October 10, 2020 | ANn Morrison Park, Boise

7th Annual Race for the steaks

Get ready for the 7th Annual Idaho Beef Council Race for the Steaks benefiting the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and The Idaho Foodbank. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun at beautiful Ann Morrison Park in Boise. Sign up for one of three races, meet a local Idaho rancher and try your hand at "cow roping." Then, finish the evening off by refueling with a delicious, nutritious, steak dinner -- all to raise money for a good cause.

 Runner Registration 

Race Details

General Information

Date: October 10, 2020
Location: Ann Morrison Park, Boise, ID


The 7th Annual Idaho Beef Council Race for the Steaks benefits the Treasure Valley Family YMCA and The Idaho Foodbank.

For each race registration, a portion will be donated to the Beef Counts program. Beef Counts is a community-based partnership between Idaho’s beef industry and The Idaho Foodbank that provides high-quality beef protein to food-insecure Idahoans. The remainder of race registration fees benefits the Treasure Valley Family YMCA to support its child and youth development and healthy living programs. 

Steak Dinner

The steak dinner is free to all race participants. Steak Dinner can be purchased for spectators for an additional $15 (limited amount available). Last call for a Steak Dinner is 7:00 PM.

Course Details

*Hoof it to the finish line because the course closes and the last call for steak dinner is at 7:00 pm.

.5k Run

  • Race start time is at 3:45 pm. 
  • This course is approximately 1/3 mile run/walk.
  • Children must be accompanied by a paid adult participant.

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5k Run

  • Race start time is at 4:30 pm.

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10K Run

  • Race begins at 4:15 pm. 

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Registration Fees & Information

*Fees include a race t-shirt & a Idaho Beef Steak Dinner



Open Registration

(July 1 - 31)

Late Registration

(Aug 1 - Oct 4)

Last Chance

(Oct 5 - 8)

MisSed Steak

(Oct 9 - 10)



Cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the race/event will receive no refund. Cancellations made more than 15 days prior will receive a 50% refund either as a check or a system credit. The system credit may only be applied to another YMCA race/event within the current calendar year. Entries, once purchased, may not be transferred, resold, exchanged, or given to another person. We hope very much that you are able to join us on race day. We value your participation and want to provide you with a memorable and quality race day. Please contact the Race Director with any questions.

COVID-19 Refund Policy: 

If the event is canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, there are 3 options for participants who are registered for the Idaho Beef Council Race for the Steaks Event.  

• Option 1: Do nothing. Race coordinators will contact you as soon as the race can be rescheduled. Your registration will automatically be transferred to the new date. If that date doesn’t work with your schedule, you may request a refund of your registration fee. 

• Option 2: Request to donate your registration fee and $10 will go the Idaho Foodbank to support the Beef Counts program and the remainder will go to the Treasure Valley YMCA.  

• Option 3: Request a refund of your registration fees and it will be applied back to the credit card or bank account used to make payment. (this process will take 16-18 business days)

In the event of a cancellation or postponement, please contact the Race Director to advice which option you prefer.


Besides the race, the event is a great opportunity to channel your inner cowboy. Join the Idaho Beef Council for activities such as roping a cow dummy, and take part in fun photo opportunities. Try out virtual reality goggles to get an up-close look at a real ranch with a virtual reality tour. Meet Idaho ranchers who will share their perspective of Idaho's rich ranching heritage.

Packet Pick-Up

Coming Soon!


We Want You!

Not racing but love to be part of the action? The YMCA would not be able to host this event without the help of great volunteers like you! Help is needed both on and off the course. If you would like to volunteer to help out with this fun event, contact us!

Race for the Steaks Host Hotel

Coming Soon!

Previous Year's Race Results

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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