2021 Tater Trot Nets $3,200 for Christmas Box Project

We would like to thank our running community, our volunteers (including our race directors – Christian Utley & Randy Shiosaki), and our corporate sponsors for the success of this year’s Tater Trot. Even though the day started out a bit rainy, it was wonderful to again have a live event and a chance to gather for such a great cause. We had 69 runners register for this year’s event, help raise money for the CDT Christmas box project, and have some fun in the process. There’s nothing like a hot baked potato and a chance to win one of several dozen nice raffle prizes!

The event netted a $3,200 donation to the CDT for the Christmas box project which provide a full Christmas dinner to families in Bingham County. For more information on this project, please contact the Blackfoot Community Food Pantry.

Below are the top finishers in each of the categories. Congratulations to each of you!                       

10K run                

Women’s            Sarah Redd        

Men’s                   Ralph Harriman

5K Run                 

Women’s            Rachel Cannon

Men’s                   Dave Cannon

5K Walk                              

Women’s            Allison Geisler

Men’s                   Christopher Alonzo

Kids 1/2 Mile                    

Girls                       Caitlin Young                                     

Boys                      Bodi Riley

Here is the list of our corporate supporters who helped make this year’s event a success. Please thank them by supporting their businesses.

Liberty Gold Potatoes                    Dr. Paul Hansen Family Dental Center

Alsco                                              Idaho Central Credit Union

Bowers Collision                            Rupes Burgers

Power Lube                                   City of Blackfoot              

Homestead Restaurant              Tommy Vaughn’s

The Candy Jar                                 Mr. Pizza

Basic American Foods                Blackfoot Movie Mill

Teton Healthy Hub                       Rise Fitness

Grove City Wine Garden

Below, you can enjoy some of the many lovely pictures taken at this years event:

Tater Trot for 2021 will be OCTOBER 9. Register Now!

Registration is now open for the 11th Annual TATER TROT. Though traditionally held on the first Saturday in November, we have moved it to the 2nd Saturday in October in the hopes of having better weather. This year that falls on October 9th.


The event was established 11 years ago to help the Community Dinner Table, “CDT” fund its annual Christmas box distribution for those in our community who needed help during the holiday season. The CDT has helped nearly 4,500 families with a nice food box for Christmas over the last eleven years. The need is still here, and your help is needed now more than ever before.

After last year’s crazy Covid-19 pandemic the event will again be live and in person – at Jenson’s Grove Shelter in Blackfoot.

We will have 5 and 10 K events for both runners and walkers. There is also a kids ½ mile fun run.

Here are the start times for the 11th annual Tater Trot October 9th:

  • Registration table/ Bib pick up opens at 8:00 am
  • 10K walk 9 a.m.
  • 5K walk at 9:30 am
  • 10K run at 9:45 am
  • 5K run at 10:00 am
  • Children’s half-mile run at 10:45 am

Please be checked in and ready to go at least 20 minutes prior to your event.

If you want your time to count, bibs must be visible on the outside of the front of your chest so we can see it. Our timing is visual so it must be seen in order time you accurately.

After the run we will have a full baked potato bar and awards/raffle prizes.

We are so grateful to our sponsors, and encourage you to support them throughout the year. They are:

  • Liberty Gold Potatoes,
  • Family Dental Center/Paul Hansen DDS,
  • Alsco,
  • Rupe’s,
  • Tommy Vaughn’s,
  • Idaho Central Credit Union,
  • Homestead Restaurant,
  • Power Lube,
  • Bower’s Collision,
  • Mr. Pizza,
  • Basic American Foods,
  • Blackfoot Movie Mill,
  • Grove City Wine Gardens,
  • City of Blackfoot,
  • Teton’s Healthy Hub.