Boise River Boogie in One Month

By Cassidy Connolly

The Boise River Enhancement Network’s 3rd annual Boise River Boogie Duathlon race is on September 15, 2019 in beautiful Esther Simplot Park. The all-ages race is brought to you by Boise Southwest Rotary Club with Corporate Sponsorship by Kennedy Wilson.

The proceeds go to the Boise River Enhancement Network and our cooperative work to improve riparian habitat in the new 100-acre Boise River Park in Middleton, Idaho. The riparian area will showcase natural species and ecological processes while providing an outstanding and easily accessible outdoor experience. It is so exciting that your participation will allow you to be a significant part in making this happen. Register now. 


Adult and Kid Course

The race starts with a fun paddle across Quinn’s Pond and back and ends with a beautiful 2 mile run on the Greenbelt. Challenge yourself to both parts of the race or split it up and compete together as a team of two. There’s also have a great course just for kids under 12. This shortened course is perfect for everyone to cheer them on as they race to the finish line. Kids also have the option to race as an individual or as a team of two. The race will be followed by a fun Boogie to celebrate everyone’s hard work. We will have live music from Joe Carberry, yummy snacks from Chobani, Blue Sky Bagel, Peaceful Belly, Darigold, Don Francisco’s Coffee, and Wildflour Bakery, and plenty of cold drinks. Lost Grove Brewery is generously providing the adult beverages. 

If you own your own SUP, canoe, or kayak please use it in the race. If you don’t, Idaho River Sports is providing free rentals to participants in the race on a first come first serve basis. Contact them to reserve yours at (208) 336-4844 or stop by their store at 601 N Whitewater Park Blvd, Boise, ID 83702. The look forward to getting you all set up for the race. Register now. 



Everyone Can be a Winner

Do you think you have what it takes to be a top contender in the race? We hope so because there are awesome prizes for our top racers to win. Athleta will be providing prizes to the top 3 individual females and the top girl. Shu’s Idaho Running Company will be providing prizes to the top 3 individual males and the top boy. Idaho River Sports will be providing prizes to the top 2 adult teams and Idaho Whitewater Association will be providing the prize for the top kids’ team. Top finishers also get a medal crafted and donated by AceCo.

Best of all, there’s a prize drawing and all racers and volunteers have a chance to win no matter how you place. Prizes are donated by The Local, Reyr Gear, Riverside Hotel, Push and Pour, Caffeina, Confluent Goods, Fleet Feet, Boise Gear Collective, Chipotle, Form and Function, Ian & Gina Wigger, Sheila Mills, North End Organic Nursery, Colleen Fellows and Telaya, 

The Boogie is also supported by McU Sports, Aerial Mastery, Suez, Natural Grocers, Revolusun, Smoky Mountain Pizzeria and Grill, and Specialty Construction Supply.

Register now to race or volunteer – Please join us for this fun event. Your support is appreciated. We expect this to be the best year yet, and look forward to seeing you there.