Famous Idaho Potato Marathon

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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.

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

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.

Parking and Transportation

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.

Shuttle times:
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.

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 $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
(208) 343-1871

Busses from the Hotel to the Shuttle Area:
Marathon & Half Marathon: 5:30am
5K & 10K: 8:30am

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