Yakima River Canyon Marathon & Half Marathon 2023 | April 1

February 22, 2023

Registration is now open for the 21th edition of the Yakima River Canyon Marathon and Half-Marathon on the “no-foolin’” date of April 1. Registration will be open until the last week of March.

This year, we intend to bring back the Friday night pasta feed and the Saturday evening potato feed, the latter of which is in conjunction with the awards ceremony. Those who do not attend the ceremony may pick up their awards immediately after the race.

We will enforce cut-off times this year. Those who feel that cannot complete the race comfortably in seven hours are urged to contact the race director and ask for the early start, which is two hours before the 8 a.m. regular start. We offer the early start for those anticipating they will be on the course for six-and-a-half hours or more, and the race director must approve your participation in the early start. Thank you for your understanding.

A reminder that after Feb. 28, the entry fee for the marathon and half-marathon will jump from $80 to $95. This is also a reminder that all registration is online only, and there will be no in-person registration on either race day or on the day before. Please note this change from the practice of previous years.

Also, if you decide to defer your entry to next year, the deadline for informing us is Feb. 28.

As in past years, entries will be capped at 200 in the half-marathon due to logistics involving bus transportation. At this point, we have no limit on marathon participants.

The past three years have tested everyone’s patience as we navigated through the pandemic. We appreciate your loyalty and patience as we work our way toward the April 1 race date. We look forward to seeing you then!


SATURDAY April 1st, 2023

Marathon Start Time: 8:00 a.m. (course closes at 3:00pm)

Half-Marathon Start Time: 9:30 a.m. (course closes at 3:00pm)

(both events are USAT&F Certified. See Certifications below)


RACE HEADQUARTERS: Selah Civic Center, 216 South First Street, Selah, Washington.



ENTRY FEE (both events): $80.00 until 2/28/2023. From March 1, 2023 until midnight on April 1st, 2023, the fee will be $95. There will be no in-person registration on the day of the race.

Entry Includes: The (Non-Refundable) Entry includes T-shirt, race-day transportation (if needed), finisher medal, and a finisher’s certificate.


Contact: Race Director - Frank Purdy

Email: fpurdy@charter.net

Phone: (509) 961-9769