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Dirty Dog Trail Marathon & Half Marathon - June 29, 2024

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Registration is open - Click here or on the Ultrasignup image to register.

For written directions to both the Marathon and Half Marathon click here.

The Event

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Marathon - 5:30 am start

Half Marathon - 7:30 am start


The Dirty Dog Trail Marathon & Half is being held on many of the best trails in the Boise foothills between town and the ridge. The event offers two distances: a full marathon (~ 26.2 miles) and the half marathon (~13.1 miles). As this is a trail run, the mileage is not exact. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ridge to Rivers Trail System and the Humane Society.


Race Course

Both the marathon and half marathon start and end at Fort Boise. Runners begin by running up Mountain Cove Road until they reach the trail head for Military Reserve Connector. Going left up Military Reserve, they begin to enjoy the Ridge to Rivers Trail System trails including Crestline, Corrals, and Bob's Trails. At the end of Bob's, the half marathoners will loop back utilizing the 8th Street extension briefly before returning to the trails. The full marathoners will continue up on Highlands, Corrals, and Hard Guy before reaching the ridge and beginning the descent on fun trails including one lovingly referred to as Devil's Slide. The first man and woman to reach the top of the Hard Guy climb will find a $100 bill waiting for them! The terrain is of moderate difficulty, providing a challenge to runners but not too hard for first timers. Click here for written directions to both courses. Click here for elevation profile for the marathon and here for the Half Marathon.  Click here for a map of the Marathon course, and here for the map of the Half Marathon.

Aid Stations

Aid Stations for the Half Marathon are at miles 4.5, 6.8 and 8.9
Aid Stations for the Full Marathon are at miles 4.5, 6.8, 14.5 and 21.5


Runner Participation

Marathon - Must be 18 years or older

Half - Race director approval for under 15 years old 



Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers. 


Entry Fees

Marathon - $60 through May 31, 2024; then $70; same day $80

Half - $45 through May 31, 2024; then $55; same day $65

Registration closes June 27, 2024 at 11:59 pm.



Registration fee includes great schwag and a unique finisher item. The race is capped at 200 participants. Registration is through You will be charged a transaction fee when you register.  If you register after Thursday June 15th you will not be guaranteed a finishers Shirt


Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be Thursday June 29th and Friday June 30th at a place TBD

You will pick up your packet and bib. 

             The Pulse Running Events operate under a Special Use Permit on the Boise National Forest under the USDA


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