Washington > Windermere Marathon & Half Marathon
Spokane, WA • Sunday, May 19, 2013 • Course Map
More than 1,300 runners crossed the finish line in all races combined -- with more than 920 runners in the half marathon alone -- at the spring 2012 running of Spokane's Windermere Marathon & Half Marathon, which was also the event's 4th annual running along a beautifully scenic course that runs alongside the waters of the Spokane River that runs through the city.
The point-to-point course for the half marathon starts at about the mid-way point of the full, 26.2-mile marathon, in Mirabeau Park in the town of Spokane Valley, which lies just to the east of Spokane. From there, runners follow the park roadways through Mirabeau Park and then enter the Centennial Trail, which they follow along with those running the full marathon all the way to the finish line in Spokane's Riverfront Park.
Made up of about 37 miles of paved trails that start at the Washington-Idaho state line and wind their way all the way westward into Spokane and then northward to Nine Mile Falls, Wash., the Centennial Trail follows the contours of the winding Spokane River and is a popular local destination for walkers, joggers, rollerbladers, runners and cyclists throughout the year.
The views along the race route are a big part of the attraction of this race, as the Spokane River is usually rushing with heavy flows thanks to the melting snow running off from the nearby mountains. The half marathon also starts off flat and then unfolds along a mostly downhill route all the way to the finish, with some rolling hills as runners are approaching the mid-point of the 13.1-mile race course.
For the 2013 race -- the event's 5th annual running -- both the half and the full marathons are USATF-certified, and the full marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying race. Scheduled starting time for the half marathon is 7:00 AM, followed by the full marathon start at 7:30 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
Located near the eastern border of Washington State, the city of Spokane typically experiences mild to moderately cool (and sometimes still cold) weather conditions in the late spring season, and relatively low precipitation throughout most of the year.
In May, average monthly temperatures range between 66°F and 43°F, while rainfall totals average just over 1.6 inches for the month. On the day of the race (May 19), the average high is 67°F and the average low is 43°F.
View the map for the Windermere Half Marathon
$75 for the half marathon, if registered by December 31, 2012
$80 between January 1 - March 31, 2013
$95 between April 1 - May 14
$105 at the race expo
To reserve your spot in the spring 2013 running of Spokane's Windermere Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or Marathon Relay race, register online at Active.com.
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