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Heartland Half-Marathon, 5K, Team Challenge, & Kids Fun Run
Run for your heart!

Race Day registration will be available for all events.


The date for Jasper's sixth annual Heartland Half Marathon is set for Saturday, September 2, 2017 - Labor Day Weekend - at 7:30 a.m. eastern time (ET). 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. Monetary awards will once again be given 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 the 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 2 at 7:30 a.m. ET. 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.


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 at 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.


The Heartland Kids Fun Run & Festival will take place on Friday, September 1.  The race will begin at 6:00 p.m. ET from the paved parking area adjacent to the Dave Buehler Plaza.  Children ages 4-14 are eligilble to enter the 1.1 Mile Kids Fun Run (see route map below).  Those participants ages 4-8 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, 2017). The first 100 participants to register for the Kids Fun Run will receive a special gift.  Running Buddies are not required to register, therefore will not be charged the race fee and will not receive race garb.

The Heartland Kids Festival will take place from 5:00-7:30 p.m. 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: 

RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE. Online registration will close earlier in order to be ready for packet pickups. 

Shirt, shirt size, and/or packet is not guaranteed if registered after the August 13th cutoff. It will be based on availability after that point. 


Registration fees

Kids Fun Run Closed

Registration closed
  • Kids ages 4-14 are eligible to enter the 1.1 mile Kids Fun Run on Friday, September 1st.

    1. Closed
      Mar 30 – Aug 13
    2. $20.00
      Aug 14 – Aug 30
    3. Closed
      Aug 30 – Aug 31

Half Marathon Closed

Registration closed
  • Taking place Saturday, September 2nd

    1. Closed
      Mar 30 – Jun 18
    2. $60.00
      Jun 19 – Aug 13
    3. $70.00
      Aug 14 – Aug 31

5K Closed

Registration closed
  • Taking place Saturday, September 2nd

    1. Closed
      Mar 30 – Jun 18
    2. $25.00
      Jun 19 – Aug 31

Team Challenge Closed

Registration closed
  • Per Person Cost - Taking place Saturday, September 2nd

    1. Closed
      Mar 30 – Jun 18
    2. $25.00
      Jun 19 – Aug 31

Packet Pick-up

Heartland Half Marathon, 5k, and Team Challenge Packet Pick-up:

Jasper Train Depot
201 Mill St. 

Jasper, IN. 47546

Friday, September 1, 2017

From: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Saturday, September 2, 2017
From: 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. (ET)
If you need someone else to pick up your packet, please send an email with your name and the name of the person who will be picking up your packet to If we do not receive your email, we will not allow anyone to pick up your packet. Phone requests regarding packet pick-up cannot be accepted.

Heartland Half Marathon, 5K and Team challenge race begins at 7:30 a.m. (ET)

Kids Fun Run:
Packet pick-up and Race day registration will be available at:
Dave Buehler Plaza
off Third Avenue adjacent to Patoka River
Jasper, IN

Friday September 1, 2017
5:00-5:45 p.m. (ET)

Kids Fun Run will begin at 6:00 p.m. (ET)

Half Marathon, 5K, Team Challenge Map

1.1 mile Kids Fun Run route

Event Schedule

  • September 1 6:00 PM EDT - Heartland Kids Fun Run & Festival

  • September 2 7:30 AM EDT - Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, & Team Challenge

Contact Information

Event Location

201 Mill St, Jasper, IN, United States

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