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Spokane Marathon

Spokane, WA

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, October 8, 2017
2016: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 48°F (8°C)
Average High: 59°F (15°C)
Average Low: 37° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.85
Course Score: 97.85

Race Size

2016: 121 Finishers
2015: 129 Finishers
2014: 114 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 16.5%
2015: 12.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The challenging Spokane Marathon course is run on mostly paved and sometimes gravel roads starting at Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. The course goes through historic Fort Wright and runs along the Spokane River. The finish is back in Riverfront Park after crossing the Spokane River for one last time.

Marathon Rankings

The Spokane Marathon was the 368th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 361st largest in 2015.

Last year 16.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Spokane Marathon the 75th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 119th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 97.85 ranks it as the 310th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 24th fastest course in Washington.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Spokane Marathon a PR Score of 97.85. This PR Score ranks it as the 271st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 23rd fastest in Washington.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1932 feet (589m)
Min Elevation: 1626 feet (495m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Spokane Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2013 Spokane Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Beautiful marathon to run. Maybe I'm biased because I lived there for close to 3 years but the one time I did it was was very cool. It is tough course especially having to run Doomsday at around mile 22 but despite that it was one my favorite marathons and I've ran over 20.

Race Tips

Don't start off to fast remember to save yourself for the second half. Practice running hills you will need it especially going up Doomsday. Make sure to fuel properly so you don't bonk in the race.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

I got dropped off at the race but if I did have to park I would look at parking around the arena it's not that far of a walk from the start of the race. Both finish and start are at Riverfront Park.

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