We’re very exciting to be introducing Spokane, Sandpoint and the beautiful country in between to new out of town teams this year.  We have more traveling teams than ever, and we want to help you make the most of your relay weekend. We turned to our ambassador Tasha, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Spokanite, to suggest the best places to check out while you are in town.

Places to stay:

Red Lion Hotel at the Park and the Red Lion River Inn
Both locations are right on the Centennial Trail. The Red Lion River Inn is where the Spokane’s biggest social running club, Flying Irish, meets.  We’ve arranged for special relay rates at both locations.

Red Lion River Inn
700 N. Division Street
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 326-5577

Red Lion Hotel at the Park
303 W. North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 326-8000

Courtyard by Marriott
Right on the Centennial Trail
401 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 456-7600

Holiday Inn
Across the street from where the Flying Irish Meet
801 S. Division Street
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 385-0235

Mirabeau Park Hotel
If you want to stay closer to Mt Spokane, the Mirabeau Park Hotel is a good option. We have arranged for a special race rate at this hotel as well.
1100 N Sullivan Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
(509) 924-9000


Things to do:

  • Thursday night shake out run with the Flying Irish running club. Come join 300 other runners for an easy 3-4 mile run through downtown Spokane. They meet every Thursday @ 5:45 pm at Ripples on the River
    (700 N. Division Street)
  • Walk to the Spokane Falls and take a 15 minute skyride. It is named one of the top 12 scenic cable rides in the world and offers views of the second longest urban falls within the continental US.
  • Check out the Centennial Trail as it runs through town – this is also part of the race course.
  • Walk or run through Manito Park. This park is spectacular and was originally a zoo! It was designed by the same person who designed Central Park in NYC.
  • Do a local brewery or wine tour:
    Here a few of the locals’ favorite breweries:

    Perry Street Brewing
    1025 S. Perry #2
    Spokane, WA 99202

    No-Li Brewhouse
    1003 E Trent Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
    (509) 242-2739The Flying Goat Brewery
    3318 W Northwest Blvd, Spokane, WA 99205
    (509) 327-8277

    Budge Brothers Brewery
    2018 E Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
    (509) 426-3340

    There are tons of wineries and tasting rooms in Spokane. This website lists all of them as well as what they are known for. My personal favorites are: Barrister (Rough Justice is phenomenal!) and Arbor Crest (gorgeous views of the city, including part of the race course along the Centennial Trail)

  • Silverwood Theme Park
    27843 U.S. 95
    Athol, ID 83801
    (208) 683-3400

Team dinner locations:

  • Luigi’s
    Within walking distance to most hotels downtown Spokane
    245 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
    (509) 624-5226
  • Tomato Street – my personal favorite!
    6220 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99208
    (509) 484-4500
  • Italian Kitchen – the most expensive of the Italian restaurants listed
    113 N Bernard St, Spokane, WA 99201
    (509) 363-1210
  • Olive Garden – Wall Street location is within walking distance to most hotels downtown Spokane
    221 N. Wall Street
    Spokane, WA 99201
    (509) 624-1853

    9780 N. Newport Hwy
    Spokane, WA 99218
    (509) 466-1230

  • Jack & Dan’s – ranked #6 by Sports Illustrated for the top 25 sports bars in America
    1226 N Hamilton St, Spokane, WA 99202
    (509) 487-6546
  • O’ Doherty’s – They have a banquet room in the back!
    525 W Spokane Falls Blvd
    Spokane, WA 99201
    (509) 747-0322
  • Waddell’s– was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive Ins & Dives
    4318 S Regal St
    Spokane, WA 99223
    (509) 443-6500
  • Famous Ed’s sports bar
    2911 E 57th Ave
    Spokane, WA 99223
    (509) 290-5080

In case you forgot any last minute relay essentials:

  • Costco
    7619 N Division St
    Spokane, WA
    (509) 466-9668

    5601 E Sprague Ave
    Spokane, WA
    (509) 842-0003

  • REI
    1125 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201
    (509) 328-9900
  • Runner’s Soul
    221 N Wall St
    Spokane, WA 99201
    (509) 624-7654

    10208 North Division
    Spokane, WA 99218
    (509) 468-1786

For the scoop on attractions during race weekend, be sure to check out Visit Spokane.