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Sat October 12, 2024 Walla Walla, WA 99362 US Directions

Falla Walla

Half Marathon

$70 9:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT Price increases after September 12, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT


$50 9:05AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT Price increases after September 12, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Heroes 5k Run

$40 9:10AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT Price increases after September 12, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

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500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA US 99362


Located on the east side of town near Walla Walla Community College, runners and walkers will be treated to views of the Blue Mountains with rolling fields of wheat and grapevines and fall foliage. The trail surfaces start with asphalt nature paths. Once the run route reaches Bennington Lake, runners will run on gravel service roads. The half marathon will include a section of out and back on a chip sealed county road returning to loop back onto the last half of the 10K route. The race meanders through open grasslands and wooded areas with stunning views of the surrounding valley.
This is NOT a fast and flat course! It includes rolling hills with elevation gain on the way out and high speed returns on mile 6-8 of the half and the last two miles of both the 10K and half marathon. 

What to Expect: Finisher medal, food truck, local craft beers (one free beer per runner for those 21 years of age or older or root beer), music, and food tent for runners, results ceremonies and lots of cheering!

Everyone knows that half the reason you run these crazy races is for the shirt, swag and finisher’s medal and the Falla Walla event will not disappoint. Every finisher receives a finisher medalYOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER  BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15 TO RECEIVE THE FREE SHIRT. T-SHIRT AVAILABILITY AND SIZE NOT GUARANTEED AFTER SEPTEMBER 15 REGISTRATION.



This run is a memorial for three Walla Walla first
responders who recently passed away. This 5K run is to honor these three remarkable people.
Runners and walkers alike will be treated to the beautiful Millcreek nature pathway. This route
will have a combination of asphalt and gravel road surfaces. The 5k will take place in
conjunction with the Falla Walla 10K and half marathon.
What to expect: There will be awards for the top 3 female and top 3 male finishers. All
participants who registrar before September 1 st will receive a free t-shirt and the first 140
participants who registrar will also receive a free pint glass. At the finish line there will be a
beer garden and food trucks available for purchase.
What this run is really about
 Melissa Harting was a registered nurse at Providence Saint Mary Medical Center in the
Emergency Department. She began her long-time career at Providence St. Mary Medical
Center starting out as a Certified Nursing Assistant and later moved into an Emergency
Tech role. In 2018 she was accepted into Walla Walla Community Colleges Nursing
Program where she graduated and obtained her Registered Nurse licensure in 2020.On
October 4 th , 2023, Melissa passed away at the age of 44. She was a dedicated mother,
friend and healthcare provider in all of her roles.
 Robert Becker was the 2 nd year lead instructor for the Walla Walla Community College
Nursing Program and had been teaching nursing students for over 34 years when he
retired in June 2023. Many of the nurses in the Walla Walla Valley and beyond have had
Rob as an instructor. His love for teaching and inspiring students went above and
beyond. Rob passed away November 8 th , 2023, at the age of 68. He was a devoted
professor, mentor, and friend to many and a loving husband to Patti.
 Ryan Pleasants, 41, of Walla Walla, WA, passed away on January 7, 2024, while on duty
for the City of Walla Walla Fire Department. Ryan dedicated his life to serving his
community. First to those in the Cowlitz County - North Country area as a mountain
rescue/EMT for 2 years. That proceeded a 19-year career as a firefighter/paramedic
with the City of Walla Walla Fire Department, with a most recent promotion of
Firefighter Engineer on his 20th year. He continually showcased his commitment and
passion for the community he served, his family along with his fire brothers and sisters.
The proceeds from this first annual Heroes run will benefit those in our community in bettering
their lives. Melissa Harting and Rob Becker’s portions will go to their individual memorial funds
at the Walla Walla Community College Foundation to help nursing student financially as they
complete their nursing programs. Ryan Pleasants portion will go to a fund that has been
established in his name at the United Way in Walla Walla to help current and future fire fighters
and paramedics succeed in their careers.
Thank you for giving and for honoring these three Heroes of our community. 


This will be a USATF sanctioned race (Event License #150491)

No refunds and no deferrals for any events



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