Sunday, August 23, 2020 • Coeur d’Alene, ID • Course Map
Featuring a refreshing mix of city streets and the scenic views of nearby Coeur d’Alene Lake, the Coeur d’Alene Marathon & Half Marathon takes runners on a course along an elevation of 2,300 feet above sea level through this winter resort city.
The out-and-back half-marathon course begins and ends in Coeur d’Alene’s McEuen Park, located near the banks of the Spokane River. From there, runners head through residential neighborhoods to the southeast of the park before heading north along River Avenue and the Spokane River.
While the first portion of the course consists of some rolling hills, the main hill on the course occurs as runners turn right onto the Prairie Trail, continuing along the trail until the turnaround point near the mile 8 marker (and the peak of the hill). After the turnaround, runners coast down the hill all the way to the finish line.
Those running in the half marathon follow the same course as the full, 26.2-mile marathon for the first mile and again after roughly mile 3 in the half marathon; full marathoners continue south through Coeur d’Alene while half marathoners go north along the river.
Along the way, runners will get to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Northern Idaho city, with the Rocky Mountain foothills off in the distance and boats sailing along the blue water of the Spokane River for much of the middle part of the race.
Along the way, they’ll also pass through a number of city parks and green spaces like Ramsey Park, McEuen Field and Coeur d’Alene’s City Park, as well as run through a stretch of the campus of North Idaho College on both the out and back routes.
The course is made up of paved surfaces throughout the race and takes advantage of many of the scenic views of the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation, which is a sponsor of the race.
Headphones and iPods are discouraged for participants during the race, which remains open for 7 hours. No hand cranks or hand cycles are allowed in the race, and runners also are not permitted to bring strollers or dogs with them during the event.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene in the northern Idaho panhandle region, about 30 miles east of Spokane, Wash., and roughly 280 miles north of Boise, Coeur d’Alene typically sees mild to warm weather (and almost no rain) in late August, a month that has brought record temperatures here as low as 32 degrees and as high as 109 degrees.
On race day (Aug. 23), the average low is 54ºF and the average high is 81ºF.
- 2018 Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon Results
- 2010 Coeur d’Alene Half Marathon Results
- 5:30 AM – marathon walkers
- 6:30 AM – marathon runners
- 6:45 AM – half marathon
- 7:45 AM – 10K
- 8:00 AM – 5K
- $95 – $115 for the half marathon
- $105 – $125 for the full marathon
- $50 – $60 for the 10K
- $40 – $45 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Coeur d’Alene Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K Fun Run, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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