Course Details

Scary Run – Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Course Details

Our 5K, 10K and Half Marathon courses are beautiful, flat and fast along the Columbia River in Washougal with scenic views of Mt. Hood.

The Half Marathon will initially head West for an out and back section and then return towards the start/finish area before traveling onto the Washougal Dike for an additional out and back section and then a final Out and Back through the Industrial area to complete the remaining miles.

The 5K & 10K courses will travel along the Washougal Dike for an out and back course along the beautiful Columbia River.

There are 3 important splits on the course that you will want to pay attention to. The first will be after you exit Cottonwood Beach area where the 5K athletes will turn Left back towards the finish line while the 10K and Half Marathoners will turn Right to continue more mileage. The next split will be east along the trail where the 10K athletes will turn around prior to the Half Marathoners who will need to continue until the end of the trail. The final split will be on the way back towards the finish line where the 5K and 10K athletes will head straight back to the finish line and the Half Marathoners will need to turn right for their final out and back section. Half Marathoners – split the course into 3 separate out and backs. There will be signage, flashing lights and volunteers instructing you however, you will need to pay attention and follow the instructions. Note, please don’t decide to change the event you registered for without officially letting us know or else it significantly affects result reports for everyone.

Note: This is an unpaved, non-technical trail.

Training & Preparation

Ok, Step #1. Register! That puts purpose to your training and forces you to commit - an important part of getting to the finish line!

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Our athletes – triathletes, duathletes, runners, walkers, cyclists – are active, educated, middle to high income earners who are committed to their fitness while also supporting our community.


This event requires a ton of volunteers so if you can recruit friends, family, companies, churches, or sports teams to help that would be extremely helpful. They will get front row seats to all the action!

Event Partners

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WHY Racing Events Inc.
2310 E 2nd Street, Suite A
Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone: (360) 574-7292
Email: info@whyracingevents.com