Saturday, April 27, 2024 • Coeur d’Alene, ID
Are you ready to “spring into action”? The Spring Dash Half Marathon in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is the perfect way to kick off the season and get your heart pumping. This event has been a must-do for runners in the region since 1982, and for good reason.
But let’s talk about the course first – it’s a real gem. This USATF-certified course is an out-and-back on paved surfaces, with the start and finish at McEuen Park’s Avista Pavilion. You’ll be taking in the beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene, with stunning views of the sparkling blue waters that will help carry you through this challenging half marathon.
The 10K and half marathon courses take in long sections of the famous North Idaho Centennial Trail, which is a wide and well-maintained paved path. Speaking of the half marathon – this is where the real fun begins. It’s called the Crown Jewel for a reason, as about 70% of the course is along the North Idaho Centennial Trail with phenomenal views of Lake Coeur d’Alene.
But let’s not forget about the challenge – there is one gradual climb at Bennett Bay, beginning at mile 4.6 up to mile 5.1. You’ll be rewarded with an aid station at the top. From mile 5.1 to 6.55, the course is mostly downhill. There are timing points on the course to give you 3.1mi, 6.55mi, 10mi, and 13.1mi splits, to help you push through to the finish line.
Coeur d’Alene is a breathtaking location, and the Spring Dash Half Marathon grants participants the unique opportunity to explore it. For foodies, Coeur d’Alene has a vast array of quality restaurants showcasing locally sourced products, from farm-to-table dishes to fine dining options. And for outdoor enthusiasts, Coeur d’Alene is a mesmerizing location with numerous hiking and biking trails, and adventure activities like kayaking, rafting, and water sports.
Race Weather & Climate
April 27 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is still early spring. The average high temperature is around 57°F (14°C), while the average low temperature drops to approximately 35°F (2°C). April can be a bit cooler, and it receives an average of 1.92 inches of rainfall, so you might experience some spring showers during this time.
Spring Dash Half Marathon Past Results
Spring Dash Half Marathon Course Map
- 8:00 AM PDT – Half Marathon
- 8:45 AM PDT – 10k Marathon
- 9:00 AM PDT – 5k Marathon
- 3 hours for the Half Marathon
- 3 hours for the 10k Marathon
- 2 hours the 5k Marathon
Spring Dash Half Marathon Fees
- $50 for the Half Marathon
- $40 for the 10k Marathon
- $30 for the 5k Marathon
See the current fees for all race distances on the race director’s website here.
Spring Dash Half Marathon Registration
You can find the registration for all race distances on RunSignup.
Official Race Website
Additional race information can be found at uwnorthidaho.org.