Christmas Run 2022

YMCA Christmas Run

December 17, 2022
All Ages

YMCA Christmas Run
Presented by SelectHealth Log

‘Tis the season to sparkle! Make this a December to remember with Santa, family, and friends at the YMCA Christmas Run!

Create a new tradition or continue a long-standing one! Celebrate the holiday season as a family by running or walking together. We are so excited to be back in person for this treasure valley tradition. This winter celebrate with the YMCA at the Christmas Run presented by SelectHealth!

Join the festivities, Santa starting the race, wear your holiday costumes, and more!

Enjoy your time after you finish with a warm cup of soup from Panera Bread and a bagel from Blue Sky Bagels, awards will be announced as soon as available in the Boise High School Cafeteria. Overall winners, costume contest winners, and raffle winners receive holiday floral arrangements courtesy of Hillcrest Floral!

Courses & Start Times:
1 Mile Reindeer Dash – 10 am
2 Mile Run – 10:15 am
6 Mile Run – 10:15am

Packet Pick-Up Information:
Pick up your packet, Christmas Run shirt and race number at Boise High School Cafeteria (1010 W Washington St.) Friday, Dec 16th 4:00-7:-00 pm.
Remember, the first 1,000 people to pick up their packets will receive Christmas Run Gloves. 

Fees & Registration Information

Youth Fees: fees include a race t-shirt

Registration: July 1- Sept 30 $25
Open Registration: Oct 1 - 31 $30

Adult Fee: fees include a race t-shirt

Open Registration: Nov 1- Dec 11 $35
Late Registration: Dec 12–17 $40

Join or Create a Team:
Encourage your family or friends to participate with you. We are looking for teams with the best names, most members, and best costumes. Everyone can run their own distance, just be sure to join the team!

No passwords are required for any teams


For more assistance with Teams email us at

Course Maps & Information

Parking Map» 

1 Mile Reindeer Dash – 
Head West on Washington St, turn North on 15th, East on Resseguie St, South onto 12th St. Stay on 12th to Franklin St, turn East to Finish

2 Mile Run – 
Start at Boise High, West on Washington. North on 15th , East on Lemp St., South on 12th to Franklin, East on Franklin. The Finish Line will be located at Franklin St/10th St.

6 Mile Run  –
Start at Boise High, West on Washington. North on 15th, it becomes Highland View Dr. South down dirt 8th St. West on Lemp St, South on 12th to Franklin, East on Franklin. The Finish Line will be located at Franklin St/10th St.

Volunteer Information

We Want You!
Not racing but love to be part of the action? The YMCA would not be able to host this event without the help of great volunteers like you! Help is needed both on and off the course. We require volunteers to complete an online volunteer application. Click Here>> to learn more and apply. Volunteer as a group from work, a family, or a bunch of friends, this is a great way to give back to your community and spend time together. We are looking for about 70 volunteers to make this event a success, the more the merrier!
If you have any questions please call 208 344 5502 ext 280 or email us at

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact the Event Coordinator at 208 344 5502 ext 280 or via email at


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 with any questions.  (updated 08/11/2021)

Major Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:


Thank you to our sponsors:

  • SelectHealth Logo
  • Bandana Running & Walking logo
  • KTVB Sponsors Name
  • Print Sponspor