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

Billed as “one of many hardest races within the Northwest,” the favored half-marathon celebrated its forty fifth run Saturday amid chilly Treasure Valley temperatures.

BOISE, Idaho — After a two-year hiatus as a result of COVID-19, the Race to Robie Creek returned in full pressure Saturday amid chilly temperatures within the Treasure Valley. 

Billed as “one of many hardest races within the Northwest,” the favored half-marathon celebrated its forty fifth run Saturday. Over the 13.1-mile race, runners logged a 2,072-foot ascent and a 1,732-foot descent earlier than the end line. 

1,400 individuals signed up for the race, however as a result of climate, organizers stated not everybody who registered made it to the occasion. 

Nevertheless, the Race to Robie Creek turnout didn’t disappoint, regardless of the windy circumstances and a requirement upon registration Feb. 27 for all contributors and volunteers to supply proof of vaccination towards COVID-19.

“This 12 months’s been so troublesome, due to COVID and our vaccine requirement and holding individuals aside,” Race to Robie Creek Director, Michael Devitt stated. “Happily, we had been in a position to loosen up a few of these precautions, nevertheless it’s simply been a very laborious 12 months. All the pieces we might probably should cope with, we’re coping with and the climate at present is loopy.

“However, everybody confirmed up, everybody has an awesome perspective and they are going to have an epic day to inform the grandkids about.”

On April 8, the Race to Robie Creek modified its masks coverage for packet pickup, the beginning of the race and the end line, from required to really useful. 

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

Crews from the Ada County Freeway District (ACHD) helped clear among the 6-8 inches of snow on the bottom of the course Friday. Race to Robie co-organizer, Brian Rencher, estimated about 1-2 inches of snow was left on the realm they paved.

The highest-five total finishers from Saturday’s occasion in every gender class are included under, in response to Race to Robie Creek’s web site:

  1. Jackson Brill (23, Boise) 1:18:18.96 – 5:59 tempo
  2. Greg Montgomery (31, Boise) 1:21:17.07 – 6:12 tempo
  3. Drew Schultz (24, Boise) 1:21:57.19 – 6:15 tempo
  4. Tyler Gehrs (31, Boise) 1:22:39.5 – 6:19 tempo
  5. Caleb Rhynard (29, Boise) 1:22:54.51 – 6:20 tempo
  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 tempo
  4. Erin Hagen (25, Boise) 1:39:33.29 – 7:36 tempo
  5. Carli Corpus (24, Meridian) 1:40:07.16 – 7:39 tempo

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