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A different perspective on the Race to Robie Creek

Posted: 4:59 PM, Apr 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-20 20:20:16-04

BOISE — 2,500 runners took on the challenge of the Race to Robie Creek, as people charged up the foothills and over Adalpe Summit in the race dubbed by organizers as "the toughest half marathon in the northwest".

This race is also difficult to capture as a photographer because it is hard to get to the summit and finish a story on deadline, the simplest way to do news coverage is to go to the start line or the finish line to get video and interviews.

6 Your Side's Steve Dent decided to run a couple miles up from the finish line with a GoPro in an attempt to get a different perspective and learn more about this race.

One of the big takeaways was seeing the race from the point of view of the people who live on Robie Creek Road because it is definitely a love/hate relationship.

Some people hate the race because it disrupts their life for a Saturday making a trip to town almost impossible, however, there are also people who love the race.

Some of those people made their own water stations while offering runners free beer and gathering together with friends to make a day out of the race.

It was also enjoyable to see how much fun the volunteers were having as they cheered on the runners who cruised by on their way to the finish line.

At the time of this article the results from the race had not been posted.