Location: Boise, ID US 83702 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
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Future Race Dates:

41st Race to Robie Creek® is on April 21, 2018 

2019 - April 20th

The race is always the 3rd Saturday in April - Start time will always be at 12 noon - Mountain Time

Where is Spring Shores Marina?

It's off of Highway 21, across from the high bridge past Lucky Peak. Robie is a logistical nightmare. Park in the morning at either the Spring Shores Marina parking lot or the Idaho Parks and Recreation (AKA Shakespeare) parking lot and hitch a ride to the start with anyone going that way, lots of people will be dropping of a car. We don't run a bus from either parking lot to the start in the morning. You can park at the start and make a friend in the bus line and hitch a ride back to the start.  

Where does the race start?

The race starts at the back of Fort Boise Park in northeast Boise. The start is off Mountain Cove Road and Reserve Street on Scout Lane, you can’t miss it. Come early, we will have some fun.

Can we bring a bag to the finish for you? 

Yes, we have what we call the Toad Mobile.  You will see the big brown truck, at the start.  (Thanks to UPS for helping us out)  Throw your bag on before you start and it will be delivered to the finish area. (NO GLASS in your bag please; but make sure your name is in there, just in case). The Toad Mobile will transport your bag to the finish line, they will be sorted by color (other than black please). 

How long is this race? 

13.1 miles, the toughest half-marathon in the northwest and we are not kidding. This is not a walk in the park, but you can walk the steep, you will not be alone.

Are there runners and walkers?

No distinction on runners or walkers --- we have participants. You can go as slow as you would like within reason. But we are going to stop timing at 5 hours. So if you cannot walk it in less than 5 hours, please don't enter, at some point the volunteers want to go home.   Do not let yourself get talked into doing this if you are not ready. We want you to have a good time (fun that is).

When does registration open?

Registration for 2018 opens on-line at through Run Sign Up on President's Day, February 19, 2018 at 12 Noon (MST) sharp!

The link for sign up will be at www.robiecreek.com on President's Day at noon.  Don't be late! or you may have to enter the 2nd chance drawing for a spot.   

What is the 2018 registration fee?

2017 -  was $55.00 plus a small online fee.

What if I have a duplicate entry?

If you ended up with 1 or more race number, the extra ones will be deleted, and you will face a $15.00 processing penalty. It does not matter how you got more than one, if you entered yourself and your boyfriend entered you and your mom also entered you, we are going to delete the duplicates. You will not have them to sell or transfer to someone else. Please make sure you only enter once. Don't come whining when the extra spots you thought you had are gone.

Is the field limited?

Yes the field will be limited, 40th year, it will be in the range of 2440.   If you have run before you know why we need a limit. For the 1st timers after you get to the finish you will understand. Our limit will be 2440 or as close as we can get. 

What if i missed the registration day?

Don't give up, we have a second chance drawing for at least another 200 spots, which runs for about 5 days after registration day. The 2nd chance drawing will open once the 1st 2100 spots are filled.   No luck through the second chance drawing?  We allow for transfers, usually 300 or so will be selling, trading or giving their spot away. Be on the look out for Robie numbers, they will be available.   DO NOT pay more than face value- we have seen them being given away for free at packet pick up.  Keep Training, when you are ready a number will appear.      

Are there T-shirts?

There are finishers shirts, that are given out at the finish. You will get the size you signed up for, so that last walker to finish gets the medium that they signed up for.  There is a t-shirt trading area at the finish for people to exchange sizes if needed.

Do I need a Spectator Bus Pass?

If you have a race number, you DO NOT need a spectator pass. If you would like a friend or spouse to see you drag yourself across the finish line, you need to buy them a spectator pass, they cost $12.00. You can only buy one when you sign up, they will sell out.  Sorry we do not have room for everyone in Boise at the finish and party, so you may only buy 1 pass.  We are only selling 750 passes, not everyone gets to buy one, 1st come 1st served. Again you only may buy 1 pass. Age 3 and under do not need a pass. If you ordered a spectator pass it will be stapled to your race number when you pick it up, either at the Basque Center on April 12th from 5 to 8 pm or at the start beginning at 9:30 am race morning. If we have any left we will sell on Wednesday night the 12th.

Can I buy or transfer someone's number?

Check out the online transfer information link on the website.  Log in to your www.runsignup.com account and work thru the steps.  The self transfer,   clean and easy,   the new owner will keep the original owners race number, and you can change your shirt size.   This process closes on March 15th,  after that date, it is back to the old process, April 13th at the Basque Center. If you did not do the new online transfer you back to the Basque Center on April 12th. That process must be done at packet pick up night, which will be on Wednesday night April 12th 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Basque Center. NO TRANSFERS ON RACE DAY. ALL TRANSFERS MUST BE DONE ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 12TH. Not in town ? A friend can do it for you or send us an email and the email guy will do it for you, but please let us help you before 1:30 pm on the 12th.

Are there porta-potties?

We have got them, 35 at the start, and another 27 along the course. When you have to go, you have to go. and for 2017 we will have a couple of urinal stations for the guys, a group pee. Sorry gals, but it will speed up the lines, and remember gals, get in a line with lots of guys, those lines will go faster, and here is another plan - we do not want you to miss the fun start, while you are waiting in line. just hold it, there will be more at 2 miles and 3.5 miles. 

Are there aid stations?

Yes, 10 of them. Water and fruit, no Gatorade except at the start and finish. 1st one is at mile 2,  Hot day ?  You may think about carrying your drink of choice.  We may add Gatorade at some of the stops, and Clif Bar support at some of the aid stations.  Will let you know the plan via our facebook page before race day

How does my spectator get bused into the finish?

They will need a Spectator pass, 1 per participant, order when you sign up, they are $12.00 each. IF YOU ARE RUNNING YOU DO NOT NEED ONE !!  KIDS 3 AND UNDER DO NOT NEED A PASS.   Spectator passes are for your friends and family to ride the bus into the finish and join us for the party, and picnic. Please no party crashers, we are watching you. Participants (runners and walkers) you will not need a ticket to get out. Please no dogs, cats, bikes, strollers or whiners on the bus. We will start busing folks in from both spring shores marina (across the high bridge past Lucky Peak ) and Idaho Parks and Rec lot on warm springs. The buses start at 12:15 pm and will bus people into the finish till about 2 pm. at 2:01 pm no more rides into the finish, please don't even ask. Please don't try to get to the finish after 2, the finish area will be full. 

Awards 

Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in both women and men, and to the 1st place finisher in masters - over 40.  Age Group awards will be in 5 year age groups, starting with 14 to 19, 20 to 24, etc. - up to 80 and above.   The Sail Toads suggest that kids under the age of 14 do not run this race, but we don't limit their entry.  We have made the decision not to present awards to children under the age of 14.        

Headphones ? 

You may wear them if you must,  they are not banned,   but be warned,  the road is open and will have traffic, please do not get run over.  Better yet, leave them at home and make a friend along the course!

 

How do I get bused out of the finish?

We are going to bus everyone back to Springs Shores parking lot and then we will run another group of buses that will run a loop down to the Idaho Parks and Rec. (aka Shakespeare) parking lot on Warm Springs.  You DO NOT need a spectator pass to ride the bus out if you ran over the hill.

Does the race contribute to charities?

The Rocky Canyon Sail Toads put this race on because we love it.  We try to put on the best race possible for all involved. Our goal is not charity first, it is the race, which we try to make the best. But the race has been successful, so we donate all the money we have left over. For 2016 we donated almost $78,000.00 not bad when it is really not your #1 goal. We have donated over $768,000.00, over the past 12 years. Thanks to everyone involved. All the Rocky Canyon Sail Toads are volunteers. No one is paid. One of a few races in the country this size which are all volunteer.

What if I have a complaint?

Please send us an email, a message through facebook or our mailing address is Race to Robie Creek, P.O. Box 205, Boise, Idaho 83701.  We don't have a phone.