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10 Best Road Races in Idaho!

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Looking for a place to put your speedy skills to the test? Idaho has no shortage of road races where you can show your stuff. From the fun-loving atmosphere of the Jackass Half Marathon and 5K to the resort finish of the Redfish Lake Lodge Run, check out these 10 best road races in Idaho.

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon, Boise, ID

Does it come as any surprise that Idaho’s best-known road race is named after the potato? Of course not. Sponsored by the YMCA, the annual marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K is a popular event every year.

Jackass Half Marathon and 5K, Kellogg, ID

The cheeky Jackass Half Marathon and 5K is a great choice for runners of any ability level. Join around 600 other runners for this Kellogg favorite.

Coeur d’Alene Marathon, Coeur d Alene, ID

Coeur d’Alene is one of the most naturally beautiful areas in Idaho, and what better way to take in those views than with a race? Enjoy the outstanding scenery when you conquer the 5K, 10K, half marathon, or full marathon.

Teton Dam Marathon, Rexburg, ID

The Teton Dam Marathon is held every year to celebrate the area’s triumph over the devastation of the Teton River Dam collapse in 1976. Choose your favorite distance: the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, or kids’ race.

Mesa Falls Marathon, Ashton, ID

The Mesa Falls Marathon is an event that isn’t just beloved by locals but attracts runners from all over the country for its unique views. The point-to-point marathon is also downhill overall.

Hayden Lake Marathon, Hayden, ID

Every October, the quiet Hayden community comes alive to cheer on runners from the local area and from around the country for the Hayden Lake Marathon. The lovely course features lake views and offers a full marathon, half marathon, and quarter marathon, as well as a 5K, new for 2023.

Spirit of Magic Valley Half Marathon, Twin Falls, ID

You’re sure to feel the magic of that beloved runners’ high at the Spirit of Magic Valley Half Marathon. Hosted in Twin Falls, this local race has a 5K, 10K, and half marathon so you can choose your challenge.

Pocatello Marathon, Pocatello, ID

In Pocatello, Labor Day Weekend isn’t just a weekend for barbecues and relaxation. It’s a weekend for runners too. You can’t go wrong with the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K, or the kids’ one-miler or the unique “2” at 0.2 miles.

Idaho Falls Marathon and Half Marathon, Firth, ID

The Idaho Falls Marathon and Half Marathon is an annual favorite for the Idaho Falls running community. Check out this July marathon to put your legs to the test.

Redfish Lake Lodge Run, Stanley, ID

Looking for a race getaway? Try out the Redfish Lake Lodge Run. Conquer the half marathon, 10K, or 5K and then reward yourself with a relaxing stay at the Redfish Lake Lodge.

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