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Heartland Marathon

2020 Heartland Marathon Will Be Held

We are moving forward with the plan to hold the Heartland Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, and 10K on September 27.  Details for race weekend such as courses will be disclosed later on the Heartland website. We are reopening registration and will maintain spring pricing for all events until July 15.  Prices are currently expected to increase beyond that point. 

If, by July 15, it becomes apparent due to a significant increase in coronavirus infections, because government and/or health officials deem it necessary to impose restrictions, or because of a lack of volunteers or other resources that make it impossible to responsibly hold a race, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic we will refund entry fees paid prior to July 15.  Processing fees will not be refunded.  If we are still able to move forward on July 15, there will be no refunds, as we will begin ordering and paying for items for the race. 

We will continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and do everything possible to ensure our events are held in a safe manner. We will follow all national, state, and local government and health department guidelines, so that runners, volunteers, vendors, spectators and others can participate with a feeling of confidence.  We invite you to begin preparing for our locally owned and managed event, and register online soon.

Why do you run?

The Heartland Marathon®

Presented by runners. For runners.

The Omaha Running Club has proudly served our running community for more than four decades. Our club has managed local running events for more than 40 years and is pleased to host our signature event, The Heartland Marathon. Please help the Omaha Running Club continue to present this successful, locally owned event.  Remember, it is an event put on by runners, for runners, and for the benefit of the local running community and runners everywhere.  Registration is available now.

  • 26.2 Mile Full Marathon
  • 13.1 Mile Half Marathon
  • 10K
  • Marathon Relay (teams of three to five runners)
Heartland Marathon

The Countdown is On!

Sunday, September 27, 2020



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.


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

Registration is Now Open

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 27, for the 2020 Heartland Marathon!