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Athlete Guide

  • Packet pick-up Options.

    • Friday 5/17 - Autonation Toyota Spokane Valley (8600 E Sprague): 4-7pm
    • Saturday 5/18 - Fleet Feet Valley Store (13910 E Indiana, Suite D): 12pm - 4pm
    • Sunday 5/19 Race morning: Last minute pick-up only at race start lines.
  • We understand that last minute issues come up.  For those runners that absolutely must pick-up their packet on race morning, we will offer a very limited race morning bib pick-up at each start line. We strongly encourage runners to pick up their packet before race day since we will have very limited staff to help with check-in race morning. If you must pick-up your race packet on race morning, plan ahead and arrive early, we will not be responsible for you missing your start time if you arrive last minute and are still waiting in line. 


Marathon, 10k, 5k, & Kids Run: Clock Tower Riverfront Park

Half Marathon: East Valley Middle School (4920 N Progress Rd, Spokane Valley, WA)


Marathon Early Start- 5:00am This group is for anyone who needs 4-6 hours or more to complete the Marathon. (See marathon info below)
Marathon- 6:00am this group is for anyone who can complete a marathon in 4 hours or less. (See marathon info below)
Half Marathon Start- 8:30am
10k start- 8am
5k start- 8:15am
Kids 1 mile- 11am

**Start times are subject to change

Marathon Update:

Due to a Centennial Trail resurfacing project that is taking place in 2024, Windermere Marathon will be an out and back marathon event for 2024. The Marathon will start downtown and run out to the half marathon start and then return to downtown.  Due to the logistics of this, all marathoners must be to the 13.1 mile turnaround point no later than 8:15am.  Any marathoner reaching the turnaround later than this will run the risk of getting pulled off the course.  We are unable to have 2 way runner traffic on the road once the half marathon starts. Marathoners needing extra time to finish the second half of the race (MILE 13.1 - 26.2) will not be pulled off course as long as they are making reasonable progress.  The important issue is to make sure you can get to the 13.1 mile turnaround before 8:15am.


Awards will be given to top three overall in each distance of male and female. Age group awards will be given out to first place in each distance, male and female

Age Groups:
1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-70, 80+

Award ceremony for each distance will start shortly after all placements are full.


Parking will be available downtown near the start. Free metered parking is available as well as pay for parking in the surrounding lots. For the half start, there will be very limited parking at East Valley Middle School. Please read shuttle bus info before deciding where to park. 


There is very limited parking at & near the half marathon start. We highly recommend half marathon runners take the shuttle bus from downtown to the start line at East Valley Middle School. Shuttle tickets can be purchased with your registration ($8).  Shuttle buses will drop off right next to the start line.  Shuttle buses are only available before the race start.  There are no shuttle buses available after the race.  Half marathon shuttle buses will be boarded at the Washington Lot near the Ice age playground in Riverfront Park between 6:30am - 7:00am. The trip takes less than 30minutes from downtown to the half marathon start line. Please do not arrive late. Shuttle buses will not wait past 7:00am. You will arrive at your start line a little early so please plan your clothing and nutrition accordingly.

Pick Up Location: 699 N Washington. This is located in the parking lot owned by Riverfront Park. 


We will have an athlete-only gear check corral in which athletes will drop their bag at a pre-labeled area based on their bib number at each start line location. Half marathon gear check will be transported to the finish line location after the race starts. Half marathon runners will be able to access their gear beginning at 10:30am. Bib numbers will be required to enter and exit the gear check corral. For safety purposes volunteers may ask to look inside of gear bags. Runners must provide their own bag due to the Washington State plastic bag law. 


There will be sponsor booths near the finisher area as well as finish food. All finishers will receive a finisher medal,  water, snacks, and marathoners and half marathoners will have more of a hearty option. Finish food is for participants only and not for spectators. Race merchandise will also be available near the finish


SMILE! We will have an automated camera set up at the finish line that is triggered by our timing box when you cross the finish line.  These photos will be available on the results page within 72 hours after the race. The more visible your bib number is, the easier it is for our automated software to tag your photo with your bib so you can find it easily post race. If your bib number was not visible, you can still search all the finish photos to find your photo.


Portable toilets and hand washing stations will be available in the start / finish area. Toilets will also be available at each water station.


Aid stations will be located every 2-3 miles along course. Each station will contain water, sports drink, gu gels, gummy bears, and a small supply of basic first aid. Portable toilets will be available at each aid station along the route. 
 - East Valley Middle School - marathon turnaround only
 - Island trailhead
 - Maringo trailhead
 - Boulder beach
 - Upriver dam
 - Greene street
 - Hamilton St & Centennial Trail


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