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MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2017

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 2017


TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

Sisters Katrin, left, and Maya Pardue, 19 and 17, respectively, run up High Drive in Spokane Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. Spokane was named 2014 Outstanding Runner Friendly Community of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America. (Jesse Tinsley)

Spokane snoozes onto Top 10 Fittest Cities list

CITY RANKINGS -- Spokane ranks among the country's top 10 fittest cities, according to a new list released by the Physical Activity Council and based on surveys as well as data from personal activity tracker devices. The rankings used aggregated data – daily steps, calories...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016

Karl Meltzer arrives at the finish area to break the record for running the length of the Appalachian Trail on Sept. 18, 2016. (Carl Rosen / Red Bull Content Pool)

Appalachian Trail speed record set by ultrarunner

TRAILS -- On Sept. 18, at 3:38 a.m., professional ultrarunner Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer, 48, emerged from the Appalachian Trail’s southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Ga., to set an Appalachian Trail supported thru-hike speed record of 45 days 22 hours and 38 minutes. Meltzer started his supported...

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MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016

Jackass Hill Climb, Aug. 20, 2016, at Silver Mountain.

Jackass Hill Climb could kick your butt

ENDURANCE -- Trail Maniacs are organizing the second Jackass Hill Climb for trail runners, and this year, for mountain bikers, too, on Aug. 20 at Silver Mountain. Bust your butt to the top of the mountain and then enjoy the annual brews and music festival....

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SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016



Orienteering is a race -- competitive or personal -- that requires map and compass navigation to cover an established course and checkpoints.

Open orienteering event Sunday on Gonzaga campus

NAVIGATION – The Eastern Washington Oregienteering Club is holding an open event to challenge the map and compass skills of hikers and runners on Sunday, March 13, on the Gonzaga University campus. Registration and map distribution starts at 1 p.m. at the Jepson Building. The...

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MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2015

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

Singer Chris Ellengberger entertains runners during Bloomsday 2014 on Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Bloomsday mile-by-mile course guide online

FITNESS -- Bloomsday is more than a run or walk to celebrate fitness. It's an extravaganza -- as you can see here in a Bloomsday mile-by-mile guide (use it in your mobile device!) prepared by S-R graphic artist Molly Quinn. In case you're wondering, Molly...

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Community events like Bloomsday and Hoopfest deserve high praise from area residents. (Dan Pelle)

Think of Bloomsday as a start, not a finish

FITNESS -- Spokane’s 39th annual Bloomsday run is set for May 3, but the deadline for registering without a late fee is Tuesday, April 14. If you’re a serious runner or wheelchair athlete, you probably know all about the age divisions and potential for awards....

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Skiers start the first leg of the Leadman Triathlon on Silver Mountain. (Courtesy photo)

Silver Mountain says Leadman Triathlon is a go

MULTISPORTS -- Although the region's ski resorts have closed for the season, there's still enough snow at Silver Mountain above Kellogg to start the first leg of a popular multisport down-the-mountain spring event. The 11th annual NASCO LEADMAN Triathlon will be held April 25. The...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

MONDAY, SEPT. 22, 2014

John Beck of the Eastern Washington Orienteering club, in yellow, teaches a family how to read an orienteering map.   (Rich Landers)

Orienteering event for public at Mirabeau Park

NAVIGATION --The Eastern Washington Orienteering Club will be celebrating National Orienteering Week on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Mirabeau Point in Spokane Valley. In addition to the outdoor event, there will be two classes on orienteering, an introductory class and an advanced skills class, offered through...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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