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 10 and under will race for places.

When: Monday, May 27th, 2013.  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.

Times: At each mile marker and finish

Water Stations: Approximately 1.5 and 2.5 miles

Information: Call (509) 382-4775 Ext. 307 (Dan Nechodom at DHS), or better to e-mail: rd@touchetriverrun.com

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


Paper, including race day
 12 & Under Race Entry 
$5 (See discounts) $6 (See discounts)
 Adult Race Entry 
$7 (See discounts)
 $8 (See discounts)
 Add a Shirt 
$9 $9
 Switch to technical fiber shirt (Adult only)

I can't promise you a shirt will be waiting for you on race day.  The sooner you register, the better your chances.  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 Dayton.

  • DSD students/staff and TF/CC athletes:  We offer $2 discount for students and staff at Dayton School District and for track and cross country athletes and coaches.
  • Families: Families of 3 or more get a $2 discount per person.
  • The family discount can be combined with the DSD students/staff discount and TF/CC athletes discount.


  • Register online and save $1 per person
  • Please be honest when applying discount.
  • 'Pay Later' Option (Not currently available):  If you prefer not to pay online, but still want to let is know you're coming, feel free to fill out this online registration
  • On paper registration forms: PDF and MS WordMail them to: Touchet River Run, c/o Dan Nechodom, Dayton High School, Dayton, WA 99328
  • We will also continue to offer 'Day of Race' registration.
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/Dining_Lodging.html

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 2013 shirt will look better than my design that you see below. Thanks Anne!

The shirt will be printed on a red cotton shirt.  If you opt for a technical fabric shirt, the color of the shirt may vary slightly, but it will look similar.