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The Coeur d’Alene Marathon: What to expect

The Coeur d’Alene Marathon


By Jillian Chandler

One of the most enchanting aspects of the Coeur d’Alene Marathon is its stunning backdrop. As participants lace up their shoes and prepare to hit the pavement, they are greeted by sweeping views of majestic mountains and the shimmering expanse of Coeur d’Alene Lake. Whether tackling the full marathon, half marathon, 10k or 5k, every step offers a glimpse of the natural beauty that defines this region.

Beyond its picturesque setting, the Coeur d’Alene Marathon has cultivated a tight-knit community of runners, volunteers and supporters. From local residents to visitors from across the country and around the world, participants come together to share their passion for running and celebrate the spirit of camaraderie that defines the event. Veteran and first-time racers alike are sure to find encouragement and support every step of the way.

As runners embark on their journey from McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene, they are met with more than just scenic vistas. The event boasts a meticulously planned course, complete with aid stations, enthusiastic volunteers and ample spectator support. Plus, with its USATF-certified status, the Coeur d’Alene Marathon offers participants the opportunity to qualify for prestigious events like the Boston Marathon.

Mark your calendars for May 26, when the streets of Coeur d’Alene will come alive with the excitement of race day. Whether you’re tackling the full marathon or cheering from the sidelines, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And be sure to stick around after crossing the finish line for the post-race festivities, including swag, finisher food and an epic after-party.

Looking to be a part of the action? Volunteers play a crucial role in making the Coeur d’Alene Marathon a success. Whether you’re handing out water along the course or assisting with event logistics, your help is invaluable. Visit the event website or reach out to to learn more about how you can get involved.

As race day approaches, be sure to stay up to date on the latest news and updates by visiting and following along at The Coeur d’Alene Marathon promises to be an experience like no other — a celebration of athleticism, community, and the unparalleled beauty of North Idaho.

Coeur d’Alene Marathon

May 26 Race Schedule

Start Times (All starts will be mass starts with chip timing):

Marathon Walkers: 5:30am

Marathon: 6:30am

Half Marathon: 7am

10k: 8am

5k: 9am

Award Times:

Half Marathon: 9:15am

5k and 10k: 10am

Marathon: 10:30am

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