The main dish of the day


Enjoy a scenic, 5K course with your family and friends in Downtown Boise! Walk, jog or run along the flat course, which starts on 6th Street between Main and Idaho, heads through downtown and finishes on Capitol Blvd. and Idaho Street. Enjoy the finish area fun in front of City Hall.

Participants will be staged according to anticipated pace to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone. Strollers are allowed, but must line up behind individual runners and walkers. Leashed dogs are also permitted and pet owners must line up with their dogs behind individual runners and walkers. Music players with headphones are allowed.

NOTE: Due to construction on City Hall, this year’s Start Line will be located on 6th Street between Main and Idaho.

Course Map

Parking & Directions

All metered street parking is free on Thanksgiving Day. All downtown Boise garages will have a $5 maximum fee for parking.

Nearby garages include:

  • Eastman Garage: Main and 9th
  • City Centre Garage: Front and 9th
  • Myrtle Street Garage: Myrtle and 8th


Thanksgiving morning is usually chilly, but we can’t anticipate the exact weather. Dress yourself and your little ones warmly. Last year there were many chilly hands and feet, so be prepared. Hats are a great way to stay warm. We will be waiting at the finish with hot chocolate, coffee, muffins and cookies.