Standard course: 3.89 miles (virtually flat) through streets of Dayton and on a foot path along the Touchet River. Age group placing, generally by decades. Walkers and dogs on leashes are welcome. (Due to the graveled portion of the path along the river, we cannot accommodate wheelchair racers.).   Click on 'Course Map' to see where the race takes you.  You can also see it on gmap-pedometer.com here.

Short course: 1.4 miles on shortened course. Only those 15 and under will race for places.

When: Monday, May 30th, 2022.  Short: 9:30 AM, Standard:  10:00 AM.  Registration starts at 8:00.

Where: Starts and ends by the Dayton School District gym.  Driving directions: From Walla Walla, turn right at the stop light. From Spokane, turn left at the stop light. Drive south 5 blocks and park in the HS parking lot.

Water Stations: Approximately 1.5 and 2.5 miles

Information: Dan Nechodom  Call/Text: (509) 520-0195 e-mail: rd@touchetriverrun.com and/or dann@daytonsd.org

Sponsored by Dayton-Waitsburg Track and Field as a program fundraiser for MS and HS Track and Cross Country.


 12 & Under Race Entry 
$6 (See discounts)
 Adult Race Entry 
$8 (See discounts)
 Add a Shirt  
+ $14

I can't promise you a shirt will be waiting for you on race day. The sooner you register, the better your chances, since we need to get the order to the shirt printer.  We will, however, order you a shirt and have it available to pick up in Waitsburg later.

  • Dayton-Waitsburg students/staff and TF/CC athletes:  We offer a $2 discount for students and staff from both Dayton and Waitsburg schools, and for all track and cross country athletes and coaches.
  • Families: Families of 3 or more get a $2 discount per person.
  • You can take both discounts!
  • (Please be honest when applying discounts.  Our goal is for you to have a great day, whether you finish first or last. So if you need it to be cheaper, we'll make it happen.  On the other hand, we are trying to raise some money.)
Payment:  We can accept checks or cash only.  Please make checks payable to "Dayton High School." 


  • On paper registration forms: PDF and MS Word.  Mail them, with payment, to: Touchet River Run, c/o Dan Nechodom, Preston Hall Middle School, Waitsburg, WA 99361.  If it's past the Friday before, just bring them with you. (If these files give you grief, just email us at rd@touchetriverrun.com, and we'll send one right out to you.)

  • Fill out this online form, then pay and sign a waiver when you get there.  If you register here, we'll reserve a shirt for you on a first come (click?), first served basis. If you pay for a shirt and there isn't one available, we'll put it in on our second order.
Food afterward: Our excellent local eateries serve a variety of fine foods and most will be open on Memorial Day. Many of of them are listed at: http://www.historicdayton.com/food

Shirt Design: A big shout out to Anne North at Creative Designs in Walla Walla, WA!  She does great work on our shirts, taking each year's design from a simple idea to a nice finished product. The finished 2022 shirt will look great.