Friends of the Weiser River Trail
1997 - 2014


April 25, 2015

This fun race is held the last Saturday in April each year.  The run begins in Council, Idaho and follows the scenic Weiser River Trail to Midvale, Idaho.  Run it solo or get your friends together and run as a team of up to 5 members.  The trail in this area is a very gentle downhill grade with good tread ranging from packed gravel to dirt and does have areas of loose surface rock.  The course is a great beginner's run for either relay or ultra runners and a good early season short distance race for ultra runners.  The relay legs vary from 5 miles to 9 miles.  Check out the Race Manual each year for specific details and pricing.

This Upper Country event is the only running event of its kind in Idaho and Eastern Oregon.  Runners have come from Fruitland; Payette; Weiser; McCall; Caldwell; Ontario; Boise; Cambridge; Columbus, Ohio; Arlington Heights, Illinois; and Fuzhou, China.  

After the race there is a sumptuous lunch served at the Midvale City Park for participants - crew and family can also purchase tickets.  The favorite Breakfast Burrito makes a great lunch.  Check the current year race manual for Friday evening festivities and camping.  

Shu's Idaho Running Company is our principle local sponsor.  Shu's has been instrumental in developing this race.  Hammer Nutrition, our corporate sponsor will be returning for a third year in 2013 to assist with performance and nutrition products at our aid stations and finish line.  

Special Awards are given in the following categories:

Turtle Award in both solo and relay events

Hard Luck Team Award

Hard Luck Solo Award

Team Spirit Award

Best Team Name Award

We hope you will join us at this fun race and enjoy the Weiser River Trail running experience and the camaraderie with fellow runners at the finish line.  If you are considering staying in the area during your visit or during training runs, visit the list of lodging opportunities with our member camping and motel businesses as well as our member restaurants.

New event managers in 2015, stay tuned for details.


2013 Video

2014 Recap