Athlete Guide
  • Packet pick-up is scheduled to take place in Riverfront Park on Saturday 5/14 from 11am - 4pm. No race day packet pick-up will be available. Please plan your out of town travel arrangements accordingly.

  • With the new plastic bag law, we will not be able to hand out bags at packet pickup

  • Virtual runners also have the option of having their packet shipped to them for $10 (this can be done during registration). Items will be shipped out following live event.
  • Packet pick-up times and location are subject to change based on updated COVID-19 event guidance and capacities in 2022.

Marathon Start: 24901 E MISSION AVE
Half Marathon Start: 12609 E Pinecroft Way
10k & 5k Start: Riverfront Park, Spokane
All distances finish in Riverfront Park

Marathon- Runners will be able to select an early morning walker start at 5:00am or a regular start at 7am. Start wave selection will be available closer to race day.
Half Marathon Start- 8am
10k start- 8am
5k start- 8:15am

The course is set to close at 1:30pm. 

Start times are subject to change based on final traffic control plans and updated 2022 COVID guidance for running events. 


There will be plenty of parking at both the marathon and half marathon start locations. Street parking (free on Sunday's) as well as paid lots are available near the finish area.


The marathon and half marathon are point to point courses and we will be offering shuttle bus tickets for $8 if you would like to take the shuttle bus. Shuttle buses will only be available before the race transporting runners from finish line at Riverfront Park area to their respective start lines. NO shuttle buses will be available following the race! Masking and COVID-19 guidance will follow CDC and local government regulations regarding mass transit at the time of the event.


Participants will cross aid stations roughly every 2-3 miles on the course. Aid Stations will be equipped with water, gatorade, GU gels and chews. Based on the the outcomes of the pandemic in 2022, will determine the style and availability of drinking products. Final decisions will be made closer to race day.


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. There will be adequate spacing between bags and runners. Volunteers will not handle any gear bags. Volunteers will staff the entry and exit of the gear check area to make sure bags match the bib number of each runner entering and exiting. 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. 


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 and along the course. Please follow physical distancing protocol when using the toilets. Gel in and hand wash coming out of the restrooms. 

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