Zeitgeist Half Marathon

Welcome to the 20th annual Zeitgeist Half Marathon to be held Saturday, November 5, 2022. The race is open to walkers and runners. It starts and finishes in the Optimist Youth Sports Complex northwest of Boise. Start time is 10am.

Race Details

The loop course is on paved roads with 1,181 feet of elevation gain over three hills. We offer 6 aid stations with portable toilets available along the course. Finishers receive a long sleeve, embroidered, moisture-wicking T-shirt and a finisher medal.

Post-Race Party

We provide a nice post-race party with hot food, cold drinks, and a live band. While the menu has not been finalized, we expect to serve garden pasta, scalloped potatoes, mushroom soup and chicken tortilla soup, bagels and cream cheese, apple crisp with whipped cream, Dawson Taylor coffee, soft drinks, water, and micro-brewed beer. Please remember to bring your photo ID if you plan to drink beer.

Awards and Prizes

Awards are presented at the post-race party for Overall winners and Age Group winners (M/F—1st, 2nd, 3rd). We also have a great prize drawing with tickets drawn from all participants who finish the race.


Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. They receive a short sleeve T-shirt and are welcome to attend the post-race party after completing their tasks. Take a minute to fill out the Volunteer Registration Form.

Paper Entries for Race or Volunteers
Download the Paper Entry Form
Must be postmarked by October 21, 2022 to:
Zeitgeist Half Marathon
P.O. Box 140402
Garden City ID 83714-0402


Thanks to all our Sponsors and Volunteers!
Thank You to all who participated!

To see the final results, see the results page.

Hope to see you all next year!

Procrastinators, it’s time to commit!

The Zeitgeist Half Marathon entry fee increases to $100 after 10pm on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2022.

Click Here to Register!

We are looking for volunteers to help with getting the park set up, handing out packets, distributing T-Shirts and beverages, water stations, course tasks, and tear down after the event.

If you are interested in helping this race be successful please click this link

Or email your contact info to: info@zhalfmarathon.com

Volunteers receive a T-Shirt and Meal!

Highlands Hollow Sign Up Party
Tuesday Sept 10, 2019

What: Zeitgeist Half Marathon Sign Up Party & Training Run/Walk
When: Tuesday, September 11, from 3 pm to 9 pm.
Where: Highlands Hollow Brewhouse
2455 N Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise

Join us for discounted entry fees – must be present for discount!