Foothills XC12K Race

Saturday, September 7, 8:00am - 2 Distance Options 12K & 5K

BIB PICKUP: 5:00pm-6:30pm at Shu’s Idaho Running Store (1758 W State St, Boise, ID 83702) on Friday 9/6 OR at Fort Boise (race start location) from 6:45am-7:45am on Race Day 9/7



Field Limit: 200 participants, first come/first serve

Early Bird Special (through May 31) - $25
June 1 - July 31 - $30
August 1 - September 5 - $35 (+$5 late fee after 8:00am on September 6)

Registration closes Saturday, September 7 at 7:00am (all registrations after
8:00am on Friday, September 6 will be assessed a $5 late fee). 

Cash Purse ($300 total):

  • $100 each to 1st overall Male/Female

  • $50 Preem for "King/ Queen of the Mountain" (First Male and Female at Top of the Course - 5K runners are not eligible for the King/Queen Awards)

The Course:
View XC12K course map.

Aid Stations: 4 on race course
Race Location and Time:
Start/Finish area: Fort Boise - far east end parking lot, off Reserve Street
Due to possible congestion it is recommended to park near Fort Boise
Community Center and walk to start/finish area.
Start time: 8:00am
Awards Ceremony: Approximately 9:30am at start/finish area
Age Group Placement: 19 under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69,
70+, will be recognized on the website after the race.

Other Considerations: 
Weather Consideration: Race course or race date could change due
to wet conditions to protect the trails. 
Cutoff time: Walkers and run-walkers are welcome to participate!
However, cutoff time will be 10:30 am (elapsed total of 2:30). 


After the race you’ll be able to find photos here:

ADA Accommodation: If an interested participant plans to request an ADA accommodation for this USATF sanctioned event, please send an email to the race director at the e-mail below. Note that evaluations of requests are evaluated by a USATF committee and will require 4 to 6 weeks after receipt of all medical documents for evaluation.

No refunds or number transfers allowed. We are sorry but there are also no refunds if the race must be cancelled for any reason (trail conditions, weather, etc).
About the Race
The Foothills XC12K is a USA Track and Field sanctioned event.
Special thanks to The City of Boise, Ridge to Rivers Trail System and the Idaho BLM. 

Funds raised from this years race will benefit the Bogus Basin Nordic Team and support the development of youth skiing in the Treasure Valley.

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All photos thanks to Jim Larson:

xc12k map