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Overall Rating (32 Reviews)
4.6
(32 Ratings)(32 Reviews)
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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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    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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    panderson322 FIRST-TIMER '21

    CDA is a beautiful city and the race takes advantage of that. The course has two significant hills and a late slow climb that make it challenging, but the remainder … MORE

    CDA is a beautiful city and the race takes advantage of that. The course has two significant hills and a late slow climb that make it challenging, but the remainder of the course is fairly flat and has great views of the lake. The volunteers were great and plenty of nourishment provided. The medal was a little disappointing as it appears to be a section of a larger series medal. Not too impressive as a stand-alone. But, a fun race and well-executed during a tough time for group events.

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    holly.oxford REPEAT RUNNER '21

    People of all ages can do this course. There’s a ton of encouragement and positivity. The rolling start time is awesome! You can start when you’re ready! Awesome volunteers and … MORE

    People of all ages can do this course. There’s a ton of encouragement and positivity. The rolling start time is awesome! You can start when you’re ready! Awesome volunteers and great mid race snacks!

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    amybowler85 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Amazing race put on by amazing staff and volunteers. Course is well marked, aid stations every couple of miles, beautiful scenery as you run along lake Coeur D’Alene. Communication with … MORE

    Amazing race put on by amazing staff and volunteers. Course is well marked, aid stations every couple of miles, beautiful scenery as you run along lake Coeur D’Alene. Communication with the producers of the race has always been top notch. The race swag is the best I have seen.

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    erin_dawn1979 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This is a beautiful town, course and friendly people. All of the volunteers were great! Every single one was encouraging and addressed every runner as they went by. Running past … MORE

    This is a beautiful town, course and friendly people. All of the volunteers were great! Every single one was encouraging and addressed every runner as they went by. Running past the lake was an awesome experience and beautiful sight. I hope to run this every year.

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    hcossa00 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This was a good race. Well organized and staffed. Swag was fine. The medal was underwhelming if you didn’t run the series to obtain all three that fit together. Food … MORE

    This was a good race. Well organized and staffed. Swag was fine. The medal was underwhelming if you didn’t run the series to obtain all three that fit together. Food was good. Aid stations were good. Course was harder and hotter than expected.

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    Jenkins.337 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This is a great course with a few rolling hills during the first couple miles and then mostly flat. It was a scenic course with great design and support. Weather … MORE

    This is a great course with a few rolling hills during the first couple miles and then mostly flat. It was a scenic course with great design and support. Weather was fantastic and I think I would have PR’ed if not coming off any injury. Would 100% recommend!

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    j_leithead FIRST-TIMER '21

    The town of CDA is a perfect location for a destination marathon. Good beer, music and views! This was my first marathon and it did not disappoint. The scenery was … MORE

    The town of CDA is a perfect location for a destination marathon. Good beer, music and views! This was my first marathon and it did not disappoint. The scenery was unreal and the set up was perfect. I didn’t get the full experience being there was still precaution with COVID. However still a great experience!

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    manturuk FIRST-TIMER '21

    The first half of the marathon course is the most beautiful I've ever seen! The second half (which is the only part the half-marathon runners see) is nice but then … MORE

    The first half of the marathon course is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! The second half (which is the only part the half-marathon runners see) is nice but then goes off into a subdivision for a good part of the course. The shirt is absolutely the best race shirt I’ve ever gotten – love it! The aid stations were well-stocked and the volunteers were so wonderful and friendly. There are 3 hills on the full course (one on the half). The first 2 are pretty long but I was fine with the slow incline. The last hill which is on the half-marathon part is in full sun and not as steep but it goes on a long time.

    I stayed at the resort and you just walk out the door to be at the start. However, there is plenty of parking so you could stay anywhere in the area and be fine. The weather is perfect here this time of year! Overall, I highly recommend this marathon and am so very glad I got to do it!!

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    Bank82 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was my 11th marathon and it was a PR for me at 3:41! This race had great support. Aid stations and volunteers were great. Every aid station had bottle … MORE

    This was my 11th marathon and it was a PR for me at 3:41! This race had great support. Aid stations and volunteers were great. Every aid station had bottle water, bottled gatorade, GU packets & chews. The route is 8 miles out and back along the lake which was beautiful and then 5 miles out and back along the Spokane River. I’m not big on out and back courses but running along the lake for the first 16 miles made the out and back not a problem. Definitely would recommend this race to anyone. I brought my family and we did a boat cruise on the lake a few hours after the race. My family loved it.

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    MrMike FIRST-TIMER '18

    Well worth the drive from Washington to Idaho to do this race. By the way, it is the only race that is held on this date in all 3 states. … MORE

    Well worth the drive from Washington to Idaho to do this race. By the way, it is the only race that is held on this date in all 3 states.

    Suck a nice day the great event. Timing was perfect. Event director did such a nice job.
    This is a race you want to do and they have a half and 10K.

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    whitney.demel FIRST-TIMER '20

    I absolutely love CDA, so getting to run a marathon there was amazing! The views were incredible! There were a bunch of covid-19 precautions in place, so I felt very … MORE

    I absolutely love CDA, so getting to run a marathon there was amazing! The views were incredible! There were a bunch of covid-19 precautions in place, so I felt very safe the entire time. I was actually nervous that it would feel lonely with all of the social distancing in place, but we were still able to see other runners and spectators from a safe distance (so it was still very fun and festive!). I will absolutely be back for 2021!

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    As a first time marathon runner in our current pandemic I wasn’t sure what to expect and was a little nervous! Let me tell you this race blew my mind. … MORE

    As a first time marathon runner in our current pandemic I wasn’t sure what to expect and was a little nervous! Let me tell you this race blew my mind. First of all the scenery was beautiful. I wasn’t sure if I was in person or running on my nordiatrac. This was something out of the discovery channel. Second of all the course was amazing, nice smooth and mostly flat. There was stands about every 6 miles with water, snacks, etc. this blew me away I expected to take my own snacks and water. Everyone was so friendly and encourage each other! The finish line was great with pictures and snacks as well. I would recommend this to everyone. So much that I’m running the Windermere one with a friend. I’m so excited and stocked! Enjoy your runs!

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    kerri2550 FIRST-TIMER '18

    The city is beautiful! It is a wonderful place to visit and walk around with the river and lots of restaurants and shops. The race was hard. There was a … MORE

    The city is beautiful! It is a wonderful place to visit and walk around with the river and lots of restaurants and shops. The race was hard. There was a large, steep hill that we have to run twice since it was a loop marathon. I wish there was more scenery on the course, but it was good. I did not like the shirt. I would prefer a standard running shirt style.

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    kyndellpfaff FIRST-TIMER '20

    I raced in 2020- first large timed event post COVID shutdowns. It had a great set up of continuous start times for safety and physical distancing. The race had a … MORE

    I raced in 2020- first large timed event post COVID shutdowns. It had a great set up of continuous start times for safety and physical distancing. The race had a short loop before starting an out and back with well stocked aid stations with supportive and friendly volunteers. Running along the edge of the lake with gorgeous views, then through town was a fun mix of scenery and support!

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    nickihalin FIRST-TIMER '20

    They did a great job holding a safe event while all other races were being canceled! Wonderful folks at the aid stations! Also, great engagement on social media leading up … MORE

    They did a great job holding a safe event while all other races were being canceled! Wonderful folks at the aid stations! Also, great engagement on social media leading up to the event. Tons of communication, never felt left out in the dark.

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