Race to Robie Creek®

Sat April 18, 2020 Boise, ID US 83702 Directions
Race Details

RACE START:    April 20, 2019 at HIGH NOON (MST)


REGISTRATION:    February 18, 2019 online registration begins at 12:00 pm (MST). Only the first 2,242 applications will be accepted. Please register on our website, www.robiecreek.com. The entry fee is $60 plus an online fee.


WAIT LIST:    Once the first allotted slots fill, the wait list will open immediately. Once on the wait list you will be notified if a race number becomes available. You will have 2 days from the date of the notification to sign up for the race. Available race numbers will be assigned in the order of the wait list. You will be able to check on your position on the wait list by logging on to your www.runsignup.com account. There is no cost to join the wait list. You may only sign up for the wait list one time.


PACKET PICKUP:  Race numbers and packets can be picked up on April 17, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Packet Pickup takes place at the Basque Center corner of 6th and Grove Street, Boise, Idaho.  You must have your email confirmation and Photo ID (or a copy of the Photo ID). Out of town participants and those who missed packet pickup can get their race numbers and packets on the day of the race at the start between 9:30-11:45 am.


TRANSFERS:    If you are unable to participate in the race, you may transfer your race number to someone on the wait list or to another person of your choice.  If you purchase a number from someone else, the race number MUST be transferred into your name to ensure the accuracy of the results. You can do so online for $10 at www.robiecreek.com or in person at packet pickup for $10. Online transfers are available until 7:30 p.m. on  April 17, 2019.  No changes to names on the race number or t-shirts will be available to those who transfer numbers after March 22, 2019. Participants who have a race number that was transferred online after March 22, 2019 will need to have a new race number issued at packet pickup. There are NO RACE DAY CHANGES OR TRANSFERS.


TIMING:    The race will be electronically timed, but official results (i.e. awards) will be based on gun time. Your timing device is attached to your race number. Please wear your race number on the front of your shirt to ensure accurate timing. Do not crumple, fold, or damage your chip.


CUT OFF:   We will stop timing the race at 5:00 pm. Anyone under the age of 14 or who is not capable of finishing in less than 5 hours is strongly discouraged from running this race. This is not your typical half marathon. Race officials may pull you from the course at any time for medical, safety, or any other reason.


COURSE:    The 13.1 mile course begins at Fort Boise Park near the softball fields and runs a loop around Scout Lane, Fort Street, and on to Reserve Street where it turns into Shaw Mountain Road and begins to climb. The road turns to dirt at around 3.5 miles and continues to climb going up Rocky Canyon Road until you reach Aldape Summit. Then the Course turns steeply downhill for the first 2 miles of the decent into Robie Creek drainage and continues to wind downhill to the finish at Robie Creek Park.


AID STATIONS:    There are 10 aid stations supplying water at Miles 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11.5. The “Kryptonite Kafe” is located at approx. mile 8 to “motivate” you to the top of the summit. There will be Port-a-Potties at the start, on course, and at the finish.


MEDICAL:    There will be medical support on the course graciously provided by Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue, East Boise County Ambulance District, and Ada County Paramedics. If you need assistance, please go to the nearest aid station.


FINISHERS:    All race finishers will receive a T-Shirt and keepsake from the race upon reaching the Finish Line.


AWARDS:    Awards will be given for the overall top 3 female and male finishers. Age group awards are presented to the top 3 female and male finishers in each age group beginning with ages 14-18 and progressing in 5 year increments thereafter until the ages of 80-99. We also give a Masters Award to the top female and male finisher over the age of 40. All awards are given based on gun time.


AGE LIMIT:   Anyone under the age of 14 is discouraged from entering this race. There are no awards for participants age 14 and under.


EXTRA CLOTHING: You can send extra clothing to the Finish in the “Toad Mobile” (UPS truck) which will be parked at the Start area. Please put your extra clothing in a bag marked with your name and contact info and drop it off at the start in the Toad Mobile. There are no changing tents at the Finish. The Race to Robie Creek® and Rocky Canyon Sail Toads, Ink. are not responsible for any items placed in the Toad Mobile or left anywhere on course or at any aid station.


POST RACE:   At the finish, there will be live music, food, fun, and adult beverages for those over 21!   

  • If you wish to drink alcohol at the post race party, you must obtain a wrist band at the Finish area. Race Participants who are over 21 years old may use their own race number with their own correct age as proof of age, so long as they presented photo ID at packet pickup, to obtain a wrist band. All guests with a Spectator Bus Pass and volunteers must prove their age with a valid photo ID in order to obtain a wrist band.  Only 2 alcoholic beverages at a time will be served to each person. Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver.


SPECTATORS:   Anyone wishing to go to the Finish have a valid Spectator Bus Pass in order to board a Shuttle Bus and partake in food and drink at the post race party. Race participants, volunteers and children under the age of 3 do NOT need a Spectator Bus Pass. A limited number of Spectator Bus Passes can be purchased online for $12 at the time of registration and are limited to 1 per Participant. If available, additional Spectator Bus Passes can be purchased for $15 at Packet Pickup.


PARKING:   There is NO PARKING AT THE FINISH. We provide shuttle buses for Participants with their race number and Spectators who have a valid Spectator Bus Pass to get in to and out of the Finish area. You can park your cars at either Spring Shores Marina or the Idaho Parks and Recreation Lot on Warm Springs Avenue (by Shakespeare) and take a shuttle bus from either location to the Finish. Please carpool!


SHUTTLE BUSES:   Shuttle buses ONLY run between the Finish and the parking areas at Spring Shores Marina and Idaho Parks and Rec. There is NO shuttle bus from the parking areas to the start before the race begins.


Spectators with Spectator Bus Pass and Volunteers GOING TO the Finish:

  • Shuttle Buses depart Idaho Parks and Rec. TO Spring Shores Marina every 30 minutes beginning at 11:30 am. The last bus from this location leaves at 1:30 pm.

  • Shuttle Buses depart Spring Shores Marina TO the Finish starting at NOON. The last bus to the finish leaves Spring Shores Marina at 2:00 pm.

  • There is NO bus transportation for spectators or volunteers to the Finish after 2:00 pm!


After the Race, LEAVING FROM the Finish:

  • Shuttle Buses will take Participants/Spectators/Volunteers FROM the Finish TO Spring Shores Marina as they fill up. If you are parked at Warm Springs, you will board a separate shuttle bus at Spring Shores Marina that will take you to the Idaho Parks and Rec. parking area.

  • ONLY the very LAST SHUTTLE BUS will take Participants/Spectators back to Fort Boise Park (i.e. the Start).


CHARITIES:   All of the proceeds from the Race to Robie Creek® are donated to charity. In its 42 year history, the Race to Robie Creek® has donated over $1,000,000 to charity! A full list of the charitable donations can be viewed on our website.


SPONSORS:   The Race to Robie Creek® gives our heartfelt thanks to our major sponsors without whom we could not host this event: AceCo., Bandanna Running and Walking, CLIF Bar, Crystal Geyser, Deschutes Brewery, Fremont Brewing, Gatorade, Hayden Beverage Company, Highlands Hollow, The Idaho Statesman, Life’s Kitchen, Meadow Gold, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Morrison Knudsen Foundation, Mother Earth Brewing, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, Pepsi Co., Sam Adams Brewing, Sockeye Brewing, Shu’s Idaho Running Company, Simplot Food Group, Tate’s Rents, Treasure Valley Litho, White Claw Hard Seltzer, and WinCo Foods!


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