Famous Idaho Potato Virtual Marathon

Sep 14-19
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Famous Idaho Potato Marathon Going Virtual

YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon presented by the Idaho Potato Commission will be going Virtual Sep 14–19, 2020.

The health, wellbeing, and safety of our members, program participants, and staff is our top priority so we are taking the Famous Potato Virtual.

We will offer a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Full Marathon, and a Marathon Challenge!
You can submit your time or just tell us you completed it. It’s up to you, you still receive a finisher medal & t-shirt.

In-Person Packet Pick Up Option: Here are the locations and times for in-person packet pick up. Mask will be required during packet pick up. We will have the area set up for physical distancing and minimal touch pick up. You will receive your t-shirt, medal and other some other swag. If you are not able to pick up in person – you can login and update your registration in RunSignUp and add shipping to your registration.

South Meridian YMCA -5150 S Hillsdale Ave, Meridian
Wednesday, Sept 16th 5-7pm
West Boise YMCA – 5959 N Discovery Way, Boise
Thursday, Sept 17th 5-7pm
Downtown Boise YMCA – 1050 W State St, Boise
Friday, Sept 18th 5-7pm

How to Find your Bib Number: Famous Idaho Potato Bib number

  1. Navigate to the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon> and select Find A Participant>
  2. Search your name and then click on your BIB number. Your bib number should pop up for you to print out, share on social media or wear while you complete.

 

There are 2 ways to submit results for the YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon:

  1. Download RaceJoy to track your run with GPS. RaceJoy submits your results for you. Download RaceJoy>>
  2. Use RunSignUp to submit virtual results. You run, you submit your time or say you completed your distance. Learn How To Submit Results RunSignUp>>

 

So grab your favorite “Spuddy Buddy” and get out and move! You can still train with your friends, create teams with co-workers or family, and come up with funny spud team names. That part will still be the same.  We will be back next year but for now, we will keep everyone safe and healthy by going virtual.

This year will be different but think of all the benefits of a virtual run. No getting on the bus at 6am, no trouble finding parking, no standing at Lucky Peak waiting to start in the wind. You will still receive your bib, t-shirt and medal, and the satisfaction that you completed YOUR race.

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

 

Fees & Registration Information

Individual Fees: fees include a race t-shirt

5K

Virtual 5K: Aug 1–Sep 11 $40
Late Registration: Sep 12–19 $45

10K

Virtual 10K: Aug 1–Sep 11 $40
Late Registration: Sep 12–19 $45

Half

Virtual Half: Aug 1–Sep 11 $40
Late Registration: Sept 12–19 $45

Marathon

Virtual Marathon Registration: Aug 1–Sep 11 $50
Late Registration: Sep 12–19 $55

In-Person Packet Pick Up Option: Here are the locations and times for in-person packet pick up. Mask will be required during packet pick up. We will have the area set up for physical distancing and minimal touch pick up. You will receive your t-shirt, medal and other some other swag.

South Meridian YMCA -5150 S Hillsdale Ave, Meridian
Wednesday, Sept 16th 5-7pm
West Boise YMCA – 5959 N Discovery Way, Boise
Thursday, Sept 17th 5-7pm
Downtown Boise YMCA – 1050 W State St, Boise
Friday, Sept 18th 5-7pm


Team Participants
 Get a group together from your office, school, church, family, or just a group of friends! Forming a team is a great way to take a step toward healthy living, and helps to build a network of people to encourage you in your fitness goals.

Referral Swag Awards: Share your referral code! If 5 people use your referral code you will receive $5 back. If you refer 10 people you will receive a pair of custom Famous Idaho Potato socks. See registration site for more details about referrals.

How to find and print your bib:

  1. Navigate to the YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon and select Find A Participant>
  2. Search your name and then click on your BIB number. Your bib number should pop up for you to print out, share on social media or wear while you complete. We would love to see pictures of you with your bib numbers.
Course Maps & Information

Marathon Challenge Participants: 
You can submit your results and activity daily or once completed. You will not need the RaceJoy App. You Can submit your results through run RunSignUp>> Click Submit Virtual Results>Find your name>Log Activity.

Looking to Receive Official Timed Results for the Famous Idaho Potato?
You will need to you download the RaceJoy App. If the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon and set you your profile to be tracked and receive results.  Here is more information about Race Joy:
Download RaceJoy app.
Check out the RaceJoy User Tutorial>>

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

Volunteer Information

At this time we are not accepting volunteer applications. 

Contact Information

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

 

Policies

COVID-19 Refund Policy:  Virtual Event Sep 14–19, 2020
With the evolving circumstances around COVID-19 the YMCA would like to offer 3 options to participants who are registered for the Famous Idaho Potato Event.
Please concerned all your options.
Here are your options:

Option 1: Do nothing, we will move you to the virtual event as of Aug 3rd. You will receive information about your virtual registration through RunSignUp with your new confirmation code, referral codes, and virtual race information.
Option 2: Donate your registration fee or a portion of your registration fee back to the YMCA to support future operations. We encourage you to consider this option.
Option 3: Request a refund of your registration fees (processing fee are nonrefundable) and it will be applied back to the credit card or bank account used to make payment. We will not be offering refunds after Sept 1, 2020.

 

Major Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Idaho Potato Commission Logo
  • Print Sponspor