Saturday, Feb 3, 2024 @ 8:30 AM


Palisades Creek Rd

Irwin, ID 8.6 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Feb 3, 2024


The Idaho Falls Trail Runners, Jeremy Smith, and Jeff Fullmer Proudly Presents:


SOUP IN THE SNOW held has been held on the 1st Saturday of every February since 2016.
This event is located in beautiful South-East Idaho, where loco-local trail runners will sprint, trudge, crawl, & scamper their way through the woods & rivers in a beautiful snowy wilderness...
Pot-luck meal, runner-to-runner bonding, & snowball fights likely to follow our events. All abilities welcome!

No prizes for first...No free tee-shirts…No aid stations... BUT NO ENTRY FEE so you get what you pay for!

Connect with other participants and arrange carpools on the “Idaho Falls Trail Runners” Facebook page

Head over to Facebook for more up to date details HERE on the Idaho Falls Trail Runners Facebook page. Please request to join the group if you have not already. 

****Note that this is also included with Dan Beck's Bad Ideas of Winter collection of events. You can go to this link to order swag if you would like. HERE***


Snowy trails, a mountain lake, moose, and a steaming helping of hot soup and all the trimmings!

Date/Time: February 3rd, 8:30am
Place: Palisades Creek Trailhead (Past Swan Valley, Idaho)
Race Course:

From the line we stamp out in the parking lot, run to Lower Palisades Lake (and back). Approximately 4.3 miles each way including 1000-ish feet of snowy elevation gain. You are unlikely to finish faster than 1.5-2 hours, so be prepared for a challenging run. This is not the easy-going summer trail you may be familiar with.

There are no guaranteed aid stations or ‘Yeti’ on the course...


Transportation: As trailhead parking is limited, participants are encouraged to carpool. Expected return time is 1:00-2:00pm


While registration for COWBELL RACES is COMPLETELY FREE, you still must register to run on After registering, please check out our Facebook page “Idaho Falls Trail Runners” for updates. Participants are asked to commit to bring either a soup, bread, dessert, or side dish to share.

Runners: When you register, please sign up for a food item! In addition to food, we will also coordinate other needs such as folding tables, generators, etc. Generators will be on hand to warm up crock pots of soup/chili.


PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING their own utensils (bowl, mug, spoon, etc).

This is not a 'race' as much as it is a glorified group run.

There is an outhouse at the trailhead but no near the parkinglot, please bring your own toilet paper as it often runs out!

Runners should also bring their own camp-chairs for use at the finish line.

Additional event rules linked to the race waiver on ultrasignup registration checkout page

Event's current local time: 7:27 AM MT


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