Registration for virtual St. Luke's FitOne starts July 8

Posted at 10:34 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 13:49:10-04

BOISE, Idaho — Registration for the virtual St. Luke's FitOne kicks off on July 8. If you register on July 8 or 9, it will only cost $20. Kids under the age of 12 are free with a paid adult and Axiom Fitness will donate $1 to ST. Luke's Children's Hospital for every registration on July 8 and 9.

The race offers a 5k, 10k and half marathon to challenge yourself while social distancing. St. Luke's FitOne was originally scheduled for September 26, but now you will have September 18 through 26 to finish it. The race typically has 12,000 participants every year and helps raise money for St. Luke's Children's Hospital.

“These uncertain times call for all of us to pull together as a community and explore some of our favorite activities in new ways,” said Eric Stride, Executive Director of St. Luke’s FitOne. “We are facing the challenge with innovation, bringing our community together online to share health and inspiration.”

Participants will select a pre-designed course when they register or choose the "Run Anywhere" option to set their own course. Runners will be able to follow a turn-by-turn route and track their time using the RaceJoy app. Those who finish their race between September 18 through 26 can also see how they stand up to all other participants.

  • 5K: Choose a pre-designed 5K course in Boise, Canyon County, Twin Falls, McCall or Wood River, or choose the “Run Anywhere” option.
  • 10K and Half Marathon: Choose from a pre-designed 10K or Half Marathon course in Boise or choose the “Run Anywhere” option.

Because of the current coronavirus outbreak in Idaho, FitOne leaders have been working closely with St. Luke’s physicians to follow the guidance of state and local health officials when it comes to large gatherings.

“St. Luke’s mission is to improve the health of people in the communities we serve. As Idaho’s leading health care organization, we’re not willing to put our community’s health at risk,” Stride said. “We’ve asked our community to make hard choices to protect themselves, their families and neighbors during COVID-19 and we have a responsibility to do the same. We’re confident our team can create an exciting virtual event that equally inspires and motivates our community to take charge of their health and fitness.”

St. Luke's FitOne will mail race packets in September at no additional cost. Participants will receive a race shirt, bib, finisher medal, breakfast bag from Albertsons and more. You have to sign up by September 9 to make sure you get your packed before the start of race week.

“While the event will look different this year, we’re excited to try something creative that will not only capture the attention and participation of past participants, but also inspire a new group of people to join in the fun,” said Stride.

Registration will be available online. Money raised from entry fees supports St. Luke’s Children’s along with community health initiatives aimed at children and families. In the first seven years, $648,000 has been raised.

All registrations after July 9 are $25. Prices increase again on September 1 to $30. You have until September 18 to sign up to run the race.