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Entry Price Schedule – Online registration closes Wednesday, May 29th, 2018 at 6p.m. 


October-November: $49

December: $54

January-March: $59

April-May: $64

June: $69

In-person at packet pickup or race day: $72


Half Marathon:

October-November: $64

December: $69

January-March: $74

April-May: $79

June: $84

In-person at packet pickup or race day: $87


Interested in signing up for more than one 2018 Orca Running race? Check out the 2018 Orca Running Pass Subscribe and Bundle options. 


Community Entries
Orca Running is proud to offer Community Entries for our events.

A community entry is a reduced entry fee for $45 for those who would love to participate but are without the financial conditions to do so. There are four community entries available for the Snoqualmie Valley Half Marathon. The application period will open 4 months from race date and be open for 1 month. Click here to apply.

Snoqualmie Valley Half Application Period: February 10, 2018 – March 3rd, 2018

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In 2018, the bridge on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail that goes over 32nd street is being replaced. Construction is expected to go from March through the end of June.  Accordingly, we will be using different courses for 2018. As these courses are to be used for one year only, they are not USATF certified.  Also, very importantly, there will be a 12k option this year in lieu of the 10k.

Half Marathon Information

USATF Certification numbers:

Half Marathon: WA16003RMB

10k: WA16002RMB

Participants will start at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City and will be shuttled there via shuttle bus from the finish line area at Tolt MacDonald Park. The course will take runners along the Snoqualmie River Road, over the Snoqualmie River, through Tolt MacDonald Park, and then onto a short out and back along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail before finishing at Tolt MacDonald Park. The crossing over the Snoqualmie River is quite cool.  The course is a combination of road,  compact dirt trail and a small portion of gravel trail.

Click here to view the course map in a new window.



12k Course Information

The Snoqualmie Valley 12k will start at Chief Kanim Middle School. Participants will be shuttled via bus from the finish line area at Tolt MacDonald Park to the start line.  The course takes runners along a very flat course on Snoqualmie River Road before crossing the Snoqualmie River via the Tolt MacDonald Park bridge (see picture above). It’s a very cool bridge.  The majority of the course is on the road with a small portion being gravel trail.

Aid stations will be along the course, locations TBD.

Click here for interactive online map.

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Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at the Road Runner Sports store in Bellevue, located at: 12200 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98005 (click for map).  Time: TBD. Be sure to bring photo ID.

If you are unable to make it to pre-race packet pickup, we do also offer packet pickup on race day from 7:00 to 8:45am only at the big red barn at Tolt MacDonald Park.  There is no packet pick-up at Chief Kanim Middle School.

Want someone else to pick up your packet?  It’s simple:

1. Give the person proof that you’ve given them permission to pick up your packet.  That means either:
–written and signed piece of paper, stating that you give so-and-so permission to pick up your packet
–print out of your race confirmation email
–send confirmation email to the picker-upper, and they can display on their smartphone.

2. The person picking up the packet must present photo ID.

Top Ten Reasons to do Packet Pickup Before Race Day

  1. More time to sleep in on race day
  2. Avoid long lines on race day
  3. Save 10% on any purchase made at Road Runner Sports at packet pickup
  4. Get a chance to ask race staff any last minute questions
  5. Pick up any last minute race items at Road Runner Sports 
  6. Be entered in a raffle to win one of several Road Runner Sports gift certificates
  7. Put your bib number under your pillow as you sleep and get a visit from the Bib Fairy
  8. Scope out your competition before the race
  9. Make life easier for the race volunteers working in packet pickup on race day
  10. Score a big favor with your friends by picking up their packet for them.
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2018 shirt and medal preview coming soon!!!

Race Shirt

All participants will receive a complimentary shirt with their entry.

Be sure to register before May 3rd to guarantee sizing!  All registrants will receive a shirt, but registrations received after May 2nd will not have guaranteed sizing.  Also, if you register after May 3rd you will not be able to pick up your shirt until after you run.  This is to guarantee that everyone who registered before May 2nd receives their size.

Please note that if you do not attend the race, we will not hold your shirt in reserve for you.  You must pick it up at packet pickup or on race day.

Finisher Medal

All finishers of both the half marathon and 10k will receive the custom-designed, high quality medal.

R-Pod Medal

Run any 3 Orca races in 2018 and receive our one of a kind transparent R-Pod Medal. Complete with a ribbon with a list of all of our races so you can check off the ones you have completed!

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We will announce the overall top 3 finishers, male and female for each distance.  Age group winners will not be announced–just check the results at the results booth to see if you placed in the top three in your each age group. If you did, come by the Orca Running tent and pick up your award.

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Directions, Parking and Shuttles

Race Location

The race finishes at King County’s Tolt MacDonald Park.  Click here to view the Park in Google Maps.  The race starts at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City.  Participants will be shuttled from Tolt MacDonald to the school via free shuttle buses.  Click here to view the school in Google Maps.  You can be dropped off at Chief Kanim Middle School, however you will need to be picked up at the finish line at Tolt MacDonald Park.


Parking for the Snoqualmie Valley Half will be at Tolt Middle School and at the Carnation Off Leash Dog Park.  Once you have parked, you will need to walk the short distance to the shuttle pick-up area at King County’s Tolt MacDonald Park.

Click here for a map of Tolt Middle School.

Click here for a map of Carnation Off Leash Dog Park


There will be free shuttles running from Tolt MacDonald Park to the start line at Chief Kanim Middle School. Shuttles will start running at 7:30am and the last shuttle will leave at 9:10am. Shuttles will leave approximately every 10-15 minutes.

You can also be dropped off by a friend at the start line if you’d prefer.

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Race Policies

Please view the Orca Running Race Policies here.

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Charity Partner

The Snoqualmie Valley Run is pleased to announce our support for the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network. The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network promotes and inspires youth in grades 4-12 to lead safe, healthy, and successful lives. You can make an optional donation to SVCN during the registration process.  In addition, a small amount from every registration will go to benefit SVCN.

The Network helps build, support, and coordinate community leadership to promote health and wellness through effective strategies to make the Snoqualmie Valley a place where all residents thrive.

100% of donations from the Snoqualmie Valley Run will go the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.

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For runners travelling from out of town, we recommend the following two hotels for accommodation:

Residence Inn by Marriott
7575 164th Ave Ne Redmond, WA, 98052
Nightly Rate $189/night
Includes complimentary breakfast

Redmond Inn
17601 Redmond Way Redmond, WA, 98052 United States
Nightly Rate $129/night
Includes complimentary breakfast

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Iron Horse Beer Garden

After you’re done running, (and if you’re of age) enjoy some awesome local craft beer, courtesy of Iron Horse Brewery, who is our official beer provider for the Snoqualmie Valley Half.  100% of all donations made towards the beer garden will go straight to our non-profit partner, the Ironheart Foundation.  Ironheart, which is a Seattle area non-profit, works to reduce deaths from heart disease and is especially active among the endurance athlete population.  We’re very pleased to be working with both of these fantastic partners.

Please bring CASH and ID to enter the beer garden.  Beers available are Irish Death, Light Rail, High Five, and an IPA.  Unfortunately a cider option is not available.

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We are pleased to be working with the Seattle Green Lake Running Group for pacers for the half marathon distance at the Snoqualmie Valley Run.  Pacer times TBD.

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6:00am: King County’s Tolt MacDonald Park opens

7:00am: Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration opens

7:30am: Shuttles begin to take participants to start line

8:45am: Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration closes

8:55am: Half Marathon pre-race safety meeting and group hug

9:00am: Half Marathon Start

9:25am: 10k pre-race safety meeting and group high-five

9:30am: 10k Start

10:00am: Beer Garden opens

1:30pm: Course closes for all participants

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