BOISE, Idaho — Update: It's not just the toughest half-marathon in the northwest to run, it's also tough to get into!
Registration for the 43rd annual Race to Robie Creek began Monday at 12:00 p.m., and by around 12:10 p.m. the 220 slots were sold out.
Those who were shut out are able to add their name to a wait list in case people drop out prior to race day.
The 43rd Race to Robie Creek registration opens at 12 p.m. on Monday, February 17. The half marathon has supported the program Helping High and students at Frank Church High School for many years now. There are around 400 at-risk students who attend Frank Church, with about 60 of those currently homeless.
This year, the Race to Robie Creek is stepping up their support of those students and they are asking for your help as well. They are hosting a clothing and blanket drive, asking for lightly used jeans, shoes, winter coats, hoodies and blankets. You can drop those items off at Bandanna Running and Walking or Shu's Idaho Running Co. until February 22. There will be more drop-off times at packet pickup on April 15 and at the race start on April 18.
Special edition 2020 race socks will be sold at registration for $13 and a limited quality will be available at packet pickup. There are 2,243 spots available in the race as of 2 a.m. on the 17th. You can click here to register.
The race starts at 12 p.m. on April 18.