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Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic

Saturday, June 4


Thousands of kids screaming with delight as they run down the middle of Capitol Boulevard is a pretty great sight. Now in its 34th year, the Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Race is a one-mile (mostly downhill) burst of energy from the Boise Depot to the State Capitol. This year's event will step off one hour earlier than past events, so motorists take note: Kids will rule the road starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Hundreds of volunteers will be handing out T-shirts, refreshments and an Olympic-style medal to participants. Parents, if you haven't yet signed up your young ones (the race is open to kids ages 6 to 14), you can still register at The fee is $25 and proceeds benefit children's health programs at Saint Al's. No child will be left out—all abilities are welcome and assistance is available for those unable to pay.