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Marathon

$110 $90 7:00AM MDT - 3:00PM MDT Price increases after March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm MST
Open to ages 16+.

Half Marathon

$90 $70 7:00AM MDT - 3:00PM MDT Price increases after March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm MST
Open to ages 14+.

5K Spud Run

$45 $35 10:00AM MDT - 3:00PM MDT Price increases after March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm MST

10K

$45 $35 10:00AM MDT - 3:00PM MDT Price increases after March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm MST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.ymcatvidaho.org/runs/%f0%9f%a5%94-famous-idaho-potato-marathon-%f0%9f%a5%94/.

Description

YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon & Fun Runs are back and better than ever at a new location!

With the ever increasing interest and participation in the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon we have moved to an Iconic Idaho venue more suited to our event and the needs of our participants! The Treasure Valley Family YMCA is proud to bring you the 2024 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon presented by the Idaho Potato Commission from Albertson’s Stadium on the beautiful Boise State University campus!

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 answer race day questions.

Packet Pick Up:  Friday, May 17, 3:00-7:00 pm for all distances!
Come pick up your packet and t-shirt, and visit with vendors before race day to ensure you have all the last-minute race day items. Avoid the lines on race day and pick up your packet on Friday. Albertson’s Stadium(1400 Bronco Way, Boise). We highly recommend picking it up on Friday, May 17th.
Half & Full Marathoners – Sat, May 18, 5-6:30 am at Albertson’s Stadium in the Finish Fair area.
 You must pick up your bib at Albertson’s Stadium before coming to the start. 
5K & 10K  – Sat, May 18, 8:30 am-10:00 am at Albertson’s Stadium


Start Times & Locations:
Full and Half Marathon – 7 am at Albertson’s Stadium – Boise State Campus
5K/10K – 10 am at Albertson’s Stadium – Boise State Campu

Packet Pick Up

Famous Idaho Potato Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will be held at Albertsons Stadium (1400 Bronco Lnd, Boise)
Fri, May 17, 3-7 pm

You will receive your bib number, packet, and race shirt and have the opportunity to look at course maps and ask any questions. You will have the opportunity to visit with some vendors. 

I want to change my distance?
Before race day – you can change your distance by logging onto RUNSIGNUP.COM. Learn how to change your event/distance here: How to change my distance>>

Course Maps & Information

Courses:
Our courses are flat and fast. The marathon is a Boston Qualifier course and is USATF certified. You run along the Boise River and greenbelt through historical Warm Springs Ave in East Boise.   . 
5K & 10K start and finish at Albertson's Stadium (1400 Bronco Ln, Boise)
Full and Half Marathon start at Albertson's Stadium (1400 Bronco Ln, Boise) and finishes at Albertson's Stadium. 

5K Map»
10K Map»
Half Marathon Map»
Full Marathon Map Page>>

Water Stations

Water Stations will be approximately every 3 miles. Stations on the full and half will have Gatorade and water.
Restrooms are located at the start and finish areas and near each aid station.

 

Host Hotel Information

Host Hotel Information:
Famous Idaho Potato Marathon
Start Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
End Date: Monday, May 20, 2024
Last Day to Book: Friday, May 3, 2024
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter for 139 USD - 149 USD per night
Book your group rate for Famous Idaho Potato Marathon

Parking and "Potato" Shuttle

Parking at the Finish Line: 

For Half & Full Marathoners – please park in the Albertson's Stadium East lot.   
For 5K & 10K Runners –please park in the Albertson's Stadium West lot.
All distances finish in this area so you will be close to your car. 

“Potato” Shuttle for Full and Half Marathoners:

Thanks to our new venue and course we will not be needing shuttles!

Gear Check - Sponsored by George's Cycles

Full & Half  Runners/ 5K/10K Runners: It might be chilly while you wait to start your race. You can check your warm-up clothes too. Please have your belongings inside a bag and marked with your race number. Please do not leave valuables inside your bag. 

Be prepared - have a bag and your number on it when you arrive at the race. There will be bags and markers available at the Gear Check Area. All athletes will be asked to show their bib/race number when picking up gear. The YMCA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. 

FAQ's

See our Fast Facts Here!

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 can 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.

 

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Looking for a Warm Up?

Join the Treasure Valley Family YMCA at our 2024 St. Patrick's Day Run!

Trade your pot of gold for a pair of sneakers and join us for the most spirited St. Patrick's Day celebration in town – the Y's way! Spring into action with our YMCA St. Patrick's Day River Dash, where green isn't just a color; it's a way of life. Get ready to run, laugh, and showcase your shamrock swagger – it's all happening, and you're invited to the luckiest run in town!

Course Options: Start and finish at Julia Davis Park near the band shell.
9:30 am Leprechaun Mile 
10:00 am 5K & 5Mile River Dash

Or this, Just for the Kids!

Secure your spot now for the Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Kids Run! Open to kids ages 6 to 14 of all abilities, this special one-mile journey kicks off at the historic Boise Train Depot, culminating in a festive Finish Fair at Cecil D. Andrus Park by the State Capitol.  Every participant is a winner, receiving a commemorative medal and a stylish T-shirt.

For 40 years the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and Saint Alphonsus have joined forces to sponsor this beloved run. Aligned in our commitment to community health, especially the well-being of our youth, our collaboration promises a fantastic and memorable experience for all participants. Let’s make this 40th anniversary celebration one for the books as we stride together towards a healthier, happier community!

Registration:
Online registration will open March 1, 2024 - through May 30, 2024
In-Person registration will only be available on May 30th at Big Al's from noon-7:00 pm.
No race day registrations.

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