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Boise River Marathon

Sat May 4, 2024 Boise, ID 83702 US Directions

Last Minute Details

Last Minute Details!


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Packet Pick Up and EXPO

Q: Where, when and how do I pick up my bib and shirt?
A. PACKET PICK-UP DETAILS (Yes, we have a ton of options for you!!!)

  • Tuesday, April 30 - Fleet Feet Nampa - 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - (1850 Caldwell Blvd. Ste 120, Nampa, ID)
  • Wednesday, May 1 - Scheels 4 p.m. - 8 p.m - (700 S. Wayfinder Ave. Meridian, ID 83642)
  • Thursday, May 2 - Al's Sporting Goods 4 p.m. - 8 p.m - (1301 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704)
  • Friday, May 3 - Payette Brewing from Noon - 8 p.m. (733 S Pioneer St, Boise, ID 83702)

OUT OF TOWN RUNNERS PACKET PICKUPS - (We pride ourselves for small lines at packet pickup. In-town folk, please utilize the other options for packet pickup in consideration to our folks flying/driving/zooming in Friday afternoon/evening and visiting our amazing community.)

  • Friday, May 3rd at Payette Brewing from until - 8 p.m. (733 S Pioneer St, Boise, ID 83702)
  • Saturday, May 4th at Payette Brewing from 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. (733 S Pioneer St. Boise, ID 83702)

Q: If I need some last minute gear?
A: You'll want to go to Shu's Idaho Running Company!!! 

Q: Where do I park on Saturday?
A: The parking around Payette Brewing is free and available. Please plan on arriving 45 minutes to 1 hour in advance of your race time in order to ease any frustrations with traffic and parking availability.

Q: Where is Payette Brewing?
A: 733 S Pioneer St, Boise, ID 83702. (Click the link.)

Race Day Event Parking

Q: Where is the best place to park for the event on Saturday?
A: The recommended parking is located around Payette Brewing, down Shoreline Drive. 

Race Day Packet Pick Up - OUT OF TOWN FOLKS ONLY
Q: Where and when do I pick up my bib and shirt on race day?
A: Please know we do not offer race day packet pickup unless it's an extreme circumstance or for our out-of-town participants. In that case, we're happy to accommodate. Just email

Q: Where, when, and how do I check my gear? (1/2 Marathon Only)
A: Gear check will be located at Lucky Peak State Park. After leaving the bus, please place clothing only (NO VALUABLES) in the bag and give it to the attendant. The attendant will write your bib number on the bag and place it in the gear check area. The bags will be returned to the check-in table at the start area.

Q: What time should I arrive at the race site?
A. Full Marathon - 6:10 a.m. (If you arrive at 6:10 a.m., the half marathon crowd should no longer be there.)
B: Half Marathon - 5:30 a.m. in order to ride the shuttles to Lucky Peak State Park. Shuttles leave at 6:00 a.m.
C. 10K - 7:15 a.m.
D. 5K - 7:15 a.m.

Start Lines and Start Times
Q: Where are the start lines?
A: The Half Marathon will be in the "Solar System" at the furthest eastern section of the Green Belt at Lucky Peak State Park and start at 7:00 a.m.
A. The 10K will start at the SoleKIDs arch arch next to Pioneer Park/Payette Brewing and start at 8:00 a.m.
A. The 5K will start at the SoleKIDs arch next to Pioneer Park /Payette and start at 8:00 a.m.

Q: When do the races start?
A: Please memorize these start times: Marathon - 7:00am, Half Marathon - 7:000am, 10K - 8:00am, 5K - 8:00am. Note: Sunrise is expected around 6.51 a.m. so you might need a headlamp at the parking and shuttle area. The ambient light though the canyon when running the marathon & half marathon should be sufficient.

Course Marking, Aid Stations, Toilets, and First Aid

Q: How will the courses be marked?
A: The courses will be well marked with blue, pink, green and yellow Boise River Marathon flags and directional arrow signs (yard signs) at each turn. In addition, key turns on the Marathon & Half Marathon course will be marked with cones so runners can easily navigate the course. We will have many monitors on the course. However, please follow the sign/cone markings before asking a monitor for directions.

Q: Where are the Aid Stations?
A: Marathon - 14 Aid Stations (You will pass all seven aid stations twice.)
A: Half Marathon - 7 Aid Stations
A: 10k - 2 aid station (Roughly miles: 1.5, 4.5)
A: 5k - 1 aid station (Roughly miles: 1.5)

Q: Where are the toilets?
A. Marathon - At all the Aid Stations.
A: Half Marathon - Bus Loading Area, Lucky Peak State Park, Mile 2.7, Mile 4.6, Mile 6.57, Mile 9, Mile 11, Finish
A: 10K - Start, Mile 3 / Finish
A. 5K - Start / Finish

Q: Where is first aid?
A: Course monitors will have first aid kits, emergency contact information and will be on the course with even more direct access to emergency medical help. In case you see someone on the course who needs urgent medical attention, call 911, stop to assist the individual if they are not already being assisted, tell fellow runners to immediately contact a course monitor or police officer and stay with the individual until help arrives. Saving a life is more important than finishing a race.

Timing, Results and Awards
Q: Will you have a timing mat at the start (chip start)?
A: NO!!! The timing company will have timing mats at the finish line for the 5K, 10K , Half Marathon & Marathon. In keeping with USATF standards, the awards will be based on GUN TIME. If you are a competitive runner, please start close to the front if you are competing for an award in the Overall division. The top 3 Overall Male & Female for each distance and the top 2 overall for age groups will receive awards. ALL finishers will receive a Boise River Marathon finisher's medal! 

Q: When will you post results?
A: The timing company will post live results, so you'll be able to see your UNOFFCIAL finish time almost immediately on your smartphone. Official results will take longer to process and post, since the timer will need to resolve various issues which are bound to crop up.... we think that's how it's supposed to happen.

Q: Where and when are the Awards Ceremonies?
A: The Award Ceremonies will take place over at Payette Brewing on their outdoor stage at 10:15 a.m.

Miscellaneous Topics

Q: Can I run with a baby jogger, or can I walk with a stroller?
A: Absolutely!

Q: Can I run with my dog?
A: Absolutely! But please keep your pet under control at all times and make sure they get enough hydration along the route. We will have water bowls and treats at each aid station. Also, please note that pets are not allowed on the half-marathon race shuttles. 

SoleKIDs, Boise River Marathon, Boise Marathon and City of Trees Marathon
Q: Who are the race directors of this event?
A: Glad you asked. SoleKIDs, INC. is a 501c3 qualified public charity that began in the Spring of 2017 by Jamie and Jonathan Stevens. Since SoleKIDs' inception they have hosted numerous 5K events, fun runs for schools and community fundraisers. Some highlights include helping raise more the 25K dollars for local area schools in the Boise, West Ada and Nampa School Districts. In Spring 2020, SoleKIDs was received an award for being Idaho's top non-profit. In the Fall of 2021, SoleKIDs raised 10K dollars to help the fight against children's cancer. SoleKIDs founders are great believers in giving back to the community and that healthier communities are better places to live.

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