Sports in Spokane

Vibrant and healthy Spokane is an outdoors and sports haven. This is Washington after all! Throughout the year there is something going on for every sports lover, whether you want to jump in and play, or prefer to watch while enjoying a cold beer and hot dog. We’ve provided a few examples of sports in Spokane below! 

12K Run - Bloomsday

Want to explore the city on foot? Why not plan a trip to run in Spokane’s annual Bloomsday race? This popular 12K that weaves through downtown Spokane and several other historic neighborhoods is a great way to get your heart rate pumping and see the city at the same time! Take in the sights as you run along the Spokane River, meet new friends, and, with over 50,000 entrants, enjoy one of the largest running events in the world!

College Sports  

If spectating is more your speed, Spokane has plenty to offer. As the proud home of many collegiate athletics teams, there are always games to catch. Perennial college powerhouses like Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams are always fun to watch for both their athletic abilities and their team spirit. Catch one of their games at a local bar or on their homecourt, McCarthey Athletic Center. If you’re looking for even more collegiate sports, Eastern Washington University is only 20 minutes away! 

Basketball Tournament - Hoopfest

For hoops lovers, Spokane is home to the incredible Hoopfest, the world’s biggest three-on-three basketball tournament! The event is so large it requires 3,000 volunteers to make it happen. 7,000 teams battle it out in front of 225,000 fans on 450 courts across 45 blocks of the city. So get ready for some sneakers squeaking and adrenaline pumping and check out who will take home the championship.  


Don’t miss the opportunity to watch hometown favorites the Spokane Indians for some baseball. As the AAA team for the Texas Rangers, these guys know how to play ball. Make a trip to Avista Stadium for that familiar smell of fresh-cut grass while grubbing down on nachos and cold beer. What could be better?


Spokane is also home to the Spokane Chiefs hockey team. Bundle up for some time rinkside! Games at Spokane Arena provide something for everyone, including the kiddos! There’s fun family entertainment and a cool mascot, Boomer the Bear. 


If the buzz of cars whooshing past you at incredible speeds gets your blood pumping, make a trip to Spokane County Raceway. With a full NHRA Certified 1/4 mile (1320 feet) drag strip with an 1/8th mile Concrete Launch Pad, these races are enough to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Hear the roar of the engines and smell the exhaust while you watch incredible cars zip around a 2.3 Mile Road Course and Super Oval.

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