Overall Rating
Overall Rating (47 Reviews)
4.7
(47 Ratings) 🏆 (47 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.8
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.3
The Coeur d’Alene Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k run offers one of the most spectacular events in the country. At an elevation of 2200 feet above sea level, the resort community of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, resting on the shores of spectacular Lake Coeur d’Alene, welcomes visitors to one of … MORE
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    Wren FIRST-TIMER '22

    Great event organization, awesome swag, Fleet Feet in town, dog-friendliest city I've ever been in, Mobility/Flexibility booth at race end and the free session put me back into easy movement … MORE

    Great event organization, awesome swag, Fleet Feet in town, dog-friendliest city I’ve ever been in, Mobility/Flexibility booth at race end and the free session put me back into easy movement status; until I sat down for a while. Am I planning on doing again-absolutely.

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    aweiler FIRST-TIMER '22

    From start to finish the event was very well organized and executed. Packet pick up was pain free, parking was no problem, and the day of plan was well communicated … MORE

    From start to finish the event was very well organized and executed. Packet pick up was pain free, parking was no problem, and the day of plan was well communicated prior to go time. The course was well marked and relatively flat with a nice view for majority of the route. The only improve was the use of full water bottles with a lack of trash cans further down the route left runners either running with bottles in hand or wasting it and throwing it randomly on the ground throughout the route. The shirt and medal were very nice, and the post run food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this race, and look forward to running it again.

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    russellellenwood1 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    100% best running course I've ran. The people are nice the scenery is great. Plenty of water station. The volunteers are great. We are Definitely going every year. MORE

    100% best running course I’ve ran. The people are nice the scenery is great. Plenty of water station. The volunteers are great. We are Definitely going every year.

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    laurenjoy FIRST-TIMER '22

    First 1/2 Marathon in over 20 years. Great course, well marked, the majority on a wide smooth bike path with smooth inclines/declines. Great scenery along the Spokane River. MORE

    First 1/2 Marathon in over 20 years. Great course, well marked, the majority on a wide smooth bike path with smooth inclines/declines. Great scenery along the Spokane River.

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    cadams FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was my first marathon and a great introduction to racing! Aid stations were well placed along the course with encouraging volunteers. Check-in was smooth and easy. Post-race food was … MORE

    This was my first marathon and a great introduction to racing!
    Aid stations were well placed along the course with encouraging volunteers.
    Check-in was smooth and easy.
    Post-race food was good with options to choose from with a food vendor voucher.
    There was a view of the lake for 80% of the course and a small hill at one point. A few miles are through town but it’s mostly with a sienic view. The whole trail is on concrete (with very few miles on sidewalks).

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    kkleland FIRST-TIMER '22

    I ran the 10K at the CDA Marathon. It was a great course and I enjoyed the festive atmosphere during and after the race. I would highly recommend this race … MORE

    I ran the 10K at the CDA Marathon. It was a great course and I enjoyed the festive atmosphere during and after the race. I would highly recommend this race to all runners!

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    JudyRae REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is my 5th time here. First 4 were half marathons, this year a 10K. Nice mostly flat coarse, the hills aren't too much. Nice run by Coeur d'Alene lake, … MORE

    This is my 5th time here. First 4 were half marathons, this year a 10K.
    Nice mostly flat coarse, the hills aren’t too much.
    Nice run by Coeur d’Alene lake, after a swing around some great neighborhoods.

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    Easy street parking right next to the start line... Pretty flat, a couple of small hills... Beautiful water view and million dollar houses... Maybe due to COVID, they gave out … MORE

    Easy street parking right next to the start line…
    Pretty flat, a couple of small hills…
    Beautiful water view and million dollar houses…
    Maybe due to COVID, they gave out water in bottles…

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    twoofone FIRST-TIMER '22

    I was so impressed with how this race was put on. This was my first 5k and the scenery was amazing! I could of ran even longer to be honest. … MORE

    I was so impressed with how this race was put on. This was my first 5k and the scenery was amazing! I could of ran even longer to be honest. I plan on continuing my journey towards working my way up to a marathon by next year!

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    whitney.demel REPEAT RUNNER '22

    I discovered this race during Covid and have been back every year since! The course is BEAUTIFUL, and the weather is a nice change from the Texas heat (where I … MORE

    I discovered this race during Covid and have been back every year since! The course is BEAUTIFUL, and the weather is a nice change from the Texas heat (where I call home). The race director, volunteers, spectators, etc. are all amazing! The hills are a little challenging, but it really helps to break up the run. I love the out and back sections as well because you’re able to cheer on other runners as you pass! Will definitely be back again next year!

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    christykay883 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The aid station volunteers where great to hand out refreshments as you passed by so you didnt have to stop. The scenery was absolutely beautiful getting to run along CDA … MORE

    The aid station volunteers where great to hand out refreshments as you passed by so you didnt have to stop. The scenery was absolutely beautiful getting to run along CDA lake and the Spokane River. I was very happy with this as it was my first race and think its the perfect race for first timers!

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    CG23 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Expo was non existent other than a bib pickup and a merchandise tent, no vendors whatsoever. The race medal was great and the shirt was a nice long sleeve. Food … MORE

    Expo was non existent other than a bib pickup and a merchandise tent, no vendors whatsoever. The race medal was great and the shirt was a nice long sleeve. Food trucks at the end was a nice added benefit so overall a nice event.
    The course was beautiful as you started running in a quaint neighborhood along the shoreline of Coeur d’Alene Lake and then back through McEuen Park where the race started. After going through the park you continued along the lake past NIC and along the Spokane River and then back to McEuen Park for a nice finish.
    The race started in a drizzle but subsided shortly after race start and was a great temperature to run in.

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    dchaplin1990 FIRST-TIMER '21

    The course was so beautiful, and had stunning views of the river. The course markings were confusing, and had to a part of the course twice. The one improvement for … MORE

    The course was so beautiful, and had stunning views of the river. The course markings were confusing, and had to a part of the course twice. The one improvement for this race would be to have better course markings. The medal is super cool

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    titans1fan92 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was a fun marathon. You basically run along side the lake or River the whole marathon. The temperature was perfect and pretty flat. One of my best times. The … MORE

    This was a fun marathon. You basically run along side the lake or River the whole marathon. The temperature was perfect and pretty flat. One of my best times. The scenery was good, though not the best I’ve seen. After a mile the marathoners split off and go north running along the lake. You eventually turn around and go back to the start line area and the second half you are mixed in with the 5k, 10k and half running a long side the river and turn around again to make it to the end line. So there is some repeat running. Good amount of spectators and predestination the second half of the race. First half thins out and has few spectators. Overall organized and well done. Would recommend this.

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    Bluebird46360 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Packet pickup was well organized, quick and easy allowing runners and option to enjoy the great city and lakeside of Couer D’Arlene. (Just make sure to feed those parking meters … MORE

    Packet pickup was well organized, quick and easy allowing runners and option to enjoy the great city and lakeside of Couer D’Arlene. (Just make sure to feed those parking meters – reasonably priced). The marathon it’s self was very scenic and beautiful views of the lake…with a few good hills. At one point the road up/down hill was uneven making it a little more difficult. The course was very well marked with different colored signs/tape/arrows for each race (26.2, 13.1, 10k, 5k). I would certainly say while the first half had more hills it also had the better views and some shade, as race day was quite warm. Aide stations were well stocked with water, Gatorade (even low carb), GUs, Vaseline, and other necessities. The volunteers were amazing! The finish was at McEuen Park which allowed for runners to lay out and picnic in the grassy field. The food was great and they had 15 min stretching tables. Awesome sponsors! No beer this year -but 1 block up was tons of restaurants and bars to celebrate. I like the shirts a long sleeve T-shirt, with actually decent colors for everyday wear. The only part I did not like of this race was the medal – I ran 26.2 miles to get a real medal not one I have to run two other races to piece together to complete. Until next time…stride on!

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    runningservant FIRST-TIMER '21

    There exist that moment where if you try to explain something you'll ruin it. This is one of those moments. I will say this — take your family with you. MORE

    There exist that moment where if you try to explain something you’ll ruin it. This is one of those moments. I will say this — take your family with you.

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    melilee33 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This venue is in a beautiful location with plenty of surrounding places to stay, things to do and a hometown feel. I am a local and have run this race … MORE

    This venue is in a beautiful location with plenty of surrounding places to stay, things to do and a hometown feel. I am a local and have run this race quite a few times and each time there is wonderful course support, very organized instructions and packet pick-up. It’s perfect for first-timers as the half course is relatively flat. Lots of aid stations and bathroom locations along the course with a lot of the course along the water.

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    tjb4purdue FIRST-TIMER '21

    The course is gorgeous. It has a lot of incline to in it the first half of the race, but the scenery makes up for that. The city is great … MORE

    The course is gorgeous. It has a lot of incline to in it the first half of the race, but the scenery makes up for that. The city is great and easy to get around if you stay downtown. Everything was run well and the water stops were manned well with gu and gummy bears too. There is not much shade in the second out and back but most of the last 5 miles is downhill.

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    cmiller761 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This course is breathtaking. The support along the way was wonderful. Friendly faces, cheers, encouragement! This was my 5th appearance at this race and will continue to participate every year … MORE

    This course is breathtaking. The support along the way was wonderful. Friendly faces, cheers, encouragement! This was my 5th appearance at this race and will continue to participate every year that body allows! I encourage anyone who wants a scenic course, clear communication from directors, and a friendly place to run, COME TO CD’A, IDAHO!!

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    Not a flat race, but the first half had amazing scenery and beautiful views of the lake. I'm from very flat land, so it trashed my quads, but I still … MORE

    Not a flat race, but the first half had amazing scenery and beautiful views of the lake. I’m from very flat land, so it trashed my quads, but I still ended up with negative splits. We got the coolest shirt I’ve ever gotten from a race. I felt comfortable with the COVID precautions in place (the wave start worked out perfectly, and aid stations were fully stocked but volunteers did not hand out items), although some stated rules were not followed (no masks at start or finish or pick up). Bathrooms were plentiful on the course and although aid stations were more spaced out than some races I’ve done, it was definitely sufficient! Overall, I’d highly recommend this race. The town is lovely as well.

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