Fit For Life Half Marathon 10K and 5K


Fit For Life Half Marathon

July 18th 2020

7:30am Hawks Memorial Stadium, Garden City Idaho

Breaking Event News:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the governor’s stay healthy order and with much regret, we are cancelling our previously scheduled Fit For Life Half Marathon event and sub-events scheduled for July 18th, 2020 at Hawks Memorial Stadium. The cancellation is due to prevalent safety concerns for gatherings, social distancing, and facility requirements. At current time, there are too many unforeseen circumstances and we are choosing the safety of our participants, the volunteers, vendors, and staff as our top priority.

We greatly appreciate the ongoing enthusiasm and interest that everyone has shown towards the event. It was our intention to give everyone a great event, but not compromise anyone’s safety or the style and quality of the events we produce. We have made the difficult decision to cancel the event rather than not deliver the best “Fit For Life” possible. We will not be re-scheduling the 2020 event so as not to conflict with the events previously scheduled or those events that have rescheduled to a later date.

We want to extend our most heartfelt apologies to all those who have trained for our events, and have previously registered. We would like to sincerely thank all of you for your support and understanding. Refunds will be processed over the next couple of weeks, your patience is appreciated.

Event Info

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.

Registration Info

You Can Register for this event at Click Here: FFL-2020

The Registration Fee is $40 for the Half Marathon, $30 for the 10K, and $25 for the 5K.  A $10 late fee will be charged for all registrations after 11:59pm (EST) July 5th.  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.

Course Info

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. Travel the North side of the river all the way into Julia Davis Park, 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!  All Water/Gatorade Stations will be on the greenbelt 1/6 will be located from the N. Lake Harbor access to the Greenbelt, Station 2/5 will be in Ester Simplot Water Park, and Station 3/4 will be just inside Julia Davis Park. 

The Course:

Fit For Life Half Marathon 10K and 5K Map

Packet Pick-Up Info

The packet pickup will be from 4-6:00pm Thursday July 16th at Shu’s Idaho Running Company.  We will have pre-race packet pick up and timing chip distribution on race day as well, but since the event is early in the morning it is suggested that locals pick up packets on Thursday at the PPU.

Technical fabric t-shirt will be given out to participants.


2016 Results- Half Marathon

2016 Results- 10K

2016 Results 5K

2018 Results- Half Marathon

2018 Results- 10K

2018 Results 5K

2019 Results- Half Marathon

2019 Results- 10K

2019 Results-5K


2019 Fit For Life Pictures

Community Partnership

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.