Our mission is to honor our dear friend, Shay Hirsch, and the strength, courage, heart & bravery she had during her 11 year battle with cancer. This event was created in her memory.

Onward Shay! Boise Marathon brings together runners from all over the nation. This Boise-based 5K, 10K, half and full marathon uses themes from Shay’s favorite book, the Wizard of Oz, incorporating themes of courage, heart, and bravery, also things Shay possessed during her battle with cancer.


As a 501c3 non-profit organization, 100% of proceeds are donated. The recipients are many of Shay's favorite local charities. We also added one of our own – The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. We want to do our part in finding a cure for cancer so that people like Shay have a better chance of survival. 



Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to accelerate next generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend patients’ lives in pursuit of a cure. With its unique end-to-end system in precision medicine, the MMRF is committed to high-quality data generation and open access to that data to drive new insights to clinical trials to optimize care for all patients. In the process, we are changing the way cancer research is conducted. MMRF, a 501(c)(3), is the number one private funder of multiple myeloma research in the United States.


Women & Children's Alliance (WCA)

WCA provides safety to domestic abuse and sexual assault victims through our two 24-hour crisis hotlines, their domestic abuse shelter, safety planning assistance, and court advocacy. They provide healing through therapy services, support groups, and client advocacy. They also provide freedom through case management and residential classes in financial literacy, nurturing parenting, and life skills.


Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome (RODS)

The mission of RODS is to nurture a positive image of Down syndrome and to promote awareness for the adoption of orphans with Down syndrome by raising adoption grant funds, one child at a time, and by participating in organized, athletic races and awareness events.


St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI)

St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) has been trusted by families for advanced, compassionate cancer care for more than 40 years. St. Luke’s MSTI is the region's largest provider of cancer care and a leader in cancer research. They’re also home to Idaho's only cancer treatment center for children, only federally sponsored center for hemophilia, and only blood and marrow transplant program.

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Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center

Saint Alphonsus offers advanced diagnostic tools like low-dose CT and 3D imaging to help you detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. All supported by a team of experts using the latest treatment options such as precision radiation therapies, the region's largest clinical trials and personal care navigators that help guide patients every step of the way. 


The Children’s Home Society of Idaho

The Children’s Home Society provides mental, emotional, and behavioral health care services to more than 100 children and family members each day. Through counseling and therapy their goal is to help our clients develop coping skills, attitudes and positive experiences necessary to succeed in educational settings and lead happy, healthy, and productive lives. As one of the most experienced outpatient providers of behavioral health services, Warm Springs Counseling Center (WSCC) serves thousands of children and families every year. 

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The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

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Prolific feels a sense of urgency to help get our youth’s health back on track by diving in and taking the lead to encourage and show children how important being healthy, fit and happy is to creating a successful life. We know this won’t happen overnight but with your help and your constant dedication, together we will be what our youth needs to turn things around for the better.

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The Lee Pesky Learning Center

The Lee Pesky Learning Center was founded by a loving, compassionate family whose son struggled with a learning disability his entire life. Since opening their doors in 1997, they’ve helped thousands of people with learning disabilities learn how to read, write, and do math through individual tutoring services.