The race starts at the WSU Field House in the middle of campus, runs through Pullman and then drops 1900 feet down the Wawawai grade to the Snake River in Legs 1, 2 and 3. Legs 4 and 5 cover a flat 16 miles along the Snake River. Leg 6 is a very steep 1700-foot climb up Steptoe Canyon, and the runners who complete this earn team bragging rights, if they are still coherent. The climbing continues on Leg 7, but the course then becomes rolling or flat until the final climb onto campus at the end of Leg 10 where runners finish to the roar of the crowds in the WSU Fieldhouse. This is one of the greatest running events in the spring on the Palouse and there is always room for more teams!
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