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Prison Break Halfer


Sharpen your spoon and get digging on your escape tunnel, it's time to bust out of prison for the third annual Prison Break! Half Marathon, 10K and 5K race that will have you running for your life. The Prison Break! Half Marathon was created in partnership with the Idaho Department of Corrections in their efforts to benefit the community they serve.

Boastingly billed as "the most exciting race event in the country," Prison Break! will pull out all the stops in an effort to live up to the hype. After a rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner," participants will be treated to a squadron of Formula One race planes flying overhead. The race begins with the wail of an escape siren, which should provide ample motivation for hundreds of rubber-soled sneakers to hit the road.

After completing the scenic high desert route around the Idaho State Correctional Institution and its neighboring facilities, runners will be treated to a delicious buffet and the party will continue with a benefit tribute to the Boise Rescue Mission and Idaho's fallen peacekeepers. Shake off those shackles and take to the hills--freedom has never felt more liberating.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m., half marathon $55-$65, 10K or 5K $35-$45, Idaho State Correctional Institution, 13500 S. Pleasant Valley Road, 208-639-1434,