City Of Trees Marathon

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Event Information

City Of Trees Marathon

Marathon and Half Marathon

Sunday October 12th, 2014

Start Times- 8:00am Marathon, 9:00am Half Marathon

Both Races start from the Parkcenter Park on Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise Idaho 83706.

Packet Pick Up and Expo

The Packet Pick-up and Expo will be from 9am to 6pm Saturday October 11th, at the Host Hotel.  The Spring Hill Suites, 424 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Boise Idaho 83706.  Event souvenirs, race supplies, apparel, and food will be available at the expo.  There will also be people on hand to explain the course routes.  There will be limited packet distribution on race day, so please try to attend the 9 hour window of availability to pick up your packet SATURDAY.

Packets not picked up Saturday October 11th will be made available before the start of the race October 12th.  Participants are encouraged to pick up their packets and timing chips Saturday as the window for problem solving is tight prior to the race.

Accommodations

Rest assured, you will experience the finest accommodations and service in Boise while staying at the SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter. The Staff has achieved Gold Awards for their outstanding service and cleanliness. Your daily rate includes our extended hot breakfast buffet served daily, a roomy suite with a mini fridge and microwave, complimentary high speed wireless internet, complimentary use of Axiom fitness; Boise premiere fitness center, complimentary shuttle service to downtown and surrounding areas 24/7 as well as points earned with a Marriott Reward Membership.  We are eager to provide you outstanding service as well as accommodations.  If you have any questions please contact Amy Parrish at 208.433.5123.  Room Rates will be $83 per night, and pets are allowed for $10 extra.  The Boise River Greenbelt is just outside the back of the hotel.

All event activities will be within walking distance from the hotel.  The address is 424 E. Parkcenter Blvd, Boise Idaho, 83706.  Hotel information is provided below.  Call and inform them that you are part of the City Of Trees Marathon for your special room rate.  Airport and Shuttle service is available free of charge from the hotel, so a rental car is not a necessity for those flying into town.  A few have asked about what Airport to fly into, there is only one in Boise (commercial), BOI.  Boise Services include Alaska, Horizon, Southwest, United, Delta, Northwest, and a few other partner airlines.

CITY OF TREES MARATHON

• Check-in: Fri Oct 11, 2014

• Check-out: Mon Oct 13, 2014

• Special rate available until: Sat Sep 27, 2014

City Of Trees Spring Hills Suites Links are:

Double Suite $83 USD per night Book Double Suite at SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter for $83 USD per night

Course Description

The City Of Trees Marathon events are USATF certified courses, and the marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.  Chips will be used to assure accurate timing, you must wear a chip to be timed in the events.  The chip must be returned immediately following the races to avoid any fees associated with the un-returned chip.

The course is marked with white powder, and there are mile markers indicating the half and full miles.  The bike lane and half of the right lane are open to runners and should be marked with orange traffic barrels and traffic candles.  Please keep in mind that the roads are not completely closed to traffic. As per Ada County Highway District we will be following the rules of the road, running on the Right.

There will be water stations located within miles 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 21, 23, and 24.

Sports Drinks and other replenishments will be offered within miles 4, 9, 13, 18, 21, and 23.

Gel will be offered at Mile 19.

It’s always a wise decision to pack your own replenishments to ensure you have the packet when you need it.

Course Map and Elevation

A satellite course map can be found at USATF.org,

Marathon course certified course, Boston Marathon Qualifier, here is the Map:

Marathon Course www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=524876

(It says 2013 and Beyond , because that’s when it was created, as opposed to the other courses 2002-2012 used previously).

Half Marathon Course  www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=524646

(It says 2013 and Beyond , because that’s when it was created, as opposed to the other courses 2002-2012 used previously).

Turn By Turn Directions With Map

COT Turn By Turn with Overview

Registration

You can register at http://www.bluecirclesports.com/ for this race and all City of Trees Marathon Association Inc. Races.

http://www.bluecirclesports.com/EventDetail_Master.aspx?meid=732

Marathon

$68 Early Registration November 1st, 2014 to May 4th, 2014

$73 Pre-Registered May 5th, 2014 to September 28th, 2014

$84 Late Entry fee is for ALL registrations after September 28th, 2014

$85 Packet Pick Up Registration, register in person at the packet pick-up, no shirt guarantee at the time of entry.

No Day of Registration.

Half Marathon

$44 Early Registration November 1st, 2014 to May 4th, 2014

$49 Pre-Registered May 5th, 2014 to September 28th, 2014

$59 Late Entry fee is for ALL registrations after September 28th, 2014

$60 Packet Pick Up Registration, register in person at the packet pick-up, no shirt guarantee at the time of entry.

No Day of Registration.

All races are non-refundable, non-transferable.  The City Of Trees Marathon Association Inc has the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason.  You must have a bib number to participate, and there or are no exchanges or refunds available.

Awards

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall finishers for Male and Female in each race.  Age Division awards will given to the top three in each 10 year age group.  Only one award will be given to the deserving participant, ie if you are a 45 year old male who was the overall winner, you will get the overall award, someone else will get the 40-49 age group award.

Apparel and Medals

The first 800 people to register will receive a black fleece three quarter zip running jacket made by WindShirt with embroidered City Of Trees Logo.  (depending on size availability)  Once we run out of jackets, participants will receive a long sleeve technical fabric shirt.  Unique finisher medals will be given to finishers for both the half and the full marathon.

Event Special Offers

 

 

Previous Years Results

2004- Marathon http://www.racecenter.com/results/2004/cotreesmar2004.htm

2004- Half Marathon http://www.racecenter.com/results/2004/cotreeshmar2004.htm

2005- http://admin.j-chipusa.com/results/event/1520/results.php

2006- http://admin.j-chipusa.com/results/event/1661/results.php

2007- http://admin.j-chipusa.com/results/event/1945/results.php

2008- http://admin.j-chipusa.com/results/event/2308/results.php

2009- Half Marathon  http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=547

2009- Marathon   http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=546

2010-Marathon  http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=695

2010- Half Marathon http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=696

2011- Marathon  http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=869

2011- Half Marathon  http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=870

2012- Marathon http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=1160

2012- Half Marathon http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=1161

2013- Marathon http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=1330

2013- Half Marathon  http://www.bluecirclesports.com/Results_ShowEventResults.aspx?eid=1331

Previous Years Pictures

2006- http://www.idahosportspics.com/events/2006/cot/

2007- http://www.idahosportspics.com/events/2007/cityoftrees/

2008- http://www.idahosportspics.com/events/2008/cot/

2009- http://www.idahosportspics.com/events/2009/cot/

2010- http://www.idahosportspics.com/events/2010/cot/

2011- http://idahosportspics.com/events/2011/cityoftrees/

2112- http://idahosportspics.com/events/2012/cityoftrees/

2113- http://idahosportspics.com/events/all/cityoftrees/

Sponsors

The City Of  Trees Marathon Association Inc. would like to thank our sponsors for providing product, services, donations, and money towards bringing the participant a quality event.

Finish Line Sponsor

Shu’s Idaho Running Company

Shu dude

www.idahorunningcompany.com

Timing and Registration

BCS Logo

www.bluecirclesports.com

Post Race Party

Come get Re-Fueled with Chocolate Re-fuel milk.

Sockeye Brewing

Chilli and Bread

Therapeutic Associates

On Course

On Course Nutrition

Gatorade and Hammer Gel

 

A Little About the Benefactors of the City Of Trees Marathon

Ben Towne Foundation, Boise Chapter (Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation)

Ben Towne Foundation’s mission is to accelerate innovative research at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research…until a cure is found. 100% of contributions to Ben Towne Foundation are invested in groundbreaking research designed to harness the body’s own defense system to eliminate cancer. This technique of genetically re-engineering an individual’s T cells promises a future of cancer cures without the devastating side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Recently it was announced that the first patient treated in cellular immunotherapy phase 1 clinical trial is now cancer free.

Ben Towne Foundation Boise Chapter was established in 2012, with the mission to raise awareness about childhood cancers and the need for more funding, and to raise money to help make sure a cure is found – sooner, and with much less harm to children’s bodies!

To learn more about our local chapter and how you can be involved, please find us on Facebook – Boise Chapter Ben Towne Foundation or visit our website at: www.bentownefoundation.org.

Operation Warm Heart, Mountain Home Air Force Base 

Operation Warm Heart is a Non-Profit / Tax exempt organization operated from donations and designed to help offset the needs of the base and local communities on an individual case by case basis. Warm Heart is Gunfighters helping less fortunate folks both on base and in the local community. Operation Warm Heart promotes the health and welfare of active duty, Guard, and Reserve personnel, along with Department of Defense (DOD) civilian personnel on Mountain Home AFB and develops camaraderie between all base personnel and the surrounding community.

 

Other sponsors include

 

52 thoughts on “City Of Trees Marathon

  1. I want to walk the City of Trees my dr. say’s i cant run a marathon but i can fast walk it can i still sign up for the City of Trees

  2. Great race. Good crowd, beautiful scenery, neat course for spectators. Two possible improvements: 1) water stations were not actually at the mile markers. This threw off my refueling (GU), often having to dig out a GU and slam it as I came up on an early station. 2) No station from mile 6 to 9 was tough. Overall, a well-organized race. I had a great run, running the first time ever with my brother. Thanks.

  3. City of Trees Marathon and Half Marathon
    If you are going to run a marathon or half marathon in Idaho come to Boise in October. Jeff Ulmer and his crew plus all the volunteers put on a great event for a marathon and half marathon. They have the best weather at this time of the year. The view of the course is beautiful and all the parks and bike path that we ran were great. The course we very easy to run and the water stop were set up right for the event. The start was nice for the marathon starting at 8am and the half at 9am what a great idea for this event. Also for a small event they take care of all your needs. Great finish line and the food was great. Also the beer was a nice touch. Jeff and his crew and the city of Boise did a great job on the safety for all runners and walkers. Thanks Jeff I’ll be back some time again to do this run. Jerry Schaver Director of the 50 & DC Marathon and Half Marathon Group.
    http://www.50anddcmarathongroupusa.com

  4. Thanks for a great weekend, Jeff. Enthusiastic, helpful volunteers and spectators, challenging course, efficient check-in, excellent weather. Where can we get the USATF course cert # for the 2010 COT?

  5. Yes, we will have maps, and a representative from the Y-Striders Running Club will try to be at the Expo with google earth loaded to also explain the course, and show the route via computer screen.

  6. Given that the course tour-by-bus is cancelled, will you have available at packet pick-up Saturday a map the entrants can take and preview the course on their own?

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