We had a great time at the Onward Shay! Boise Marathon! The race was a huge success and all who were involved had a great time! Saint Alphonsus Sports Medicine provided the medical coverage to the participants and good thing they did! Due to the rainy weather conditions, we had a few hypothermic runners but luckily, nothing else major other than the common sprains, strains and muscle cramps. The packet-pickup expo at JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place) was a huge success and over 1200 people came flooding in the doors to see what the vendors had to offer at the expo! The participants were able to sample protein ice cream, energy bars, Jersey Mike’s subs, and many other tasty healthy options. Running shoe brands like New Balance, Saucony, Adidas, etc were also there and available for purchase. George Hirsch and other running legends like Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, Dick Andersen, Bart Yasso, Joann Samuelson, and many others were there to speak with the participants.

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The runners also were thrilled to have their picture taken in front of a scenic view of downtown Boise. Fun Pictures below!img_2070img_2017img_2020















Runner’s World publisher George Hirsch will memorialize his late wife, Boisean Shay Yandell Hirsch, through the Onward Shay Boise Marathon in October. In memory of Shay Hirsch, Onward Shay! Boise Marathon comes to life to bring together runners from all over the nation. This Boise-based half and full marathon has draw not only because of the beautiful landscape and weather, flat and fast course but also because it is a Boston qualifier, attracting 5,000 runners on October 30th, 2016. Saint Alphonsus Sports Medicine will be providing medical coverage to the runners. Medical tents will be provided at Payette Brewing Company – (Start and Finish Line) as well as Bown Crossing Health Plaza, and the Boise Art Museum at Julia Davis Park.

The race will start at the new Payette Brewing location, near the Pioneer path on River Street and meander through north end neighborhoods before it spills onto the Boise greenbelt and runs between Park Center and Willow Lane Sports Complex.

  • 10 am – 5 pm – Expo and Packet Pick Up – join us at JUMP in downtown Boise (5th floor) for our Expo and packet pick up. There will be a full schedule of special guest speakers covering topics from the world of running!

Find your marathon route through the heart of Boise, see below!



















Have kiddos that need to burn off all of that extra energy? We have the perfect event for you! This is a great start to a weekend filled with fun activities. The Kid’s Race will take place on October 29th at the Boise High School Track. Make sure you get them to wear their Wizard of Oz-inspired costumes! All kiddos from ages 2-12 are welcome.

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