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Marathon

The RUNTASTIC Bogus  Marathon is a truly breathtaking experience.  The course offers sweeping vistas of the surrounding mountain peaks and forested valleys below.  As runners leave the mountains they will be welcomed by the vibrant Boise river, running next to it and its many adjacent ponds and lakes.

The course is fully supported by aid stations, porta-potties, police and medical. Runners enjoy a closed and coned lane all to themselves as they run down Bogus Basin Rd.

The marathon begins at the historic Bogus Basin ski resort, founded in 1942.  You’ll enjoy a beautiful sunrise cresting over Shafer Butte just as the starting gun goes off.  The morning glow dancing through the pine and aspen trees for the first 7 miles.

The course begins 6,714 feet elevation with a fast 4% downhill grade for the first 2.5 miles. Perfect for getting in a good warmup. It then rises at less then 2% up for the next 1.5 miles until mile 4. From miles 4-14 the course drops at a consistent 5.5% downhill grade. There are a couple of rolling hills for the next 1.5 miles as the course crosses a few small ravines.  From miles 15.8 to 18.7 the  course once again drop at a 4% downhill grade as it leaves the foothills and enters Boise.

The last 7 miles are flat as the course follows the paved Greenbelt Trail along the Boise River and its scenic wildlife, art, and bridges. Runners enter Julia Davis Park to a spectacular finish line.

Half Marathon

The RUNTASTIC Bogus Half Marathon is a truly breathtaking experience.  The course offers sweeping vistas of the surrounding mountain peaks and city below.  As runners leave the mountains they will be welcomed by the vibrant Boise river, running next to it and its many adjacent ponds and lakes.

The course is fully supported by aid stations, porta-potties, police and medical. Runners enjoy a closed and coned lane all to themselves as they run down Bogus Basin Rd.

The half  begins 5.5 miles up Bogus Basin Rd. at 3,700 feet.  It drops 900 feet over the first 8.5 miles before flattening  out along  the Boise River.

The last 7 miles are flat as the course follows the paved Greenbelt Trail along the Boise River and its scenic wildlife, art, and bridges. Runners enter Julia Davis to a spectacular finish line.

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