Saturday, October 2, 2021 • Colbert, WA • Course Map
A few hundred runners cross the finish line each year at the early fall running of the Colbert Autumn Classic Half Marathon, which has become a running tradition here in this small town just north of Spokane.
Hosted by the Bloomsday Road Runners Club of nearby Spokane, the race hosts two divisions — the regular division, which usually features a starting time of 8:00 AM, and a division for runners who expect to take longer than 2 hours, 30 minutes to finish, which features an early start at 7:00 AM.
Both follow the same loop course for the race that starts and finishes at Colbert Elementary School on East Greenbluff Road.
From the elementary school, runners head out on a route that makes a counterclockwise loop along the rural country roads just north of Colbert, where runners can expect to encounter both paved roads and gravel roads, and some hilly stretches in the first half of the race, near the community of Green Bluff.
Between the mile 1 and the mile 3 markers, the course climbs some 450 feet as runners along East Greenbluff Road; there’s another big downhill between miles 5 and 6 along North Sands Road.
Race Weather & Climate
Located just over 13 miles north of Spokane in eastern Washington state, Colbert typically sees September temperatures that average between 37°F and 69°F, while rainfall totals average just over 1.1 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Oct. 2), the average low is 41°F and the average high is 67°F.
$40 and up for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in the early fall 2021 running of the Colbert Autumn Classic Half Marathon race, register online at RaceRoster.com here.
Official Race Website
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