Boise has been making headlines left and right over the last few years. “Truth be told, it isn’t much of a secret anymore. U.S. News and World Report ranked Boise as one of their top under-the-radar destinations in 2016 and Vogue just recently dubbed it one of their top places to visit this year.” This article does a great job to highlight some of the best features our hometown boasts, including our scenery, up and … Continued
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“With sadness, tremendous respect, and incredible awe, NYRR mourns the death of Shay Hirsch, beloved wife of our Chairman of the Board, George Hirsch. Shay passed away on February 3, after a long battle with cancer.” Read the full article.
“To honor a late friend, two runners are putting on a unique marathon—and gaining a new appreciation for race directors everywhere. But training for a marathon is child’s play compared to organizing one. Just ask Betsy Luce and Jan Bastian. Neither one had ever organized a race before, but after their friend Shay Hirsch died in 2014 after an 11-year battle with cancer, they decided, along with Shay’s husband, George, to create a lasting tribute … Continued
“Onward Shay Ruby Red IPA is the Official Beer of Onward Shay! Boise Marathon. In memory of Shay Hirsch, Onward Shay! Boise Marathon comes to life to bring together runners from all over the world. The Boise-based half and full marathon has draw not only because of the beautiful landscape and weather, flat and fast course through Boise Historic District, downtown and the beautiful greenbelt, but also because it is a Boston qualifier.” Read the … Continued
“Running brings people together. You hear that from time to time, at big races or after six-figure charity fund-raisers. But running can bring people together in small ways, too. It just may take a little more effort. In 1988, George Hirsch was the worldwide publisher of Runner’s World and an Olympic commentator. He had run 15 marathons, including a 2:38 PR he set at age 44 in Boston, running most of the way with Joan … Continued