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Inland NW Race, Ride & Event Guide

Riding along Lake Pend Oreille in the Chafe 150.

The Inland Northwest has no shortage of amazing races, rides and outdoor events for runners, walkers, road and mountain bikers, and triathletes. Many support deserving causes and all offer fun, unique experiences that motivate us to be more active and ...

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Wild Moose Chase Trail Run (September 24)

Photo courtesy of the Wild Moose Chase Trail Run.

The fall morning chill comes a little earlier in the year when you’re at 4,500 feet elevation, which is where the Wild Moose Chase Trail Run is staged at the Selkirk Lodge on Mount Spokane. The event uses fun, challenging ...

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Sandpoint Scenic Half Marathon (September 18)

Runners ready to take on the beautiful Sandpoint Scenic half course.

My first non-motorized experience with the famous Sandpoint “Long Bridge” didn’t involve crossing the bridge at all but rather swimming alongside it during the annual Long Bridge Swim. During the event, I periodically looked up to see my husband wave ...

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West Plains WunderWoman Triathlon (August 7)

Photo courtesy of the West Plains WunderWoman Triathlon.

Looking for a team-building activity for my female colleagues several years ago, I suggested that we form three-person relay teams to compete in the annual WunderWoman Triathlon. Twenty-four ladies signed up, and it was the first triathlon for nearly all ...

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Rathdrum Adventure Race: Alternative Triathlon

Rathdrum Mountain adventure race 2015.

The Rathdrum Adventure Race helps you answer the call to adventure in an alternative way with its alternative triathlon featuring bicycling/mountain biking, kayaking on the Twin Lakes, and a forest run. The triathlon, which takes place on September 10, in Rathdrum, Idaho, helps ...

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Coeur d’Alene Triathlon and Duathlon (August 13)

Before Ironman, there was the CDA triathlon.

Decades before Ironman pulled into town, Coeur d’Alene started hosting an annual Olympic-distance triathlon called The Scenic Challenge. The event remains notorious for its hilly bike course that some might call punishing while others might call glorious. In recent years, ...

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Valley Girl Triathlon: July 10

Photo courtesy Valley Girl Triathlon.

Newbie female triathletes are in good hands at an event organized by Emde Sports. Every summer, Co-founder Marla Emde directs two women-only sprint-distance triathlons: Valley Girl Triathlon at Liberty Lake in July, and WunderWoman Triathlon at Medical Lake in August. ...

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Bare Buns Fun Run: July 31

Finish line at the Bare Buns Fun Run.

“I’m thinking of doing the Bare Buns Fun Run this year; who’s with me?” The first time I uttered that sentence was after a group run, when the table was on its second round and the event in question was ...

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Woodrat 25er at Priest Lake Delivers Climbs and Views (June 4, 2016)


I dismounted again and sighed. Ten months earlier, I’d purchased my first mountain bike in more than two decades. While I had yet to complete both loops of the 24-hour mountain bike relay course at Riverside State Park, and while ...

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