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Race to Robie Creek returns to Boise in ‘epic’ fashion

Race to Robie Creek returns to Boise in ‘epic’ fashion

Billed as “one of the toughest races in the Northwest,” the well known 50 {cfdf3f5372635aeb15fd3e2aecc7cb5d7150695e02bd72e0a44f1581164ad809}-marathon celebrated its 45th run Saturday amid chilly Treasure Valley temperatures.

BOISE, Idaho — Immediately after a two-calendar year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Race to Robie Creek returned in complete pressure Saturday amid chilly temperatures in the Treasure Valley. 

Billed as “1 of the toughest races in the Northwest,” the common half-marathon celebrated its 45th run Saturday. More than the 13.1-mile race, runners logged a 2,072-foot ascent and a 1,732-foot descent ahead of the complete line. 

1,400 people signed up for the race, but thanks to weather, organizers reported not everybody who registered produced it to the celebration. 

Nevertheless, the Race to Robie Creek turnout did not disappoint, in spite of the windy problems and a requirement on registration Feb. 27 for all participants and volunteers to supply proof of vaccination towards COVID-19.

“This year’s been so challenging, for the reason that of COVID and our vaccine requirement and preserving folks apart,” Race to Robie Creek Director, Michael Devitt claimed. “Thankfully, we have been able to unwind some of people precautions, but it is just been a genuinely difficult 12 months. Every thing we could potentially have to deal with, we’re dealing with and the weather nowadays is ridiculous.

“But, all people showed up, all people has a wonderful frame of mind and they are going to have an epic working day to explain to the grandkids about.”

On April 8, the Race to Robie Creek transformed its mask plan for packet pickup, the start of the race and the end line, from needed to advisable. 

All the proceeds from the half-marathon are donated to the Race to Robie Creek’s specified charities.

Crews from the Ada County Freeway District (ACHD) served apparent some of the 6-8 inches of snow on the backside of the study course Friday. Race to Robie co-organizer, Brian Rencher, believed about 1-2 inches of snow was still left on the spot they paved.

The leading-5 total finishers from Saturday’s occasion in every gender course are integrated below, in accordance to Race to Robie Creek’s web-site:

  1. Jackson Brill (23, Boise) 1:18:18.96 – 5:59 speed
  2. Greg Montgomery (31, Boise) 1:21:17.07 – 6:12 rate
  3. Drew Schultz (24, Boise) 1:21:57.19 – 6:15 pace
  4. Tyler Gehrs (31, Boise) 1:22:39.5 – 6:19 tempo
  5. Caleb Rhynard (29, Boise) 1:22:54.51 – 6:20 speed
  1. Megan Rolland (33, Boise) 1:31:24.08 – 6:59 tempo
  2. Danielle Marquette (37, Nampa) 1:33:20.23 – 7:07 tempo
  3. Malaina Thacker (23) 1:34:05.86 – 7:11 rate
  4. Erin Hagen (25, Boise) 1:39:33.29 – 7:36 speed
  5. Carli Corpus (24, Meridian) 1:40:07.16 – 7:39 tempo

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