The City of Trees Marathon & Half Marathon follow beautiful courses. Both start and finish at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel, our race headquarters. They take runners on Warm Springs Ave and Harrison Blvd., two of Boise's most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. They weave around several parks and cross the Boise River. The courses finish by taking runners around Boise's historic Train Depot and down Capitol Blvd with our majestic Capitol building in view. The courses are generally flat with just one gradual up-hill on Americana Blvd and gradual downhill on Capitol Blvd.
The elevation of Boise is 2840 ft, the course is entirely flat except a tiny uphill on Americana and a tiny downhill on Capitol Blvd.