Bogus 50/50 - Saturday, October 3, 2020 - CANCELLED

Registration is open for the 2019 Bogus 50/50. Click here to register. 

The Event

Saturday, October 3, 2020

50 Mile 5 am start

50K 6 am start

15 Mile 9 am start

Bogus 50/50 Participants:

               I really hate that you have to hear this, but I have to cancel the 2020 Bogus 50/50.  I was hoping for better news from City of Boise and Ridge to Rivers, but they cannot allow us to have an event with the current Covid situation.  The City of Boise said they will not be allowing group events at least through the end of September when they will give an update for future events.  With the event being October 3rd there is just no way for us to go forward this year. 

               I’m very sad about the outcome this year as I’ve had to cancel every one of my races.  I guarantee you I enjoy putting them on for you as much as you enjoy running them!  It has left a void in my life as I’m sure it has yours.  This is out of our control so all we can do is plan on a kickass year on the trails for 2021.  I will do my best to make every one of my races next year a trail running celebration because we are all going to be happy just to be out there doing what we love again.

               I suspended payment on Ultrasignup way back in May so those of you on the waitlist will not be charged in any way for the race.  I will send you an email next year and give you priority on an early bird pricing to see if you want to register again prior to opening the race.

               Those of you currently signed up for the race please let me know by Oct 1st if you want to be rolled to next year or would like an 80% refund.

               Again, I’m sorry for having to give you the bad news, but let’s look forward to an amazing 2021 and not how frustrating 2020 has been for all of us.

The Bogus 50/50 event includes 3 distances including Boise's first 50 Mile, a 50K and a 15 mile.  All three distances start and finish in the Fort Boise parking lot.  The 50 Mile is a race almost entirely on single track that includes some of Boise's best trails including Dry Creek and Around The Mountain.  The 50K distance is a great course in the lower Boise Foothills, it takes you on a great run of varying terrain and beautiful single track.  The 15 mile distance will include the first and last part of the 50K course. It's a great course for the novice trail runner as well as a fast course for the more avid runner. These races feature one of the best trail networks in the West.

50 Mile 

The 50 Mile course winds it's way from the lower foothills up to Bogus Basin and back using some of the most beautiful trails in the state.  The 50 Mile has an elevation gain of approximately 10,919 feet.  Click here to see the written course directions and here to see the course profile.  Click here to see the Aid Station and drop bag locations for the 50 Miile.  The 50 Mile has 2 cutoffs, they are both hard cutoffs. The first is approx mile 29.5-Simplot Lodge Aid Station at 1PM and the 2nd is at Mile 47-8th Street/Motorcyle Parking Aid Station at 5PM.


The 50K course gives area ultrarunners a close-to-home venue for a trail ultra and showcases the tremendous natural resources of the Boise foothills for visitors.  The 50K has an elevation gain of approximately 6611 feet.  Click here for written course directions and here for the course profile.  Click here for the Aid Station and drop bag locations for the 50K course.  The 50K has a cutoff at mile 22 aid station at 2pm.

15 Mile

The 15 Mile uses the first and last part of the 50K course.  This will be great for spectator viewing and cheering! The 15 mile has an elevation gain of approximately 2688 feet.  Click here for written course directions and here for the course profile. Click here for the Aid Station locations for the 15 Mile course.


All courses include multiple uphill and downhill sections. The terrain is of moderate difficulty, providing a challenge to runners, but not too hard for first-timers. This is a green race so you will need to bring a collapsible race for the aid stationsNo refunds will be provided, including in the event of a cancellation outside of the organizers control.

Packet Pickup is at The Pulse Running and Fitness Shop on Friday Oct 2 11-6.

Course Maps:

15 Mile


50M North Section

50M South Section

Be sure to get signed up by September 21st to be guaranteed race schwag!


A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ridge to Rivers Trail System to help maintain the spectacular trails in the Boise foothills.  No Refunds. You can sell or transfer your bib, just send an email to the Race Director.

The Pulse Running and Fitness Shop operates under a Special Use Permit on the Boise National Forest under the USDA


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