Its the spookiest time of the year! Not because its Halloween but its because I am never sure exactly what costumes certain people where to the Flying Irish Halloween Run ūüôā We will have some random off the wall talent contests to go along with the best male/female costumes with the winners winning Seahawks jerseys! Don’t show up without a costume or try to say your coming as a runner. Not gonna fly with the Flying Irish. Also, we are giving away the Deschutes Brewery Firepit this week as well. A whole lot of fun going on! Its also a special route that night. All that with DJ Marathon rocking it out for us. You can check him out at:

Also, unlike past years where we held the pumpkin carving contest after the run we will be mixing it up a little this year. Carve up your pumpkin in a Flying Irish theme and bring it to this week’s run. Every entrant gets a Flying Irish prize but the grand prize is a Flying Irish pint glass! And oh ya, we have a lot of pint glasses in stock again!

We have a Legacy Run coming up as well. Actually, make that two of them. Mark your calendars for November 6th and 13th as we will be running from¬†O’Doherty’s¬†that night with DJ Marathon rocking the house two weeks in a row!

This is the last few days to nominate a person for one of the open Board positions. See further below on the details. We haven’t heard much from people on nominations so please express your interest or if you know of someone who might be interested send their names our way. Deadline is November 1st for nominations. Without those people no Flying Irish next year!!!

See you all Thursday for the Halloween run!!

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.

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

Upcoming Races / Events

  • Oct 30 – Flying Irish Halloween Run
  • Nov 6 – Flying Irish Legacy Run – Meet at O’Doherty’s
  • Nov 8 –¬†Sugar Rush Fund Run¬†(free entries this week)
  • Nov 13 – Flying Irish Legacy Run – Meet at O’Doherty’s
  • Nov 15 –¬†National Veteran’s Day Run

Have a race that you want the Flying Irish to promote?  Contact our Sponsor Liaison.

Flying Irish Discounts

Flying Irish Store

Our Awesome Sponsors

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