Iron Horse Brewery Announces Family Friendly Fundraising Race for the Idaho Foodbank called the St. Paddy Day Half K.

For Immediate Release

Iron Horse Brewery  Announces Family Friendly Fundraising Race for the Idaho Foodbank called the St. Paddy Day Half K.

Yes, It’s A .32 Mile Race in Boise

ELLENSBURG, WA  (January 4, 2017)  Iron Horse Brewery invites all humans to their upcoming race called the St. Paddy Day Half K on March 11th. The race starts at 2 p.m. and activities will run until to 3:48 p.m. at Wiseguy Pizza Pie (570 Main Street) in Boise. This micro-run contains all of the benefits of an ultra marathon, but without actually having to run very far, because running is hard according to science.

“This food bank fundraiser has a massive dollars-to-mile ratio advantage which is a key indicator in the race-for-a-cause world. Ok, that’s not really a thing, I just made it up, but if it were, this would,” said Greg Parker, General Manager at Iron Horse Brewery  “Our goal is to raise $1,500 in a two hour period, which is honestly a low goal we should be able to blow out of the water. We like to achieve success by lowering standards,” commented Parker.


Activities and Fun Times

The St. Paddy Day Half K is a family friendly event.  Besides running .32 miles, there will be additional activities including a Zumba warm up, face painting, live music by Celtic rock band Guess When and more.

Each paid entry to the race includes a medal, sweatband, and race bib.  There will be water stations, slices of pizza and a sandwich station to motivate runners along the route.  Those who are over 21 will also receive a beer as part of their entry.

Race Entry Fees are $25.00 for adults, $20 for 13-20 age group and $2 for those under 13.  Group packs also available. Register by Feburary 22 at to gurantee a t-shirt. Day of registration is possible while spots available.

Entrants are encouraged to show up in St. Patrick’s Day themed outfits.

Amazing Sponsors

The race would not be possible without the willingness of area businesses.  A special thanks goes out to the City of Boise, Downtown Boise Association, Republic Parking, Stein Distributing, Flying M, Treasure Valley Roller Derby, Java, Zumba Boise, Even Stevens and Wahooz Family Fun Zone.

A shout out to Shadows Embroidery for producing the race shirts.  National brands, RoadID and Mt. Olive Pickles are also contributing to the event.

Packet Pickup

Registration packets are available to be picked up starting at noon on the day of race at Wiseguy Pizza Pie.


Race Day and Food Donations

The races will be conducted in waves starting at 2:00, kicked off with the singing of the national anthem.

Iron Horse will be collecting food donations on race day as well.  Iron Horse Brewery asks that participants bring boxes of Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles or any type of cereal as a donation item.


About Iron Horse Brewery

Iron Horse Brewery, centrally located in Ellensburg, WA, has been producing hand crafted ales since 2007.  Iron Horse is owned by father-son team Greg and Gary Parker.  With 40 employees and a recent expansion, enabling IHB to double its brewing capacity, the brewery  produced over 21,000 barrels last year. To learn more about the brewery or to simply take a break from Facebook, go to;  you’ll probably be sorry you did.



Greg Parker, General Manager



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