Famous Idaho Potato Marathon

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon

( 3 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Boise,
    United States
  • May
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Colorado, United States
31 19
"A Potato Filled Marathon!"
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Katherine 's thoughts:

Expo - Small with a few vendors and at the host hotel, the Riverside. The swag was super fun! The shirt had a fun design and we also got some potato recipes and a cute potato pin!

Race - The start was in the Lucky Peak State Park and was beautiful. The beginning was a bit unorganized and congested but by a mile in the field had sorted itself out. The course had a slight downhill for most of the course. The half and the full marathon started together and there were WAY more half marathoners than full marathons so when the half runners finished, it got a bit lonely on the course. The marathoners finish the remainin miles on an out and back course that runs along the Greenway and while not interesting, is pretty and tree covered. Since there aren't many marathon participants you kind of end up running with the locals just out on their normal Saturday activities. You will need to stay focused and run your own race. The race overall was low-key and well supported with water and electrolytes every 2 miles or so. When the marathons came back to the finish we met up with the 5k and the 10k runners so I called out "passing on the left" and people got over. Overall a great experience but you will be running on a multi-use path/greenway so keep that in mind. This isn't really a sight seeing tour of Boise.

Finish Line - They gave out medals, chocolate milk, and baked potatoes+topping bar. There were also apples and bagels to grab. There were vendors at the park where the finish was and people were mingling and enjoying the day.

If you are looking for a May race in Boise, I highly recommend this race. It was well organized but had a small race/local feel to it. Good luck and happy running!

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