Runners hit the road Friday for the 5th annual Spokane to Sandpoint Relay.
The race goes through a lot of communities on a 184 mile route from Mt. Spokane to Sandpoint, Idaho.
Some local groups are fundraising by setting up pit stops along the course.
There are 12 runners per relay group. After each leg of the race those runners need to refuel and rest before their next run. That means a place to eat and sleep, so a high school cross country team set up cots along the course.
Event organizers say next year they hope more non-profits will set up pit stops to raise money.
This year around 75 teams entered the competition. Organizers hope to get that number to 125 next year.
The race started Friday morning but takes almost 24 hours to complete so the teams will be running into the night.