Race to Robie Creek®

Sat April 15, 2023 Boise, ID 83701 US
Race Details


RACE START:  April 16, 2022 at HIGH NOON (MST)  Scout Lane, Boise 


DONOR REGISTRATION:  For those who generously donated their entry fee in 2020, a link was emailed the week of January 17, 2022. You needed to register online and pay the entry fee for this year’s race by January 31, 2022. 


REGISTRATION:  February 21, 2022 online registration begins at 12:00 p.m. (MT).  Please register on our website- www.robiecreek.com. The entry fee is $65 plus an online fee.


HEALTH AND SAFETY:  All participants and volunteers will be required to show proof they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in any part of the Race to Robie Creek®. This requires that individuals receive their second shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or a single shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine on or before April 2, 2022.  A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitute for proof of full vaccination.

If you are not feeling well, have any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the preceding 5 days, or are otherwise recommended to quarantine or isolate, participants should not attend or participate in the race.


MASKS:  Masks are recommended to be worn at Packet Pickup as well as the race start and finish. Masks that cover your nose and mouth will be required for all persons while riding the bus from the finish area to either Spring Shores or Idaho Parks and Recreation parking lots. Masks will be provided before you enter the bus.


TRANSFERS:  If you are unable to participate in the race, you may transfer your race number to another person. 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 transfer your number to another on our website for $10 or in person at Packet Pickup on April 13, 2022 for $10. For more information, please see Race Number Transfer tab on this website.

Online transfers must be completed before 7:00 p.m. on April 13, 2022.  NO TRANSFERS after April 13, 2022! 

Changes to names on the race number or sizes for t-shirts will be available to those who transfer numbers before March 15, 2022. Participants who have a registration that was transferred online after March 15, 2022, will get the shirt size of the original purchaser and will get a new race number without a custom name issued at packet pickup. 


PACKET PICKUP:  You can pick up your race number at Packet Pickup on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 or at the race start on April 16, 2022. Each participant must pick up their own race number.


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. From the Start, participants will turn right onto Collins Road heading to the VA, turning right on N. Collins Road/South VA Loop, turning right through the access road past the Idaho State Veteran’s Home, turning right on Mountain Cove Road, and turning left onto Reserve Road. Then up Shaw Mountain Road where the road turns to dirt at around 3.5 miles and continues to climb going up Rocky Canyon Road until you reach Aldape Summit. The course turns steeply downhill for the first 2 miles of the decent into Robie Creek drainage and continues to wind downhill and the last mile is now paved to the finish at Robie Creek Park.


AID STATIONS:  There are aid stations supplying water and fruit, at some of the stations. The “Table of Temptation” is located at approximately mile 8 to “motivate” you to the top of the summit. There will be port-a-potties at the start, on the course, and at the finish.  Medical assistance will be near aid stations.


ALCOHOL: The consumption or possession of alcohol or any controlled substance during the race or on the race course is prohibited. The Race to Robie Creek® and the Rocky Canyon Sail Toads, Ink. do not condone and expressly prohibit anyone from possessing, consuming, and/or distributing any alcohol or controlled substance at the start or on the race course. Individuals found in possession of alcohol or any controlled substance will be asked to leave the race course and may be subject to arrest. Alcohol will be available to those who are over 21 years of age at the finish and is the only alcohol allowed. Participants should only take fluids and refreshments only from the official race aid stations and volunteers located on the course. All individuals are subject to and must abide by the laws of the applicable locality in which they are present. The Race to Robie Creek® reserves the right to disqualify any participant who violates this policy, poses a risk to themselves or others, fails or refuses to follow instructions given by an event official (including event staff, volunteers, medical personnel, fire and police officials, security officers, and any other official), and/or conducts themselves in an unprofessional/discourteous manner.                           


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 or are unable to finish the race, 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. There will also be snacks and drinks provided.


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 14-19 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” (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:  For 2022, there will not be a post-race party, however, we will celebrate with you when you finish and provide race schwag, snacks, and drinks! Only volunteers will be allowed to come to the finish, sorry no spectators this year.  At the finish area there is:



PARKING:  There is NO PARKING AT THE FINISH. We provide shuttle buses for Participants 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. 

  • Shuttle Buses will take Participants FROM the Finish TO Spring Shores Marina. All Participants will be required to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose on the bus.

  • If you are parked at Idaho Parks and Rec., 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 back to Fort Boise Park (i.e. the Start).


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


SPONSORS:  The Race to Robie Creek® thanks our major sponsors, without whom we could not host this event: AceCo, Bandanna Running and Walking, Boise Plaza, Crystal Geyser, Dog-Fish Head Ale, Gatorade, Hayden Beverage Company, Highlands Hollow, Honey Stinger, Life’s Kitchen, Lone River Ranch Water, Meadow Gold, Morrison Knudsen Foundation, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, Rizen Creative, Pepsi Co., Shu’s Idaho Running Company, Simplot Food Group, Tates Rents, Trail Butter, Treasure Valley Litho, Truly Hard Seltzer, White Claw, and WinCo Foods!

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