Overall Rating
Overall Rating (14 Reviews)
4.6
(14 Ratings)  (14 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.1
SCENERY
4.2
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.5
The Snoqualmie Valley Trail meanders through one of the area’s most beautiful agricultural areas, the Snoqualmie Valley Half showcases this natural gem. This race is flat and fast and the surface is smooth and non-technical and showcases old-growth forest and farmland. You’ll have a spectacular and fast finish in the … MORE
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    mmctaggart2022 FIRST-TIMER '21

    If you want to PR, try this race out. Simple out and back and as flat as can be! Good snacks afterward and the area is super pretty with some … MORE

    If you want to PR, try this race out. Simple out and back and as flat as can be! Good snacks afterward and the area is super pretty with some fun spots for activities post race.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    5

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    DanjaR REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Well organized race! Love the start location by the red barn. A beautiful but hilly trail, mostly in the shade thankfully! Awesome volunteers, great swag, free race pics. What is … MORE

    Well organized race! Love the start location by the red barn. A beautiful but hilly trail, mostly in the shade thankfully! Awesome volunteers, great swag, free race pics. What is not to love

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    rtanis07 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    I always love this race because of the beautiful and peaceful scenery! Mostly flat gravel/dirt. The swag was awesome and the race staff and volunteers were great! Well-organized and fun, … MORE

    I always love this race because of the beautiful and peaceful scenery! Mostly flat gravel/dirt. The swag was awesome and the race staff and volunteers were great! Well-organized and fun, as always!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    alpinfish REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Register early, they run out of shirts. No food available after race, burgers and hot dogs would be nice. Scenery was great, weather was spectacular. MORE

    Register early, they run out of shirts. No food available after race, burgers and hot dogs would be nice. Scenery was great, weather was spectacular.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    1

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    lindsmorris09 FIRST-TIMER '21

    I didn't pay attention to the fact that this is a trail course. But it was just fine. The first/last 3/4 of a mile or so was pretty rocky and … MORE

    I didn’t pay attention to the fact that this is a trail course. But it was just fine. The first/last 3/4 of a mile or so was pretty rocky and I had a hard time keeping solid footing, but the rest was pretty tame.
    The uphill was very gentle, but long. I train on hills, so this hill was hardly noticeable. It felt pretty good going down, though!
    The course hours through lots of trees, so great if it’s a sunny day – you get great shade.
    Orca always puts on great races! Love their shirts and medals. They even had chili this time and a beer garden!

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    nicolelbarr FIRST-TIMER '19

    I had a great time. As a walker though most of the after party was wrapped up before I finished. Which is the risk of being a walker. I had … MORE

    I had a great time. As a walker though most of the after party was wrapped up before I finished. Which is the risk of being a walker. I had a great time and it was the perfect course for a beginner.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    sandilday REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is a nice out and back course. One suggestion to the event coordinators would be to have a timing mat at the 10K and Half turn around point. This … MORE

    This is a nice out and back course. One suggestion to the event coordinators would be to have a timing mat at the 10K and Half turn around point. This gives runners there split times and ensures that anyone who decided not to do the full race for any reason is not in the running for the pie. Love that pie!

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
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    4

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    gregchilivan FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was my first time at this race, though not my first Orca Running event. Orca does a wonderful job and the Course was very scenic. I got my first … MORE

    This was my first time at this race, though not my first Orca Running event. Orca does a wonderful job and the Course was very scenic. I got my first ever negative split race – this course is conducive for that.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    DanjaR REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The runners participating at this race were really awesome. I have done many other races and for some reason the runners at this race were all super friendly. Maybe the … MORE

    The runners participating at this race were really awesome. I have done many other races and for some reason the runners at this race were all super friendly. Maybe the atmosphere? The location was great. The weather was perfect for running. Great swag as well. The course was pretty.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    bevik81 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I really like this race. It was an easy down and back course that was mostly flat and well shaded. Volunteers we're friendly and helpful. Portapotties we're clean and plenty … MORE

    I really like this race. It was an easy down and back course that was mostly flat and well shaded. Volunteers we’re friendly and helpful. Portapotties we’re clean and plenty of them.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    rtanis07 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Loved this race! Nice and flat, out and back trail. Nice views of the river, farmland, and forrest. The medal is awesome and very unique- made of wood! Good food … MORE

    Loved this race! Nice and flat, out and back trail. Nice views of the river, farmland, and forrest. The medal is awesome and very unique- made of wood! Good food and beer at the end. Volunteers were nice and helpful. I would recommend this race to everyone.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    SuElGi FIRST-TIMER '19

    I enjoyed this well-organized event. There were plenty of port-a-potties near the start line. The trail was flat, shady, and peaceful. It's pretty, if not jaw-dropping-ly scenic. There's a section … MORE

    I enjoyed this well-organized event. There were plenty of port-a-potties near the start line. The trail was flat, shady, and peaceful. It’s pretty, if not jaw-dropping-ly scenic. There’s a section with chunky gravel that I disliked, but it’s only for about a quarter mile. I’m happy the t-shirts came in women’s sizes and that they’re soft and have an interesting design. I’ll wear it frequently. I also like the wooden finisher’s medallion–much better than heavy metal bling, IMO. I’d like to participate in this event again and hope they start it earlier in the morning (the 10k started at 9:30; 8 or 8:30 would suit me better).

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    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    augustinaredman REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Love the course overall, wish they had cups for people that don't like running with packs or bottle but not a biggie. been doing this run a couple years now, … MORE

    Love the course overall, wish they had cups for people that don’t like running with packs or bottle but not a biggie. been doing this run a couple years now, plan on next year again too.

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    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
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    Neeleema1 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This is a beautiful, scenic course that goes through the woods. Thinking it was paved was my mistake. Most of the course, while fairly flat is unpaved gravel. Taught me … MORE

    This is a beautiful, scenic course that goes through the woods. Thinking it was paved was my mistake. Most of the course, while fairly flat is unpaved gravel. Taught me not to use my barefoot shoes, but to get trail shoes that could handle the rocks .

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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