Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if the in-person race sells out? Will there be a wait list?

Yes, there will be a waitlist. Once the in-person race is sold out, participants will be able to join the waitlist through our registration website. If any spots open up for the in-person race, waitlist participants will be notified via email in the order they were added to the waitlist.

Can I change my registration information such as email address, t-shirt size or race distance?

Yes, you can change the information originally provided on your St. Luke's FitOne race registration such as mailing address, email, t-shirt size and race distance. You can change this information until September 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Do I have to create an account with RunSignUp, St. Luke's FitOne's online registration provider?

Yes, you’ll need an account to register for the race. By creating an account, RunSignUp will store your participant information, which allows for a quicker and smoother registration process. This also allows you to easily transfer or edit your original registration (email, distance, t-shirt size, etc.). If you participated in St. Luke's FitOne in 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019, you do not need to create a new account, but may simply log into RunSignUp using the account you created then.

Does St. Luke’s FitOne staff get paid out of my registration fees?

No. St. Luke's FitOne staff members work in a year-round capacity for St. Luke’s, and are compensated by St. Luke’s as their employer.

Is my online registration secure with my credit card information?

Absolutely! RunSignUp does not hold onto any credit card information.

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

No, your registration fee helps defray event operational hard costs and is not considered tax-deductible. However, any amount that you choose to donate to St. Luke’s Children’s above the registration fee is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Should I register others for the event?

If you are someone’s legal guardian, yes, please register them. If you are a team leader, please encourage others to register themselves and make sure they choose your team during the online registration process. If you’re registering multiple people, please note that all packets will be mailed to the person who does the registering regardless of if the participants all live at the same address. Participants over age 18 years must sign their own waivers. When you register others and use your personal email address or home address instead of theirs, we have trouble getting waivers signed. Whenever possible, please encourage others to register themselves; it's a quick and easy process.

What percentage of my registration fee goes to St. Luke’s Children’s?

Your registration fee helps defray event operational hard costs. Proceeds above and beyond event operational hard costs will be donated to St. Luke's Children’s programs. Through your participation in St. Luke's FitOne, individual and team fundraising and personal giving are a direct donation to St. Luke's Children’s. As a not-for-profit organization, St. Luke’s Children’s depends on fundraising dollars to provide essential care and programming year-round.

Are refunds available?

No. Please check your calendar prior to registering for the event as all event registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable to next year’s event, no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc.

Will I have to wear a mask to participate?

Yes, masks will be required at the start line, finish and any time along the race-course when physical distancing cannot be accommodated. When not actively participating in the race, all participants, volunteers, staff, and others present will be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times. This includes but is not limited to on the bus, in the start corral, and after crossing the finish line.

Will there be race photos at the in-person event?

Yes, we do plan to have photographers at the in-person event.

How will you ensure distancing at the start line and finish?

We will be utilizing rolling starts to help keep distance at the start and finish lines. Each participant will sign up for a specific start time and starts will be spaced out.

Will you still have shuttles available to participants?

Yes, we will have shuttles available.

Will my race packet be shipped?

No, in-person participants will need to attend packet pick up. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be a traditional large pre-race expo. Instead there will be a simple packet pickup station located outdoors at Ann Morrison Park the week of the race. More details about packet pick up to come.

What if I get sick or hurt and can't run the race this year?

If you have registered for the race and cannot run, we have two options for you. You can transfer your bib to a friend, or you can choose to run any distance in our virtual option. There is no additional fee for any of these options, but please note that refunds are not available for any reason.

What will happen to the FitOne race if COVID gets worse within our community?

While we do not anticipate having to change our event, we realize that the COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic situation, and we will continue to monitor all updates from the Health Department and CDC. If the status of our event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible and FitOne would transition to being completely virtual.

What if a participant needs medical help?

First aid stations are located inside Capitol Park and Ann Morrison Park, and at The Cabin: A Literary Center, half marathon aid stations, and the Boise Depot water station. Mobile medical volunteers are located along the course for assistance. Ada County Paramedics provide back-up services.

Is water provided?

The main water station is located at the Boise Train Depot. Bottled water is also available at the Finish Festival. 10K and half-marathon participants will pass through multiple water/aid stations. If you require additional water, we encourage you to carry it with you. GU electrolyte drink and GU energy gel will also be provided.

Where are the restrooms?

Over 100 portable toilets are distributed throughout the race experiences. You'll find them in Capitol Park (near the start line) and Ann Morrison Park (near the finish line), at each half marathon aid station, and along the race courses at the Boise Library and Boise Train Depot.

Do you offer a shorter distance?

The FitOne.2 is 1.2 miles and runs along the Greenbelt from the Boise Library to Ann Morrison Park. This course avoids the hill leading to the Boise Depot and rejoins the regular 5K course just prior to the finish line.

What is NOT allowed on the course?

For safety reasons, the following are NOT allowed on the course, please: dogs, weapons, bicycles, roller skates/blades, scooters (non-motorized, gas or electric) and skateboards. Please use your best judgment.

Can I bring my dog?

For safety reasons, dogs or pets of any kind are NOT allowed. We do recommend taking your pup out for See Spot Walk in October as a pet-friendly alternative!

Is there a lost & found area?

Yes. Lost & Found is located just inside Ann Morrison Park off Americana Blvd. at the Information/Volunteer Check-in tent. After the event, Lost & Found will be located at the St. Luke's FitOne office (starting Monday morning following the event).

Is there a reunion area?

Yes. Reunite with your friends and family near the circle of trees inside Ann Morrison Park off Americana Blvd to your left. Look for flags with the first letter of your last name and prearrange with your family and friends to meet you there. Lost children will be accompanied by two official event volunteers to the Information/Volunteer Check-in tent for pick up by parents.

How do I download the RaceJoy app?

You can find the app in the App store or go to to find the app and download it to your phone.

Will there be pre-determined courses for the virtual race option?

No, there will not be any pre-determined courses for the virtual race option. The only pre-determined courses will be for in-person races. The virtual races will be solely “run anywhere.”

Will there be race photos for the virtual race option?

There will be no race photos for those who choose the virtual option. However, we encourage you to take your own photos while you participate!

Will there be aid stations/medical care available to virtual participants?

No, there will not be aid stations for the virtual race option.

Will all distances receive medals?

Yes! Thanks to our sponsor, Blue Cross of Idaho, all participants, no matter the distance, will receive a finisher medal!

Will my race packet be mailed to me?

Yes, race packets will be mailed to all virtual participants.