Running in Spokane

About Running in Spokane

In Spokane, Washington, there are 75 parks totaling 3,488 acres, so it is not hard to find a pleasant place to run. Running trails stretch from Sontag Park along the Spokane River in west Spokane to the east shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This trail is often used for recreational use, such as running and walking, and even cycling or skating. Some of the most notable parks in Spokane are Riverfront Park, Manito Park and Botanical Gardens, Riverside State Park, and the John A. Finch Arboretum.

The Spokane River Centennial Trail begins at the Idaho state line and ends at Nine Mile Falls, Washington. The total length of the Centennial Trail is 37 miles. From end to end, it is completely paved. Thirty miles of its route are on safe, separated trail (Class 1 trail). The Trail's path generally follows the contours of the Spokane River, allowing access for many types of outdoor non-motorized recreational activities.

The Lilac Bloomsday Run, held on the first Sunday of each May, is a 7.46-mile (12.01 km) race for competitive runners, as well as walkers, that typically draws about 50,000 participants. The Joy of Running Together, a beautiful sculpture in Spokane, is made of bronze and was a gift to the city in honor of the Bloomsday Run.
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