Friday, October 30, 2009


Bib pick up: You can pick up packets two ways 1- from the community rec center (144 Wilson Ave) Friday from 5-7pm. 2- race day at the start line from 8:30-10:12. Your packet will include your timing chip, a super cool bib, some papers, and possibly a shirt. Wear you chip on your ankle. It is really easy and critical to the timer’s sanity.

Transportation: You can park at the bottom or the top. Parking at the top is somewhat limited. At about 8:45 and 9:15 we will run shuttles to the top from Centennial Park. Each shuttle can take about 40 people. Bring a bag with you so you can ditch your extra clothes or gear at the top and we will have it for you at the finish line. If you miss the last shuttle just drive to the top. If you are there at 9:30 and there isn’t a van, drive to the top.

Aid: We plan to have aid stations at miles 3, 4.5, 7, 9, and 11. Quality may vary. Mile 3-unmanned water station 4.5- bathrooms, water, energy drink, hammer gel, clothing drop 7- water and energy drink, 1 bathroom 9- water, energy drink, hammer gel, bathrooms 11- table of temptation and full aid with bathroom. If you need more water than this please carry some. If Hammer gel doesn’t agree with you, carry or stash your brand of choice.

Finish Line: At Centennial Park we will have food including chili, corn bread, pizza, milkshakes and lots of drinks. Awards are at 1:00 but people are likely to continue to finish after that. The staff will be there until the last person crosses or is declared ‘done’ by a doctor. If the weather is terrible we will make plans for an alternate lunch and awards location.

Course Tips: The first two miles are steep and fast. Then next 6 are mostly gently downhill. The last 5 miles are flat or rolling. Save some go juice for the last few hills. Just because ding dongs are available at an aid station doesn’t mean you have to eat one. The course will be marked with paint and signs. LEFT ON GRANT IS THE ONLY CRUCIAL TURN. Please run against traffic.

Ice cream: Milk shakes will be served to anyone that beats Lowell and Lance. Oreo is the rumor. Lowell was the faster runner last year at 1:51. Lance was 2:03. Things will change this year.

Secret to Happiness: Oreo Milkshakes and dressing to the theme: flower power.

Faster Than Light Travel: Bend space…or bribe a race director.

Directions to finish line: From I-15 take the Clark Street Exit (69) and head west on Clark (downhill). Follow Clark all the way down until it becomes Center at the underpass. Merge left and turn left on Arthur (don’t turn Left on Main it is one way). Go south on Arthur until Benton. This is a stoplight intersection, turn right on Benton. Cross the river and turn left on Grant. After abut ¼ mile you will pass a white LDS church on the right and come to Idaho Street on your left. Turn left and you are there. If you are a local it would be helpful if you actually parked at Rainey Park/The Charter School and walked across the bridge.

Directions to the start line: From the finish line drive south on Grant Street. After 1.5 miles it merges with Bannock Highway and continues south. After another 3.5 miles (5 total) you come to the bannock/mink creek intersection. Stay right and head into the hills. It is only 8 more miles on the main road. Our parking lot is shortly after the South Fork road turns off. We are in a gravel lot on the right. Overflow parking is on South Fork Road. If you are coming from the South it may be easier to take the Portneuf Gap exit and take Portneuf Road to Mink Creek. There will be bathrooms at the top for all to enjoy. Last minute packet pickup and registration is done at the top.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Groovy Man

November 7th is just around the corner. I hope everyone is lacing up your running shoes and feeling great. If you haven't registered you have til October 22 before the price goes up. You can register at or go into Pocatello Parks and Rec and pick up a hard copy. Questions can be emailed to Lance Clark at or Josie Magee at or find us on facebook.

What: Just Cuz Half Marathon
When: November 7, 2009
Where: Meet at Cenntenial park (by City Creek) and we will bus to the start up Mink Creek. Time to be announced. Gun goes off at 10:13 am so buses will leave some time between 8-9:30. Details to follow.

Can't wait to see everyone. =) Happy Running, Josie