Spokane Marathon

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 at 7:00am

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The Spokane Marathon, a Boston Marathon qualifying race, is one of the most scenic courses in the country.   It takes the runners out of downtown Spokane through the historic Browne’s Addition where they run under a canopy of fall foliage.   After that they run a few miles along the course of the famous Lilac Bloomsday run.  Next, they run along the Centennial Trail, high above the Spokane River, eye level with the many birds that make the tall trees their homes.  The course then meanders through the beautiful campuses of Spokane Falls Community College and Fort Wright Mukogawa.  Then it is back out onto the Centennial Trail to again follow the Spokane River to the Seven-Mile Bridge.  At this point (just past the 14-mile mark), the runners begin their trek back towards downtown Spokane on a quiet, paved road on the opposite side of the river.  This course has several challenging hills along the way, and the runners meet the most famous one, Doomsday Hill, just after the 22-mile mark.

Schedule:   
7:00 am - Marathon & Marathon Relay
8:00 am - 10K Run
9:00 am - Half Marathon

Course Information:    
Marathon:
The Spokane Marathon is one of the most scenic courses in the country.   It takes the runners out of downtown Spokane through the historic Browne’s Addition where they run under a canopy of fall foliage.   After that they run a few miles along the course of the famous Lilac Bloomsday run.  Next, they run along the Centennial Trail, high above the Spokane River, eye level with the many birds that make the tall trees their homes.  The course then meanders through the beautiful campuses of Spokane Falls Community College and Fort Wright Mukogawa.  Then it is back out onto the Centennial Trail to again follow the Spokane River to the Seven-Mile Bridge.  At this point (just past the 14-mile mark), the runners begin their trek back towards downtown Spokane on a quiet, paved road on the opposite side of the river.  This course has several challenging hills along the way, and the runners meet the most famous one, Doomsday Hill, just after the 22-mile mark.

The runners then turn into the West Central neighborhood, passing many stately homes, as they run along Summit Blvd.  The course then joins another part of the Centennial Trail with breathtaking views of the Spokane River and more stunning fall foliage. They pass through the trendy Kendall Yards neighborhood, and in the final mile, they run under the Monroe Street bridge where they have a front-row view of the Spokane Falls.  Then there is one final, small climb up Lincoln Street (which might not feel so small in the 26th mile), and a couple of quick turns past the historic Flour Mill.  Then they run into Riverfront Park , and the finish is less than 100 meters into Riverfront Park.

Half Marathon:
The first miles take the runners out of downtown Spokane through the historic Browne’s Addition. After that they will run a few miles along the course of the famous Lilac Bloomsday run. Then they will head west on the Centennial Trail where they will meet some short, but steep hills. After that challenging section, for just over a mile, they will get to enjoy a gradual downhill run along the Centennial Trail with huge trees on both sides of the trail and gorgeous views of the river flowing far below. After crossing the T.J. Meenach Bridge, the runners are jolted back to reality with a trek up the infamous Doomsday Hill right at the nine-mile mark. The runners then turn into the West Central neighborhood where they run along Summit Boulevard and through the trendy Kendall Yards, again running high above the Spokane River. In the final mile, there is a small climb up Lincoln Street, and then it is a flat stretch for about a quarter of a mile when the runners turn right into Riverfront Park and follow the trail south finishing less than 100 meters into Riverfront Park.

As always over 13.1 miles, there may be construction or other issues that will force us to make changes to the course. If this happens we will announce it on this website.

Marathon Relay:
The relay teams travel the same route as the marathon. The first leg takes off through the city of Spokane and then beautiful Browne’s Addition.  Just past 2 miles into the leg, there is a nice gentle downhill run.  However, what goes down usually goes up.  And it is true in this case too.  The first leg goes up a hill just past mile 3. Then it is a great flat/slightly downhill run past the Life Center church and the River Run neighborhood.  Then about 5 miles into the leg, the runners pass through the military cemetery and turn right on the Centennial Trail.  And they get to enjoy another downhill mile with a great vista of the Spokane River far below on the left.   As was true before, what goes down usually goes up.  In the last mile of this leg, there is a challenging hill that takes the runners into the back side of SFCC.  At the top of the hill, there is only another ½ mile (or so) of the leg until the exchange.  There is a good long stretch there where your teammate can see you coming—so be sure and run tall and look good, as if you haven’t even worked hard.  And hand off with a smile.

10k:
Our 10K is great for runners of all abilities.  The 10K course follows the beautiful Spokane River.  Enjoy the vibrant fall foliage as you travel on the north and south side of the Spokane River along the Centennial Trail.  Your journey will take you across the Don Kardong bridge, through the Gonzaga University campus, and into the heart of the urban Kendall Yards. Accept The Challenge!

The Spokane 10K is now a second seed qualifier for Bloomsday!  For additional information about second seed and to view qualifying times please visit Bloomsday Second Seeding.

Awards:
Awards Ceremony will be at 11:15 am.
Plaques will be given to the top male and female open and the top male and female masters.
The top three in each age group will receive ribbons in each race
Age Groups: < 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
All Marathon finishers will receive a custom medal.

Registrtion Fees:   
Marathon:
with Shirt    
$80.00 - Postmarked by 7/13 or online by 7/13   
$90.00 - Postmarked by 10/01 or online by 10/03    
Not Available - after 10/03

no Shirt    
$55.00 - Postmarked by 7/13 or online by 7/13   
$65.00 - Postmarked by 10/01 or online by 10/03   
$70.00- after 10/03

Half Marathon:
with Shirt    
$65.00- Postmarked by 7/13 or online by 7/13    
$75.00 - Postmarked by 10/01 or online by 10/03   
Not Available- after 10/03

no Shirt    
$50.00 - Postmarked by 7/13 or online by 7/13   
$60.00 - Postmarked by 10/01 or online by 10/03   
$65.00- after 10/03

Marathon Relay:
with Shirt    
$40.00 - Postmarked by 10/01 or online by 10/03   
Not Available- after 10/03
no Shirt    
$30.00 - Postmarked by 10/01 or online by 10/03   
$40.00- after 10/03

10K Fees:
with Shirt    
$35.00 - Postmarked by 10/01 or online by 10/03   
Not Available- after 10/03
no Shirt    
$25.00 - Postmarked by 10/01 or online by 10/03   
$30.00- after 10/03

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