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The City of Trees Marathon is Almost Here: Essential Details and What to Expect!

The air in Boise is thick with excitement and anticipation, and why shouldn't it be? The City of Trees Marathon is just around the corner! Fleet Feet Meridian is as thrilled as every participant gearing up for the big day. From the sunrise start to the eclipse spectacle, there's so much to look forward to. Here's a detailed preview, so you know exactly what's coming!

Packet Pick-Ups: Get Set Before the Race Day

To ensure a smooth marathon day, we've organized multiple packet pick-up points. Mark these dates and locations on your calendar:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Fleet Feet Meridian from 3 - 6 p.m. (3573 E Longwing Ln STE 105, Meridian, ID 83646)
  • Thursday, Oct. 12 at Shu's Idaho Running Company from 3 - 6 p.m. (1758 W State St, Boise, ID 83702)
  • Friday, Oct. 13 at Payette Brewing from Noon - 8 p.m. (733 S Pioneer St, Boise, ID 83702)

The Beauty of a Boise Sunrise

Set your alarms because you wouldn't want to miss the sunrise. This year, we have scheduled our runs to coincide with an incredible celestial event – the eclipse. It's a marathon experience you won't find anywhere else!

Race Categories and Times

  • Marathon: 8:00 a.m.
  • Half Marathon: 9:00 a.m.
  • 10k: 9:30 a.m.
  • 5k: 10:00 a.m.

The Finish Line remains open till 2:00 p.m., allowing everyone to complete their race at their own pace.

Stay Hydrated and Energized

Our aid stations are strategically placed, stocked with all the essentials – water, sports drinks, GU gels, and more. Keep the race green; use the trash bins at the stations.

Eclipse Schedule

  • 9.30 a.m. - Eclipse Begins
  • 10:24 a.m. - Eclipse Reaches Climax
  • 11:48 a.m. - Eclipse Ends

Gear Security

We provide a secure gear check corral for athletes. Drop your belongings, and our trusty volunteers will watch over them.

The After-Party

Post-race, join the celebrations at Payette Brewing in downtown Boise. Awards, beverages, and camaraderie – the perfect wrap-up to a memorable race day.

Shoutout to our Fall Training Program

Leading up to the marathon, Fleet Feet Meridian's Fall Training Program, directed by the fantastic Coach A.K., and mentored by the inspiring Ebony Jones & Amy Rogalsky, has been working tirelessly. These mentors and coaches have been ensuring every participant is geared up and ready to tackle the marathon!

Coach A.K. encapsulates the sentiment perfectly, "Coaching a running team is special. Every stride, every push, every drop of sweat – it's all leading to this moment."

If you have any last minute running shoe, nutrition, or gear needs our outfitters at Fleet Feet Meridian are ready to help you find the perfect fit!

Ready. Set. Run! The City of Trees Marathon awaits, promising a mix of thrill, community spirit, and lasting memories. See you at the starting line!

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