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Sunday October 14, 2018

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 after 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 less than 100 meters into Riverfront Park.

"Map My Run" map information Marathon.

Marathon Event Schedule

  • Awards for the Marathon - TBA
  • 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.


Video information for 2017 Marathon

We want to make your running experience to be successful, so we have a virtual run of the course. To take a virtual look of the marathon and see the elevation changes to help you plan your race day strategy, click here.

Marathon Schedule

  • Marathon - Race Start - TBA
  • Awards Marathon - Start TBA

Marathon Registration Fees

  Postmarked by 7/13 or online by 7/13 Postmarked by 10/01 or online by 10/03 after 9/27
with shirt $80.00 $90.00 not available
no shirt $55.00 $65.00 $70.00


  • There is no day of race registration.
  • You may not change races on race day.
  • No Refunds- No Deferrals
  • Please click on the RaceMine logo to register Online. Mail-in registration.

Register online at Racemine.com


Packet Pick-up

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  • Local and Out-of-town participants may pick-up their race packet:
    Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
    Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm


  • Location:
    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center
    322 North Spokane Falls Court
    Spokane, WA 99201

Race Day Packet Pickup:

This is intended for our out-of-town participants. If you live in the area, please make every effort to pick up on Fri or Sat.  You may also have friends pick up your packet for you.

  • Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
    Time: 6:00 am - 6:45 am
  • Location:
    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center
    322 North Spokane Falls Court
    Spokane, WA 99201


Please note: Parking is limited around the Double Tree Hotel. There are street parking meters . For downtown Spokane parking lot information check out this link. Parking.


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 Gatorade will be available approximately every two to three miles.
  • Hammer gel will be given out at all water stations from mile 8 to mile 24.  


  • Awards Ceremony will be at TBA.
  • Plaques will be given to the top male and female open and the top male and female masters.
  • The top three in each age group will receive ribbons in each race
  • Age Groups: < 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • All Marathon finishers will receive a custom medal.




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

Please read it and follow the rules.

Special Thanks to The Spokane Marathon Sponsors.
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