Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Redfish, SV Half races coming up

Spring runs May 24, June 7

     Sign-ups are underway for two major early-season footraces—the fourth annual Redfish Lake Memorial Run on Saturday, May 24 and the 10th annual Sun Valley Half Marathon set for Saturday, June 7.

     The Redfish Lake event attracted 276 runners last year including 59 in the 13.1-mile half marathon, 89 in the 10-kilometer event and 128 for the 5k race. All three courses are offered again in 2014 on paved, gravel and trail surfaces.

     The half marathon starts at 10 a.m. followed by the 10k at 10:30 a.m. and 5k at 10:45 a.m. The short kids’ race gets underway at 9:30 a.m. that day.

     Entry fees through the sign-up deadline of May 23 are $60 half marathon, $45 for 10k and $35 for 5k. You must register by May 21 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. All races start and end at the lodge. There is a new course this year for half marathon/10k runners.

     Visit or go to You can register at Redfish Lake Lodge Friday, May 23 from 4-8 p.m. or on race day from 8-9 a.m.

     The Memorial Day weekend event marks the beginning of Redfish Lake Lodge’s 85th anniversary season. Those feeling extra wild may choose to join the “Bluefish Club,” by jumping into the ice-cold lake (temperatures normally in the 40s) following their runs.

     Redfish Lake Lodge general manager Jeff Clegg said, “This has turned into a fantastic event. We’re always excited to kick off our summer season with so many great athletes and smiling faces. It gets better every year.”

     Sponsors and supporters included The River Company, Sawtooth Adventure Company, Riverwear, Mystic Saddle Ranch, Sawtooth Mountain Guides, U.S. Forest Service and The Pulse.

     In a press release announcing the race details, Clegg said that Redfish Lake Lodge is excited to begin construction on a major new addition to the resort this year. Groundbreaking for the expansion and improvements is expected to occur in September, he said.


Sun Valley Half Marathon

     The Sun Valley Half Marathon starts at 9 a.m. June 7 near Sun Valley Pavilion. Last year there were 283 runners including 215 in the half marathon. Once again, 10k and 5k courses will be offered. Cost is $70 plus fees for the half marathon, rising to $100 race day.

     Visit The 10k entry fees are now $50, rising to $80 on race day, and the 5k fees are $30, up to $50.

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