For many champagne-swigging revelers, 10 a.m. on New Year's Day involves clutching your forehead with one hand while stumbling around a stranger's room searching for last night's party clothes. Well not this time. This New Year's Day you've got shit to do. No chugging off a bottle of Andre and lighting Roman candles with your cigarette or shooting party poppers out of limo sunroofs for you. You're going to take a few sips of nice champagne--out of a glass--and maybe toot a kazoo or swirl a sparkler at midnight. That way, you'll be bright eyed and ready to rumble for the New Year's 5K.
The 5K benefits the YMCA Team Idaho running club, a youth track and field club started in 1978 that now has more than 600 participants. Racers will meet at the Ram restaurant on Broadway Avenue and Myrtle Street for a 10 a.m. start. Though the 5K will be chip-timed, you can opt to run or walk the just more than three-mile course. All participants are also invited back to the Ram after the race for soup, bagels and sparkling apple cider.
Or, if you don't end up being the angel you had hoped on New Year's Eve, you can always forgo the race and head directly into the Ram for some local brews and football.