Emma Bates

Emma was forced into distance running on account of her being a hyperactive handful to her parents. She didn’t know such “oppression” would lead to the most supportive and goal-oriented community you can find. Her depository of energy also lent well to running fast enough to garner a scholarship to Boise State. Whilst there, she became a 12-time All-American as well as the 2014 NCAA 10k Champion.


After a rough couple years on the east coast, Emma is back in Boise where she thrives most. Her dream was to help create an established running club in Idaho. Now that the Idaho Distance Project has become reality, her next goal is to make the 2020 USA Olympic Team in the Marathon.



USATF Marathon Championships 2018 – 1st Place

    (8th fastest debut by an American)

USATF 10 Mile Championships – 3rd Place

USATF 20k Championships – 3rd Place

USATF 2018 Road Racing Series Champion


Personal Bests:

1,500m: 4:16:37

5,000m: 15:32

10,000m: 32:13

10 Mile: 52:51

Half Marathon: 1:10:47

Marathon: 2:25:27

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