Capitol Classic Kids Race
June 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Capitol Classic Kids Race
The Capitol Classic Kids Race is open to kids ages 6 to 14, of ALL abilities. The one-mile course starts at the Historic Boise Train Depot and ends at the State Capitol with a Finish Fair in Cecil D. Andrus Park. Everyone is a winner and receives a medal and t-shirt.
We are excited to announce that the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and Saint Alphonsus have teamed up to put on this beloved event. Our organizations’ missions are closely aligned and we are eager to work together to improve the health of our community – especially our youth!
Packet Pick Up:
Thursday, June 2nd from noon – 7:30pm at Big Al’s (1900 N Eagle Rd., Meridian). Racers are required to pick up their race information in advance as there is no packet pick up on race day.
Need Financial Assistance?
All children deserve the chance to realize their potential and participant in our events. To receive financial assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capitol Classic Beneficiary:
Proceeds from the Capitol Classic will benefit YMCA’s Child Development Programs – at the Y, we believe that growth and development are critical in a child’s earliest years. YMCA Early Childhood Development programs are committed to providing an environment where children feel safe and are encouraged to explore and learn. Our programs provide opportunities, experiences, and relationships to stimulate a young child’s physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development.
The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Race was started by Ron and Betsy Twilegar in 1983 to encourage young people to become interested in physical fitness, especially running. At that first race, held on September 2, 1983, 1,000 children ran from the State Capitol Building to the Union Pacific Depot. Through the efforts of Dr. Michael and Kirsten Coughlin, Saint Alphonsus became involved with supporting the race in 1987. The race date was changed to the end of the school year and has continued as a tradition for many Treasure Valley families.