18th Annual Zeitgeist Half Marathon

Posted at 5:57 PM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-03 00:25:00-04

BOISE, Idaho — Walkers and runners of all ages came out Saturday morning for the 18th annual Zeitgeist Half Marathon.

The 13.1 mile course starts and ends at the Optimist Youth Sports Complex in Northwest Boise.

The race aims to raise money to fund research that focuses on finding treatments and a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease - a genetic disease that affects more than 12 million people worldwide.

"Three major hills and a little minor one at the end that surprises people sometimes when they're ready to come in but we ask them to climb another 20 feet. So, it's pretty intense, it's not as difficult as the Race to Robie Creek but it's one that you definitely want to train for," says race director, Terry Hoebelheinrich.

After the race, participants were treated to food and drinks from local vendors as well as live music.