Saint Alphonsus Health System
Saint Alphonsus Celebrates 29 Years of Promoting Youth Fitness: Annual Capitol Children's Classic open to kids ages 6 to 14
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For more information, contact Elizabeth Duncan.

Capitol Classic Children's RaceWhat: The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Children’s Race is a summer rite of passage in the Treasure Valley. The Saturday June 4th event is expected to draw more than 2000 youngsters. The one mile race begins at the historic Boise Train Depot and ends at the State Capitol. Children who participate receive an Olympic-style medal, T-shirt and complimentary refreshments.

Why: In 1983, Ron and Betsy Twilegar started the annual race as a way to encourage young people to become interested in physical fitness, especially running. Through the efforts of Dr. Michael and Kirsten Coughlin, Saint Alphonsus began supporting the race in 1987. Proceeds from the Capital Children’s Classic benefit the CARE Maternal/Child Clinic at Saint Alphonsus.

When: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Race time: 11:00 AM - Racers should be at the Depot by 10:15 AM). Register online at
Registration: $15 by Friday May 27th then the cost is $20

Where: Race begins at the historic Boise Depot and proceeds down Capitol Blvd. to Capitol Park in front of the Idaho State Capitol.  

Contact: For more information, contact Elizabeth Duncan at (208) 367-8121 or (208) 724-8047

About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health. For information about Saint Alphonsus visit