****Breaking News Update****
We have been constantly monitoring the Greenbelt area and the other access area’s around Memorial Stadium for the past couple of months leading up to our event. In some cases the flooding and river flow is getting worse not better. We have been working with the Boise Parks and Rec department on alternative routes, but for the most part we run into flooded areas, and can’t be assured that we will be able to hold a safe and quality event. The 2017 event was going to be the 15th running of the Fit For Life, but it pains us to have to cancel the event for 2017. We can’t postpone based on the fact that we would interfere with other events, so we have made the difficult choice to cancel the 2017 edition, but look forward to the 2018 event, as well as our other offerings in September (Payette Lake Run) and October (City Of Trees Marathon). Those that have already registered will be notified about the credit/transfers/refunds options.
Fit For Life Half Marathon
July 8th 2017
7:30am Hawks Memorial Stadium, Garden City Idaho
The Fit For Life Half Marathon consists of three sub events, the featured Half Marathon, the 10K and the 5K. All races are flat and shady greenbelt races starting and finishing at the Boise Hawks Memorial Stadium. Come out and participate in this one of a kind home plate finish. The Half Marathon starts at 7:30am, the 10K at 7:40am, and the 5K at 7:50am. We will have unique, custom shaped medals to award Half Marathon Finishers. (The other side of this medal is given out for the City Of Trees Half Marathon, so if you run two half marathons, you get both pieces to equal one full) The event has a baseball theme and our awards reflect that theme, We will not be able to offer beer and hot dogs at the finish, like in previous years, as there is a Hawks Home Game the night of the event, and the Hawks can’t staff the beer stand. We will have a pancake feed instead.
You Can Register for this event at BlueCircleSports.com Click Here: BCS-FFL
The Registration Fee is $38 for the Half Marathon, $28 for the 10K, and $23 for the 5K. A $10 late fee will be charged for all registrations after July 2nd. 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.
The Race course is an out and back greenbelt (paved path) course. The river will cool and the shade of the trees will protect runners for most of the course. The course starts in the parking lot at Hawks Memorial Stadium, east onto the greenbelt at the access point by the Glenwood Bridge. The course continues east into Julia Davis Park on the North side of the greenbelt, and then back again. The races are perfect bench marks for the Payette Lake Runs and the City Of Trees Marathon Events. We have a one of a kind home plate stadium finish!
The Course: Fit For Life Course Map
Packet Pick-Up Info
The packet pickup will be from 4-7pm Wednesday July 5th at Shu’s Idaho Running Company.
Technical fabric t-shirt will be given out to participants, look for the Virtual Event bag, that will be sent to your inbox featuring discounts, coupons and announcements from our Sponsoring partners.
2016 Results 5K
The Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is the choice of charity for the Fit For Life Half Marathon events. The Idaho Walk Bike Alliance was created out of a meeting of concerned Idahoans who knew Federal funding for Idaho’s sidewalks, trails, bike lanes, and paths was threatened. The mission of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is to promote active transportation as healthy, safe and reliable for all Idahoans.
The IWBA Board understands concerns over Federal budget deficits, this happens every day in business. The bigger problem is that Federal grants for bike/walk programs face elimination so funds will be shifted solely to road building projects. The grant programs were only $.015 (1 ½ cents) of every Federal Transportation dollar. Thus, the amount being shifted is minuscule for roadway projects but hugely beneficial for bike and pedestrian projects.
Our country faces an obesity epidemic and active recreation and transportation options are the “medicine” for it. We don’t need more lanes for cars. We need sidewalks, bike lanes, paths, and trails giving people options for going to school, work, shopping or recreation.