Saint Alphonsus Health System
A 31 Year Tradition Continues - Capitol Classic Children's Race
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For information contact:
Elizabeth C. Duncan, Director of Media & Public Relations
(208) 367-8121—Desk (208) 724-8047—Cell

Saint Alphonsus Celebrates 31 Years of Promoting Youth Fitness Annual Capitol Classic Children’s Race open to kids ages 6 to 14

What: Looking for a healthy and vibrant activity for youngsters? A popular summer time rite of passage in the Treasure Valley is back. The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Children’s Race is Saturday June 1st. The 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. The school that has the most participation receives a monetary prize to be applied to their P.E. Program.

Proceeds from this year's race will support the expansion of the Saint Alphonsus Emergency Department in Boise. According to the National Center of Health Statistics, one in five children will visit the Emergency Room one or more times in a given year. As the region’s only Level II Trauma Center, Saint Alphonsus is prepared to treat these children and any other patients who require emergency care at a moment’s notice. This expansion will allow us to greatly enhance the capacity, efficiency, and quality of care delivered at Saint Alphonsus to accommodate the substantial growth expected in the Treasure Valley in the coming years.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Race time: 11:00 AM
(Racers should be at the Depot by 10:15 AM)

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

Street Closure Information:

Starts at 11:00 at the Boise Depot
Finishes at 11:45 at Capitol Park
Picture on the Capitol steps at 12 noon
Finish Fair at Capitol Park until 12:30 pm

Street Closures on Race Day

8:00 am Bannock between 6th and Capitol Blvd is closed until 12:30 pm

10:00 am Hard road closure at Crescent and Peasley; to access to Capitol (except for residents/drop offs). Traffic exiting out of the Depot must turn left on Peasley. (They can go Peasley/Rose Hill./Capitol or Crescent/Latah/Americana)

Jefferson between 6th & 8th is closed in front of the Idaho State Capitol Building. Jefferson will remain closed until after the photo on the Capitol steps at 12 noon.

Jefferson Street is back open at 12:30 pm

10:40 am Southbound traffic on 9th & Capitol is forced to turn east

Northbound traffic on Capitol Blvd. from University is blocked

Right lane of Capitol Blvd from Idaho to Bannock is blocked

10:45 am Drop off lane on Eastover Terrace closes

10:50 am Hard road closure at south-bound traffic at University closed

Hard road closure at Crescent Rim and Peasley

Capitol Blvd. back open by 11:45 am

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.
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