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Race Info

Time and Location of Race

The Great ISU Ambush will be Saturday, September 7th with the first heat beginning at 10:00 am. We ask that all participants arrive 30 minutes prior to their heat time. The starting line will be at Bartz Field near the new Miller Ranch Stadium on Idaho State University's campus (see address below).

Idaho State University
Miller Ranch Stadium
Bartz Drive
Pocatello, ID 83209


From I-15 South take the Clark Street Exit 69, turn left onto 15th street (you will pass Holt Arena on your left), continue until the road ends (Reed Gymnasium will be directly in front of you), turn left onto Terry St., then right onto Bartz Dr. (at the end of the parking lot), then follow the signs to the starting location near Miller Ranch Stadium. You will see signs for parking.

Packet Pick-up

Please arrive 30 minutes before your heat time to pick-up your race packet and goodies. All team member waiver forms must be submitted prior to or during packet pick-up in order to receive your goodies.

What is the Ambush?

The ISU Ambush is a 5k run with a few obstacle challenges throughout. This run is a team run, or an “ambush” run as we like to call it! Your ambush will consist of 4-7 members and it will take the strength of all Ambush members to be successful in this race! The course is designed to challenge your skills and the most united team will prevail! You and your team will traverse the endless nets that will ensnare your ambush, slosh through bottomless mud pits designed to slow the track of any tiger, scale high walls, and trudge up endless hills. Though it sounds a little scary, it is enough to put a smile on any Bengal’s face!

The Ambush will have one heat for lone Bengals! If you are brave enough to sign up and take on the challenge alone, this heat is for you! Although, to make it through some of the obstacles you may have to team up shortly with other lone Bengals in order to succeed! The lone Bengal heat is at noon.

Registration Information

Early registration opens on June 18th at 8 am and lasts until August 31st at 11 pm. If you register within this timeframe, the cost of the race is $25 per person, with a minimum of 4 people on a team and a maximum of 7 people on a team. The cost to run in the Lone Bengal heat is also $25 per person. Late registration opens September 1st and runs until September 6th. Late registration costs $30 per person with the same team parameters.

Pricing and Registration for ISU Student Organizations/Clubs

We provide discounted pricing of $15/student for ISU student organizations wishing to participate in the Ambush. To receive this price, a club must email ambush@isu.edu with a list of student participants, their team name, and their heat preferences. They must also bring a completed Request for Payment form to the Office of Student Inovolvement Center.