When all of the Treasure Valley's gyms were closed last spring, did you find yourself starting to jog around the block to work off all that takeout you were eating?

At first, it totally sucked. You were out of breath. You were sore. You were convinced that people who actually run for fun were certifiably insane. But the longer you stuck with it, the easier it got. You finally understood the hype behind "runner's high." Yes, you'd become a runner and you set a goal...run a half marathon in 2021. Not just any half marathon but "The Toughest Race in the Northwest," The Race to Robie Creek!

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Well...it looks like you'll have a whole extra year to train for that grueling 2,000+ ft climb. On Tuesday night, the Rocky Canyon Sail Toads announced that the 2021 Race to Robie Creek will be a virtual event citing too many "unknowns" about how safe it would be to hold an in-person event in April.

Details about the virtual event and the schwag that comes with registration for it are still being finalized.

Participants who opted to donate their 2020 registration fee to help the Rocky Canyon Sail Toads continue their support of over 50 local charities in exchange for guaranteed entry in 2021 will have their guaranteed entry deferred to 2022.

Prior to the pandemic, The Race to Robie Creek had initially set the number of spots available for what would've been the 43rd annual race at 2,243.


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