Registration & Training
Please check the registration page for current pricing.
Registered runners receive a Heartland Marathon shirt, finisher's medal, one complimentary ticket to the pasta dinner and finish line party. All events are chip-timed.
Yes. The Heartland Marathon is a USA Track and Field certified event allowing participants the opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Full Marathon: NE15009KU
Half Marathon: NE15008KU
Yes. We are pleased to partner with Hilton Omaha (1001 Cass Street). To reserve a room, visit the reservation site. In the dropdown box on the first page, select "attendee." You will not need an access site.
Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-HILTONS and reference group code HME.
Yes. There is a six-hour time limit for the Marathon. The course will close at 1 p.m.
The Heartland Marathon allows you to change entries if you drop down in distance at no additional charge. Prior to the race, please contact us at email@example.com or stop by the registration table at the expo.
No. We love pets, but for the safety of the participants they are not allowed.
No. Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards and rollerblades will not be permitted on the courses.
Yes. The Marathon selected the Lewy Body Dementia Association as its charity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the association. The selection honors local running and marathon legend Gary Julin.
Gary was a prolific competitor and a regular on the Omaha road racing circuit for nearly three decades. He completed more than 1,000 road races with more than 100 overall wins and more than 800 age group victories. During that time, Gary finished more than 165 marathons with more than 115 completed in less than three hours. We regretfully note that Gary passed away on April 27, 2015. We will proudly honor this true legend in September. Visit the Lewy Body Dementia site for more information.
Yes. Pace time designees will be in the staging area.
Yes. Heartland Marathon will provide chip timing for all participants. Results will be emailed to registered participants who have provided their email and posted on our site following the race.
Yes, ORC offers two training options -- a 20-week Marathon/Half Marathon Training Clinic and a women's only, 11-week program. Learn more.
Yes, the elevation for all three events is available here.
Teams participating in the Marathon Relay can have up to five team members. The course will be divided into legs of varying lengths so that runners of different abilities can form a team.
Marathon Relay teams must have at least three, and no more than five members.
No. Only one member of the team may pick up the packets for the Marathon Relay team, but all team members are encouraged to attend the Expo.
Runners are responsible for getting to the exchange points.
The Event Expo is Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Expo will be held at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, NE. You will have the opportunity to meet with vendors, pick up your packet and more.
Race packets must be picked up on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Expo. The Expo will be held at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, NE.
Yes. You may pick up packets for others. Please make sure to let them know you are picking up their packet so there is no confusion or “lost” packets.
No. You do not need your ID.
The pasta dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street. Event Ambassador and Runner's World Chief Running Officer, Bart Yasso, will speak at 1 and 4 p.m. Each registered participant receives a complimentary ticket to the pasta dinner.
Runner's World Chief Running Officer and 2017 Heartland Marathon Event Ambassador, Bart Yasso, will speak at 1 and 4 p.m. during the Event Expo.
No. Race packets must be picked up on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Expo. The Expo will be held at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, NE.
The events start at 345 Riverfront Drive in downtown Omaha.
7:00 am – Start of the Marathon, Marathon Relay and Half-Marathon
7:05 am – Start of the 10K
11:00 am – Awards Ceremony
1:00 pm - Course Closes
Yes. Aid stations and portable toilets will be located throughout the course.
Yes! Bring signs, noisemakers (more cowbell!) and positive energy to cheer on the runners. Course maps are provided online to pick the best spot to cheer on runners. Please follow all traffic laws. Do NOT stop in the middle of the road and impede traffic.
Yes. You can securely store your personal items with our gear check team. Visit the registration area to check your gear. Please be responsible and leave valuable items at home.
Yes. The full- and half-marathon course features time pacers. Look for your desired time in the staging area.