New for 2017!

For information about individual races (course description, directions, GPS coordinates, lodging, etc), please click the links below:
Days 1 & 2 (Sat, Sept 2 & Sun, Sept 3): Pendleton, Oregon
Days 3 & 4 (Mon, Sept 4 & Tues, Sept 5): Clarkston, Washington
Days 5 & 6 (Wed, Sept 6 & Thurs, Sept 7): Lewiston, Idaho
Quick overview:
Series dates: Saturday, September 2-Thursday, September 7, 2017
Race times: All races in this series begin at 6:00AM Pacific time.
Early Start: Yes (optional); click HERE for details.
Packet pickup: Friday, September 1, 4-6PM; Convention Center, 1657 Westgate, Pendleton, OR.
Race day packet pickup/registration: Beginning at 4:30AM PDT on race day, at the start line.
Time limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Group dinners: A free pasta dinner will be served during series packet pickup, September 1, 4-6PM, at the start location for day 1.
Discounts: $10 discount on marathon/half marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. ( requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/aid stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen. Check out the Loony Lunchbox to see what’s cookin’!
Closest Airport (see travel times below): TBA
NOTE: Airport information is for reference only. Not everyone’s travel plans are the same; please do your own research to find the airport that best suits your needs.

Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all six!

    Travel distances/times between race locations:

  • Airport=>Day 1 (OR): TBA
  • Day 1/2 (OR)=>Day 3/4 (WA): 137 miles, 2:40
  • Day 3/4 (WA)=>Day 5/6 (ID): 7 miles, 0:15
  • Day 6 (ID)=>Airport: TBA

What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part! Every participant (full or half marathon) will receive one t-shirt and other fun goodies.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.
We even give a special award to each person participating in his or her first full or half marathon!
The best part: The famous caboose, given to the final finisher of each marathon and half marathon!

Oregon – Washington – Idaho

September 2-7 2017
Register online:
Race type By 4/7/17 4/8/17-6/1/17 6/2/17-8/21/17 After 8/21/17
Full $100 $115 $130 $150
Half $85 $100 $115 $130
10K $45 $45 $45 $55
5K $35 $35 $35 $45
Day 1: Sept.2 Day 2:Sept.3 Day 3:Sept.4 Day 4:Sept.5 Day 5:Sept.6
Pendleton OR Pendleton OR Clarkston WA Clarkston WA Lewiston ID
Day 6:Sept.7 Register for full series (all 6 days) at once!
Lewiston ID
Check out the amazing aerial video shot by a drone flown over our course in Clayton, NM, during the 2015 Dust Bowl Series!
Click HERE to video the full-sized video on our YouTube channel.

Check out We're All in This Together, an insightful look into the very first 5-state, 5-day series, by author and series participant George Rose!


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