RELAY

9.26.2021

Heartland Marathon Relay

The Marathon Relay is a great way to participate in the Heartland Marathon with friends. Teams of three to five participants will split the full marathon route. The length of each leg varies and ranges from approximately four to six miles.

Heartland Marathon relay

Frequently Asked Questions

Relay Team Instructions

The Relay Exchange stations may become congested with team vehicles and spectator vehicles both converging on these locations.  

Start (Distance of 1st leg – runner 1 will run approximately 5.5 miles): Located at Miller’s Landing on the south/east side of Gallop Drive. Cheer your first teammate off and head to the first exchange point!   Parking is available in designated relay spots at the Gallup Riverfront campus at 1001 Gallup Drive, Omaha, NE.

Exchange #1 (Distance of 2nd leg – runner 2 will run approximately 5.9 miles): Exchange is located approximately at Mile 5.5, just south of Richard Downing Ave at 24th Street in Council Bluffs, IA.  Exchange Point 1 parking is available at 3271 Marketplace Dr, Council Bluffs, IA (west of JCPenny). Park and take the trail on 34th Ave to 24th Street.  Runner 2 will run south on the 24th Street Trail on the east side of the 24th Street towards Veterans Memorial Highway.

Exchange #2 (Distance of 3rd leg – runner 3 will run approximately 3.4 miles: Exchange is located approximately at Mile 11.4, north of Harrah’s Casino, and immediately north of the Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs, IA.  Parking is available in the large parking lot north of Harrah’s on the west side of the trail.  Runner 3 will run north on the trail.

Exchange #3 (Distance of 4th leg – runner 4 will run approximately 5.9 miles): Exchange is located approximately at Mile 14.8, (same location as Exchange Point 2) north of Harrah’s Casino, and immediately north of the Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs, IA.  Parking is available in the large parking lot north of Harrah’s on the west side of the trail.  Runner 4 will run south on the trail.

Exchange #4 (Distance of 5th leg – runner 5 will run approximately 5.5 miles): Exchange is located approximately at Mile 20.7, (same location as Exchange Point 1) just south of Richard Downing Ave at 24thStreet in Council Bluffs, IA.  Exchange Point 4 parking is available at 3271 Marketplace Dr, Council Bluffs, IA (west of JCPenny). Park and take the trail on 34th Ave to 24th Street.  Runner 5 will run north on the 24th Street Trail on the east side of the 24th Street toward Richard Downing Ave.

Exchange #5 (OPTIONAL): This will allow team members to finish as a team. The team member wearing bib XXX-5 MUST cross the finish line first, other runners shall remove their timing chip on their bib before crossing the finish line. Exchange point is located under the west side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Go meet your teammate by Omar the troll to finish the relay and celebrate your accomplishment!

Corporate Wellness Teams

Gather Your Coworkers and Form a Marathon Relay Team

The Marathon Relay is a great way for teams of three to five people to compete together! Each person runs a designated portion of the full marathon route. Omaha Running Club is pleased to offer a corporate discount to organizations who register at least two relay teams. Contact us to receive the discount code.

See You on September 26, 2021!

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