The course features stunning views of the Blue Mountains and Walla Walla Valley, rolling fields of wheat, vineyards and fall foliage starting and finishing on the asphalt Mill Creek bike path. Once the run route reaches Bennington Lake, it continues on gravel service roads. The Half Marathon includes an out and back section on a chip sealed county road returning to loop back onto the last half of the 10K route around the lake. This is NOT a fast and flat course! It includes rolling hills with elevation gain on the way out and high speed returns on mile 6-8 of the Half Marathon and the last two miles of both the 10K and Half Marathon. The Kids Fun Run (ages 3-12) will follow the Mill Creek bike path along a slight grade out and back.