Created by runners.

For runners.

Heartland Marathon


Presented by runners. For runners.

Registration is now open for Omaha’s HEARTLAND MARATHON on September 26, 2021. If you are interested in accurately measured and clearly marked courses, prompt and accurate results during the race, photos available shortly after you cross the finish line, photo tagging and runner tracking features, and race officials and volunteers who really care about your race experience, then we are the race for you.

Omaha’s HEARTLAND MARATHON is presented by the Omaha Running Club and is locally-owned and managed and put on by runners, for runners. The race proceeds go right back to supporting the Omaha running community and to services which also support the running community.

The Omaha Running Club is here year-round supporting the Omaha running community and has over 40 years’ experience putting on successful events, including marathons. We hope you will give us a chance to demonstrate we are the best choice for your fall marathon, half marathon or 10K!

Refund policy: Due to COVID-19 pandemic uncertainties, we have adopted the following refund policy if the race is cancelled before August 3, 2021:

For registrations prior to 4/6/2021 - 100% excluding processing fees
For registrations prior to 6/8/2021 - 50% excluding processing fees
For registrations prior to 8/3/2021 - 30% excluding processing fees

No refunds will be offered for registrations on or after 8/3/2021 and refunds, less the processing fee, would be issued subsequent to 8/3/2021, if applicable.  Virtual race and deferment options will be determined and may be offered in lieu of refunds in the event the race is cancelled due to official COVID-19 restrictions on or after August 3, 2021.

Heartland Marathon

Why do you run?


Run the Heartland

The Omaha Running Club proudly presents the Heartland Marathon. Whether this is your first event or you are a seasoned pro, ORC's signature event is sure to be a favorite.

Course Maps

Our unique routes have you running through through the Iowa and Nebraska. Runners start at the riverfront in downtown Omaha and cross into Council Bluffs.


Whether you are new to running or a seasoned pro, the Omaha Running Club has training programs and support for you!


Help support the Omaha Running Club and Heartland Marathon. Sponsorship, volunteer and cheering opportunities await!


Everything you need to know to register, train and on the day of the event.


Grab a group of running buddies and form a Heartland Marathon Relay Team!


When is packet pick up? Is there gear check? Are there aid registrations? What is a relay?

You have questions, we have answers.


The Countdown is On!

Sunday, September 26, 2021


Presented by Omaha Running Club

The Omaha Running Club has been supporting the Omaha running and walking communities since the early 1970’s.  We are a non-profit community service organization with vast variety of race events, free fun-runs, training programs and community service opportunities.

Omaha Running Club

See You on September 26, 2021!

Registration is open. Register early to secure the lowest rates.