Famous Idaho Potato Marathon

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon
Saturday, May 20, 2017

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 2018 Boston Marathon. Bring the entire family out for this event! We have a distance that will work for everyone.  Medals are given to Marathon and Half Marathon finishers. Course: Full Marathon All participants will begin at 7:00am  Half Marathon All participants will begin at 7:00am 10K & 5K All participants will begin at 10:00am

Start Times:
Marathon & Half Marathon  – 7am
10K & 5K  – 10am

YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Expo & Packet Pick-up
Date: May 19th, 2017 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 and a pre race meal to help you fuel up before the big day. Packet Pick Up is  located at The Riverside Hotel at 2900 Chinden Blvd, Idaho, 83714. We highly recommend that you pick up your packet at this time. Parking Map»  Save your steps, enter the Expo through the Event Center entrance or either side on the greenbelt. Please do not use the front lobby entrance.

Pre-Race Buffet: May 19, 2017 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 available during online registrations for $10 per person. Tickets are $12 at the door the day of.

Parking and Transportation  Shuttle Times & Pick Up Locations:

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 and at the BSU Brady Parking Garage

  • Parking is available at the BSU Health Sciences Riverside Building on the NW corner of th 9th and Royal Blvd.,  at the 917 Lusk Building paved and dirt lot and the BSU Brady Parking Garage on the East side of Capitol Blvd off of University Dr.  When parking in the garage remember your space number then proceed to a pay kiosk. The Pay kiosks are available on each floor by the staircase. Again Remember your space number and select “Potato Marathon” on the screen. The kiosks will walk you through step by step. See instructions here>>

Shuttle times & Pick Up Locations:
Buses will pick-up on the corner of Royal Blvd./Lusk and at the BSU Brady Parking Garage
Marathon & Half Marathon: 5:15am – 6:00am
5K & 10K: 8:00am – 9:30am

No transportation will be available back to the start area so please make arrangements if you need them.

Hotel Information: 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 $109 and include a brunch buffet for two. Information for The Riverside Hotel: 2900 Chinden Boulevard Boise, ID 83714 (208) 343-1871 Buses from the Hotel to the Shuttle Area: Marathon & Half Marathon: 5:30am 5K & 10K: 8:30am.

 Please check back often to see if flooding or construction has changed the course.

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