Due to its central location, excellent climate and the proximity of recreational and other opportunities nearby, Selah has a great deal of attraction as a place to visit and enjoy.
In mid 2010, a tourism plan was designed to promote opportunities in the surrounding area. The plan highlighted the three strong markets Selah has. The markets include Agricultural, Outdoor Recreation, and Sports Tourism.
Selah is home to 6 nationally known fruit companies including the world famous Tree Top Juice. Agriculture in Selah also includes lavender and wine.
Outdoor recreation is in abundance in the Selah area. There are hiking and biking trails, a connection to the Yakima Greenway, the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway and close proximity to White Pass and wildlife viewing areas. The Yakima River is a world renowned for fly fishing.
Sports Tourism is big in Selah. With the warm weather come several sports tournaments for softball and baseball. There are several green areas and fields for soccer and football as well.
In January of 2011 the Discover Selah web site was launched as a centerpiece of the Tourism effort. The Tourism Department became its own entity in 2011.
If you are an area business wanting to tie in to our tourism effort or a local organization with an event or activity you believe would be relevant, please contact us.
If you are a business or organization from outside the area, planning a tour, conference or other activity in the vicinity, please let us know and we can send you helpful information
We currently have 500+ participants in this event and hope that you will be part of that number this year. This year we will have a pre-race packet pickup on Friday evening from 5:30 - 7pm. This will be your chance to pick up your shirts and do any last minute signups. Saturday morning the ½ marathon will begin at 8:00am, with the 5k run/walk starting at 8:10am. Vendors will be on hand before and after the race with race related merchandise. Also back by popular demand will be the Military displays! Come done September 20th and earn your stripes at this fun event. All participants receive dog tags and top finishers will receive a trophy made from fired artillery shells.
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It's that time of year again; With over 500 runners you are sure to compete with somebody and test your endurance. The race distances are ½ Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles). We will also have a free kid's run at 10:00am around Carlon Park. Winners will receive Artillery Shells fired from tanks out on the Yakima Training Center Army Base.
All participants will receive dog tags upon completion of the race as well as shirt and race bag! Register by September 1st to guarantee your shirt size. No shirts will be guaranteed after September 1st.
We will be using a chip timing system again this year to ensure accurate results as you cross the finish line. Last year the winning time was 1 hour 17 minutes… Do you have it in you to beat that time? The Japanese Army does and they will again be participating in this event, come help us bring the gold back to Selah!
- Pickup Race Packet 09.19.2014 at 5:30pm @ Selah Civic Center
- 09.20.014 Sign up & Check in @ 6:30 - 7:30am
- Half Marathon at 8:00am
- 5K at 8:15 am
- Kids run at 10:00 am
- Awards at 11:45am
Register for the Race!
||½ Marathon Prices
|Late fee (Aug 31st 5pm) Youth
|Late fee (Aug 31st 5pm) Adult
|Day of Registration Youth
|Day of Registration Adult
Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Our Spring Bazaar will include many vendors with a variety of goods. We have space for 46 vendors and are looking forward to giving the community and surrounding areas a fun bazaar to attend. We will have giveaways randomly throughout the day for all in attendance. We will also offer our vendors lunch.
We are excited about this new event and look forward to making this an annual event! If you are interested in being a vendor please contact the Selah Civic Center 698-7302.