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A Year in Fun Runs 

Nine runs that emphasize fun

click to enlarge Events like Color Run focus on fun and fitness.
  • Events like Color Run focus on fun and fitness.

Glow in the Park

This nighttime run through downtown Spokane features a high-energy pre-party and a course filled with music, lighting effects, and runners donning glow sticks head to toe. After the race, just keep running straight to the DJ afterparty and dance all night.

Sept. 17

5K

$12-$34

nsplit.com/glow-run-spokane

Happy Girls Run Spokane

For the third year, this event brings together women of all ages and fitness levels to celebrate and support one another in fitness and beyond. Riverside State Park

Sept. 24

5K, 10K and half-marathon

$30-$85

happygirlsrunspokane.com

Fiesta Spokane Run

Enjoy music and entertainment from a veriety of Latin American countries throughout this fast and flat course in Riverfront Park and on the Centennial Trail.

Sept. 24

5K, 10K and half-marathon

$10-$55

runsignup.com

Centennial Beer Chase

If you struggle motivating yourself to run, try rewarding yourself with beer every few miles. Celebrate many of the local craft breweries in this relay race that offers beer tastings at each exchange, and a brewfest with live music after the race.

Oct. 1

50 miles

$225-$625

centennialbeerchase.com

Chocolate Chip Cookie Trail Run

This trail run for athletes of all abilities takes advantage of the varied terrain of Riverside State Park, with incredible views along the river, 2,470 feet in elevation gain and homemade cookies at the finish line.

Oct. 15

50K

$50

ccc50k.com

Sugar Rush

Beat the chilly November weather with a brisk run starting at Gonzaga followed by hot cocoa and an elaborate chocolate reception — complete with fondue fountains and truffles — all while raising funds for local children in need.

Nov. 5

5K, 10K

$35

active.com

Turkey Trot

Round up the family and earn your Thanksgiving feast with a nice jaunt around Manito Park to benefit Second Harvest (and your post-Turkey Day waistline).

Nov. 24

2, 3, or 5 miles

No entry fee; food donations encouraged

brrc.net

Bloomsday

The mother of all fun runs, Bloomsday is a must-do for locals and visitors alike. This year's run will kick off its fifth decade, so it's bound to be a good one.

May 7

12K

$18-$35

bloomsdayrun.org

Muddy Miles

This North Idaho race is designed for all ages, with plenty of muddy obstacles, water balloons and puddles; participants can run amok, get grubby and support the health care needs of local families.

July 15

2 miles

$15-$35

muddymiles.org


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