Overall Rating
Overall Rating (104 Reviews)
4.9
(104 Ratings) 🏆 (104 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.7
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.7
The Silver Valley Chamber presents the Jackass Half Marathon and 5k Race that will take place this October! Come run on the paved Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes starting in historic Wallace and ending in Uptown Kellogg. The half marathon and 5k race courses are point-to-point and (mostly) downhill, so … MORE
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    MikeLee FIRST-TIMER '23

    Smooth surface, mostly gentle downhill with one moderate uphill in the middle and a kickass hill just before the finish. Very well organized. Lots of fun before, during and after. MORE

    Smooth surface, mostly gentle downhill with one moderate uphill in the middle and a kickass hill just before the finish. Very well organized. Lots of fun before, during and after.

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    idahomike12 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Beautiful course along the Trail of the Coeur d' Alenes from Wallace to Kellogg, ID. The race organizers outdo themselves every year by adding new twists to the event and … MORE

    Beautiful course along the Trail of the Coeur d’ Alenes from Wallace to Kellogg, ID. The race organizers outdo themselves every year by adding new twists to the event and by being receptive to runner feedback. The mark of a great race is that the fun doesn’t end when you cross the finish line – the post-race scene at the Jackass Race was awesome! I’m a repeat runner (all four years!) and will keep coming back for this race.

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    gordongsmithiii REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This is still one of my favorite races, and I plan to do it yearly, the course is extremely fun with a dash of challenge, there are some extremely beautiful … MORE

    This is still one of my favorite races, and I plan to do it yearly, the course is extremely fun with a dash of challenge, there are some extremely beautiful areas you get to run through as well.

    I have some complaints nonetheless.

    Mostly the race photos costing $15 each. I love that they use a local photographer, but when NegativeSplit hosts 90% of the races in the areas and their photos are included, it’s tough to see a price tag of $60 for 4 digital download photos.

    The other thing I noticed this year was a lack of food vendors at the finish line compared to last year. I had less incentive to stick around this year than in 2022. I love buying food after a long race lol.

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    nhenders92 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    The race organizers put in so much effort to make this a unique and fun experience. There are a ton of additional training opportunities and fun race events beyond just … MORE

    The race organizers put in so much effort to make this a unique and fun experience. There are a ton of additional training opportunities and fun race events beyond just the run itself. HIGHLY recommend

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    sumdeal FIRST-TIMER '23

    Can't improve on perfection! Can't wait to do it in 2024. Amazing views. Friendly staff. I would recommend to anyone. I love the towns of Wallace and Kellogg. So beautiful. MORE

    Can’t improve on perfection! Can’t wait to do it in 2024. Amazing views. Friendly staff. I would recommend to anyone. I love the towns of Wallace and Kellogg. So beautiful.

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    hberna132 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was my first year running the Jackass half and I loved it! Beautiful course, awesome aid stations and fun vibes all around! I really loved the shirts, you get … MORE

    This was my first year running the Jackass half and I loved it! Beautiful course, awesome aid stations and fun vibes all around! I really loved the shirts, you get to pick your color ahead of time and the quality was great. The “metals” were super unique too. Beware, there is a challenging hill at mile 12, and a less intense incline at mile 8, but otherwise a flat, downhill fast course. Hope to do it again!

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    cachristensen1981 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This is a great run! This was my third year and the rest stops, logistics, and swag get better every year. The (mostly) downhill course is smooth and meditative with … MORE

    This is a great run! This was my third year and the rest stops, logistics, and swag get better every year. The (mostly) downhill course is smooth and meditative with beautiful fall colors and a welcoming crowd of volunteers. Weather has been spectacular every year! They really nail the best weekend for a race.

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    ArtS REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Well organized race ! ... The course was very scenic ... Aid stations were more than sufficient ... Lots of fun again this year --- Lots of fun people running MORE

    Well organized race ! … The course was very scenic … Aid stations were more than sufficient … Lots of fun again this year — Lots of fun people running to share the experience

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    erinajerome FIRST-TIMER '23

    I ran the Jackass Half with no prior training. My goal was to not stop. The Jackass crew was very supportive before & after race! The aide stations placed every … MORE

    I ran the Jackass Half with no prior training. My goal was to not stop. The Jackass crew was very supportive before & after race! The aide stations placed every 2 miles was a great motivator and the finish line was perfect. Easy course & perfect weather!

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    usmcfreak05 FIRST-TIMER '23

    From the get go the other walkers were a blast to joke and talk with. At the starting line we huddled together because it was pretty chilly. The crew had … MORE

    From the get go the other walkers were a blast to joke and talk with. At the starting line we huddled together because it was pretty chilly. The crew had hot coffee and a fire and heaters for everyone to huddle around. Also had some good food and than fake tattoos and body glitter. One the race began we all started walking down the beautiful Trail of the Coeur D’ Alenes. Through the different towns of the silver valley. We than had to go up hill for a bit on the main road and then continued on the trail all the way into Kellogg. Once in Kellogg it was all up hill and than the final turn was down hill to the finish line. Everyone cheered for the racers and walkers. All the aid stations and volunteers did a phenomenal job. Cheering on everyone keeping everyone’s spirits up. I will most definitely do the Jackass again.

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Beautiful course, flat and fast! BUT, don’t underestimate the 2 hills! Cold start lends a hand to those of us that heat up!! Lots of cheering and water stations along … MORE

    Beautiful course, flat and fast! BUT, don’t underestimate the 2 hills! Cold start lends a hand to those of us that heat up!! Lots of cheering and water stations along the way. Impressive finish line, snacks, awards, tanks/shirts, and music.

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    hill87 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Beautiful race course, well organized, motivational people at the start, finish, and throughout the course make this my favorite race to run every year! MORE

    Beautiful race course, well organized, motivational people at the start, finish, and throughout the course make this my favorite race to run every year!

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    CraigPhillips REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Last year I cut my teeth on half-marathons at this race. Since then, me and my friends have started a running group, signing up for multiple races throughout the year. … MORE

    Last year I cut my teeth on half-marathons at this race. Since then, me and my friends have started a running group, signing up for multiple races throughout the year. We decided to make this race our Daytona 500, and last race of the running season. It’s mostly downhill, fun, and cheeky. The most fun race of the year IMO.

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    chrisandteri98 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Does not get any better than spending a day in the fall running in the mountains! Super well organized and supported race! Won’t miss it again next year. MORE

    Does not get any better than spending a day in the fall running in the mountains! Super well organized and supported race! Won’t miss it again next year.

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    wlee5226 FIRST-TIMER '23

    Everything was amazing from the location, to packet pick up, fun at the start line, scenic route, great aid stations and volunteers to the finish line. Not that you can … MORE

    Everything was amazing from the location, to packet pick up, fun at the start line, scenic route, great aid stations and volunteers to the finish line. Not that you can control the weather, but that was fantastic too. Can hardly wait til next year.

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    Carrie REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This was a fantastic half-marathon! The race organizers make sure you have a top-notch experience with a beautiful course, great swag, lots of volunteers, aide stations, and an after party … MORE

    This was a fantastic half-marathon! The race organizers make sure you have a top-notch experience with a beautiful course, great swag, lots of volunteers, aide stations, and an after party at the finish line. I’ve done this race twice and I’ll continue to sign up for it again next year! Highly recommend!

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    camillenielsen FIRST-TIMER '23

    Friendly crew of workers/volunteers. Well organized and fun atmosphere. Absolutely beautiful trail and a great name- Jackass! Be prepared for a hill at the end, but the beer at the … MORE

    Friendly crew of workers/volunteers. Well organized and fun atmosphere. Absolutely beautiful trail and a great name- Jackass! Be prepared for a hill at the end, but the beer at the finish line is worth it. The out and back at mile 8 gives you and chance to cheer on your faster/slower friends!

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    landon.anderson REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This is an absolute beautiful course at a great time of the year. The leaves are beginning to change colors and it's amazing scenery all the way to the end. … MORE

    This is an absolute beautiful course at a great time of the year. The leaves are beginning to change colors and it’s amazing scenery all the way to the end. Mostly downhill there are a couple of hills (including a pretty tough one right near the very end of the race). This is worth your time!

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    shayden75 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This was my second year doing the half marathon and it is always so beautiful and so much fun! It is easy to pick up your items the day before. … MORE

    This was my second year doing the half marathon and it is always so beautiful and so much fun! It is easy to pick up your items the day before. The buses to get you to the start are so helpful. The stations throughout the race are so much fun! The natural beauty as you go is amazing! I think it is an easy course, except for the 2 hill. I would recommend this race to everyone, it is ran so well and is so much fun!

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    I’m not a runner but have now “jog-walked” two races with my sister to support her dreams. I actually dislike running very much but this race - the crew- the … MORE

    I’m not a runner but have now “jog-walked” two races with my sister to support her dreams. I actually dislike running very much but this race – the crew- the stations – the beauty and the support goes beyond any hopes that I had. I will forever be at this race either participating or cheering. This community is golden!

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