Part 2 of the 2019 Annual Run Down, here is what is scheduled to date. These events are by no means a complete list of annual community-based activities, so keep an eye out for new events and new dates that happen every year.
These events run through Spring, Summer, and Fall. Most of these events range from fun runs, triathlons, bike rides and other community or competitive activities.
Please keep in mind that the fun runs and kid races are never too difficult, so walking is always an option.
Here is the most current list of races through Fall 2019. The calendar below does not represent all the events and activities, just the ones easily accessed or announced.
May 26th: Coeur d’Alene Marathon, Half & 5K Run, Coeur d’Alene, ID
May 26th: *Priest Lake Spring Festival Run, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kid's Dash, Coolin, ID
May 26th: 26th Annual Onion Man Triathlon, Walla Walla, WA
June 1st: 39th Annual Spokane Troika Half Triathlon, Spokane, WA
June 1st: Tom Rogers Memorial Run For The Hills 5M trail run, Spokane, WA
June 9th: Bay Trail Fun Run 10K, 5K run, Sandpoint, ID
June 15th: Trailblazer Triathlon Medical Lake, WA - 350-meter swim 12.2-mile bike 2.92-mile run
June 15th: Ultimate Fitness Run, 5M obstacle run, Mead, WA
June 16th: Dad's Day Dash 5K run, Spokane, WA
June 22nd: Mountain Magic Trail Run, 5K, 10K & 25K, Spokane, WA
June 22nd: Run 2 Summer, Kids Race and 5K, Hayden, ID
June 30th: Ironman CDA 70.3, Coeur d'Alene, ID
June 30th: Missoula Marathon 5K, Half Marathon, Missoula, MT
July 6th: Race the Wolf 50K, 25K, 8K trail run, Sandpoint, ID
July 13th: Great Inflatable Race 5K, fun run, Spokane, WA
July 13th: State Park Series 50K, 25K, 10K trail run, #3 Mount Spokane State Park
July 14th: Jacey's Race 5K, 1K run, Sandpoint, ID
July 20th: SpoKenya 7K run: A race for clean water, Spokane, WA
July 21st: Valley Girl Medical Lake WA Triathlon/Duathlon, Medical Lake, WA
July 28th: Race the River Triathlon, Coeur d'Alene, ID
July 28th: Bare Buns Fun Run 5K Run - clothing optional, Loon Lake, WA
August 4th: Post Falls Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon, Post Falls, ID
August 10th: Coeur d'Alene Triathlon/Duathlon, Coeur d'Alene, ID
August 16th: Spokane to Sandpoint 200 mile relay, Spokane, WA
August 26th: Step Into Fall 5k Run, Half Marathon, Spokane, WA
September 15th: Smokechaser 30K, 5M trail run, Priest Lake, ID
September 15th: Scenic Half Marathon 13.1M, 10K run Sandpoint, ID
September 21st: Happy Girls Run 13.1M, 10K, 5K run, Spokane, WA
September 21st: Harvest Hustle 5K run, Rockford, WA
September 22nd: Valleyfest 5K/10K run, Spokane Valley, WA
September 28th: Wild Moose Chase Trail Run, Spokane, WA
September 28th: Run for the Angels 5K race/kids run, Coeur d'Alene, ID
September 29th: Sekani Trail Run 10K, 5K trail run, Spokane, WA
October 13th: Spokane Marathon 10K, Half, Spokane, WA
October 19th: Monster Mash Dash 5K run, Coeur d'Alene, ID
October 19th: Hayden Lake Marathon 26.2M, 13.1M, 6.6M run, Hayden Lake, ID
October 26th: Chocolate Chip Cookie 50K Trail Run, Spokane, WA
November 28th: Turkey Trot 10K, 5K, 1M run, Coeur d'Alene, ID
As noted above, these are not all the races and fun events scheduled of 2019. Look to local community organizations to see if any are planning a fun day of activity and racing. These events are a great reason to get out and be active while supporting your various programs and organizations. Please keep in mind many of these events need volunteers and without help from the community, would likely not be able to happen. Sadly, this is my last yearly event run down and next week, I will be wrapping up almost ten years of writing this column.
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