Best Local Race

Race to Robie Creek

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For the past 37 years, on the third Saturday of April at high noon, Race to Robie Creek has been a "fun, slightly irreverent, top quality" half-marathon race with heavy emphasis on the after-race party. Everyone is invited to run the uphill trail race, including "runners, trotters, walkers or crawlers," but participants must be able to finish the 13-mile contest in fewer than five hours--and be prepared to climb more than 2,000 feet while doing so. Race to Robie Creek is called the "toughest race in the Northwest," but that isn't a deterrent: This year, more than 2,300 people were up the challenge. robiecreek.com

2nd Place: Boise Twilight Criterium, boisetwilightcriterium.com

3rd Place: Dirty Dash, thedirtydash.com/race/boise

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