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—An Overnight Relay

Some Common Questions About Relay Races

There's no official label, distance, etc for this type of event, but generally an overnight relay is a two-day, 200ish mile relay run designed for teams of twelve people. They're fun, sometimes kooky, and as casual or competitive as you want to be.
That depends on the set of legs you choose. Distances can vary from under 3 miles to as much as 9, but most runners will do 15-18 miles total over their three legs. Be sure to consult the Course Map and Leg Detail Sheets to choose the legs right for you.
Yes! That's part of the magic of a relay, it doesn't stop for darkness, and in fact some of the legs are all the better for it. We do have visibility requirements for runners during the night stretches, but consider them minimum rules. Feel free to up your personal light show out on the course.
Definitely. Runners of all abilities regularly participate in these events. Team speeds range from slow and steady 10-11 minutes per mile to the ultra sub 6 minute pace. Most teams participate for the camaraderie, spirit, and goofiness that develop in these events. You'll see themed team names, wacky costumes, even the occasional epic finish line "battle". The best description we've heard was "Woodstock, running down the road."
—Course Overview

Detailed Course Maps For Runners & Support Vans

Below are the maps for each leg of the 2021 Spokane To Sanpoint Relay. Legs 3-8, 31, and 32 have changed, and you'll note we made the maps ourselves, hence the Google map images. All of these maps are included in the official "Spokane To Sandpoint Race Guide" which should be either downloaded to a device that will be with you on the course, or a printed copy in each van.

You can view the full course map or download a printable copy by clicking the appropriate link below.

2021 Race Guide (26 MB)

Team Divisions

The S2S Relay divisions are a little different than some other races, so please review them carefully.

Open One or more team member under the age of forty.
Masters All team members are forty years of age or older.
Super Masters All team members are fifty years of age or older.
Public Service Military / Law Enforcement / Fire / Paramedics - All members or relatives active duty or reserves. No gender categories within this division.
High School Challenge All nineteen or younger. No gender categories within this division. Okay if some team members are entering freshman year of college as long as they are nineteen or younger

Gender Categories

Mixed Any combination of males or females.
Womens All team members are female.
Mens All team members are male.

Be Sensible. Be Safe. Have Fun.

We all want to have a great time, and a trip to Urgent Care usually doesn't qualify. What you find below are some basics about course safety and guidelines. Full detailed information and rules can be found in the the Spokane To Sandpoint Relay Race Guide.

Race Guide

Spokane To Sandpoint Relay is a FULLY OPEN COURSE, meaning open to the public, traffic, etc. We make every effort to design the course to be safe for runners, but ultimately, it is your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings.

—Nighttime Visibility

Every runner is required to have a reflective vest available on the course and must wear it when out of their vehicle during night hours (7pm - 7am). Additionally the active runner on the course must have a headlamp and LED flashers facing forwards and backwards. Additional colorful and/or unique lighting is welcome! See the Official Spokane To Sandpoint Race Guide for further details.

—Van Support

Spokane To Sandpoint Relay teams are fully self-supporting, meaning your team provides for itself water, food, minor first aid. Through most of the course, your team can stop and support & cheer on your active runner. Following or "tailing" your runner on the course is strictly forbidden. Support vehicles must not impede normal traffic in any way.

—Open Roads Event

Unlike many races, Spokane To Sandpoint Relay uses an OPEN COURSE, meaning that all roads and paths we traverse are open to normal traffic. Be aware of your surroundings! Unless specifically stated otherwise in the Race Guide or by a Race Official, runners must follow all normal laws for pedestrians for road crossings.

You Ran A Relay! Now We All Celebrate!

A relay race is all about fun, friends (old and new) and enjoying the adventure. Crossing the finish line is not the end of the day either. We encourage all participants, volunteers as well as their frinds and family to join us for a great time at the finish line.

The Finish Line will be on the grass at beautiful Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho. Get a quick massage and stretch out in the grass. Take a dip in the water, or dunk your buddy! Enjoy the fresh taco buffet provided by Trinity Restaurant and a round of beers on us!

Course Records

The Spokane To Sandpoint Relay is having it's fourteenth running in August 2021! So that makes all the records up for grabs! Get a team together and get yourself in the history books!

— Overall Course Record

2013 Six Runners Short


— Women's Open

2013 Violet Femmes


— Men's Open

2013 Psychedelic Toe Jammers


— Mixed Open

2014 Speed Workz


— High School

2013 Burning Calves Not Rubber


— Ultra

2013 Six Runners Short