Race to Robie Creek Half Marathon

Location: Boise, ID, USA
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Claiming to be the "toughest race in the Northwest," the Race to Robie Creek is the premier race in the Boise area. Registration takes place at noon on Presidents' Day and is sold out in minutes to a field of ~2500 runners. The race takes place the third Saturday of April. It starts at the base of the Boise foothills and climbs over 2000 feet across Aldape pass before descending most of the way down the other side.

Half Marathon

Number of finishers (2015 results): 2311

gain, net: 346
gain, total: 2169
loss, total: 1823
lowest: 2724
highest: 4802
average: 3700

Race Reports for Race to Robie Creek

39th Annual Race to Robie Creek (2016) - Race Report - Apr 18, 2016

The Race to Robie Creek is to Boise what the Boston Marathon is to Boston. It’s big (by Boise standards), it’s fun, it’s competitive, and it seems that most of the town knows it’s going on. This year’s Race to Robie Creek brought out some fast runners and, as usual, the weather cooperated nicely on race day. I approached my 7th consecutive Race to Robie Creek with a goal I set several months ago, and I was able to meet my goal almost exactly. In fact, I beat it by 7 seconds!

Race Report: 38th Annual Race to Robie Creek (2015) - Apr 20, 2015

This was my sixth consecutive year running the Race to Robie Creek. I was very excited coming into this race. Last fall I injured a tendon in my foot, and I wasn’t able to train for a couple months. By January I was fully recovered and had three and a half solid months of training going into Robie. Besides that, I really liked this year’s theme: Gora! The Running of the Toads. I was looking forward to a great race.

2014 Robie Creek Half Marathon - Apr 21, 2014

Regardless of it's "toughest" status, it is Idaho's classic race. It sells out 2500 plus bibs in minutes. I will be back for more.

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Apr 9, 2017, SunHogeye MarathonFayetteville, ArkansasM: 168 HM: 703M: 0
Apr 9, 2017, SunGO! St. Louis MarathonSt. Louis, MissouriM: 1338 HM: 4998M: 0 HM: 0
Apr 9, 2017, SunBlooms to Brews MarathonWoodland, WashingtonM: 141M: 0
Apr 15, 2017, SatBeat the Heat MarathonWestminster, ColoradoM: 55 HM: 163M: 1 HM: 1
Apr 15, 2017, SatWenatchee MarathonWenatchee, WashingtonM: 159 HM: 492
Apr 17, 2017, MonBoston MarathonBoston, MassachusettsM: 99
Apr 22, 2017, SatPine Line MarathonMedford, WisconsinM: 27 HM: 52
Apr 22, 2017, SatIllinois MarathonChampaign/Urbana, IllinoisM: 1534 HM: 4975M: 0 HM: 0
Apr 22, 2017, SatRuns With Scissors MarathonBrighton, ColoradoM: 18 HM: 34
Apr 22, 2017, SatMartian MarathonDearborn, Michigan
Apr 22, 2017, SatSalt Lake City MarathonSalt Lake City, UtahM: 704M: -611
Apr 22, 2017, SatBlue Ridge MarathonRoanoke, VirginiaM: 409 HM: 841
Apr 22, 2017, SatGarmin MarathonOlathe, KansasM: 564 HM: 1885
Apr 22, 2017, SatCarmel MarathonCarmel, IndianaM: 731 HM: 1718M: 0 HM: 0
Distances at this Race

Half Marathon

Contact info for Race to Robie Creek
Link to marathon website