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Top of Idaho

1 Mile Kids Run, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon Trail Run

August 17, 2013

Sponsored by the Mackay Chamber of Commerce

 

Get ready for the 2nd annual Top of Idaho events! Runners of the 1 mile kids run, 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon trail race will gather in Mackay, the heart of the Lost River Valley, for the most scenic running experience in Idaho. Take in the views of the Lost River Mountains, home of Mount Borah, as you compete against friends and soon-to-be-friends on our fun and challenging race courses, which will be marked better this year! Water Stations will be added to the half marathon!

Bigger, better, amazing prizes and commemorative medals will be awarded to the top finishing men and women in each age-category, as well as door prizes for which all participants are eligible to win. Come join us at the Top of Idaho for fun and competition in a beautiful mountain setting!

All participants can pre-register by August 5th, $10 for the 1 Mile Kids Run and $25 for the other races. Participants can also register a half an hour before each race August 17th at the Kid’s Park. Prices will increase to $15 for the 1 Mile Kids Run and $30 for the other races. No Bikes or Dogs Please!! All proceeds will benefit the Mackay Chamber of Commerce. Follow the link to print off a registration form.

 

REGISTRATION FORM

 

All races begin and end at the Kid’s Park in Mackay! Half Marathon Trail Run begins at 7:00 AM, 10K begins at 8:30 AM, 5K begins at 8:45 AM, and the 1 Mile Kids Run begins at 9:30AM.

Mackay offers an amazing opportunity to run with nature. The courses have been set up to view not only the town of Mackay, but the surrounding mountains. Courses will wind through town and the Historical Mine Hill.

Follow the links below for specific routes for each course.

Text Box: Photo Courtesy of Rick Alba

 

1 Mile Kids Run

New this year is the 1 Mile Kids Run! We are encouraging all participants under the age of 10 to join us for a1 mile run that begins at the Kid’s Park, down to the elementary school, then turns around to finish back at the Kid’s Park.  Let’s encourage our youth to lead physically active lifestyles! Prizes for all participants!!

1 Mile Kids Run: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=5875373

 

5K RUN/WALK  

The 5K Run/Walk begins at the Kid’s Park and winds through town. Participants will go past the golf course and head down Smelter Avenue towards the Historic Mine Hill. Participants will run/walk to the Smelter Bridge and turn around only to enjoy the view of Mt. McCaleb! As participants take in the breath taking Lost River range, they continue past the school and finally back to the Kid’s Park for the finish.

5K Course Detail: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5528175

 

10K RUN

The 10K Run begins at the Kid’s Park and winds through town. Participants will go past the golf course and head down Smelter Avenue towards the Historic Mine Hill. The course continues up the Mine Hill only to turn left towards Rabbit Peak. Participants then turn right and continue up a mile and a half only to join up with a connecting road that takes them to the Mine Hill Road where there is one last ascent to the Tram. The final descent is down the Mine Hill, while enjoying the Lost River view, past the school, and finishing at the Kid’s Park.

10K Course Detail: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5528332

 

Half Marathon

The Half Marathon begins at the Kid’s Park and immediately heads towards the Historic Mine Hill. Participants will cross the Smelter Bridge and begin the ascent up the Mine Hill. Participants will turn left towards Rabbit Peak and follow the trail around Rabbit Peak  and then turn left to continue up the Mine Hill to connect to Alder Creek Road after 2 miles. The route continues down the Mine Hill only to turn left at the cattle guard. As you hit miles 8-10 you will wind through terrain that has some spectacular views of the Lost River Range. As participants head back to the Mine Hill road, they will cross over to begin the descent down Rabbit Peak road. Participants will enjoy a beautiful run as they connect with the Mine Hill road and begin the descent back to the Kid’s Park for the finish!

 

Half Marathon Course Detail: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=5528384

 

All participants will receive a t-shirt for their participation and prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in each category. The age categories are as follows:

Group 1: 10 and under in the 1 Mile Kids Run

Group 2: Ages 12 and under in the 5K, 10K, and Half    Marathon

Group 3: Ages 13-18

Group 4: Ages 19 and up

 

 

 Photo courtesy of John Nolan

 

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