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Register now for the all-new 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.....and it just got better! We are excited to bring some new features to the event we think you are going to like.
* You must register before April 10th for personalized bibs and guaranteed shirt.
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.
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.
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 Bennet 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. The half marathon course is open from 8am until noon. You must be able to complete the course in a generous 4 hours otherwise you should be entering one of our other distances.
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.
Preferred time - Friday, April 28, 2023 from 11am until 5:00pm at Fleet Feet, 511 Sherman Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID. Registration will be available.
Late pickup - Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 7:00am until 8:45am at McEuen Park, 420 E Front Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID. We recommend you arrive 45 minutes prior to the start of your race. Registration will be available.
Signup early to get your personalized bib!
7:00am - 8:45am Race number pickup and late registration at McEuen Park Pavilion
8:00am Half marathon
8:45am Tot Trot
10:00am 5K awards
10:45am 10K and half marathon awards
12:00pm Course closes
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 email@example.com. 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 $65 for the half marathon, $35 for the 10K and $25 for the 5K. Team registrants 1 thru 4 will then receive refunds of $10 for the half marathon and $5 for the 10K or 5K. 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.
Tot Trot participants receive a Spring Dash cinch bag and 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 9th to change. If you change after April 9th 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 9th to change. Changes cannot be made after April 9th.
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 second-seed? A: Visit the Bloomsday 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