Heartland Half-Marathon, 5K, Team Challenge, & Kids Fun Run
Run for your heart!
Race Day registration will be available for all events.
HEARTLAND HALF MARATHON:
The date for Jasper's fifth annual Heartland Half Marathon is set for Saturday, September 3, 2016 - Labor Day Weekend - at 7:30 A.M. E.T. The race features a great course that starts in the shadow of the Jasper Train Depot along the Patoka River and finishes in the shade at Dave Buehler Plaza just a stone's throw away from the starting line. NEW this year will be monetary awards for 1st - 3rd place for both Men & Women in the Half Marathon race. 1st place will receive $500, 2nd place $250, & 3rd place $100.
This is a hilly course that is fairly challenging, especially at the midway point of the race along St. Charles Street. Some past participants have given us feedback that they enjoy this aspect of challenge; however, others were not prepared. Please be sure to prepare yourself for the midway peaks in the course. After the middle section of the race, the course largely flattens out again on the way to the finish.
This race begins at the same time and date as the Half Marathon, Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 A.M. E.T. The Half Marathon and 5K begin the same, but they will split apart very close to the start of the race. Be prepared to follow the volunteers' directions at this split. Like the Half Marathon and all Heartland events, the route will finish along the scenic Jasper Riverwalk.
HEARTLAND TEAM CHALLENGE:
The Heartland Team Challenge is a relay comprised of a 4-person team, and follows the same course as the Heartland Half Marathon. Participants will begin the same time and date as the Heartland Half Marathon and 5K. The first runner in the relay will travel 4.2 miles and pass along their timing chip to the second runner. The second runner will then run 3.6 miles and pass along their chip. The third runner will run 2.5 miles, and the final runner finishes off with the remaining 2.75 miles.
HEARTLAND KIDS FUN RUN:
The Heartland Kids Fun Run & Festival will take place on Friday, September 2. The race will begin at 6:00 PM (ET) from the paved parking area adjacent to the Dave Buehler Plaza. Children entering grades K-8 are eligilble to enter the 1.1 Mile Kids Fun Run. Those participants entering grades K-3 will be required to run with a Running Buddy (age 18 or older). Race Registration includes a t-shirt, participation medal, and goody bag (Shirt size preference and goody bag not guaranteed if registered after August 14, 2016). The first 100 participants to register for the Kids Fun Run will receive a special gift. Running Buddies are not required to register and therefore will not be charged the race fee.
The Heartland Kids Festival will take place from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Dave Buehler Plaza. Festivities will include a variety of games, activities, and health information for the whole family to enjoy. In addition, there will be live music, performances by local dance and gymnastics teams, face painting, food for purchase, and so much more. The Heartland Kids Festival is free and open to the public.
If you are interested in being a volunteer for this year's Heartland Kids Run & Festival, please click on the following link to learn more about how you can help with this fun, family fitness event:
Per Person Cost
Kids entering grades K-8 are eligible to enter the 1.1 mile Kids Fun Run on Friday, September 2nd.
Jasper, IN. 47546
Friday, September 2, 2016
September 2 6:00 PM EDT - Heartland Kids Fun Run & Festival
September 3 7:30 AM EDT - Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, & Team Challenge