POCATELLO – The 18th annual “Running the Gap” Pocatello Marathon, and its wide variety of running activities, is set Sept. 2 and registration is still open.
The 26.2-mile, Boston-qualifying marathon begins at 6:15 a.m. on Buckskin Road finishing at Lower Ross Park, but there are plenty of other activities on-hand, including a half marathon, 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs and kids runs.
There are wheelchair and handcycle divisions for the marathon, half marathon, 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs. The “Kids .2” run is for youths 11 and under and there is a 1-mile run for those 18 and under.
Participants can register online at Pocatellomarathon.com through Aug. 27 or in person on Sept. 1 from noon to 8 p.m. at the race packet pickup location, the Clarion Inn. Entry fees and prize lists are available online.
For those not running, organizers encourage spectators to line the racecourse to cheer on the runners and head to Lower Ross Park to enjoy race festivities.
The race is sponsored by Portneuf Medical Center, Idaho Central Credit Union, KPVI and many others.
The half marathon begins at 7:55 a.m. for wheelchair/handcycle entries and 8 a.m. for runners; the 10-kilometer run begins at 8:40 and 8:45 a.m.; the 5-kilometer begins at 8:55 and 9 a.m.; the “Kids .2” (0.2-mile) begins at 10:30 a.m. and the 1-mile run for 18-and-under starts at 10:45 a.m.