Spokane Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay & 10K

Sunday, October 13, 2024 • Spokane, WA • Course Map

The twists and turns of the winding Spokane River are the backdrop for much of the course at the Spokane Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay and 10K Run, which unfolds along a route that’s a mixture of downtown city streets and rolling hills along the river.

The race also winds along trails through a nearby state park and sections of the Centennial Trail, a 37-mile paved path that follows the flow of the Spokane River through the city from the Idaho state line to the town of Nine Mile Falls, Wash.

From the starting line on the outskirts of Spokane’s Riveront Park, near the River Square Mall, runners head west on Spokane Falls Boulevard, staying with the road as it becomes Riverside Avenue. The route makes a few turns through these downtown city streets, passing by Coeur D’Alene Park on the way toward West Sunset Boulevard, through the historic Browne’s Addition district and up toward High Bridge Park.

This section of the race, which takes runners northward along Government Way through Riverside Memorial Park, is identical to a portion of the course used in Spokane’s annual Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K race.

After running through the memorial park and past Mount Nebo Cemetery, runners keep heading northward toward the river and join up with a roughly mile-long stretch of the Centennial Trail, which includes some steep but short hills. Runners then get a break for the rest of the trail, with a gradual downhill that features tall trees on either side and scenic views of the river flowing at the end of the trail.

The course then flattens out for a bit as it winds along the river, taking runners eastward toward the river and past the campus of Spokane Falls Community College on the way to the bridge crossing at the T.J. Meenach Bridge.

Once they’re over the bridge, runners hit perhaps the toughest climb of the race around the nine-mile point at the famed “Doomsday Hill.” The terrain thankfully evens out after that, taking the field along Pettet Drive and Point Road high above the river, winding around the bend in the river back toward Riverfront Park.

There’s a final brief uphill on Lincoln Street and then the course flattens out again as it enters the park, taking runners across one last bridge and finishing up in front of the park’s Rotary Fountain.

Race Weather & Climate

Located near Washington state’s eastern border, just over 280 miles east of Seattle along Interstate 90, Spokane typically sees cool (and sometimes quite cold) to mild weather in October, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 7°F (in 2002) and as high as 87°F (in 1943).

On race day (Oct. 13), the average low is 38ºF and the average high is 63ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Spokane Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – full marathon, relay
  • 8:00 AM – 10K
  • 9:00 AM – half marathon


  • $65 – $100 for the half marathon
  • $70 – $115 for the full marathon
  • $35 – $60 per person for the full marathon relay
  • $30 – $50 for the 10K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Spokane Half Marathon, register online at RaceRoster.com here.

Official Race Website



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6 comments… add one
  • Tori Westacott June 19, 2020, 11:51 am

    What will the refund policy look like of the race is canceled by COVID?

  • Terri Ray October 2, 2018, 9:34 am

    1. I can not find my receipt for registration. Just making sure I am registered for 2018.

    2. Accidentally lost my Spokane Half shift from a few years ago. It was the Halloween themed one. Any chance I can buy another one?

  • Lolita Hughes September 17, 2018, 9:10 am

    Will all the runners get a medal?

  • Lolita Hughes September 17, 2018, 9:09 am

    Will all the runner get a medal?

  • Danielle Hallowell October 9, 2015, 11:17 pm

    Coming from out of town. Wondering if I can pick up my race packet Sunday before the race? If so where and what time?


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