Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick up and Check in will be the Day before the race, Friday Night,  from 4:30-7:30pm at Ace Bike and Fitness, 2404 N. Broadway Ave in Yankton.  If you are not able to pick up on Friday, you can have someone stop in and pick up for you, just let us know in advance, or, you can check in Down at the Starting line at @ 400 Levee Street one hour before your race.  If you choose the latter, please be there early as the races will start on time and if you are in a line to check in, you may miss the start of your race.

Restrooms &Water/Aid Station Information

There are bathrooms and Porta Potties located at various points along the route for the Marathon and Half Marathon around mile marker 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, 19, 22 and at the start/finish line.   Water stations are located about every 2 miles on the course and aid station/ water Stations at mile 4, 6.5, 13.5, 15, and 19 as well as the Start/Finish line.  (Marathon temporarily discontinued, but water stations for the half are still open)

RACE/RUNNER PHOTO'S

Photos will be taken at different points along the race.  These photo's will be sent to Allsportcentral.com a few days after the race and will be available for viewing and purchase from Allsport Central.  The photo's will be sortable by bib number.  Please allow Allsport Central a week or two to get the photo's sorted and viewable online.

Half Marathon

  The beginning of the race is the same as years past going out towards the lake.  Instead of going to the Marina, you turn south at TJ's  for ~1/2 mile, then head back towards town, going up Chalkstone Hill, and following the remainder of the old Marathon course from 8th & West City Limits road to Williams Field then to Auld Brokaw Trail along Marne Creek, and back to the finish line.  Better scenery for the 1/2 runners.  Finishing medals for all runners in the 1/2.   For more info, check out the map.
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5K

The 5k starts at the beautiful Yankton Riverfront and proceeds across the lower deck of the Meridian Bridge, then back across the upper deck winding through Historic Dowtown Yankton, and finally crossing the finish line back where you started. Sorry, no finisher dogtags for this race. Race map under "route photos/map" link.
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Safety Tips

Drink plenty of liquids - DRINK BOTH WATER AND SPORTS DRINK. Do not drink only water. Both water and sports drinks are available at the water points. If you run/march and sweat for a long time and drink only water, you can dilute your body's electrolytes, which can lead to weakness, nausea and confusion. Remember, by the time you are thirsty, it's too late! Water points are generally 2-3 miles apart, plan accordingly! Hydration packs are recommended. Fruit provided at main water stations.

Listen to your body! See a medic if you are not feeling well.
Listen to your feet! Take care of hot spots before they turn into nasty blisters.
Use sunscreen. Sunburn can occur within 20-to-30 minutes.
Watch your step. Beware of rough terrain.
Be respectful of wildlife along the route. You may see critters native to the area, such as rabbits and snakes, deer, etc. If you see a participant who needs aid, help them. Please report injured or ill participants to race officials.
Miscellaneous
No pets or strollers are allowed on the route accompanying a participant without approval of the race director.
CD players, boom boxes, etc., are allowed only if headphones are used.
Removal of signs or other markers is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification.
Running and biking routes subject to last minute change due to weather & route conditions.
Stay on the trail unless you leave it to use the restroom, however you must re-join the trail at the same point you left or risk disqualification.

Good sportsmanship is expected at all times