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.
Is there a charity partner?
Yes. The Heartland Marathon helps support the Omaha running community through the efforts of the Omaha Running Club. Additionally, the Heartland Marathon has selected the Omaha Police Foundation and the Council Bluffs Police Department as our 2018 Charity Partners.
Is there a host hotel?
Yes. We are proud to once again partner with Hilton Omaha for the Heartland Marathon. Discounted rooms are available. Hilton Omaha is conveniently located in downtown Omaha just blocks away from the starting line.
1001 Cass St
Omaha, NE 68102
Yes. The Heartland Marathon is a USA Track and Field certified event allowing participants the opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Full Marathon: NE17006GM
Half Marathon: NE17007GM
Is there a time limit for the Marathon?
Yes. There is a six-hour time limit for the Marathon. The course will close at 1 p.m.
What if I need to change races?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the registration table at the expo.
Are pets allowed on the course?
No. We love pets, but for the safety of the participants they are not allowed.
Are jogging strollers allowed on the course?
No. Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards and rollerblades will not be permitted on the courses.
Will there be time pacers?
Yes. Pace time designees will be in the staging area.
Is chip timing available?
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.
Do you offer training programs?
Yes, ORC offers two training options -- a 20-week Marathon/Half Marathon Training Clinic and a women's only, 11-week program. Learn more.
Is the elevation available?
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. View the Course Maps for more details.
How many team members are on the Marathon Relay?
Marathon Relay teams must have at least three, and no more than five members.
For the Marathon Relay Team, does each team member needs to pick up a packet?
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.
Is transportation provided to the relay exchange points?
Runners are responsible for getting to the exchange points.
What is the Event Expo?
The Event Expo is Saturday, September 22, 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.
When is packet pick up?
Race packets must be picked up on Saturday, September 22, 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.
Can I pick up a packet for others?
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.
Do I need my ID for packet pick-up?
No. You do not need your ID.
When is the pasta dinner?
The pasta dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, on Saturday, Sept. 22. Each registered participant receives a complimentary ticket to the pasta dinner.
Is there race day pick up?
No. Race packets must be picked up on Saturday, September 22, 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.
When does the event start?
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
Are there aid stations?
Yes. Aid stations and portable toilets will be located throughout the course.
Can spectators cheer participants on?
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.
Is gear check available?
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.
Are there time pacers available?
Yes. The full- and half-marathon course features time pacers. Look for your desired time in the staging area.