RUN like the wind running festival

Visitor Info & Discounts

Whether you are traveling to the Run Like the Wind Running Festival from near or far, there are a lot of things to do in Kittitas County.  Come spend the day with us but please consider spending the weekend in beautiful Kittitas County.

Kittitas County is full of outdoors adventures, restaurants, wineries, events, shopping and more just waiting for you to explore.  Before or after you participate in the event, check out what Kittitas County has to offer.

The Run Like The Wind event staff has put together a short list of what’s happening the weekend of the event for those of you who are interested in spending some additional time in the area. For more suggestions please see the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

Outdoor Adventures:

Equipment: Mountain High Sports - 105 E 4th St Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 925-4626 Fishing: Ellensburg Angler - Address 32 Thorp Hwy S, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Phone 509-607-1804 Red Fly Shop - Address 14694 WA 821 Ellensburg, WA 98926. Phone 509-933-2300

Top Ellensburg Hikes: Manastash Ridge Trail (4 miles), Umtanum Canyon Trail (2.2 miles), Ginkgo Petrified Forest (1.5 miles) and “The Book” (8.9 miles of hiking and biking trails).

Restaurants: Ellensburg Pasta: Family friendly Italian cafe with local beer and wines, plus gluten free options, in comfy digs. 600 N Main St Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 933-3330.
Iron Horse Brewery: Upbeat brewpub doling out house craft beers in a rustic, yet contemporary setting. 412 N Main St Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 933-3134- Bring in your race bib and take $2 off a pint! Yellow Church Cafe: American fare and breakfasts served in a cozy former church with vaulted ceilings and choir loft tables. 111 S Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 933-2233

Dakota Cafe: Fine new American fare, a broad wine list and baked goods served in a a casual cafe. 417 N Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 925-4783
Campus U Tote-Em: No frills counter - serve offering signature burgers, sandwiches, fries and milkshakes. 810 E University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 925-1600
Valley Cafe: Longtime art deco diner cafe serving upscale New American fare and local wines amid mahogany woodwork. 105 W 3rd Ave Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 925-3050 Cornerstone Pie: A neighborhood eatery with a comfortable casual creative feel and unique flavors inspired by our Northwest experience. 307 E 5th Ave Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 933-3600
Winegars: Homemade ice cream and coffee. In business since 1956 from milking cows to bottling milk and now serving their own special ice cream and coffee. 1013 E University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 933-1821
Rodeo City BBQ - offer a full lunch and dinner menu. BBQ sandwiches, BBQ and non-dinners, steaks, a large kids menu, soups, salads and desserts and more! 204 N Main St Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 962-2727 Starlight Lounge - Casual fine dining, signature martinis, cocktails, wine. 402 N Pearl St Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 962-6100

Where to stay: Hampton Inn - 2705 E Triple L Loop Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 933-1600
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