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.
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
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=551784 (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
Click Here: COT 2014 REV Turn by Turn
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
$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.
$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 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
*********Update********** The Jackets were not acceptable due to a quality issue, (bad zippers) We will be giving out Long Sleeve Technical Fabric Running Shirts to all participants. We are very sorry about this, but some things are out of our control and sometimes these things happen.
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/
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 www.idahorunningcompany.com
Timing and Registration
Post Race Party
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.