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Summer running season kicks off with Race to Robie Creek

More than 2,400 runners and walkers head up Reserve Street in Boise after the start of the 13.1-mile race in 2015.
More than 2,400 runners and walkers head up Reserve Street in Boise after the start of the 13.1-mile race in 2015. Statesman file photo

The 39th annual half marathon begins at noon Saturday at Fort Boise, features a climb of more than 2,000 feet in elevation and ends at Robie Creek Park.

Nearly 2,500 runners and walkers are in a competitive field that is wide open. No winners from the past decade are among those registered.

This year’s theme is “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Motown music will be played at the start and finish, with “bell-bottom pants and platform running shoes” encouraged.

The weather should be nearly ideal, with temperatures around 60 degrees at the start.

Spectators are encouraged at the start, but there is no available parking at the finish. Shaw Mountain Road will be closed for approximately 30 minutes, from just before noon, with openings rolling as runners pass.

Find stories, photos, videos and results from the race at IdahoStatesman.com and in Sunday’s sports section.

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