The Scenic Half > 1/2 Marathon

Half Marathon Information


Date: Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Sandpoint City Beach


  • Start/Finish line at Sandpoint City Beach
  • Run west across Bridge Street
  • Turn south at 1st Ave
  • Turn east at Lake St through Power House parking lot to Bike Path
  • Run south on Bike Path
  • Run south across pedestrian long bridge
  • Continue south on Bike Path until reaching the turn around just south of Monarch Road
  • Return to Sandpoint via same route to Bridge Street
  • Turn north onto new Sand Creek Byway Bike Path
  • Continue north on Bike Path until it ends and then return to Bridge Street
  • Turn west on Bridge Street to the Finish Line at City Beach


Click Here For 2012 Course Map


Please check back for 2014 Scenic Half Race registration details.

Race Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, September 20th

Sandpoint City Beach from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Located next to Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St, on Bridge St

Sunday, September 21st

Sandpoint City Beach Tent from 6 a.m.-8 a.m

Last day to register is Saturday, September 20th by 6:00 pm.  NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

Race limited to first 800 registrants.  NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

Runner Awards

All registered half marathon participants will receive a technical competitor t-shirt at packet pickup. All official half marathon finishers will also receive a Finisher Medal at the finish line.

The half marathon will award medals to the top three chip time finishers within each gender age group. The medals will be presented at the awards ceremony after the race. 


The age categories for both male and female participants are as follows:

under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+

The half marathon is a timed event.  Participants will receive their timing chips at packet pickup on

Saturday, September 20th or the morning of Sunday, September 21st.  The timing chips are imbedded in the race bib and are disposable and do not need to be returned.  

Free massages will be provided at the finish line based on availability.  Tips are suggested, encouraged, and appreciated.

Food and Drink

Water/sports drink stations will be provided approximately every 1-2 miles.  Light food and beverages will beprovided to participants at the start/finish line area.


Contact the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce regarding our Refund Policy at 208-263-2161. Registrations are nonrefundable and nontransferable after midnight, September 1, 2014. 


The daily averages for September 21st are:

High: 69 F

Low: 40 F

Record High: 84 F

Record Low: 25 F

Precipitation: .06 in.

Course Time Limit

The time limit is approximately four hours for the Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K.  The course will close on a rolling schedule, with the finish line closing at 12:30 p.m. The Half Marathon turnaround will close by 11 am.  As you prepare for the Half Marathon, you should at minimum average a 15 minute mile which will have you finish no later than in 3 ½ hours.

Baggage Check

There will be a baggage check near the starting line.  Participants will be provided a small plastic bag in which to place their belongings.  Checked bags will be marked with the participants’ bib number and stored for retrieval after the race.  All checked baggage must be retrieved by 1:30 p.m.

Dogs, Strollers, and Headphones

The City of Sandpoint has a rule against dogs in city parks.  Therefore, all dogs are strictly banned from the event.  No strollers are allowed on the course during the event due to the narrowness of the running path and safety concerns.  Headphones are not encouraged, but if you decide to use them, please keep the volume at a low level so you can hear other runners and instructions from course officials (especially at traffic intersections).  All runners are expected to practice proper running etiquette.  Our hope is that all participants have a safe and enjoyable experience.