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Washington > Indian Summer Half Marathon & 5K
Richland, WA  •  Saturday, September 22, 2012  •  Course Map

More than 400 runners come out to compete each year in both races combined in the late summer running of Richland's Indian Summer Half Marathon & 5K, which takes participants on a scenic out-and-back course that starts at the Columbia Point Marina and runs along the banks of the Columbia River, with views of the water for nearly the entire route as it follows the Columbia River Trail to the turnaround point and back.

From the marina, the course takes runners along the trails that wind through both Howard Amon Park and Leslie Groves Park, both of which lie along the riverbank. After they make the turnaround at the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus, they'll get to see the scenery a second time on the way back in to the race finish line at the marina.

Quite appropriately named for the warm weather conditions that can still be in effect in Richland this time of year, the half marathon starts at 8:00 AM (followed by the 5K at 8:10) and feature views of the beautiful fall leaves that are just beginning to turn as the summer gives way to autumn in this part of Washington State.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in southeastern Washington state, about 140 miles southwest of Spokane and roughly 225 miles northeast of Portland, Richland typically sees September temperatures that average between 79°F and 50°F, while rainfall totals average just over a third of an inch for the month. On the day of the race (Sept. 22), the average high is 78°F and the average low is 50°F.

Course Map

View the map for the Indian Summer Half Marathon


$45 for the half marathon, with race t-shirt included
$30 without race t-shirt


To reserve your spot in the late summer 2012 running of Richland's Indian Summer Half Marathon, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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