North Idaho and neighboring Eastern Washington is the home of a bunch of races, many of which see entrants from across the U.S. Spokane's Bloomsday run and Coeur d'Alene's Ironman Triathlon are likely the best known, but there are a host of others. Here's a list as compiled by The Coeur d'Alene Press, with a bunch of other races in the region thrown in:
March 16: Fourth annual Freeman Freeze 5K run, Spokane Valley
March 17: St. Paddy's Five Mile run, Spokane
March 23: Mead Marching Madness 5K, Spokane
March 23: Rapid Rabbit Run 3 Mile and 5 Mile run, Spokane Valley
March 29: Snake River Triathlon, Lewiston
April 6: Girl Scout Cookie Fun Run, Spokane
April 7: Leashes and Laces 5K Fun Run/Walk, Post Falls
April 7: Hauser 10K Ice Breaker, Hauser Lake
April 13: Panhandle Autism Society's third annual Walk/3K, Cd'A
April 13: Rock Creek Ramble 50K and 100K run, Sprague, Wash.
April 13: 5K Heart Run, Spokane Valley
April 18: Hope Run, Cd'A
April 20: 25th annual Grizzly Triathlon, Missoula
April 21: Spring Dash 5 Mile Run, Cd'A
April 21: Spokane River Run 5K, 10K, 25K and 50K, Spokane
April 27: Race-2-Place 5K Run, Spokane
April 28: Lilac Century and Family Bike Ride 100, 66, 25 and 15 mile rides, Spokane
April 28: Chase Strides For SNAP, Spokane Valley
May 5: Bloomsday 12K, Spokane
May 11: Spartan Challenge 4 Mile Mud and Obstacle Run, Big Fork, Mont.
May 11: Liberty Lake Trail Run 8 Miles, Liberty Lake
May 19: Tour de Cure 100, 50, 20 and 5 mile rides, Spokane
May 21: Fifth annual Windermere Marathon and Half Marathon, Liberty Lake
May 25: Run for the Son 5K, Liberty Lake
May 25: 24 Hours Around the Clock MT Bike, 14.8 Mile Laps, Spokane
May 26: Coeur d'Alene Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Run, Cd'A
May 26: Onion Man Triathlon, Walla Walla, Wash.
June 1: The Mountain Goat Challenge 10K Road and Trail Run, Spokane
June 9: St. Joe Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, St. Maries
June 14: Vancouver USA Marathon, Vancouver, Wash.
June 15: Color Me Rad 5K, Spokane
June 22: Trail Rail Run 50 Mile 50K, 30K and 10K, Mullan
June 23: Ironman Triathlon, Cd'A
July 4: Spokane Indians Pennant Run, Spokane
July 6: Negative Split Spokane Half Marathon and 5K, Spokane
July 13: Hayden Triathlon, Hayden Lake
July 13: The Dirty Dash 3.5 Mile Mud and Obstacle Run, Spokane
July 14: Jacey's Race 5K, Sandpoint
July 14: The Valley Girl Triathlon, Liberty Lake
July 20: Muddy Miles 2 Mile Mud Run, Cd'A
July 20: Warrior Dash 3.15 Mile Mud and Obstacle Run, Bonney Lake, Wash.
July 27: 5K Foam Fest, Spokane
July 28: Race The River Triathlon, Cd'A
Aug. 3: Long Bridge Swim 1.76-mile swim, Sandpoint
Aug. 3: 8 Lakes Leg Aches 75, 45, 30 or 15 Mile Bike Ride, Medical Lake, Wash.
Aug. 10: Coeur d'Alene Triathlon, Cd'A
Aug. 16: Spokane to Sandpoint Run/Walk Relay, Mount Spokane
Aug. 17: Strides for Strong Bones, Medical Lake, Wash.
Aug. 18: The Cd'A Crossing, 2.4-mile swim, Lake Coeur d'Alene
Aug. 24: Priest Lake Triathlon, Priest Lake
Sept. 14: Bike MS Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's 150 mile or 84 Mile 1 or 2 day Option, Mullan
Sept. 15: The Scenic Half Marathon 10K and 5K run, Sandpoint
Sept. 21: Newport Autumn Bloom 5K and 10K run, Newport
Sept. 21: Grand Columbian Triathlon, Grand Coulee, Wash.
Sept. 28: Coeur d'Fondo 108, 85, 37 or 15 Mile Bike Ride, Cd'A
Sept. 29: Wild Moose Chase Trail Run MT 5K, 10K and 25K, Spokane
Oct. 5: MT Spokane 25K and 50K Trail Run, Spokane