Spokane River Run is an annual trail run held in Riverside State Park just outside of Spokane Washington. We have 5 different races ranging from 5k to 50k; the courses are made up primarily of single-track trail that wind through the thick pine forests of the park between basalt cliffs and the roaring Spokane River. Spokane River Run is the primary fundraiser for the Garfield APPLE program, the event is completely staffed by volunteers and 100% of the funds raised go to the APPLE program and our non profit partners.

 

New this year the 50K relay. Take our awesome 50K course and break it into 4 great pieces.  If you and your friends like our 10K think about putting a team together for this great event. Check back for updates soon.

5K

This is our shortest course, the route heads out on double track trails through the ponderosa pine forest. After approximately 2k the route turns towards the river where some small boulder gardens will require you to pay attention. When you reach the river you'll follow it back to the start/finish line.

 

The 5K course has aproximatly 274 ft. of elevation gain.

 

Map is a living document and is subject to change based on weather and trail conditions. Mileage may vary.

 

If you'd like to see a Google Map of the course, click on the map.

10K

The 10K course winds along single and double track trails of Riverside State Park for 4-5K. Then turns down towards the Spokane River near the Devils Toenail rapid and follows the river along single track trails all the way to the finish line.

 

The 10k course has aproximatly 509 ft of elevation gain.

 

Map is a living document and is subject to change based on weather and trail conditions. Mileage may vary.

 

If you'd like to see a Google Map of the course, click on the map.

25K

The 25K course follows the first 4K of the 10K route but when the 10K turns back this route heads up hill going right up to the base of the basalt cliffs that Riverside State Park is known for.  After climbing the cliffs the course turns east near the equestrian area and meanders through rolling hills and pine forest before climbing up to a bluff overlooking the Spokane River. You’ll then turn back dropping down to the Spokane River enjoying great views all the way back to the finish line.

 

The 25K course has aproximatly 1350 ft of elevation gain.

 

Map is a living document and is subject to change based on weather and trail conditions. Mileage may vary.

 

If you'd like to see a Google Map of the course, click on the map.

25K Fun Run/Challenge

This course is long and difficult with a significant elevation gain, several technical sections and a major climb. Most of the route is single track but is broken up frequently in the first 10k by pieces of double. The route winds through some of the less traveled areas of Riverside State Park passing through a basalt basin dubbed "craters of the moon" and climbing from the river near Deep Creek to the best view on any of our courses.

 

The 25K Challenge course has aproximatly 1900 ft. of elevation gain, which is why we call it a "Challenge".

 

Map is a living document and is subject to change based on weather and trail conditions. Mileage may vary.

 

If you'd like to see a Google Map of the course, click on the map.

 

50K

The 50k course is one long loop in the shape of a figure 8, which means the runners will pass through the start/finish area after completing the first 25k. Runners will then continue on a separate 25k loop. The first loop has significant elevation gain from the river all the way to the higest bluff in the park and is also the 25K Fun Run/Challenge course; the second loop contains has less elevation gain and is also the regular 25K course. 50K runners are cautioned to not pass back through the Start/ Finish line once they have crossed it in order to prevent their time from becoming invalidated.

 

The 50K course has aproximatly 3250 ft. of elevation gain so come prepared.

 

Combine both 25K maps (below the course descriptions) to see the full 50k course. The maps are living documents and may be subject to changes based on weather and trail conditions. Mileage may vary.

 

Food will be offered at several water stations along the 50K course

 

The 50k Drop Zone is located at the Start/Finish line and will be sectioned off.

50K Relay

Brand new this year we’re adding a 50K relay. Take our 50K course and break it into 4 roughly equal pieces. Beautiful views, epic climbs and a memory your team won’t soon forget. The course is a figure 8 pattern where the first transition is midway through the first loop, the second is back at the start finish area and the third is midway through the second loop. Entries this year are limited to 25 teams so sign up soon.

 

The first leg runner will begin with the 50K race at 7:45 am

 

First Leg: One of the easier legs of the relay several small hills but mostly rolling single track. 8.75 miles

 

Second Leg: This is the most challenging part of the relay, significant hills and a section of rocky terrain. To make up for the difficulty this leg is only 6.75 miles.

 

Third Leg: This is also a difficult stage, not quite as much climbing as the second but still a challenge with a long rocky section. 8.25 miles

 

Fourth Leg: Probably the easiest leg of the relay, lots of rolling single track along the river and a few moderate hills. 7.25 miles

 

Combine both 25K maps (below the course descriptions) to see the full 50k course. The maps are living documents and may be subject to changes based on weather and trail conditions. Mileage may vary.

 

 

Packet Pickup


Early packet pick-up is at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division, Spokane, WA.
Friday April 25th 5 to 7p.m. and Saturday April 26th 3pm to 6pm.

Race day packet pick up at the start area Sunday April 27st 6:30a.m. Race day packets must be picked up at least 30 minutes prior to your race start time.

Additional information:
e-mail: spokaneriverrun@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Directions

From Interstate 90, take the Maple Street Bridge exit, Exit 280. Go north across the Maple Street Bridge, and angle left at the fourth signal light about two miles beyond the bridge. This puts you on Northwest Boulevard. Follow the Boulevard, with beautiful views of the park below, until it becomes Assembly. Stay on the road another mile north until it ends at Francis/Nine Mile Road (Highway 291). Turn left on Hwy 291 and travel approximately 3 miles. Turn left on Seven Mile Road. Turn left immediately after crossing Seven Mile bridge, the parking will be clearly marked.

 

Parking is in an open field. Please follow the parking official’s directions. Due to new legislation there is a need to obtain either a one day or annual Discover Pass. More information about the Discover Pass is located at discoverpass.wa.gov, or can be purchased at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov.

Start Times

2014 Start Times

 
  • 50k & Relay - 7:45 am
  • 25k "Fun Run/Challenge" - 7:45 am
  • 25k - 8:30 am
  • 5k - 9:40 am
  • 10k - 10:15 am
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All Courses Close at 4:00 pm

Support

The following organizations provide the volunteers that allow for the Spokane River Run to flourish.

Primary Partners
Proceeds support Garfield APPLE and help fund both Active 4 Youth and NC Girls Cross Country
      

 

 

If you or your organization would like to help provide volunteer support for this event, please please download the application forme here and email it to SpokaneRiverRun@gmail.com along with any questions you're group might have.

F.A.Q.

What Awards will be presented?

  • The top three finishers in each race, age group and gender.
    • 12 and under (5&10K)
      13-18
      19-29
      30-39
      40-49
      50-59
      60 & over
  • Awards ceremony will immediately follow each race.
  • Note: The 50K Relay is one category, fastest team wins. Good luck!

 

Where can I pick up my race packet?

  • Early packet pick-up is at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division, Spokane, WA.
  • Friday April 25th 5 to 7p.m. and Saturday April 26th 3pm to 6pm.
  • Race day packet pick up at the start area Sunday April 27th 6:30a.m. Race day packets must be picked up at least 30 minutes prior to your race start time.
  • For Additional information:  spokaneriverrun@gmail.com

 

What if I decide to run a shorter distance once I have started the race?

  • You must notify officials at the finish line of the change

 

How many water stations are on the course?

  • 5k-1 water stations
  • 10K-2 water stations
  • 25k-4 water stations
  • 50k will have a minimum of 7 water stations

 

Water stations are manned by Garfield A.P.P.L.E. elementary families. Their contributions keep this run alive.

 

Medical volunteers will be stationed at each water station

 

Will I need to carry any of my own water?

  • Participants in the 25K and 50K may wish to carry water

 

Is the course clearly marked?

  • The course will be clearly marked with directional arrows and mile markers.

 

Can I access a map of the course?

 

  • Maps of the courses can be found below the course descriptions.  Click on the map to be taken to a Google map of the course.

 

Will I be running any part of the course more than once?

  • All distances are designed so that participants will not repeat any part of the course more than once

 

Are pets allowed on the course?

  • Pets are not allowed due to the narrow trails and nature of the course.

 

Are strollers allowed on the course?

  • Strollers are not allowed due to the narrow trails and unpredictable trail terrain.

 

Will there be food?

  • There will be Sol de Taco (taco truck) selling some of Spokane's best Mexican food, as well as Have Beans will Travel keeping you and those awaiting you finish warm with coffee.
  • Water and sports drinks available at the finish line.

 

Is lodging available?   

  • Riverside State Park - Camping and Hook-up sites along Spokane River 3 miles from start of "Spokane River Run." 509-465-5064, http://secure.camis.com/WA/
  • For more information on Spokane and other lodging choices: Spokane Convention and Visitors Center 509-624-1341, http://www.visitspokane.com/

 

Where is the closest ATM

  • The closest ATM is located in the Zip Trip at 4807 N. Nine Mile Rd.

 

Directions from the Start/ Finish area

 

Please exit at the North end of the parking area.
Make a left when you get to the pavement (N. Riverside State Park Dr.)
Drive ¼ mile and make a Right on 7 mile road
Follow 7 Mile Road ¾ of a mile turn right on 9 Mile Road.
Follow 9 Mile Road for 2 miles, Zip Trip will be on the right hand side

 

 

 

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"My husband & I usually do the 10K, but this year our boys (7&9) wanted to give it a try so we did the 5K. It was perfect for our family. This is my favorite Spokane run! Already marked the calender for next year!"