The sun is gone but we sure watch it go out in style at last week’s run. See for yourself with the video below. But even though the light is gone we can make our own light! Lets LIGHT UP SPOKANE!! Bring your headlamps, blinky lights and LA Gear LA Lights shoes(yes, they still make them). Basically anything that lights up as we take on the Run to the Lights route. Some prizes for best enlightened runner(s).

Its a few weeks off yet, but have a Legacy Run coming up. Mark your calendars for November 6th as we will be running from O’Doherty’s that night.

But for that, get those Halloween costumes ready for the annual Flying Irish Halloween Party on October 30th! We have some sweet prizes for the best male and female costumes (or if we can’t tell who you are we will take an estimated guess) and of course there is also the custom firepit that Deschutes Brewery will be giving away that night. I highly recommend you don’t dress up as a witch though. You can help yourself out with your chances to stay warm and be the envy of all your friends by joining in on the Flying Irish runs through October. Each time you do is a free entry!

See you all Thursday for the last light of the year as far as we are concerned!

Grand Poobah – Brendan

2014 Flying Irish Grant

Have you ever had the opportunity to run a race but decided you couldn’t do it because it was too expensive? Or you really want to run your first X race and couldn’t pull the trigger on signing up? Well, the Flying Irish Running Club wants to help you get to that starting line with the first ever “FLYING IRISH KEEP ON RUNNING” GRANT!!We will be awarding three Grants this years for a grand total of up to $400 to help our members out in accomplishing the Flying Irish’s mission of promoting an active lifestyle through running. What you need to do to apply for the Grant is follow the link below and download the application. Deadline for the submission of applications is November 13th. The winners will be announced at the End of Season Party. Are you excited?!?

Board Elections

If you are brand new this year or have over 100 runs we are looking for members who are interested in serving as our Newbie and Long-term Member Reps respectively for next season. If you are please reply back to this email.

But its also that time of the year where we look for nominations for the Board positions that will be up for election this year. We have 4 positions up for election which are:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Sponsor Liaison
  • Volunteer Coordinator

If you are interested or know someone who might be qualified for any of those positions (the position descriptions and other criteria for each of the positions can be found in our Bylaws) send an email to our Secretary, Keely Hope, at khope@ewu.eduNominations must be received by November 1st.

Study On Running Reducing Anxiety and Depression

Hello! My name is Keely Hope and while most of you know me from running, I am asking you take a few minutes to participate in a research study I’ve created.  When I am not running, I am a faculty member in the Psychology Department at Eastern Washington University and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

I think that it is important to learn more about how running potentially helps reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.  I also want to know how social running affects these issues.

Your participation is completely voluntary.

If you are interested in participating, you will complete click this link that will take you to the survey​. While completing the survey, you will answer questions about your running habits and take two surveys designed to measure symptoms of anxiety and depression. You will also answer some questions about how you feel while you run and right before you run.  This may bring up some unpleasant thoughts or feelings. If that happens while you are taking the survey, you may stop.  You may also email me at any time to discuss these feelings you have while you are taking the survey. I can be reached at

If you have any questions about the study, you can speak to me directly or email me. Thank you for your time.

Photo Contest

We love seeing photos of our members. We love seeing photos of our members wearing their Flying Irish shirts even more! Why not encourage that even more and also give our members a chance to win something as well? To that we created the Flying Irish Running Club Photo Contest!

We will have 4 categories for photo submittal:

  • Flying Irish in Motion
  • Flying Irish Social
  • Flying Irish Race
  • Flying Irish Run the World

All of the details, rules and etc. and how to submit your photo can be found on our website here:

Weekly Route (click on the image)



Use the hashtags below when you share your Flying Irish photos!

  • #FlyingIrish
  • #WeRunSpokane

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