Athlete Guide
PACKET PICK-UP:
  • Packet pick-up is scheduled to take place at the Double Tree Hotel on Saturday 5/14 from 11am - 4pm. (322 N Spokane Falls Ct, Spokane, WA 99201)

  • 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.
  • 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 the day before (Saturday) 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. Dare we say…. “we told you so”
RACE START: 

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 Walker- 5:30am This group is for anyone who needs 6 hours or more to complete the Marathon. Aid stations will be self serve until 6:30am
Marathon start- 7am
Half Marathon Start- 8am
10k start- 8am
5k start- 8:15am

The course is set to close at 1:00pm. 
*As long as the participant is making reasonable forward progress, the finish line will remain open until the last participant crosses the line.

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

AWARDS

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+

PARKING:

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

SHUTTLE BUSES

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 to their respective start lines. NO shuttle buses will be available following the race! Bus tickets should be purchased ahead of time during registration. Any remaining bus seats available will be sold on first come first serve basis at packet pick-up. You must have a ticket to get on the bus. Masking and COVID-19 guidance will follow CDC and local government regulations regarding mass transit at the time of the event.

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

Marathon Walkers:
Loading begins 4:15am Departs: 4:30am (Arrive 30 minutes before race start)

Marathon: 
Loading begins 5am Departs: 5:30am (Arrive 45 minutes before race start)

Half Marathon: 
Loading begins 6am Departs: 6:30am (Arrive 1 hour before race start)

AID STATIONS / NUTRITION:

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. The outcome of the pandemic in 2022, will determine the style and availability of drinking products. Final decisions will be made closer to race day.

GEAR CHECK:

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. Gear check will be transported to the finish line location. Marathon and half marathon runners will be able to access their gear beginning at 10am. 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. 

FINISH PHOTOS:

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.

TOILETS:

Portable toilets and hand washing stations will be available in the start / finish area and along the course. PGel in and hand wash coming out of the restrooms. 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

At this time there are no requirements for face masks, vaccination, or covid testing for this event. We will follow current local, state, and CDC guidance at the time of the event. 

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