Idaho > Just Cuz Half Marathon
Pocatello, ID • Saturday, November 2, 2013 • Course Map
Runners looking for a long, downhill half with a friendly, fun feel
will feel more than welcome at Pocatello's annual Just Cuz Half
Marathon, which marks its 8th annual running in early November 2013, and has
grown from just four runners at its first running to a few hundred finishers a year every year today.
Begun by a local resident who was looking
for a tune-up race to train for Arizona's Tucson Marathon in 2006, the
race takes runners along the highways from the Caribou National Forest
just to the south of the city all the way to Pocatello's Centennial
Park, where a post-race party with homemade chili -- and homemade race
t-shirts -- await the runners crossing the finish line.
The race begins shortly after 10:00 AM and runners will be transported by shuttle bus from
the city to the starting line, which lies at the area called Crystal
Summit inside the Caribou National Forest, a 3-million-acre protected
forest area that stretches across the southeastern part of the state
and touches its borders with Wyoming, Montana and Utah.
runners follow first Mink Creek Road and then the Bannock Highway for
most of the race's 13.1 miles, turning off Bannock and onto Grant Road
between the 11 and 12 mile markers, just after passing by the Riverside
Municipal Golf Course. Runners need to be aware that the course will be
open to traffic during the race, so they'll need to yield to traffic as
necessary. After the first couple of miles, which are largely downhill,
the rest of the race is mostly flat, the race organizers note.
Weather & Climate
Nestled in the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern
Idaho, at an elevation of just over 4,400 feet above sea level, the
city of Pocatello typically experiences cool to quite cold weather
conditions in the mid-fall season, and relatively low precipitation
||Day of Race
||Rain: 1.13 in.
See the race route map for the Just Cuz Half Marathon
See race website
To reserve your spot in the fall 2013 running of Pocatello's Just Cuz Half Marathon race, register online at the event website.
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