Big River

Chiawana Park
Pasco, WA 99301

Running > 1 mile, 5k, Half Marathon

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Event Description

 Come join us for the Inaugural year of the Big River Race!
Saturday, June 1st, 2024 for a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & Fun 1 Mile. Run along one of Eastern Washington biggest landmarks, the Columbia River. Enjoy a scenic route on paved riverfront trail. This race offers you four different options; a distance for everyone in the family, group of friends or coworkers.


The course will be flat & fast! Perfect for your first time to achieve one of these distances or set a new personal goal. The race will start & end at beautiful Chiawana Park in Pasco, Washington. Chiawana is a Native word for “Big River”.
The race course will have fun, themed aid-stations, cheer squads & bands along the way. You run the miles, we bring the entertainment and support! We believe your achievements should be celebrated. Invited all the friends and family to come watch you cross the finish line! Chiawana Park as beautiful shade trees, a big grassy park and a gorgeous view of the river. After the race sit, relax and enjoy some post race treats.


The Columbia River has provided this region's culture and economy for thousands of years. It is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest. The river forms in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada and flows through Washington. This Big River irrigates more than 6,000,000 acres of agricultural land. Agriculture is huge part of our community and is possible because of this valuable water source.


Course Details:

  • The half marathon will be mostly an out & back route going east on the paved riverfront path, with a small loop at the halfway/turn around point. There will be total of 8 aid-stations. Approximately every 1.5 miles with water, electrolyte drink, gels and fruit snacks. (150 max participants)

  • The 10k will be an out & back route going east on the trail. There will be 3 aid-stations. Miles 1.55/4.55 and 3.10 (turn around) with water, electrolyte drink, gels and fruit snacks.  (100 max participants)

  • The 5k will be an out & back route going east on the trail. There will be 1 aid-station at the turn around with water, electrolyte drink.  (100 max participants)

  • The fun 1 mile will be an out & back going west to the end of the park. 1 water station at the turn around. (50 max participants)


Start Times:

  •  Half Marathon 8:00-11:00am 

  •  10k  8:30-10:30am

  •  5k    9:00-10:30 am 

  • 1 Mile  10:00-10:30am



  • Half Marathon early bird price $45 now until 02/28   03/01- 05/31 $50 - In person registration $55 

  • 10K early bird price $30 now until 02/28      03/01 - 05/31 $35 -  In person registration $40

  • 5k  early bird price $20 now until 02/28       03/01 - 05/31  $25 - In person registration $30 

  • 1 Mile FREE! FREE!!

Packet Pickup:

Friday, 5/31 4:30-7pm At Runner’s Soul Kennewick, WA
Saturday, 6/01 6:30- 9:30am At the start/finish area Chiawana Park 2020 Rd 88 Pasco, WA 99301 



Awards & Medals:

All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal
• Top 3 Overall Male & Female of the Half Marathon, 10k, 5k will receive a special award. These distances will be chipped timed
• Age Group Awards every 10yrs for half marathon & 10k  Ages [10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89]
• 5k  Ages [3-5, 6-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89]
• 1 Mile  [no age group awards; this distance will not be timed]


 Several opportunities are available for you or your company to support the Big River Race!  Your sponsorship contributions will go towards helping us cover the costs associated with putting on this race —from renting equipment, food & swag items for the runners to material needed to make this event safe.  Contributions can be money, in-kind support or both. Benefits for your company:  Company Name/logo on the registration website, Recognition on all race advertisement, Recognition on the event's social media pages, Verbal recognition during the pre-race announcements and setting up a booth to pass out information on race day.  email:


Why Volunteer?  We can not put on this race without the help of our awesome volunteers. The volunteers make this race possible & safe!  It’s a great way to give back to your community.  You'll have the satisfaction of helping others and a FUN time.  Lots of smiling faces, high-fives and sweaty hugs!!! 
GROUP VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: The “More the Merrier”.. Come on and bring your friends, co-workers, school, club or family members. Group volunteer activities are a wonderful way to have fun while giving back to others and serving your community! Aid-Stations, Snack tables, Setup and Cleanup are just a few of the areas we need help. We are looking for several school bands to play 1.5-2hrs on the half marathon course. - No experience necessary.

 Contact to find out how you or your group can get involved.

Our race values come from the meaning: Chiawana
•compassion • creativity • reliability • generosity • loyalty

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