Register for a local race this season; then, go hit the pavement (or dirt)

The Running Issue

Register for a local race this season; then, go hit the pavement (or dirt)
Jordan Beauchamp photo
The Dirty Dash is annual 5K race on a mud-filled obstacle course inside Riverside State Park.

Girls on the Run of Spokane County 5K

More than 300 local girls have worked hard all spring to walk, run, skip and jump over the finish line. Proceeds from the race benefit the local Girls on the Run program and funds scholarships for girls who cannot afford full registration. Starts/ends in Grant Park.
Sat, May 19 at 9 am. $15. Register at

Windermere Marathon

The annual race serves as a Boston Marathon qualifier and takes place along a flat course offering scenic views of the Spokane River. Includes half and full-marathon distances.
Sun, May 20; start times from 5-7 am. $90-$110. Register at

Coeur d'Alene Marathon

The annual race includes a marathon, half-marathon and a 5K run along the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, starting and finishing in McEuen Park.
Sun, May 27; start times from 5:30-7:30 am. $20-$162. Register at

Priest Lake Festival Spring Run

Distances include a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and a 1K kids' dash, and includes awards for all age groups and divisions in first through third place.
Sun, May 27; start times from 8:30-10:45 am. $30-$75. Register at

The Big Run 2018

The second annual nationwide event hosted by Fleet Feet Sports offers timed and untimed options for a 5K run, which begins and ends at the Nest in Kendall Yards.
Wed, June 6 at 6 pm. Free. Register at

Dad's Day Dash

The sixth annual 5K run or 1.4 mile walk starts and ends in Manito Park and benefits Spokane Neighborhood Action Partner's (SNAP) mission to provide resources aiding low-income residents, including business loans and housing.
Sun, June 17 at 9 am. $18-$25. Register at

Summer Solstice 10K

The annual 10K and kids' race benefits the Children's Tumor Foundation and starts/ends at Fleet Feet Spokane in Kendall Yards.
Fri, June 22 at 6 pm. $15-$35. Register at

The Dirty Dash

The popular, annual 5K race takes place on a mud-filled obstacle course through the Riverside State Park ORV area and includes the "Piglet Plunge" kids' event ($20; ages 12 and under).
Sat, June 23 at 8 am. $45-$70. Register at

Jacey's Race

This annual race in Sandpoint raises funds to support a local nonprofit supporting kids with cancer and their families. Distances include a 5K and 1K; kids 12 and under can register for free.
Sun, July 8 at 8:30 am. $15-$30. Register at

Strides for Strong Bones

The ninth annual 3- or 6-mile fun run and walk in Medical Lake raises awareness and funds to treat and screen for osteoporosis.
Sat, July 14 at 9 am. $5-$30. Register at

Huckleberry Color Fun Run & Walk

Runners and walkers are showered in colorful powdered dye as they run along the scenic course at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.
Sun, Aug. 5 at 11 am. Entry fee TBA. Register at

Scenic Half

This annual race crosses Sandpoint's Long Bridge over Lake Pend Oreille and includes options for a half-marathon and 10K route.
Sun, Sept. 16 at 8 am. $35-$55. Register at

Happy Girls Run

The fifth annual run winds around Riverside State Park and includes options for a half-marathon, 10K and 5K, and includes pre- and post-race celebrations.
Sat, Sept. 22 at 9 am. $30-$75. Register at

Photograph 51 @ Spokane Civic Theatre

Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 5
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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's Arts and Culture Editor and editor of the Inlander's yearly, glossy magazine, the Annual Manual. Chey (pronounced "Shay") is a lifelong resident of the Spokane area and a graduate of Washington State University. She's been on staff at the Inlander since 2012...