This weekend, over 2,000 questionably sane people planned to lace up their running shoes and take on the legend that is the Race to Robie Creek. Coronavirus had other plans.

It wasn't an easy decision for the Rocky Canyon Sail Toads who organized the toughest race in the Northwest. The race isn't just a fun right of passage for runners in the Treasure Valley, it's also a huge source of donations for dozens of local charities. In 2019 alone, they granted over $85,000 to the charities and organizations listed HERE. Upon making the decision to cancel, they offered partial refunds to participants or the opportunity to donate your registration free to their charity efforts and get early access to registration for the 2021 race. Knowing how many great organizations had to cancel or postpone their biggest fundraisers of the year this spring, it was a no brainer to donate my registration.

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We know that many of you will miss showing off your finishers t-shirts this year, so why not give one of these Virtual 5Ks a shot? Your registration includes coronavirus themed finishers medals that will make you feel like you at least accomplished something during quarantine!

  • Distances Offered: 1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • Cost: $22
  • Benefits: Coivd-19 Solidarity Response Fund through the World Health Organization
  • Distances Offered: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • Cost: $28
  • Benefits: Our local running stores. You can pick one from the Treasure Valley when you register! (Not sure which one to pick? How about Shu's Idaho Running Company? Mike Shuman's the reason we found this one.
  • Distances Offered: 19K (That's almost 12 miles)
  • Cost: $27
  • Benefits: Project Purple or National MS Society (you can choose to register with one of their teams)
  • Distances Offered: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
  • Cost: $29.95
  • Benefits: Wander Project (but right now they don't want you to wander, so don't)
  • Distances Offered: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
  • Cost: $30
  • Benefits: Direct Relief. They're working to get PPE to health workers, boost critical car capacity and strengthen medical support

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