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 26th, 2014.  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.


 12 & Under Race Entry 
$5 (See discounts)
 Adult Race Entry 
$7 (See discounts)
 Add a Shirt 
+ $10
 Switch to technical fiber shirt (Adult sizes only)
+ $3 more

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 Dayton later.

  • 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.
  • (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.)
  • You can use this sheet to calculate the entry cost:  http://goo.gl/KOzpbp
Payment:  We can accept checks or cash only.  Please make checks payable to "Dayton High School." 

The buttons below are for testing purposes only at this time, possibly to be used for the 2015 race.  Please do not use them to purchase anything!
Entry Fees:


  • On paper registration forms: PDF and MS WordMail them, with payment, to: Touchet River Run, c/o Dan Nechodom, Dayton High School, Dayton, WA 99328  (If these files give you grief, just email us at rd@touchetriverrun.com, and we'll send one right out to you.)
  • Online registration: Use this form  or just scroll to the bottom of this page.  This does NOT include payment.  Filling out the online form just tells us you're coming, a bit about you, and what size shirt you want.  You can fill out one form for your entire family, we'll sort out who is who later.  If you are under 18 years old, we'll need a parent signature.  Of you can download one of the forms above and just have them sign at the bottom.
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 2014 shirt will look better than my design that you see below. Thanks Anne!

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

Fillable registration form: