Note: Results and Photos will be available after the race.
Celebrate the beginning of summer with the Capitol Classic!
The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic 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 Capitol Park. Everyone is a winner and receives an Olympic-style medal, T-shirt and complimentary refreshments. Proceeds from the Classic will benefit the YMCA’s Safe Routes To School is a program designed to encourage students to walk and bike to school to promote a healthy lifestyle, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and enhance quality of life in our communities.
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:
Packet pick up will take place at Big Al’s on Thu, May 30 between 1-8pm. Racers are required to pick up their race information in advance as there is no packet pick up on race day. Make plans to come by and stay! Big Al’s offers discounted bowling and shoe rental for Capitol Classic participants and their families. Celebrate the beginning of summer with Big Al’s and the Capitol Classic!
Interested in volunteering to be a part of the fun?
Learn about how you can help. Volunteer Application coming soon.
Need Financial Assistance?
All children deserve the chance to realize their potential and participant in our events. To receive financial assistance please complete the Capitol Classic Race Assistance Form»
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.
|Individual Fees: fees include a race t-shirt, medal & refreshments|
|Early Registration: Apr 2–May 15||$20|
|Open Registration: May 16–30||$25|
The one-mile course starts at the Historic Boise Train Depot and ends at the State Capitol with a Finish Fair in Capitol Park. If you have questions about the Assistive Courses please contact us email@example.com We have 2 options – assistive 1 mile course and assistive short course (3 blocks). We want all youth to be able to participant.
Below are the maps of the start and finish area.
It takes hundreds of volunteers to ensure we have a safe and enjoyable event for all of our participants. We invite you to join us! There are a variety of shifts and jobs available. No experience is necessary but you must be at least 15 years old. More information on volunteering will be available on April 2. Volunteer Application and more information coming soon.
For more information, please contact: Race Director 208 344 5502 ext 280 Racedirector@ymcatvidaho.org
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 complete the Capitol Classic Race Assistance Form»
If you are in need of Financial assistance please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor The Race:
The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic would not be possible without the many sponsors and partners who provide financial and in-kind product for the event. Scholarship sponsorships start are available for as little as $100. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nancee Bakken at 208 367 5659 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.