Capitol Classic Children’s Run

May 15, 2021
10am
6-14
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 The Capitol Classic Children’s Run has been canceled. We will see you in 2021

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 Cecil D. Andrus 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 Early Childhood Development Programs. Early Childhood programs are offered at 13 locations across the Treasure Valley and each year serve 800 children and their families.

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 be 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.

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»

2021 Classic Beneficiary Program:
Proceeds from the Classic will benefit the YMCA’s Early Childhood 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.  Early Childhood programs are offered at 13 locations across the Treasure
Valley and each year serve 800 children and their families.

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: $20
Open Registration: $25

Online registration closes at Midnight on May 14

Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up will be 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.

Course Maps & Information

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 (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.

Below are the maps of the start and finish area.

Start Area»

Finish Fair Area»

Volunteer Information

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.

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 complete the Capitol Classic Race Assistance Form»
If you are in need of Financial assistance please email us 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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