By Zane Davis

If you’re looking for some exercise, a physically challenging activity or just entertaining community involvement, plan to attend the 9th Annual Rush Creek Stampede in Cambridge, Idaho on October 5, 2019.
The Rush Creek Stampede consists of two (2) races; a 5k run and a half-marathon (13-miles) through the scenic Rush Creek area of Cambridge.  Both races are open to all age groups and prizes and medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for both races in the male and female divisions.  Medals will also be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group.  
More than just a race, the Rush Creek Stampede is made possible by the Upper Country Education Foundation, a non-profit organization comprised of local educators, both retired and active, school board members and community members from Midvale and Cambridge.  The Foundation serves to help fund educational enrichment opportunities to Upper Country students that are not within the financial scope of what the school districts can provide.  Funding for the Foundation is through fundraising events like the Rush Creek Stampede, and all proceeds from the races goes directly to the Upper Country Education Foundation.
Registration for the Rush Creek Stampede opens at 8:00 am, with the half-marathon race beginning at 9:30 am.  The 5k starting gun will fire at 9:45 am.  Costs for the races are:  Half-marathon-$55 and 5k-$35.  Immediately following the race, there will be a soup bar with 8 different types of homemade soups, roll, desserts and drinks.  The soup bar is free to participants and $10 for the public.
Please plan to attend the Rush Creek Stampede, and support an outstanding cause:  our kids!

Picture credit: Rush Creek Stampede Facebook Page