July 18th, 2020

1202 N. Government Way
Spokane, WA 99224

Registration Opens Soon!


Event Overview

The Spokenya Run/Walk is know for its beautiful course and water bucket challenge!  See what all the excitement is about on this awesome run in Spokane. 5k distance available with a 100m water bucket challenge! See what its like to run with a bucket on your head. 

You’ll Get

  • Finisher Shirt
  • The chance to walk in someone else’s shoes
  • A chance to help out a great cause

Race FAQs


Registration includes t-shirt and an epic run that carries runners  onto the Centennial Trail along the Spokane River. Shirts are only guaranteed for participants registering more than 10 days before the race. Shirts are on a first come first serve basis for those registering less than 10 days before.

Race Cost Coming Soon!

Online registration closes on July 17th, 2020 at 11:59pm. Late registration will still be available at packet pick-up and race day.


Sorry there are no refunds or deferments for this event. Transfers from person to person must be done at least 1 month in advance.


The Spokenya Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, July 18th, 2020. 

Race Start Time


Packet pick-up

Packet pick-up will take place at Life Center in Spokane on Friday, 7/19/20. Hours will be from 5pm – 7pm or Saturday 7/20/20 from 7am-8:30am.

Event Parking

Parking will be available in the Life Center parking lot.

Rules & Timing

Spokenya/Negative Split is committed to providing a safe and fair racing environment for all participants. Please adhere to the following rules and restrictions.

  • Bib numbers must be worn on the front of your person for timing. Failure to do so may result in a DNF time.
  • Dogs and pets are not allowed on the course for safety of all participants


We will have Photoboxx free social media photos on race day.  Follow the steps below to get your free prints…

  1. Take a photo with your phone
  2. Post it to Instagram or Twitter with #nsplit
  3. Come by the photo booth for your free photo!


Congrats on your finish!  Come to our post run celebration tent for hydration and snacks.

Maps coming soon!

Beautiful 7k course begins at Life Center Church, carries runners west and then onto the Centennial Trail along the Spokane River. Course continues along the river before turning onto the Spokane Falls Community College Campus. A “mini-doomsday hill” awaits, with African drummers helping you keep the beat, and a water station at the top. Next the course takes runners through the wooded Mukogawa campus, and back towards Life Center Church.

Spokenya lets runners choose to carry water on their heads – Kenyan style. Finish the last 100 meters of the race with a bucket of water on top of your head. This is how women and girls in Kenya must transport all of the family’s water. It’s a challenge for sure.

Chip timing will be provided by Negative Split Event Timing.  Results will be available immediately following your race on the Nsplit.com

We love our volunteers. Be part of this high energy event and sign-up as a volunteer.

Volunteer registration coming soon…

What is Spring of Hope International

Spring of Hope was founded in 2008 by native Kenyan, David Opap, who, being raised in the area, has an intimate first-hand knowledge of the region, culture, and challenges facing these people. Since its inception, SOHI has partnered with the proud and hard-working people in this rural Kenyan community empowering them to improve their living conditions. Spring of Hope International focuses on 4 main areas: Clean Water, Education Opportunities, Economic Empowerment, & Spiritual Development.

How You Can Help

All proceeds of the Spokenya Run go directly to the Spiring Of Hope. This helps creates new wells, teaching new farming techniques, finding hope in situations and so much more. You can also sponsor the run or make a donations.

For more information about the Spring of Hope International click here!



If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact us here!

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