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Choose from Four Options
- $40 for half-marathon registration for one (an $80 value)
- $70 for half-marathon registration for two (a $160 value)
- $20 for 5K-registration for one (a $40 value)
- $30 for 5K-registration for two (an $80 value)
The half-marathon starts at 8 a.m. followed by 5K race at 8:15 a.m. and the Fun Run at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 28 in Council Bluffs. The race follows a flat course flanked by mile markers, timing clocks, water and Gatorade stations, and medical-support staff. Runners are given timing chips from Red Dirt Running Company, and can check their times after the race and dance at a post-race party with live entertainment. Officials dole out commemorative awards to the first-place runners for both races.
USRA Half Marathon Series
The USRA Half Marathon Series spans 25 cities, where locals unite to test their competitive spirit in distance road races suited for runners of all physical endurances. Runners can choose from a half marathon or a 5K. Once they cross the finish line, racers in multiple age categories can snag awards for a job well done, regardless of whether they ran individually, as part of corporate teams, or to fundraise for a sanctioned charity program. Postrace activities also include live entertainment at a finish line party.