Registration & Training
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. Register Online
Registration is open online at: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=131144
Registered runners receive a Heartland Marathon shirt, finisher's medal and finish line party. All events are chip-timed.
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 Charity Partners.
Discounted rooms are available at the Courtyard Omaha Downtown/Old Market hotel starting Thursday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 27. To receive the discounted rate of $97.00, you must reserve your room by Sept. 4. Reserve now.
101 S 10th 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
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 during Packet Pickup.
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. 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.
A marathon relay is a team division dividing 26.2 miles into five legs of various distances.
Marathon Relay teams must have at least three, and no more than five members.
Runners are responsible for getting to the exchange points.
Packet Pickup is Saturday, September 26, 2020. Additional details will be promoted closer to the event.
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. Race packets must be picked up on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
The events start at 151 Freedom Park Road in downtown Omaha. A tentative schedule is listed below.
7:00 am – Start of the Marathon, Marathon Relay and Half-Marathon followed by the start of the 10k once the start has been cleared; Runners will be started in waves to allow for social distancing at the start
1:00 pm - Course Closes
Yes. Aid stations and portable toilets are located throughout the course at approximately every 2 miles. Water (8oz bottles) and Gatorade (12oz bottles) will be available at each aid station. Limited energy gels will be available at mile 19 of the marathon course only.
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.
No. Due to COVID-19 safety considerations and the proximity of parking, gear check will not be offered.
Yes. The full- and half-marathon course features time pacers. Look for your desired time in the staging area. For more information, visit https://heartlandmarathon.org/pacers
Results are available online at: http://onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php?event_id=21177
No. Simply look for the pacer signs with your desired finish time at the start line.
Access parking and the race course from Abbott Drive, as River Front Drive is closed from the south.
Parking will be available in designated lots at River City Star, 151 Freedom Park Road, Omaha, NE, and on the Gallup Riverfront Campus, 1001 Gallup Drive, Omaha, NE, both of which are close to the start/finish area. Please look for signs identifying the designated parking areas.