Capitol Classic Children’s Run

Date(s) - 1 Jun 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Boise Train Depot



Celebrate the beginning of summer with the Capitol Classic!

The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic 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 Capitol Park. Everyone is a winner and receives an Olympic-style medal, T-shirt and complimentary refreshments. Proceeds from the Classic will benefit the YMCA’s Safe Routes To School is a program designed to encourage students to walk and bike to school to promote a healthy lifestyle, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and enhance quality of life in our communities.

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:
Packet pick up will take place at Big Al’s on Thu, May 30 between 1-8pm. Racers are required to pick up their race information in advance as there is no packet pick up on race day. Make plans to come by and stay! Big Al’s offers discounted bowling and shoe rental for Capitol Classic participants and their families. Celebrate the beginning of summer with Big Al’s and the Capitol Classic!

Interested in volunteering to be a part of the fun?
Learn about how you can help. Volunteer Application coming soon.

Need Financial Assistance?
All children deserve the chance to realize their potential and participant in our events. To receive financial assistance please complete the Capitol Classic Race Assistance Form»

Race History:
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.