FIP 2022

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

May 14, 2022
7am
All ages
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We will offer a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Full Marathon, and a Marathon Challenge! In-person and Virtual options available. 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 answers race day questions.

Packet Pick Up:  Friday, May 13 2:00-7:00pm for all distances!
Come pick up your packet, t-shirt, visit with vendors before race day to make sure you have all the last minute race day item.  Avoid the lines on race day and pick up your packet on Friday. Albertson’s HQ (250 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise).  We highly recommend picking up on Friday, May 13.

  • Half & Full Marathoners – Sat, May 14, 5-6:30am at Albertson’s HQ in the bus loading area.
    No bibs will be given at the starting of the half and full marathon, you must pick up your bib at Albertson’s HQ before coming to the start. 
  • 5K & 10K  – Sat, May 14, 8:30am-10:00am at Albertson’s HQ

Start Times & Locations:
Full and Half Marathon – 7am at Lucky Peak State Park/Sandy Point
5K/10K – 10am at Albertsons Headquarters

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

Parking:
Parking is available at Albertsons Headquarters in both the east and west lot of the building. The west will be closed before the start of the 5K & 10K and will have limit access as finisher start to enter the area. We recommend that full and half marathoners park in the west lot and 5K & 10K runners park in the east lot. There is NO parking on the street or the BSU Yanke lot.                           

“Potato” Shuttle Pick Up Times
5:00am-6:30am (Buses do fill up so don’t wait for the last bus)
Catch the shuttle at Albertsons Headquarters at 250 E Parkcenter Blvd. Boise.
You must have a Bib Number to ride the bus to the starting line.
Park near the finish line and we’ll take you to the start of the race! Buses will pick-up at the Finish line, Albertsons HQ on Parkcenter Blvd.  Parking is limited at the starting line for the full and half marathon. Be aware the road into the full and half Marathon closes starting 6:45am to all traffic other an buses. Masks will be required when in line and on buses for the this event. Also remember no dogs on the buses and some strollers do not fit on the buses. Please be respectful of our bus drivers and other participants.  *No Transportation will be available back to the start area at Lucky Peak.

Host Hotel Information:
Spring Hill Suites Boise is our host hotel and is offering a group rate for our event.  Learn more at SpringHillSuitesBoise>> 

Fees & Registration Information

Individual Fees: All finishers receive a medal! Fees include a race t-shirt.

5K Youth & Adult

Now - Feb 23, 2022 $25 Youth / $30 Adult
Feb 24 - April 26 $30 Youth / $35 Adult
April 27 - May 12 $35 Youth / $40 Adult
May 13 - 14 $40 Youth / $45 Adult

10K Youth & Adult Fees:

Now - Feb 23, 2022 $25 Youth / $30 Adult
Feb 24 - April 26 $30 Youth / $35 Adult
April 27 - May 12 $35 Youth / $40 Adult
May 13 - 14 $40 Youth / $45 Adult

Half: 14+

Now - Feb 23, 2022 $55
Feb 24 - April 26 $65
April 27 - May 12 $70

Marathon: 16+

Now - Feb 23, 2022 $75
Feb 24 - April 26 $85
April 27 - May 12 $95

 

 

 

Course Maps & Information

Course Maps: Remember that the full and half marathon are a point to point race, finishing in the same location of the the 5K/10K race. The 5K/10K races start and finish in the same location, Albertson’s Headquarters.
Safety When On Course:
When running and walking on the course, please remain alert, do not follow other runners as there are 4 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 official’s instructions. All major intersections will be monitored.

Packet Pick Up:  Friday, May 13 3:00-7:00pm for all distances!
Come pick up your packet, t-shirt, visit with vendors before race day to make sure you have all the last minute race day item.  Avoid the lines on race day and pick up your packet on Friday. Albertson’s HQ (250 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise).  We highly recommend picking up on Friday, May 13.

  • Half & Full Marathoners – Sat, May 14, 5-6:30am at Albertson’s HQ in the bus loading area.
    No bibs will be given at the starting of the half and full marathon, you must pick up your bib at Albertson’s HQ before coming to the start. 
  • 5K & 10K  – Sat, May 14, 8:30am-10:00am at Albertson’s HQ

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

Looking for more details about the marathon? Below is a link to the turn-by-turn instructions for the USATF certification of the course.
Turn by Turn of Marathon>>

“Potato” Shuttle Pick Up Times
5:00am-6:30am (Buses do fill up so  so don’t wait for the last bus)
Catch the shuttle at Albertsons Headquarters at 250 E Parkcenter Blvd. Boise.
Masks are required when in line and on buses for the this event. Also remember no dogs on the buses and some strollers do not fit on the buses. Please be respectful of our bus drivers and other participants.

*No Transportation will be available back to the start area at Lucky Peak.

Water Stations will be approximately every 2 miles up until mile 20, then the stations will be approximately 1.5 apart. All stations will have water. Stations on the full and half will have electrolyte drinks (Gatorade is our official hydration sponsors).  Restrooms are located at the start and finish areas, near mile 2.5, 6, 8 10 14, 17, 19.5 21 & 23.

 

Volunteer Information

Give A Little Time. Make A Big Difference!

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Y. This September, 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 us 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 would like more information about volunteering, please contact the Race & Events Team at events.volunteer@ymcatvidaho.org.

Packet Pick Up Offered 2 Days

Packet Pick Up is located at Albertson’s Headquarters 
(250 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise)Be the first to wish the runners good luck! Volunteers will hand out race packets, SWAG, and answer questions about the event. Come for a shift of two hours, or stay the whole time!

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

Famous Idaho Potato Race Day!

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Race Day 

We are looking for volunteers for all areas of the event: from the starting line to the finish line and everything in between. Check the list of responsibilities below and let us know your area of interest when you sign up. Groups are welcome, and some positions are limited! Shifts are available from 7am-4pm.


Volunteer Responsibilities: 

  • Race Day Packet Pick Up, 5:15am
  • Race Day Packet Up, 8am
  • 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
  • Clean Team – trash & recycle

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

Contact Information

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

 

Policies

Cancellation 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.

COVID-19 Requirements for 2022 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon & Fun Run:

YMCA Races & Events Health Pledge
We ask that you DO NOT ATTEND a YMCA Event if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your party:

  • Within 10 days before attending the race you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Within 48 hours prior to attending the race, you have experienced signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
  • Within 10 days prior to attending the race you have traveled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 WARNING

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending the festival (or any part of it) will not be exposed to COVID-19.

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, other participants, volunteers and YMCA staff. You must follow all posted instructions while attending YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon and Fun Runs (or any part of the event).

By attending YMCA Events or Races, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Let’s help keep each other healthy! Get a vaccine!
Where can I get vaccinated?
Luckily vaccinations are free and readily available in many areas.

 

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+

Major Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Idaho Potato Commission Logo
  • Print Sponspor