREA.

 

AND NOW...THE SCHEDULE FOR RUN DAY, FUN DAY WEEKEND

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

1730-1930 PACKET PICK UP (Location TBD)

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 (ICE HARBOR DAM TRAIL HEAD)

0500 LATE PACKET PICK UP FOR RUNNERS AND LIGHT BREAKFAST AVAILABLE.

0530 DROP BAG COLLECTION

0610 PRE RACE INSTRUCTIONS

0630 TIME TO SURPRISE YOURSELF!

0730 AID STATIONS GO LIVE

1700 75KM CUTOFF TIME FOR 100KM RUNNERS (AT SNAKE RIVER JUNCTION)

1800 FIRST RETURN OF DROPPED BAGS FROM TURNAROUND TO THE FINISH LINE

2030 COURSE CLOSES

 

 

 

 

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