Frequently Asked Questions

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 Hospital above the registration fee is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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

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 Hospital. 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 Hospital. As a not-for-profit organization, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital depends on fundraising dollars to provide essential care and programming year-round.

What are considered event operational hard costs?

These are costs associated with producing the St. Luke's FitOne event, including city and permitting fees; police, security and emergency support services; event infrastructure, signage and equipment rentals; venue rental fees; shuttle buses; participant bib numbers, t-shirts and awards; and neighborhood notifications and traffic control.

Am I required to fundraise for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital?

You are not required to fundraise, but we encourage all participants to donate or provide support above the registration fee. Imagine if we have 10,000 participants, and every event participant raises $100 in addition to their registration fee. We could raise an estimated one million dollars to support the exceptional care and programming provided by St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital! No patients are ever turned away, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

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.

Why did the Women's Fitness Celebration change its name to St. Luke's FitOne?

The co-founder of the Women's Fitness Celebration, Anne Audain, had a vision to inspire women to come to the starting line and finish a 5K. Since our first race in 1993, there have been awe-inspiring leaps in the participation of women in running events of all distances. In collaboration with Anne, St. Luke's identified an opportunity to inspire something even bigger, and engage a broader range of participants as advocates of fun, healthy living. So, as we re-committed to inspiring women and extended our mission to include men, kids, families–everyone!–we changed our name to FitOne, ensuring it's clear that everyone is welcome and encouraged to Move for Fun, Get Fit for Life!

Is the founder of the Women's Fitness Celebration, Anne Audain, still involved with the event?

Yes, very much so. Anne was instrumental in encouraging the evolution of the event, with FitOne representing the ultimate realization of her vision. Now serving her third term on the Running USA Board of Directors, Anne sees the huge impact that running and walking events are having on the health and fitness of communities across the country.

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.

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. You may edit mailing address, email, t-shirt size, etc. You can change the race distance on your registration too, but you will be responsible for any difference in fees that may be incurred and you will not be due a refund when moving to a shorter distance (i.e., changing a half-marathon entry to a 5K entry). You can change your registration information until September 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

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

Yes, you will need to have an account with RunSignUp 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 or 2017, you do not need to create a new account, but may simply log into RunSignUp using the account you created then.

Is my online registration secure with my credit card information?

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

Should I register others for the event?

If you are someone’s legal guardian, yes, please register him or her. If you are a team leader, please encourage others to register themselves and make sure they choose your team during the online registration process. Participants over 18 years of age 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.

Can I pick up my friend’s race packet?

Yes, but we encourage you both to come enjoy all the the St. Luke's FitOne Expo has to offer including programming, samples, fun giveaways and contests through vendors and sponsors. If your friend isn't able to come to the Expo, please bring a printed copy of your friend’s race registration confirmation, so we may ensure your friend has signed the required event participation waiver.

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.