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Famous Idaho Potato Marathon

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May 20, 2017 (Saturday)
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 K, 5 K
Boise, Idaho
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The YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon, presented by the Idaho Potato Commission, is a fun full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K course along the Boise, Idaho greenbelt. All courses are flat and fast! This marathon can be used to qualify for the 2016 Boston Marathon. Bring the entire family out for this event! We have a distance that will work for everyone. Medals are given to Marathon and Half Marathon finishers.

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Average Rating:  
Recent Review: This was my first race ever, a 5k! And I thought it was well put together! I had no trouble following the route and it was a beautiful route. Part of the trail was flooded under one of the bridges, but they were sandbagging and pumping water off the path. We ran through some puddles, but I didn't even get wet. I would have felt good even if I had! I would totally do this race again! They should stagger starts though as there was a lot of congestion at the beginning and the 5k and 10k started at the exact same time.
Crystal Messenger
Boise, Idaho
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Year: 2007     Participation


72 men competed in the 2007 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon 72 (58.5%)
    Total finishers: 123


51 women competed in the 2007 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon 51 (41.5%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Todd Arndt   Marathon Men 2:54:58 6:41  8.98 mph 
 Nancy Hatfield   Marathon Women 3:38:02 8:19  7.21 mph 
 Mitch Long   Marathon Masters Men 3:13:18 7:23  8.13 mph 
 Nancy Hatfield   Marathon  Masters Women  3:38:02 8:19  7.21 mph 
Complete 2007 Results (All Races)
Year: 2005     Participation


60 men competed in the 2005 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon 60 (58.8%)
    Total finishers: 102


42 women competed in the 2005 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon 42 (41.2%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Martin Preston    Marathon Men 2:58:02 6:48  8.83 mph 
 Nikki Kimball   Marathon Women 3:09:50 7:15  8.28 mph 
 Sergio Gutierrez   Marathon Masters Men 3:11:55 7:20  8.19 mph 
 Nancy Hatfield   Marathon  Masters Women  3:33:39 8:09  7.36 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
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Retailers (near this event)
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 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 Bandanna Running and Walking  Boise ID 5.5 Miles store info
 The Athletes Foot  Boise ID 5.5 Miles store info
 Pulse Running & Fitness  Meridian ID 6 Miles store info
 Nutri-Sport  Meridian ID 6 Miles store info
 The Athletes Foot  Eagle ID 10.4 Miles store info
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