🥔 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon 🥔

May 18, 2024
All Ages!
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YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon & Fun Runs are back and better than ever at a new location!

With the ever increasing interest and participation in the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon we have moved to an Iconic Idaho venue more suited to our event and the needs of our participants! The Treasure Valley Family YMCA is proud to bring you the 2024 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon presented by the Idaho Potato Commission from Albertson’s Stadium on the beautiful Boise State University campus!

All courses are flat and fast for this fun full, half, 10K & 5K run on the Boise Greenbelt. Here are some Fast Facts about the Famous Idaho Potato that might answer race day questions.

Packet Pick Up:  Friday, May 17, 3:00-7:00 pm for all distances!

Come pick up your packet and t-shirt, and visit with vendors before race day to ensure you have all the last-minute race day items. Avoid the lines on race day and pick up your packet on Friday. Albertson’s Stadium(1400 Bronco Way, Boise). We highly recommend picking it up on Friday, May 17th.
  • Half & Full Marathoners – Sat, May 18, 5-6:30 am at Albertson’s Stadium in the Finish Fair area.
     You must pick up your bib at Albertson’s Stadium before coming to the start. 
  • 5K & 10K  – Sat, May 18, 8:30 am-10:00 am at Albertson’s Stadium

Start Times & Locations:
Full and Half Marathon – 7 am at Albertson’s Stadium – Boise State Campus
5K/10K – 10 am at Albertson’s Stadium – Boise State Campus

Course Maps:
5K Map.»
10K Map.»
Half Marathon Map»
Full Marathon Map_1 Page>>

Parking is available at Albertsons Stadium in both the Stadium East and West lots.  We recommend that full and half marathoners park in the East lot and 5K & 10K runners park in the West lot. Parking in any other lot in or around the Boise State Campus will not be free so watch for meters and signs to avoid tickets.                          

“Potato” Shuttle Pick-Up Times

Due to our Move to the Boise State Campus and the subsequent change to our course there is no longer a need for a shuttle to the start!

Host Hotel Information:

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon
Start Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
End Date: Monday, May 20, 2024
Last Day to Book: Friday, May 3, 2024
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
  • SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter for 139 USD – 149 USD per night

Book your group rate for Famous Idaho Potato Marathon

Fees & Registration Information
Course Maps & Information


Due to a survey by City of Boise engineers a bridge on our certified route has been deemed “Structurally Unsound” and is now closed! We are earnestly working with our USATF Certified Measurers to ratify an amendment to our certified course so that we maintain our Boston Qualifying Status.  Unfortunately, this means there is also a possibility that the process will not be completed by May 18th and our current certification becomes invalid. We are making every effort, with the help of USA Track and Field Officials to certify this new course in time. Updates will be provided leading up to race day.  PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO COURSE MARKINGS! Thank you !


Check out the maps for this flat fast course. Our courses have been required to reroute due to structural problems found along our original route. Check out these updated course maps:

Course Maps:
5K Map.»
10K Map.»
Half Marathon Map»
Full Marathon Map_1 Page>>

For 46 years, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA has proudly organized a dynamic Boston Qualifying Marathon, complemented by the Road Racers of America State Championship Half Marathon, along with family friendly 10k and 5k races.

With our transition to a larger venue we have been required to make changes to our courses. Though the route may be different some things will never change! This is still a USATF Boston Qualifying Marathon Course. These courses are fast! And, there is plenty of support along the way with 8 aid stations to serve you.

Safety When On Course:
When running and walking on the course, please remain alert, do not follow other runners as there are four courses, know where you turn for your distance, and KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT FOR PASSING! No more than two abreast on the Greenbelt portion of the race. The Greenbelt is open to the public during the race. Cross roadways only where indicated by chalk marks, cones, or race officials’ instructions. All major intersections will be monitored.

Start Times & Locations:
Full and Half Marathon – 7 am at Albertson’s Stadium – Boise State Campus
5K/10K – 10 am at Albertson’s Stadium – Boise State Campus

Volunteer Information

Give A Little Time. Make A Big Difference!

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Y. We have opportunities for you to volunteer and help us make the YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon the best family-friendly event in the Treasure Valley. Over 2,000 participants are a part of the run, and we need volunteers to help make it possible! Learn how you can volunteer below.

Online Volunteer Application>> 

All volunteers are required to complete an online application for YMCA Events. Look for the One Day Event Application near the bottom of the page once you have entered basic information. If you have questions or want more information about volunteering, don’t hesitate to contact the Race & Events Team at events.volunteer@ymcatvidaho.org.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Help with late registrations
  • Hand out t-shirts
  • Assign bib numbers to participants
  • Learn the courses and answer questions about race maps and instructions
  • Marathon & Half Marathon Pre- Race Day  at 5:00 am
  • Race Day Packet Up, 8 am
  • Lead cyclist for all distances
  • Athlete bag check area
  • Race Swag  Tent
  • Set up start and finish line areas
  • Course monitors (get the best view of the race!)
  • Hand out medals
  • Water station at the finish line
  • Break-down and clean-up crew
  • Green Team – trash & recycle

If you have questions or want more information about volunteering, please contact the Race & Events Team at events.volunteer@ymcatvidaho.org. or racedirector@ymcatvidaho.org

Contact Information

Email: racedirector @ymcatvidaho.org


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made less than 15 days before the race/event will receive no refund. Cancellations made more than 15 days prior will receive a 50% refund either as a check or a system credit. The system credit may only be applied to another YMCA race/event within the current calendar year. Entries, once purchased, may not be transferred, resold, exchanged, or given to another person. We hope very much that you can join us on race day. We value your participation and want to provide you with a memorable and quality race day. Please get in touch with the Race Director at racedirector@ymcatvidaho.org with any questions.

Results Details
Age Categories: For Runners Only
10 & under 11–12 13–15 16–19 20–24 25–29
30–34 35–39 40–44 45–49 50–54 55–59
60–64 65–69 70–74 75–79 80+
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