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Heartland Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 7:30am

Jasper Train Depot
201 Mill Street
Jasper, IN 47546

The date for Jasper's eighth annual Heartland Half Marathon is set for Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30 A.M. E.T. There 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.  

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. 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 21 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.

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 3.8 miles and pass along their timing chip to the second runner. The second runner will then run 4.05 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 20.  The race will begin at 6:00 PM (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.  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 15, 2019). 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 5:00-7:30 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, wacky hair, and so much more. 

The Heartland Kids Festival is free and open to the public.

- Monetary Prizes for top 3 male and female finishers in the Half-Marathon race.
- Finisher Medal & Additional Gift for Half Marathon Participants
- Chip Timing for Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge
- Well-Marked Routes
- Packet Giveaways
- Water & Gatorade Stops
- Snacks at the Finish
- Performance Shirts

Heartland Half Marahon
- 1st Place Male & Female: $500
- 2nd Place Male & Female: $250
- 3rd Place Male & Female: $100
Heartland Half Marathon & 5K
- Age Group & Overall Awards
Team Challenge Award Categories
-Top Three Finishers and Best Heart-Friendly Team Slogan

Heartland Half Marathon
Registered Before June 24: $50
From June 24 - August 15: $60
August 16 - Race Day: $70

Heartland 5K
Registered Before June 24: $20
June 25 - Race Day: $25

Heartland Team Challenge
Registered Before June 24: $20 per person/$80 per team
June 25 - Race Day: $25 per person/$100 per team

Heartland Kids Fun Run
Registered Before August 16: $15
August 16 - Race Day: $20

Click here to Register.

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