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Zeitgeist Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

About Zeitgeist Half Marathon

Understated, underrated and under-appreciated, Idaho’s state capital (and largest city) gets little name recognition from people outside the northwest. The affable downtown impresses unsuspecting visitors with the modest spirit of an underdog. Cool surprises include Basque culture, a grandiose Idaho capitol building and a fair number of well-heeled bars and Parisian-style bistros. There’s also a university campus and enough greenery to make its ‘city of trees’ moniker more than just a marketing ploy. Boise leaves a lasting impression – primarily because it’s not supposed to.

With that being said, the Zeitgeist Half Marathon is the place to be!!

Run through the hilly country areas north of Boise, the Zeitgeist Half Marathon (named for the “spirit of the times,” race organizers say) offers participants a loop course with the start and finish lines at the Optimist Youth Sports Complex, and a course that includes gentle, rolling hills and a variety of different surfaces.


Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


Aid Stations

6 aid stations: with Gatorade and water Located at miles 2.5, 4.5, 6.4, 8.4 10.3, 11.9 Portable toilets: At all aid stations, and at mile 0.9 and 12.2

Award Medals

Awards are presented at the post-race party for Overall winners and Age Group winners (M/F—1st, 2nd, 3rd). We also have a great prize drawing with tickets drawn from all participants who finish the race.

Zeitgeist Half Marathon Route Map

Zeitgeist Half Marathon Route Map


Optimist Youth Sports Complex





Located on Hill Road ParkwayStart at the Optimist Football Park,
North on Duncan Lane,
East on Hill Road,
North on Seamans Gulch Road,
East on Hidden Springs Drive,
East on an unnamed paved road,
North on Dechambeau Way,
East on Hidden Springs Drive,
North on North 2nd Avenue,
East on Farm Market Road,
East and South on Dry Creek Road,
South on Cartwright Road,
South and West on Pierce Park Road,
West briefly on Gary Lane,
West on old Hill Road, North
and up the small hill towards Dry Creek Cemetery,
Southwest and down the hill to the finish in Optimist Football Park.

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.