Overall Rating
Overall Rating (12 Reviews)
4.8
(12 Ratings)(12 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.7
SCENERY
4.6
PRODUCTION
4.9
SWAG
4.5
Formerly the Negative Split Half Marathon, Negative Split’s signature race is the best way to kick off your running season. Boasting three great distances and scenic courses, this race is full of energy and swag! The event will feature another awesome finish line and grand finale to your running accomplishment. … MORE
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    StephenR FIRST-TIMER '21

    The course is a relatively flat, fun course with great scenic views through Riverfront Park and out along the Spokane River. GREAT support for this race from start to finish. … MORE

    The course is a relatively flat, fun course with great scenic views through Riverfront Park and out along the Spokane River. GREAT support for this race from start to finish. My knock was on the swag and swag bag, everyone got the same swag regardless of distance and it was my wife’s 1st half and I couldn’t find a 13.1 sticker to save my life. I would have loved to have bought her more swag from her 1st half, but nothing in site.

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    shellejo REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Easy to follow directions to navigate through the streets and park. Very organized. Lots of volunteers. Course support was fantastic. Very timely updates and reminders and prompt notification of any … MORE

    Easy to follow directions to navigate through the streets and park. Very organized. Lots of volunteers. Course support was fantastic. Very timely updates and reminders and prompt notification of any changes

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '21

    The race caters to the runner. Great volunteers. The course is far less scenic when it utilizes Up River Drive! Always an energetic vibe at the starting line and a … MORE

    The race caters to the runner. Great volunteers. The course is far less scenic when it utilizes Up River Drive! Always an energetic vibe at the starting line and a warm welcome at the finish line. My 8th? Negative Split race!

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    jzilla FIRST-TIMER '19

    Gotta love running along the river. The course was mostly flat with one major hill. Weather was perfect with some rain. Aid station and swags were awesome! MORE

    Gotta love running along the river. The course was mostly flat with one major hill. Weather was perfect with some rain. Aid station and swags were awesome!

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    allactin REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Even in pandemic times they had a live race! It was very well organized. The course was nice with good scenery, right by the river. The course was perfect with … MORE

    Even in pandemic times they had a live race! It was very well organized. The course was nice with good scenery, right by the river. The course was perfect with slight hills but no mountains to climb. It allowed me to keep a good pace. People were separated well with no groups which made peace of mind running a race during COVID.

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    2020 was my first year running this race. I was blown away by how hard Negative Split worked to put on such an amazing race during COVID-19. Everything went smoothly … MORE

    2020 was my first year running this race. I was blown away by how hard Negative Split worked to put on such an amazing race during COVID-19. Everything went smoothly and safely.

    Packet pickup was spaced out over a few days for social distancing. Runners got to choose their start time in advance. There was a rolling start line, you show up and start running. Runners got to use the Race Joy app to for instructions and directions. The course was also marked really well. The scenery was fantastic! There were a couple of aid stations along the way. The aid stations had an awesome variety! I really liked that they had chews as well as gels. The race swag was really awesome too!

    Overall this race was a really fun experience and the racing highlight of 2020. I can’t wait to run it again in April 2021!

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    Girlierunner2015 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This race is always a bright spot in that part of spring that is gray and gloomy. Negative Split has such a dedicated and friendly team, and I always enjoy … MORE

    This race is always a bright spot in that part of spring that is gray and gloomy. Negative Split has such a dedicated and friendly team, and I always enjoy racing with them. They embody some of the best parts of Spokane. I enjoyed both iterations of this race course, and it always has enough aid stations. The team has adapted well to new COVID-19 restrictions, and I have always felt safe running with them, even in these uncertain times. 100% would recommend! 🙂

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    kyokobelle FIRST-TIMER '20

    This is a fun way to get out and see bits of Spokane Washington. It went virtual in 2020 due to Covid-19, but that didn't stop us from running/power walking … MORE

    This is a fun way to get out and see bits of Spokane Washington. It went virtual in 2020 due to Covid-19, but that didn’t stop us from running/power walking our way on a trail/course we enjoy! Later on they opened it back up but sent runners out in segments. Awesome Swag to boot!
    I did the virtual last year, and hope to do it again this year!

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    thess4690 FIRST-TIMER '14

    The 2013 race my first half marathon. I had completed the Windermere marathon (by the same company) twice, as well as Boston, Seattle, and St. Joe River marathons leading up … MORE

    The 2013 race my first half marathon. I had completed the Windermere marathon (by the same company) twice, as well as Boston, Seattle, and St. Joe River marathons leading up to this. I would choose Negative Split as my first half marathon all over again (I’ve done more than 20 since). The scenery was gorgeous, the race support volunteers were the best, and the post-race party was Epic!

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    jennam318 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    I have been competing in this race since 2015, it was my second half marathon! I do the half or 10K, depends on my training. ❤️ the Swag, the scenery, … MORE

    I have been competing in this race since 2015, it was my second half marathon! I do the half or 10K, depends on my training. ❤️ the Swag, the scenery, & after race snacks! The Split team is amazing every year. 2020 did not disappoint! I ❤️ the wave starts!

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    AXELKNOWS FIRST-TIMER '20

    With so many changes occurring with Covid-19, this organization has truly been an amazing virtual friend. Not only did they organize an awesome run, they gave so many choice and … MORE

    With so many changes occurring with Covid-19, this organization has truly been an amazing virtual friend. Not only did they organize an awesome run, they gave so many choice and options for everyone to feel and be safe. Their communication was excellent and running maps were downloadable, easy to follow and offered a pristine running environment. I’m newer to running and the encouragement has been awesome. This Nurse needed their level of support this year.

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    mathaction FIRST-TIMER '20

    Normally 1-way, b/c of COVID the route was altered to an out-and-back. Still, running alongside the Spokane River offered gorgeous views. I was so appreciative of Negative Split's organization: This … MORE

    Normally 1-way, b/c of COVID the route was altered to an out-and-back. Still, running alongside the Spokane River offered gorgeous views. I was so appreciative of Negative Split’s organization: This was a safe, professional, and thoroughly enjoyable experience. It lifted my spirits during the pandemic, and I’m thankful for the experience. Will definitely do it again!

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