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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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A Run in the Hoods Part 3: Millwood

Photo of Millwood by Craig Goodwin

Millwood is a sleepy pocket of houses wedged between Trent Avenue and the Spokane River and spread about eight blocks in each direction east and west from Argonne Road. It’s here I’ve decided to meet my friend Anna on a ...

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Restoration Planned for Unauthorized South Hill Bluff Road

Photo by Aaron Theisen.

On April 10 and 11, a contractor removed trees and built a dirt road on Spokane’s South Hill “Bluff” below High Drive along the bank of Latah Creek, sparking outrage from the many hikers, runners, mountain bikers and neighbors who ...

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Time for New Running Shoes?

How do you know when it’s time for new running shoes? “People generally start having those nagging aches and pains in the knees and hips after a run, or they don’t recovery quite as fast. A good rule of thumb ...

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Trail Running Gear Essentials

Let me start by saying, you DON’T need special gear for trail running. All you need is a trail, some shoes, and the desire to enjoy the trail. But if you are addicted to gear like I am, you are ...

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Run Wild, Spokane: The Makings of a Trail Running Town

Photo by Aaron Theisen.

Located in the sweet spot between the Cascades and the Selkirk mountains, Spokane’s surrounding region hosts thousands of acres of public lands with hundreds of miles of trails. Resting on the edge of the arid Columbia River Basin, the stable ...

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6 Inland NW Fun Runs for Kids & Families

Spring Dash (April 23): This is a great race to kick off the running season and raise funds for United Way of North Idaho. The beautiful course passes through downtown Coeur D’Alene and starts and finishes at McEuen Park. Priest ...

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Running with Kids

Photo courtesy Stephanie Hoffman

For many kids who run, Bloomsday suffices. At nearly 7.5 miles, it’s long enough to require training if they want to take the race seriously, but short enough that many of them can show up on race day and just ...

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A Run in the Hoods Part 2: South Perry and Rockwood

It took almost a decade of living within a couple of miles to successfully navigate the eastern side of Spokane’s South Hill. Streets run in all directions and then suddenly dead-end. Little gravel connectors appear at random. Before you know ...

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Training for a 30 Minute Bloomsday

Photo of a para athlete as they climb Doomsday Hill.

A snowy day in January doesn’t deter Isaac Rigo, Spencer Kimbro and Michael Hoyt from a tough interval workout. The three are members of the team ParaSport Spokane and are training for Bloomsday. While the roads may be impassable for ...

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