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Spokane Marathon Relay (October 8)

Photo courtesy of Spokane Marathon.

The Spokane Marathon organizers (the Bloomsday Road Runners Club) seem to have a sixth sense when it comes to scheduling this event. Without exception in the past several years, race morning has brought perfect running conditions: cool and sunny. At ...

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Leavenworth Half Marathon (September 30)

Every weekend in October, thousands of people dig out their dirndls and lederhosen and funny hats and head to Leavenworth, Wash. for Oktoberfest. On the first weekend of the festival, the Leavenworth Marathon and Half Marathon take place, putting a ...

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Centennial Beer Chase (October 7)

Photo courtesy of Cascade Relays.

It’s simple math: local craft beer + running buddies + Centennial Trail = good times. This winning formula led to the birth of the Centennial Beer Chase in the fall of 2016. The event returns this year on October 7, ...

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The Coeur d’Alene Crossing (August 13)

Photo courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Crossing.

Fellow open water swimmers, the Coeur d’Alene Crossing on August 13, is a gem of a race you will not want to miss. This is open water simmers’ only opportunity to swim all the way across this beautiful lake protected ...

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2017 North American Enduro Cup Race Results

Photo courtesy of Jason O'Neil.

On June 24 – 25 Inland Northwest enduro mountain bikers went head-to-head with competitors from all across the globe at one of the most competitive enduro races the region has ever held. Silver Mountain, in Kellogg, Idaho, hosted the North American ...

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8 Lakes Leg Aches (August 5, 2017)

Photo of racers courtesy of 8 Lakes Leg Aches.

The little voice in my brain replayed the same phrase like a broken record, “You can leave. No one will know.” Easing my car into the parking area for the 8 Lakes Leg Aches bike tour, I seriously considered heeding ...

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Flathead Swim Series (July 14-16, 2017)

Photo by Larry Luton.

The Flathead Lake Swim Series is in a class of its own. Launched in 2014 by marathon swimmer, Emily von Jentzen, this weekend-long event offers serious swimmers several race options to test their limits. Many compete in all four races: ...

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Kaniksu 50 & Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race (July 15)

Photo of Erika Prins Simonds running the Kaniksu 50 Ruck Race.

Picture a 50-mile trail run across some of Eastern Washington’s most gorgeous, remote terrain. Now, imagine it with friends. Oh, and a backpack weighing 25 to 35 pounds. The Kaniksu 50 Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race — the relay version ...

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Foothills Scenic Five (June 10)

Photo of the Foothills Scenic Five Run by Holly Weiler.

I’m a life-long resident of the Foothills, a rural community that appears on old USGS maps but not on modern maps of Spokane County. Over the years my neighborhood has been alternately known for truck farms, then apple orchards and ...

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Liberty Lake Trail Run (April 29)

This is a fun little 8-mile run if you and your quads are locked in a death-feud. The starting line is at a pastoral grassy spot near the shore at Liberty Lake Regional Park. Apparently this location was chosen, I ...

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