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Capitol Classic Kids Race

June 4, 2022
10am
6-14
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 The Capitol Classic Kids Race

The Capitol Classic Kids Race is open to kids ages 6 to 14, of ALL abilities. The one-mile course starts at the Historic Boise Train Depot and ends at the State Capitol with a Finish Fair in Cecil D. Andrus Park. Everyone is a winner and receives a medal and t-shirt.

We are excited to announce that the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and Saint Alphonsus have teamed up to put on this beloved event. Our organizations’ missions are closely aligned and we are eager to work together to improve the health of our community – especially our youth

Packet Pick Up:
Thursday, June 2nd from noon – 7:30pm at Big Al’s (1900 N Eagle Rd., Meridian). Racers are required to pick up their race information in advance as there is no packet pick up on race day.

Check out FAQ’s about the Capitol Classic>>

Drop Off/Starting Area Map>>

Finish Fair Map>>

Need Financial Assistance?
All children deserve the chance to realize their potential and participant in our events. To receive financial assistance please email racedirector@ymcatvidaho.org.

Capitol Classic Beneficiary:
Proceeds from the Capitol Classic will benefit YMCA’s Child Development Programs – at the Y, we believe that growth and development are critical in a child’s earliest years. YMCA Early Childhood Development programs are committed to providing an environment where children feel safe and are encouraged to explore and learn. Our programs provide opportunities, experiences, and relationships to stimulate a young child’s physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development.

Race History:
The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Race was started by Ron and Betsy Twilegar in 1983 to encourage young people to become interested in physical fitness, especially running. At that first race, held on September 2, 1983, 1,000 children ran from the State Capitol Building to the Union Pacific Depot. Through the efforts of Dr. Michael and Kirsten Coughlin, Saint Alphonsus became involved with supporting the race in 1987. The race date was changed to the end of the school year and has continued as a tradition for many Treasure Valley families.

 

Fees & Registration Information

Individual Fees: fees include a race t-shirt, medal & refreshments
Youth

Early Registration: $25
Open Registration: $30

Online registration closes at Midnight June 1st. 

Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up will be at Big Al’s (1900 N Eagle Rd., Meridian) on Thursday, June 2nd from noon-7:30pm.  Racers are required to pick up their race information in advance as there is no packet pick up on race day.

Course Maps & Information

The one-mile course starts at the Historic Boise Train Depot and ends at the State Capitol with a Finish Celebration in Cecil D. Andrus Park (Formerly Capitol Park). If you have questions about the Assistive Courses please contact us racedirector@ymcatvidaho.org We have 2 options – assistive 1 mile course and assistive short course (3 blocks). We want all youth to be able to participant.

Maps are coming soon.

 

Volunteer Information

It takes over 250 volunteers to help make the Capitol Classic a fun and safe event for our participants and their families. We invite you to lend a hand and join the fun for a few hours. There are a variety of different roles and no experience is necessary. You must be 15 years old to volunteer. Please consider helping at the 2022 Capitol Classic Children’s Race. To learn more and register as a volunteer, visit click HERE>> If you have questions, please contact Janelle Haag at 208-861-9949 or iowa_girl10@msn.com. Thank you!

Contact Information

For more information, please contact: Race Director 208 344 5502 ext 280 Racedirector@ymcatvidaho.org

Financial Assistance:
The Y is committed to strengthening communities. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to have the Y experience. All children deserve the chance to realize their potential and participant in our events. To receive financial assistance please email at racedirector@ymcatvidaho.org.

 

Policies

Refund Policy: Cancellations made less than 15 days prior to 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 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 racedirector@ymcatvidaho.org with any questions.

Past Results

Major Sponsors

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Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

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  • Norco Company Logo
  • Radio Station logos
  • Capitol Classic Sponsors