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Kick for Kenya and Clean Water 5k

May 18 @ 9:30 am


Eastwind Community Church
Boise, ID US 83716


Please join us on Saturday morning, May 18, for the 2024 Kick for Kenya and Clean Water 5K!

Run or walk for a cause – proceeds from this year’s race will be used to help fund planning, training, pilot projects, and/or additional land acquisition for eventual construction and development of a community center in rural eastern Kenya in partnership with Kenya Kids (US-based nonprofit), the Touch Africa Child Education Project (TACEP, a Kenyan NGO), and the local community. A small plot of land ideally situated for the community center has been identified and purchased by TACEP, with right of first refusal to purchase additional adjacent acreage. The long-term vision for the center includes TACEP field staff offices with dedicated space for tutoring and counseling, educational and vocational training, agricultural demonstration plots, and on-site housing for children or families in need and/or short-term international visitors. Any excess funds raised will be invested where needed most, in particular to provide educational opportunities, improve public health, and address the compounded effects of several consecutive years of extreme weather (a prolonged drought followed by recent flooding), which has led to food and water insecurity throughout the region.

Race Notes:

  • Registration, Entry Fees, and Donations

    • Early bird pricing is $35 (the cost to provide a K-8 child in Kenya with education for a month) per entrant registered by Sunday, May 12.
      • Note that $25 of the $35 entry fee is considered tax deductible.
    • Entry fee goes up to $45 (cost to provide day high school for a child in Kenya) through raceday morning.
    • Additional donations (any amount) also welcome.
    • Although race day registration will be available, pre-registration is highly encouraged so we can start on time and ensure we have sufficient bib numbers, timing chips, and post-race food for everyone!
  • Packet Pickup and Parking

    • Pre-race packet pickup will be available at two times and locations:
      • Eastwind Community Church lobby (4750 S Surprise Way, Boise, ID  83716) before and after the 9:30 AM, 11 AM, and 5:01 PM services on Sunday, May 12
      • Fleet Feet Treasure Valley’s Meridian location in The Village (3573 E. Longwing Lane, #105, Meridian, ID  83646), 2-7 PM on Friday, May 17
    • Day of race packet pickup will run 8-9 AM in the Eastwind Community Church parking lot on Saturday, May 18.
    • Day of race parking will be available across the street at Eagle Christian Church (4601 S Surprise Way, Boise, ID  83716).
      • Note that because the start/finish line is located in the Eastwind Community Church parking lot, the lot will be closed from 8 AM to noon, so please plan accordingly.
    • Carpooling or biking to the race is highly encouraged.
  • Race

    • Start/finish in the Eastwind Community Church Parking lot.
    • Starting gun will go off promptly at 9:30 AM!
    • Course runs out and back along the Surprise Valley bike path to the turnaround near Highway 21.
  • Amenities

    • Accurate out-and-back course on flat, scenic bike path
    • Course marshals at all intersections for traffic control
    • Mile splits
    • Aid station near turnaround
    • Post-race food and party
    • Great prizes for top finishers and more!
  • Course Records

    • Kids (12 and under)
      • Boys:  Nate Drescher, 23:21 (2022)
      • Girls:  Nadia Kouskov, 21:41 (2023)
    • Youth (13-19)
      • Boys:  Luke Drescher and Royal Colley, 17:58 (2023)
      • Girls:  Nora Robinson, 22:15 (2023)
    • Open
      • Men:  Erik Teig, 15:42.7 (2022)
      • Women:  Amanda Dunne, 19:58 (2022)
    • Masters (40+)
      • Men:  Ryan Meyer, 17:53 (2023)
      • Women:  Kelly Burlile, 24:06 (2022)


May 18
9:30 am
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Eastwind Community Church
Boise, ID 83716
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