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White Salmon Backyard Half
Rheingarten Park
White Salmon, WA
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016
13.1 Miles

Come participate in the 8th annual White Salmon Backyard Half!

This year we will also include an early start at 8:30 am for hikers. Runners will start at 10:00 am.

Once again, it is FREE to enter! Or, if you can spare a little change, a suggested donation of $20, or less* or more, which will go to the White Salmon Columbia High School Cross Country Boosters, who will be staffing the aid stations, and the Columbia Gorge Running Club student scholarship fund!

Also, you can sign up without donating. If you change your mind, you can donate at the run.

* If you want to donate less than $20, you can make a donation day of the race.

Last year we had almost 400 runners participate, and we are hoping for the same this year!


  • Registration and the Start/Finish will be around the corner from Everybody's Brewing at Rheingarten Park at N. Main Ave and NW Lincoln St.
  • 7:00 am check-in and day of registration opens.
  • 9:50 am is the pre run meeting at the start, which will be on NW Lincoln St.
  • There will also be an early start for hikers at 8:30 am.


  • The course involves a challenging climb and descent with gorgeous views of the Columbia River. The course will be marked with flour and orange surveyors tape.
  • The trail portion of the course is about 11.5 miles and is a big loop.
  • The road portion of the course is one mile, each way, out and back to get you to and from the trail. The road portion starts at the corner of NW Lincoln St and N Main Ave. Head East on NE Lincoln St then South on NE Church Ave then East on NE Tohomish St then North on NE Park Ave down past the gun range. You will be returning from the trail about midway up NE Park Ave at the gun range. Here is a link to the road portion on Google Maps:
  • No dogs are allowed. The property owners are trying to gather up all the cattle, but there may be some stragglers out there, so no dogs until after July 1st.
  • There will be 3 aid stations with an additional "light" aid station at the start of the steep climb.
  • The first full aid station is about 40 minutes to over an hour from the start depending on how quick you are. For most of us the first aid station will be a little over an hour away. so make sure to bring a water bottle. Especially if it is hot!

2014 Results
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2009 Results
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View from the Top!



RD Allan Dushan

2012 Results: Click here to see PDF

2011 Results: Click here to see PDF

2010 Results: Click here to see PDF
Weather was in the 50's, with Rain at times, and wind. It was downright chilly standing on top!
The top six runners broke last years course record! 
Columbia X-C Athlete Voluteers/RD Allan        Awesome Volunteers @ Finish, and Fence.
Finish Line Area                                                                      Jessica H. Freestyle      Bill Mellow
Louis G.                  Nice Views                                       Rick J.                   Kelly J. & Sarah R.
Dreary View from the top!                    View right after the sweeps passed by.         Finish Kick!
Sweeps Maura, & Jennifer.                    War Paint                Satiated Runners


2009 Results: Click here to see PDF
Partly cloudy, 60's and, windy

Photo's of 2009 (also click on this link for some great shots that Bob Lynes took).

Here is a link to more photo's:

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