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Treasure Valley fitness events for June 2014

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The sun is shining. Kids are almost out of school. And chances are, you’re ready to go outside and enjoy some exercise. Why not challenge yourself with one of the many fitness events happening in the Treasure Valley this June? Here’s a list to help you plan.

Sunday, June 1

Run for Dunn 5K This third annual event benefits the Get It Dunn Fund, named after BSU soccer player Amy Dunn, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2012. The 3.75 mile course is open to all ages and abilities. For more information, click on this link.

Saturday, June 7

Boise 70.3 Ironman Not for the weak of heart, or mind. This is the real deal. With a start time of noon and a twilight finish, this race that crisscrosses the historic Oregon Trail is certainly unique. The 1.2 mile swim takes place at Lucky Peak Reservoir, then it’s on to a hilly, 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run along the Boise River Greenbelt. For more information, click on this link.

6th Annual Poop Scoot Fun Run Choose from a 3.6K or 5K course, starting at 8th Street Park in Meridian. The quirky catch? You’ll race a tennis ball through a giant, inflatable colon which follows the main sewer line to the Meridian Wastewater Treatment Plant. Entry fee is a donation of non-perishable food, to be donated to the Meridian Food Bank. For more information, click on this link.

St. Alphonsus Capitol Classic Children’s Race Who says grownups get to have all the fitness fun? This one-mile race for kids from ages 6 to 14 is open to all abilities. The course starts at the Boise Train Depot and ends at the Capitol Building. For more information, click on this link.

Saturday, June 14

Boise Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash This 5K run or walk and kids’ 1-mile fun run takes place at Veteran’s Memorial Park and benefits Idaho victims of impaired driving crashes and aims to raise awareness of underage drinking prevention. For more information, click on this link.

Saturday, June 28

Meridian Barn Sour Choose from 1-mile, 6K, or 10K distances for this race at Settlers Park. Proceeds benefit the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department’s Care Enough to Share program, which offers scholarships to low income children so that they can participate in recreation activities. For more information, click on this link.

YMCA Boise Front Trail Run Hit the dirt for this first annual event exploring the trails of Bogus Basin. Choose from a 4- or 10-mile course. For more information, click on this link.

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