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05/17/2014 YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon
Date: May 17, 2014
The YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon, presented by the Idaho Potato Commission, is a fun full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K course along the Boise, Idaho greenbelt. All courses are flat and fast! This marathon can be used to qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon. Bring the entire family out for this event! We have a distance that will work for everyone.
All participants will begin at 7:00am
All participants will begin at 7:00am
10K & 5K
All participants will begin at 10:00am
YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Expo & Packet Pick-up.
Date: May 16, 2014 from 2:00pm-7:00pm
Join us at the YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Expo! Pick up your race number and much more. There will be all kinds of exciting activities to check out. The first YMCA Tater Tot Trot for the youngsters and a 1 Mile Family Run, vendors from around the Valley, and a meal to help you fuel up before the big race. Our new packet pick up location offers more parking and more fun for the whole family. The new location is The Riverside Hotel at 2900 Chinden Blvd, Idaho, 83714. Parking Map »
Tater Tot Trot: May 16, 2014 at 5:30pm
The Tater Tot Trot starts at 5:30pm with each division starting as soon as the younger division is finished. Parents are welcome to be either side of the course for encouragement. Each dash will be 25 to 40 yards. (Division are: 12 months and under and 13 to 24 months) - You can pick up your packet before the race at the Riverside Hotel.
1 Mile Family Run: May 16, 2014 at 6:00pm
This fun is form the whole family. You can all have an easy warm up together before the big race day. - Race Packets will be available before the race at the Riverside Hotel.
Pre-Race Buffet: May 16, 2014 5:30pm-7:30pm
Runners need a nutritious and delicious meal before a big run. The Riverside Hotel will offer a pre race buffet for athletes and their families. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. Get your tickets now.
Thank you to Idahosportspics.com for taking photos at the YMCA event. Check out their website after the race to view race photos.
Thank you to our sponsors:
For more information, please contact:
YMCA Race Director
208 344 5501
We will do our best to accommodate any wheelchair or special needs competitors.
Please check back often to see if flooding or construction has changed the course.
Water/Aid Stations: These will be located along the full marathon course every two miles through mile 20, and once every mile thereafter. Half marathon, 10k, and 5k runners will have aid stations at least once every two miles.
The full and half marathons are both certified courses, even though this is not reflected on the maps below. The distances listed on these maps are only approximate.
Point-to-point 26.2 mile run, starting at Lucky Peak State Park - Sandy Point and finishing at Ann Morrison Park
Point-to-point 13.1 mile run, starting at Lucky Peak State Park - Sandy Point and finishing at Ann Morrison Park
10 Kilometer Details:
Point-to-point 6.2 mile race, starting at the Albertsons West Plaza parking lot on Parkcenter and finishing at Ann Morrison Par
|Individual Fees: fees include a race t-shirt|
|Early Registration: Jun 1 2013 - Apr 18 2014||$35||$35||$35||$50|
|Open Registration: Apr 19 - May 7||$40||$40||$40||$55|
|Late Registration: May 8 - May 15||$50||$50||$50||$65|
|Team Fees: fees include a race t-shirt|
|Early Registration: Jun 1 2013-April 18 2014||$30||$30||$30||$45|
|Open Registration: April 19-May 7||$35||$35||$35||$50|
|Late Registration: May 8-15||$50||$50||$50||$65|
Get a group together from your office, school, church, family, or just a group of friends! Forming a team is a great way to take a step toward healthy living, and helps to build a network of people to encourage you in your fitness goals. Teams need to consist of 10 or more people. All team members will race under the same team name, but may complete different distances. Team participants can register online. Just ask all team members to enter your team name and team captain's name online to get the team rate.
Due to the amount of participants racing, we will not make any registration changes after Wednesday May 14th.
NO RACE DAY ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
All participants must pick up their race numbers on Friday, May 16 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel (2900 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714. Packets will also be available Saturday at the starting line.
*There is a additonal processing fee for paper registrations that is not shown in the pricing grid.*
To ensure a smooth run event and a good time for everyone, we ask that you read and adhere to the following race instructions.
Cancelations made within 15 days or less prior to the race/events will receive no refund. Cancelations made before that will receive a 50% refund or can move to another event in the current calendar year. Entries once purchased may not be transferred, resold, exchanged or given to another person.We hope very much that you are able to join us on race day. We value your participation and want to provide you with a memorable and quality race day
Please contact the Race Director at email@example.com with any questions.
Due to confusion caused by numerous people choosing to take the short course last year, we must change our timing policy. If you change distances once the race has started you will receive a DNF, you will not be listed as a finisher at any distance. You may change distances up until May12, 2014 but may not change distances after that date.
|Age Categories: For Runners Only (Walkers will not be included in the categories or awards in any 2014 Famous Idaho Potato distance)|
|10 & under||11-12||13-15||16-19||20-24||25-29|
All Full & Half Marathoners receive a medal for the 2014 race!
Parking and "Potato" Shuttle:
Park near the finish line and we'll take you to the start of the race! We will also transport your clothes (clearly marked with your name and race # on your bag) from the start line to the finish area. Parking is limited at the starting lines. Buses will pick-up on the corner of Royal Blvd./Lusk.
Parking is available at the BSU Health Sciences Riverside Building on the NW corner of th 9th and Royal Blvd., and the Towers Parking in the BSU lot on the East side of Capitol Blvd.
Marathon & Half Marathon: 5:15am - 6:00am
5K & 10K: 8:00am - 9:30am
No transportation will be available back to the start area by bus so please make arrangements if you need them. The host hotel will pick-up participants staying with them after the race at Royal Blvd/Lusk and BSU Towers after the race from 10:00am-2:00pm.
If you are traveling from far away to participate in the race, stay at our host hotel, The Riverside Hotel. Mention you are participating in the YMCA Famous Idaho Potato race and deluxe guest rooms will start at $104.00 and include a brunch buffet for two. A portion of room proceeds are donated back to the YMCA. Book your room here»
Information for The Riverside Hotel:
2900 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, ID 83714
Busses from the Hotel to the Shuttle Area:
Marathon & Half Marathon: 5:30am
5K & 10K: 8:30am
We need YOU!
Not racing but love to be part of the action? The YMCA would not be able to host this event without the help of great volunteers like you! Help is needed both on and off the course. If you would like to volunteer to help out with this fun event, please call Jack Ward at 344-5502 x270 or Email Jack.