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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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Spokane River Run (April 23)

2017 marks my fifth year running the Spokane River Run. We are blessed with unpredictable winters here in the Inland Northwest, and I have been using this event as training motivation for the last five years. The Spokane River Run ...

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Inland NW Race, Ride & Event Guide

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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