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Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay Marathon, 5K, 1-Mile Kids Run, Push Rim Wheelchair, Handcycle

Saturday, August 28, 2021

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   (Link is live starting March 1)

START TIMES

MARATHON, 1/2 MARATHON, MARATHON RELAY 
Check-in 5:00 - 5:45 am      Races begin at 6:30 am  
Exception: Wheelchair & Handcycle begins at 6:20 am

5K   
Check-in 5:00 - 6:40 am    Race begins at 7:00 am

1-MILE KIDS RUN    
Check-in 5:00 - 7:00 am      Race begins at 7:10 am

COURSE & MAPS

Marathon Map   Half Marathon Map    5K Map    1 Mile Kids Run Map      

The State Fair Marathon is a Boston qualifier. USATF course certification number is NE18012GM.

The Marathon Course is open for 6 hours (6:30 am to 12:30 pm).
All races start and end on the Nebraska State Fairgrounds. 
Chip timing provided by Precision Race Results.

All water stations on the course feature Gatorade.  Gu and some type of fruit is also provided at each station.

ENTRY FEES


March 1-May 31 Jun 1-Aug 5 Aug 6- Aug 27
Marathon $65 $75 $85
Half Marathon $55 $65 $75
Relay Marathon $200 $225 $250
5K $35 $40 $45
Kids 1-Mile $20 $20 $25

REGISTRATION

Register at getmeregistered.com thru Wednesday, August 25 at 11:59 pm. Register at the the Grand Island Y thru Friday, August 27, at 5:00 pm. No guarantee of a shirt after Wednesday, August 11.
Registration is limited to 5,000 entrants.

Click here for a paper registration. 

AGE DIVISIONS

Marathon, Half-Marathon (Men & Women): 18 & Under, 19 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65- 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80 - 89, 90+  

5K (Men and Women): 10 & Under, 11 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65- 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80 - 89, 90+ 

Relay Division: Male, Female, Coed; 4 people per team; Coed minimum of 2 females

1-Mile Kids Division: 5 & Under, 6 - 9, 10 - 13

Open Division: Push Rim Wheelchair, Handcycle

VIRTUAL OPTION

Complete your run from August 25-31. Submit your results online. Your event shirt and finisher's medal will be mailed to you. More information will be added in the coming months. 

RELAY INFORMATION

Click here for Relay Information (pdf). 

PACKET PICK UP

August 27, 1:00 - 7:00 pm, at Grand Island YMCA, 221 E. South Front Street. 
August 28, starting at 5:00 am at the State Fair Grounds

GOODIES

  • Medal for all finishers
  • Tech Shirt to all participants
  • Entry into Nebraska State Fair

AWARDS

  • Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K: Cash prizes given for the top 3 male and female winners in the Marathon, Half-Marathon and the top male and female in the 5K. Cash prize given for breaking course record. Please click here for a full listing of cash prizes.
  • Medals will be presented for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place runners in each age division, relay division, and open divisions.
  • After the race, please join us for the awards ceremony (place and times to be announced).

SPECTATOR TICKETS:

  • Spectators will need to purchase tickets to see the beginning and end of the races. Tickets may be ordered through getmeregistered.com or purchased at the gate the morning of the race. 
  • Click here to purchase the spectator tickets. Cost: Adult $8.00; Youth 5-12 $3:00; Age 4 & Under Free; carnival wristband: $25. Deadline to purchase is August 15.