Is the spring weather inspiring you to get moving? You’ll have plenty of opportunities to do just that in May 2013. Whether you like to run, walk, bike, swim, or raise some money and awareness for a good cause, or maybe all of the above, there’s something for you to do. So, don’t make any excuses. Get out there and get your fitness on. Here’s a guide to help you plan.
Friday, May 3
YMCA Off Road Sprint Triathlon Swim on Friday, then mountain bike and do a trail run on Saturday. Long course consists of a 600 yard swim, 8.4 mile mountain bike leg, and 3.4 mile trail run. Short course consists of a 300 yard swim, 4.2 mile mountain bike leg, and 1.7 mile trail run. Indoor pool swim can be done at Downtown Family, West, or Caldwell YMCA locations. Bike and run portions are done at City of Eagle Bike Park (Velo Park). For more information, click on this link.
Saturday, May 4
YMCA Off Road Sprint Triathlon continues
Hornet Run This 12th annual event is held at East Junior High, on Warm Springs, in Boise, each year, as a fundraiser to help purchase P.E. and athletic equipment. The course is a 5K and you can run or walk. For more information, click on this link.
Lake Lowell Marathon Is a 5K just too easy for you? Run a marathon around beautiful Lake Lowell in Nampa, or start on the west side and do a point to point half marathon. For more information, click on this link.
Cinco de Mile-O and Chili Pepper Chase The main event is a 5-mile run/walk. And there’s a kids’ one-mile course as well, with a piñata party at the finish. Courses start and end at Merrill Park, Eagle. For more information, click on this link.
Sunday, May 5
Women’s Ride Day Ladies, if you want to get on your bikes and ride, you can choose from three options, all starting at noon, from George’s Cycles. Take a recreational ride on the Boise River Greenbelt, do a road ride through downtown Boise, or head out for a mountain bike ride around the Military Reserve. Rides take about an hour each, and there is a Women’s Bike Festival in the parking lot until 4 p.m. For more information, click on this link.
Saturday, May 11
Race for the Cure Want to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research? Then join the Susan G. Komen Foundation for this popular 5K event. For more information, click on this link.
Monday May 13 – Saturday May 18
Boise Bike Week So many events, they won’t all fit here. But they’re all great. There are rides, bike fairs, and all sorts of fun stuff. Look for an upcoming article with more details. For now, plan on giving your bike a tune-up so you can participate. For more information, click on this link.
Saturday, May 18
Famous Idaho Potato Marathon Presented by the Idaho Potato Commission, this race has course choices of marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K distances. On Friday, May 17, little ones can take part in the Tater Tot Trot, and families can do the 1 Mile Family Run. For more information, click on this link.
Treasure Valley Heart Walk This fundraiser for the American Heart Association takes place at Julia Davis Park. Choose from a 1-mile or 5K course, along the Boise River Greenbelt and through the park. For more information, click on this link.
Cycle for Independence Charity Ride Choose from a metric century, 25 mile, or 10 mile course. This race benefits National Federation of the Blind of Idaho, Treasure Valley Chapter. For more information, click on this link.
Saturday, May 25
Camel’s Back Duathlon This race starts and ends at Camel’s Back Park, in Boise’s North End. It’s a three-parter: run-bike-run. Long course is a 5K run-30K bike-5K run. Short course is 2K run-15K bike-2K run. For more information, click on this link.
And, just a heads up: Ironman 70.3 Boise is happening on June 8, so if you’ve been thinking about doing that this year, make sure you’re prepared. For more information, click on this link.
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