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- 0 0Published on Jun 22, 2015
Spokane and Coeur d’Alene host 2 popular sporting events this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, Hoopfest takes over the downtown streets of Spokane. Sunday, June 28, Coeur d’Alene will be bustling with the 2015 Ironman competition. Both events draw athletes and crowds from around the globe! They are events which are fun to participate in, as well as be a spectator.
Hoopfest is a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Downtown Spokane, WA
Actually, Hoopfest is the biggest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament on the planet. That means over 7,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 250,000 players and fans, 456 courts spanning 42 downtown city blocks, and that's just on day one! Beyond basketball, though, Hoopfest is an outdoor festival chock full of shopping, food, interactive entertainment, and every year brings something new.
Hoopfest has something for everyone. It is a tournament for players of all ages and abilities from all over the country to come together in pursuit of the ultimate goal: to become a Hoopfest Champion. It's where friends and families gather and cheer at the top of their lungs for their favorite team. It's the chance to see a college superstar, or your dad, hustle like he's in the final game of the NBA finals. It's a place for your seven-year-old to score her first basket.
With the help of countless volunteers, staff, sponsors, the City of Spokane, and let's not forget about the fans who show up to cheer on their teams, Hoopfest is an event like no other.
Have mobile access to the Hoopfest event calendar by downloading the FREE Hoopfest App. Not only will the app give you information on when and where events are occuring throughout the weekend, but it will also help you keep track of your teams! Download it free today from the App Store or Google Play.
For more information on Hoopfest can be found at http://www.spokanehoopfest.net/plan_your_stay/Pages/default.aspx
The 2015 Ironman, Coeur d’Alene, ID
The two-loop swim, featuring a rolling swim start, takes place in beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. Athletes exit the water and have a short beach run in between each lap. Water temperatures tend to be in the 60s F.
Athletes will enter the water in a continuous stream through a controlled access point, similar to how running road races are started. An athlete’s times will start when they cross timing mats under the swim arch.
Athletes will be directed to self-seed on race morning based on their projected swim time. Volunteers and staff will be in the staging area with signs and will assist with this process. Self-seeding will not be mandatory but will be encouraged. All athletes will have access to a dedicated warm-up area in the water located adjacent to the swim start.
Age Group athletes will begin entering the water at 6:35 a.m.
Cyclists make two loops through rural northern Idaho. Each loop begins with a scenic ride along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene and then enters the rolling hills west of the lake.
The spectator support on the run course is the highlight of the race. Athletes will run parallel to the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene for two loops, with one steep climb at the southern turnaround point.
Whether you live in the area, or are a visitor or enjoying one of our local campgrounds, be sure to check out these exciting events. Check out our Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area campgrounds for a beautiful camp spot to wind down after enjoying the downtown activities. Great places to camp, close to the festivities are Spokane KOA, Wolf Lodge near Coeur d’Alene, Farragut State Park or Riverside State Park. U.S National Forest Campgrounds in the Coeur d’Alene area are some other great places to stay. Check for more camping spots on our webpage!
Cheer on your favorite team or athlete, and have a great time this weekend!