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Register now for the 2024 SPRING DASH in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This event is an annual fundraiser for United Way of North Idaho and has been a staple of the regional running scene since 1982. We are excited to bring extra features to the event that make it one of the best running values around.
* You must register on or before April 4th for a guaranteed shirt. Personalized race bibs are provided to those who register on or before April 16th.
All courses are out and back on paved surfaces with the start and finish at the McEuen Park's Avista Pavilion. These courses take in the scenic beauty of Lake Coeur d'Alene....one of the true gems of North Idaho! The 5K, 10K and half marathon courses are USATF certified. The 10K and half marathon courses take in long sections of the famous North Idaho Centennial Trail which is a wide and well maintained paved path. Click on the course names below to view the routes and elevation profiles in Map My Run. You may also go to the Course Maps page on this website.
The 5K course begins with a 1/3 mile loop inside McEuen Park and then heads south through lovely neighborhood streets and slightly downhill to Sanders Beach. The course continues along Lake Coeur d'Alene and then turns very gradually uphill until the turnaround point at mile 1.7. The course returns along the same course in reverse. There will be water, Gatorade and a toilet at the turnaround. This course difficulty is rated as easy. USATF Course Number ID22003LAB.
The 10K course is approved as a Bloomsday Run second seed qualifier. The 10K course follows the same route as the 5K (except you will not do a 1/3 mile loop in the park) and then continues past the 5K turnaround. After about 100 yards you come to the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Runners will head south on the North Idaho Centennial Trail and follow it all the way to the 3.1 mile turnaround just past Silver Beach. The course gently climbs at mile 2.1 to the Potlatch Hill Rd overpass at mile 2.5 and then is mostly downhill to the turnaround. The course returns along the same route in reverse. Enjoy the sweeping views of Lake Coeur d'Alene between Potlatch Hill Rd and Silver Beach! There is a timing point at the 10K turnaround to give you a 3.1 mile and 6.2 mile split times. You will encounter aid stations with water, Gatorade and a toilet at approximately miles 1.5, 3 and 5. This course difficulty is rated as easy with one moderate hill and is recommended for ages 13 and up. USATF Course Number ID22004LAB.
We call this the Crown Jewel for a reason. About 70% of the course in on the North Idaho Centennial Trail with awesome views of the sparking blue waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. The half marathon course begins along same route as the 10K and then continues past the 10K turnaround. Runners will continue south on the North Idaho Centennial Trail and follow it all the way to the 6.55 mile turnaround at Osprey Point. There is one gradual but notable climb at Bennett Bay beginning at mile 4.6 up to mile 5.1 and you are rewarded with an aid station at the top. From mile 5.1 to 6.55 the course is mostly downhill. The course returns along the same route in reverse.....so yes, for every uphill there is a downhill. There are timing points on the course to give you 3.1mi, 6.55mi, 10mi and 13.1mi splits. You will encounter aid stations with water, Gatorade and a toilet at approximately miles 1.5, 3, 5, 6.5, 8, 10 and 12. This course difficulty is rated as moderate because of the distance and the hills described above. This course is recommended for ages 18 and up unless you have parent or guardian permission. IMPORTANT: The half marathon course is open from 7:30am until noon. The main half marathon start is 8:00am. You MAY elect the early start at 7:30am ONLY if you will take longer than 3 hours 30 minutes to complete the course. You MUST elect the early start at 7:30am if you are going to take more than 4 hours to complete the course. You must be able to complete the course in a generous 4 hours 30 minutes otherwise you should be entering one of our other distances. USATF Course Number ID22005LAB.
The Tot Trot is on a paved path loop in McEuen Park that starts and ends at the Avista Pavillion. This is an untimed event with no awards. All finishers will receive a finisher ribbon. Start group one will be kids ages 6 to 10 and they will complete two laps of the 1/3 mile course. Start group 2 will be kids ages 1 to 5 and they will complete one lap of the 1/3 mile course. Parents may assist kids in the 1 to 5 age group.
We are encouraging everyone to pickup their race numbers and performance Spring Dash shirts the day before the race. Sportsman & Ski Haus is spacious and has tons of free parking. We will reward you with our custom reusable Spring Dash tote bags with goodies courtesy of our sponsors and various products from Sportsman & Ski Haus vendors. The mini-expo will have plenty of running shoes and apparel on sale with great giveaways. Swag bags will only be available at Friday packet pickup.
If you can't make it to Friday packet pickup, we will have race day packet pickup at the start/finish area in McEuen Park, 420 E Front Avenue, Coeur d' Alene from 7:00am to 8:45am. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your race start time to allow you time to park and make your way over to the Avista Pavilion.
We will have registration at Sportsman & Ski Haus during Friday packet pickup. Race day registration at the start/finish area will be from 7:00am - 8:45am. Please arrive 45 minutes early. Race day registration prices increase $5 for all race distances. Credit card and exact cash accepted. We do not accept checks.
PACKET PICKUP FREQUENT QUESTIONS
1. Can someone else pickup my packet for me? Yes.
2. Can I exchange my shirt size? No, shirt size/gender was ordered based upon your registration selection.
3. I registered after April 4th, will I still get a shirt? Maybe, we ordered extra shirts but you are only guaranteed a shirt in your size/gender if you registered by April 4th. If you did not receive a shirt, check with us inside the McEuen Park Avista Pavilion after you finish.
4. Can I switch distances? Yes, but you MUST let us know BEFORE the race and we will issue you a new race number and move you to the new distance. If you do not do this it impacts results for everyone else!
7:00am - 8:45am Race number pickup and late registration at McEuen Park Pavilion
7:30am Half marathon early start * see rules below!
8:00am Half marathon
8:15am Tot Trot
9:30am 5K awards
9:45am 10K awards
10:00am Half marathon awards
12:00pm Course closes
* You may only elect to start the half marathon early if you are going to take over 3 hours 30 minutes to complete the course
The Spring Dash is made possible by the generosity of community volunteers and we would love to have you join us! We are looking for people to help in the following areas on race day:
If you can help with any of these please contact Chuck Neely at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!!
Take advantage of our great value on team pricing. Teams consist of 5 or more members who register under the same team name. Once the 5th person registers on the team, the entry fee is reduced to group pricing of $45 for the half marathon, $35 for the 10K and $25 for the 5K. Team registrants 1 thru 4 will then receive refunds which brings their price down. Recruit family and friends and everyone saves!
All finishers in the 5K, 10K and half marathon will receive finisher medals. Overall awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. Age group awards will be given 3-deep in male and female age groups 6-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over. Placements are based upon the participant's chip time. Overall winners are pulled from age groups.
There will be an awards presentation for the overall winners. Age group awards are handed out in the results canopy so be sure to check your results after you finish! We do not mail awards.
All Tot Trot participants receive a finisher ribbon. This is an untimed fun run event with no awards.
Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, dogs are not allowed at the event
Q: Can I switch distances? A: Yes, log in to your RunSignUp account before April 16th to change. If you change after April 16th you need to contact us to make the change for you and you will not receive a personal bib.
Q: Can I change my shirt size? A: Yes, log in to your RunSignUp account before April 4th to change. Changes cannot be made after April 4th.
Q: Are strollers allowed? A: Yes, please line up near the rear of the start. Children in strollers should not be registered in the event.
Q: Is there a "wheelchair" division? A: Yes, we have para athlete divisions in the 5K, 10K and half marathon. These are separated into assisted and un-assisted categories based upon the available responses to the "Are you a para athlete?" question during registration. If someone is assisting you in some way with forward movement they will register in the run/walk division and you will register in the para athlete assisted category; otherwise, you will answer unassisted.
Q: What 10K time do I need to beat to qualify for Bloomsday Run second-seed? A: Visit the Bloomsday Run website for times https://www.bloomsdayrun.org/elite-competition-seeding/seeding/second-seeding
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Spring Dash.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
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420 E Front Ave
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
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