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Riggins News: More than 100 signed up for Saturday run


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My Sweet ’16 quote for this week is “In this life, we are all just walking up the mountain. We can sing as we climb or we can complain about our sore feet. Whatever we choose, we still gotta do the hike. I decided a long time ago that singing made a lot more sense.” Author unknown. I sure agree with this statement!

The Second Annual Riggins Salmon Run is this Saturday, Sept. 10, with nearly 100 runners registered at this writing. Riggins Salmon Run, a family event offering multiple distance run, is a “foot race along the beautiful Salmon River located in Riggins,” which includes a Fun Run for children of ages 3-6, a half marathon, a 10K, and a 5K. Runners will compete on an in-and-out course receiving special tokens at the turnaround aid station. The finish line for all runners will be in the Riggins City Park where runners and their families and others can enjoy live music, food, and drinks. Finisher prizes will be awarded for each distance as well as men’s and women’s first prize awards. Entry fees are 5K-$20, 10K- $30, and 13.1 -$40, and free for the kiddos ages 3-6. Register today at You may actually register as late as Friday night or Saturday morning from 7:30-9:45. You will get to meet up with former Riggins Salmon Run runners as well as meet new ones in addition to seeing old friends and neighbors who may run or may just greet you at the Riggins City Park at the finish line.

The poster making party for the Riggins Salmon Run is open to everyone and will be held in the Riggins City Park this Friday, Sept. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Come on out and create a poster to inspire our runners on race day…all for free.

Bib/Packet pickup will be in Riggins City Park Friday evening, Sept. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday morning before the races from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Starting line for half marathoners will be at Shorts Bar which is on the Salmon River Road, just over a mile from Highway 95. The starting line for the 5K and 10K will be just past the Riggins Rodeo grounds located across the river from Highway 95. Finish line for all runners is in the Riggins City Park.

Parking for the half marathon is at the Riggins City Park. All half marathoners will be shuttled to the start line. Runners must be at the park no later than 8:30 a.m. to be shuttled to the starting line. If for some reason you must park at Shorts Bar, shuttles from the finish line will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 30 minutes.

The Kids Race will be free to all kiddos 3-6 and will be held in Riggins City Park at noon. Ages 3 to 4 will run first, ages 5 to 6 will follow. Participation prizes will be handed out after the race.

Music and food will be available at the park from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Runners will receive a complimentary food voucher/ ticket in their goodie bags prior to the race. Bring that ticket to the finish line. Tickets will also be available to the public for purchasing of food and beverage. Yours truly, Jeannie Fitch, will be the official announcer and emcee for the day. See you there!

Bingo hosted by Salmon River Senior Citizens is tonight Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the Salmon River Community Center for adults ages 18 and older. The $5 entry fee gets you two Bingo cards. You may purchase additional ones if you like. There are cash prizes for winners of each game as well as free refreshments for all…and baked goods you can purchase. The senior citizens changed their Bingo Night from Fridays due to SRHS football and volleyball games on Fridays.

Open House 2016 at the Riggins Elementary School is this Friday, Sept. 9. The school will be open from 5 to 6:15 p.m., for parents to visit with their student’s teacher. Everyone is invited to attend the open house to see the new “looks” at Riggins Elementary School. Following, you are invited to the SRHS first home football game at 7 p.m. with Prairie.

Picture day at Riggins Elementary School is Tuesday, Sept. 13, and for Salmon River High School Wednesday, Sept. 14. Wear your favorite outfit, fix your hair, and give your best smile.

Senior Citizen Lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Lunch is open to everyone; and to keep this program going, they need more attendees. You are all encouraged to attend. Thanks for helping keep this program in Riggins.

“Rattle the Canyon” with music, friends, and fun Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Riggins City Park sponsored by the City of Riggins and the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce to help raise funds for the construction of a new stage in the Riggins City Park. Gates open at noon; music begins at 2p.m. Must be 21 or over to be in the beer garden! ID is required. No pets. No coolers. Just lots of music and fun.

The Salmon River Art Guild extends an open invitation to all regional artists, 18 and older, Oct. 1 and 2. For information: SRAG, PO Box 32, White Bird, ID 83554 or call Nancy Gresham at 839-2493, Kathryn Van Acker at 839-2808, or Gloria Teats at 839-2305 or email:


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