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Nock The Rock Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

About Nock The Rock Half Marathon

The mountains of southeastern Idaho and the snow-capped peaks of the Bitterroots in the distance form the backdrop at the annual late spring-early summer running of the Nock the Rock Half Marathon, which is open to runners, joggers and walkers.

This half marathon was founded by Wade Clark in 2011. Wade began running to help cope with the tragic loss of his brother and friends in an avalanche. He was the only survivor. The inscription on "the rock" is Gaelic and it means "stone of help." It is where Wade started and ended each run during his time of healing. 

Wade had to hustle to be the first one across the line on that first year even though he was the only one running the race. He picked up some goats along the course and they nearly beat him to the finish (check out our 2011 photo gallery to see the goats!). The goat has become the mascot for our race.


Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Half Marathon Relay

  • 21.1km

Near Caribou Memorial Hospital

Soda Springs,us


The race begins on South 3rd Street in Soda Springs, in front of Caribou Memorial Hospital. From there, runners will head west and south, making a long, out-and-back loop along the roads that lie south of Alexander Reservoir, with a long out-and-back stretch along Larsen Road to start off the race.

That’s followed by a run up to the shoreline of the reservoir, and then a a nearly three-mile stretch along 2nd Bridge Road that ends back at the hospital for the race finish.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.