THE COURSE

//SPOKANE – THE COURSE
SPOKANE – THE COURSE2018-11-03T16:58:08+00:00

Be inspired, inspire others and have fun! Happy Girls make up an inclusive community of women that supports healthy choices, positive self-image and—most importantly—each other. Happy Girls Run courses are widely recognized by both first-time racers and seasoned runners alike as being inspiring and fun. This scenic course will take you over challenging dirt trails, groomed paths and paved roads through beautiful Spokane, WA.

There are seven aid stations on the half marathon course, not including the start and finish line. There is one aid station on the 5k course and two on the 10k course. All aid station volunteers are provided by Create Your Statement so please say thanks when you run by!

Adventure Medics believes in providing medical services that go beyond the status quo. Whether covering an event, supporting wildland fire operations or providing training to the public or medical professionals they like to do things a little different.

Because they have a unique advantage of being on site as a pre-positioned resource, Adventure Medics can emphasize safety and institute preventative measures to stop injuries and medical emergencies before they occur.

Should an emergency happen the staff of EMTs, paramedics and doctors are properly equipped and possess the experience to deal with the unique challenges that come with remote medical operations. Adventure Medics believes in high quality equipment and continuous training to ensure that we can field one of the most prepared medical response teams you can find.

www.advmedics.com | 541-639-9993

For ADA accommodations, contact Luke Larsen:

541-323-0964 | luke@layitoutevents.com

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The 5K is about a 50/50 mix of trails and pavement.  There are no technical sections to this course.  We would certainly say it’s rolling though…there isn’t a lot of flat on this course as you can see from the elevation guide below. Remember that 5K’s are awesome (as affirmed by Lauren Fleshman in the June 2014 issue of Runner’s World!), so we say just do it!

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The 10K consists of about a 50/50 mix of paved and dirt trails. There is one section of river rock that we would classify as technical rocky. It’s a couple hundred yards worth over the course of the full distance. There is also a short section of loose sticks that was recently placed as part of trail restoration efforts. Fair warning! It smells like horses near the coral.  We think this course affords some amazing views and running terrain.

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The Half Marathon is 50/50 mix of pavement and dirt trail. The dirt trail is relatively smooth but there are several technical, rocky sections.  There are several scree slides at roughly mile 4 to mile 4.3.  Runners are advised to slow down and watch your footing.  All up, the rocky sections total about 1 mile, distributed throughout the first 6 miles. A good rule of thumb is if you see rapids in the river, the trail is likely to be rocky there too. Rocks consist of some smooth river rock and some more jagged shale. The rest is hero dirt for sure. A spectacular course! We’re in love…