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

Saturday, August 24, 2024

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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      

PLOT A ROUTE MAPS: Full Marathon   Half Marathon   5K   1 Mile

The State Fair Marathon is a Boston qualifier. USATF course certification number is NE18005GM.

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.

All water stations on the course feature Gatorade.  Energy supplements or snacks along with a fruit will be provided at most stations.

After-race showers are available at the Grand Island YMCA, 221 E. South Front Street. Show your race bib for a free shower. 

ENTRY FEES (Entry fees are subject to change after January 1, 2024)


Feb 2-May 31 Jun 1-Aug 2 Aug 3- Aug 23
Marathon $80 $90 $100
Half Marathon $70 $80 $90
Relay Marathon $250 $275 $300
5K $40 $45 $50
Kids 1-Mile $25 $25 $30

REGISTRATION

Register at getmeregistered.com thru Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 pm. Register at the the Grand Island Y thru Friday, August 23, at 5:00 pm. No guarantee of a shirt after Friday, August 2. 
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

RELAY INFORMATION

Click here for Relay Information (pdf). 

PACKET PICK UP

  • August 23, 1:00 - 7:00 pm, at Grand Island YMCA, 221 E. South Front Street. 
  • August 24, starting at 5:00 am at the State Fair Grounds

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).

GOODIES

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

SPECTATOR TICKETS 

  • Spectators will need to purchase tickets to see the beginning and end of the races. Tickets may ONLY be purchased through StateFair.org. Discount for participant. Link will be emailed in confirmation email once you have registered. 
  • Click here to purchase spectator tickets. 

FAQ

  • Is there parking on the fairgrounds or around the area? Yes to both. Please avoid parking on Vine Street because it’s part of the course.
  • Is there bag check in for personal items? Yes. Bag check is near the start/finish in the race trailer.
  • Case IH
  • First National Bank
  • Sam's Club