Crazy hair, costumes, and decked-out team vans are just a few of the elements you’ll find at the Spokane to Sandpoint Relay (S2S). Grab 11 (or 5) of your friends to complete this 200-mile adventure from Washington to Idaho on foot!

Nathan Luke, race director and owner of NxNW Relays, says S2S is great for out-of-town runners looking to experience the Northwest. Highlights include running along the Spokane River via the Centennial Trail, past the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene in the evening, and over Long Bridge on the last leg into Sandpoint. 

“S2S is special for how it manages to take a full relay event, drop it into a major metro area, and not feel like you’re dodging traffic the whole time,” says Luke. He looks forward to this year’s runner enthusiasm and inter-team camaraderie.

Relay team huddle // Photo courtesy of NxNW Relays.

Runners will start at Big Barn Brewing in Green Bluff, which will change the first 3 legs of the course. Runners will also take advantage of the Northside Corridor bike path to cross north Spokane. Historic portions of the relay that are returning this year include a stop at Silverwood and a party in Coeur d’Alene with lights and music. At the finish line in Idaho, runners will receive a finisher’s shirt and medal while relaxing with their team at the beach after-party in Sandpoint, which includes music, food, and the first beer on S2S.

If you don’t have a full team, register as a “6-pack” or find a team through runner matching at Spokanetosandpoint.com

Run at night with lights in the Spokane to Sandpoint Relay // Photo courtesy of NxNWRelays