The Race to Robie Creek is celebrating its 40th birthday. Online registration for the “Toughest Race in the Northwest” began at noon Monday at robiecreek.com and quickly sold out.
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There were 2,100 first-chance spots available for this year’s half-marathon, which is April 15. The cost is $55. A second-chance drawing starts Monday afternoon and closes at 5 p.m. Sunday. Approximately 200 second-chance participants will be chosen.
The 2016 race sold out in 10 minutes, according to race officials.
The Race to Robie Creek is known to be a brutal half-marathon with an uphill climb and downhill finish. The course starts at Fort Boise (elevation 2,725 feet), climbs over Aldape Summit (elevation 4,797) and finishes at Robie Creek campground (elevation 3,065).
This year’s theme is Retro Robie: Forty Years of Pain and Suffering.