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Sunday October 11, 2015

The Spokane Marathon is one of the most scenic courses in the country.   It takes the runners out of downtown Spokane through the historic Browne’s Addition where they run under a canopy of fall foliage.   After that they run a few miles along the course of the famous Lilac Bloomsday run.  Next, they run along the Centennial Trail, high above the Spokane River, eye level with the many birds that make the tall trees their homes.  The course then meanders through the beautiful campuses of Spokane Falls Community College and Fort Wright Mukogawa.  Then it is back out onto the Centennial Trail to again follow the Spokane River to the Seven-Mile Bridge.  At this point (just past the 14-mile mark), the runners begin their trek back towards downtown Spokane on a quiet, paved road on the opposite side of the river.  This course has several challenging hills along the way, and the runners meet the most famous one, Doomsday Hill, just before the 22-mile mark.

The runners then turn into the West Central neighborhood, passing many stately homes, as they run along Summit Blvd.  The course then joins another part of the Centennial Trail with breathtaking views of the Spokane River and more stunning fall foliage. They pass through the trendy Kendall Yards neighborhood, and in the final mile, they run under the Monroe Street bridge where they have a front-row view of the Spokane Falls.  Then there is one final, small climb up Lincoln Street (which might not feel so small in the 26th mile), and a couple of quick turns past the historic Flour Mill.  Then they run into Riverfront Park , and the finish is straight ahead on the bridge over the Spokane River.

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Marathon Event ScheduleSpokane Marathon Happy

  • Marathon Early Start - 7:00 am
    If you plan to finish the marathon in 5 + hours, you must start at 7 am. Anyone who takes this start and finishes in less than 4:45 is subject to disqualification. This is for safety reasons. Runners must be at the 24-mile mark by 12:35 pm to finish this marathon. A 6-hour marathon is 13:45 per mile. Unsure about which start time to take? Call Dori @509-999-5856.  This rule is in place so that runners are appropriately placed for their best experience.  Also, if runners start in the 7 am start, and they are running faster than 10:45 pace, the volunteers may not be in place with water and course direction for them.
  • Marathon - Race 8:00 am
    This start is for people who can run a marathon in less than five hours (11:27 per mile). If you are unsure, please start with the official start group at 7 am. The course will close promptly at 1:00 pm.
  • The race start you choose can be changed as we get closer to the marathon and you have a better idea of what your time might be.
  • Awards for the Marathon - 12:45 pm
  • Course closes at 1:00 pm. Individuals who do not feel that they can complete the Marathon in six hours should register for the Half Marathon.
  • As always over 26.2 miles, there may be construction or other issues that will force us to make changes to the course. If this happens we will announce it on this website.


Marathon Registration Fees

  by 9/15 by 9/30 after 9/30
with shirt $75.00 $85.00 not available
no shirt $50.00 $60.00 $60.00


  • There is no day of race registration.
  • You may not change races on race day.
  • No Refunds- No Deferrals
  • Please click on the Active logo to register Online/Web. Click here for mail-in registration

On Line registration



Packet Pick-up

  • Local and Out-of-town participants may pick-up their race packet:
    Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
    Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm


     DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center
     322 North Spokane Falls Court
     Spokane, WA 99201

  • Out-of-town participants only may pick-up their race packet on Race Day:
    Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
    Time: 6:45 am - 8:30 am
         In the hallway by Runners Soul
         Downtown Spokane
         221 N. Wall St.
         Spokane, WA 99201

Average Weather Conditions

Plan for cool, crisp temperatures at the start line - around 36 Degrees. Please check the race day weather forecast and plan to dress accordingly.

  • High average for October 59 Degrees
  • Low average for October 36 Degrees

Water Stations

  • Water and sports drink will be available approximately every two miles.
  • Gel will be given out at all water stations from mile 8 to mile 24.  


  • Awards Ceremony will be at 12:45  pm.
  • Plaques will be given to the top male and female finishers in each race.
  • The top three in each age group will receive ribbons in each race
  • The middle male and female finishers will receive a fitness package from FitEdge (determined after all participants finish)
  • All Marathon finishers will receive a custom medal
  • Age Groups: < 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • For age groups from 19 and under through the 55-59 age group, the awards will be given to the runners who start in the official start group at 8 am. Early starters will not be eligible for age-group awards.
  • For the age groups 60-64 and older, awards will be based on time. You can start in the OFFICIAL early start at 7 am or in the regular 8 am start and be eligible for age-group awards. The course must close at 1 pm. Runners need to be at the 24 mile mark by 12:35 (5:35 after the early start).




Please go to the page for the Race Code of Conduct.

Please read it and follow the rules.

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