Small and Mighty

When you consider the fact that our town has a population of just around 2,400, the fact that our summers are filled with events the caliber of what you might find in a larger town speaks to the hard-working nature of St. Maries. It makes what we do pack even more of a punch. Nearly every weekend offers some sort of family-friendly activity, and nearly every activity is put together by volunteers. Even better – nearly every event offers something […]

Fourth Annual Run Attracts Out-of-Staters

With more than half of the currently registered runners coming from out of state, next weekend’s St. Joe River Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K has the potential to be the most traveled-to event in its history. “We have people coming from Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, New York, Alaska and even Hawaii,” marathon committee member Devon Barta said. “It is exciting to see people participating from so far away.” The race has been a popular draw since its inception in 2011 […]

(Getting) Ready to Run

Plans are well underway for the fourth annual St. Joe River Marathon, and race organizers are certain this race will top them all. Ok, so that claim is an over-the-top ridiculous one to make – not to mention completely unnecessary, considering that the St. Joe River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K has proven itself a consistent race with unbelievably scenic courses for both the casual runner and disciplined athlete. Registration is open for the June 7th and 8th events. The […]

We’re getting ready

Even though we – and the rest of the country – are getting pummeled with new snow, we’re already starting to think about our spring and summer events. In fact, planning is already underway for the 2014 Race the Joe! jet boat race, now an annual event, that will be held over Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25). Additionally the organizational committee is meeting to begin planning the annual St. Joe River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, which will be June […]

Lots to do, lots to see!

Memorial Day and high school graduations are behind us and summer is in full swing in the St. Joe Valley. With a full slate of activities, this weekend there should be something for everyone! Whether you want to try your hand at fishing, enter a foot race or riding ATVs, this is the place to be Saturday. Never been fishing? Saturday is the free fishing day and a great day to learn. Idaho Fish and Game personnel and volunteers setup […]

Get read to run!

The inaugural running of Race the Joe! jet boat races are in the books and were deemed a success by organizers and the fans alike. St. Maries and dozens of volunteers put their best foot forward as thousands of spectators lined the banks of the St. Joe River to watch the high-powered boats raced at speeds exceeding 100 MPH. The fastest boat, Unnatural Disaster, completed the 25-miles stretch between St. Maries and Calder in 14 minutes. It will take even […]

Register for the St. Joe River Marathon, 1/2 Marathon or 5k Today!

Gleaming jet boats, boasting high-powered engines, have arrived in St. Maries and all the talk is of the races, the boats and the events surrounding the first annual Race the Joe! But in the excitement and hubbub of the jet boats, don’t forget to register for the third annual St. Joe River Marathon June 9 in St. Maries. The registration deadline to receive a shirt is Monday, May 20. However, runners can register through race day. Not a runner? […]

St. Joe River Marathon to help those in need

It takes great people to make a great community, and St. Maries has plenty. The most recent group to step up in an effort to improve the quality of life for our community is the organizers of the St. Joe River Marathon. For the past two years the group has showcased St. Maries as a great community through its annual race. Recently the committee applied for non-profit, charitable status in order to provide financial assistance to local families with members […]

It’s the weekend we’ve been waiting for!

After months of work, of planning, of training, the St. Joe Marathon weekend is finally here! But before Sunday’s big race is the super kids first annual SuperKid River Run. The 1.2 mi. run is sponsored by the St. Joe River Marathon committee and is a great way to be active. Children to 12 years old can register online or before 9:30 a.m. the morning of the race. And the best part . . .  ice cream at the finish […]

Get ready for some fun!

Can you believe it? In less than two weeks St. Maries will be celebrating the second annual St. Joe River Marathon! Last year’s race was a huge success and this year’s race, slated for June 10, promises to be just as much fun. Runners from as far away as Finland have registered for the marathon, half-marathon and 5K. But the fun begins even before the early breakfast served by the St. Maries Kiwanis Club Sunday morning or the 7:30 a.m. […]