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. See below for more info.

 

Also new, we have a YouTube page. Click here for videos of the course. Check back often for updates.

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 highest bluff in the park and is also the 25K Fun Run/Challenge course; the second loop contains 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.