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Date: Saturday, May 24 2014

Race Time: 7:30 am CST    

 

Entry Fees: $25-$35 (fees are subject to change without notice) INCLUDES FREE BREAKFAST

 

DEADLINE:  Half marathon registration deadline is May 19, 2014.

   

2014 Digital Race Packet will be available online and emailed May 20, 2014.  No hard copies available.

 

Check-in and late registration*:  Location:  Atkinson Senior Center 109 W. State St.

Friday, May 23:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BIB pick up (*on-site registration for 5K and Walk only)

Saturday, May 24:  6:30 am - 7:30 am (BIB pick up only for half marathon, and relay; *on-site registration for 5K and 2.5m walk only)

 

Location:  Atkinson, NE ~ Start and end at Main Square (Intersection of Main Street and State Street) 102 North Main (location is pending City Council approval)

 

Prizes and awards: 

Prizes and awards will be presented at 10:30 am at the finish line:

  • Half Marathon Men's Division

    $1,000 1st Place

    $500 2nd Place

    $250 3rd Place

    All participants will receive participant medals. 

    Results will be categorized by age divisions:

    (12 & under) (13-18) (19-35) (36-55) (56+)

     

  • Half Marathon Women's Division $1,000 1st Place

    $1,000 1st Place

    $500 2nd Place

    $250 3rd Place

    All participants will receive participant medals. 

    Results will be categorized by age divisions:

    (12 & under) (13-18) (19-35) (36-55) (56+)

     

  • 2-person Half Marathon Relay Team

    All participants will receive participant medals. 

    Results will be categorized by 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

     

  • 5K

    All participants will receive participant medals. 

    Results will be categorized by age division: 

    (M: 12 & under) (M: 13-18) (M: 19-35) (M: 36-55) (M: 56+)

    (F: 12 & under) (F: 13-18) (F: 19-35) (F: 36-55) (F: 56+)

     

  • No prize or award for 2.5 Mile Walk

2014 Course to be determined

Welcome to our Festival of Races in the Sandhills Region of Nebraska where you will be greeted with small town hospitality.  The flat course is comprised of mostly paved roads that run through downtown and surrounding neighborhoods where runners will be greeted with cheers from energetic spectators and then the half marathon course travels out into our beautiful gently rolling prairies and agriculture community utilizing paved roads and a few well-maintained gravel roads while crossing the scenic Elkorn River multiple times and visiting the Atkinson Lake at Mill Race Park. The start and finish lines will be located downtown on Main Street. The 5k and 2.5 mile walk course will be on part of the same course as the half marathon but will stay on the streets in town. Streets in town will be closed to all traffic during the races. All courses will close at 11 am. The average temperature for May is in the 70s.

 

Click here for the course map and description. 

 

May 26 - FREE Breakfast for each runner.  8AM - Noon at the Knights of Columbus hall.  One block west of the start/finish line and then a half block south.  Their guests are invited to the free breakfast and will be asked to provide a free will donation.

 

Chip Timing:

Red Dirt Running Company will be providing the following: Chip Timing for all race events except for the 2.5 mile walk, photography, and live results.  Please note some services a user fee is charged.

 

Showers:  All race participants will be allowed to use the municipal pool's showers free of charge.  They are located at Highway 20 and Main Street.  They will be open from 9am to 9pm.

Attention all Atkinson youth! There is a benefit to participating in the race other than bragging rights and winning prizes. Keating Resources is encouraging all Atkinson youth who are 18 years of age or younger to participate in one of the races. Keating Resources will donate $25 to the charity or school group of the youth’s choice. Atkinson youth have a unique opportunity to not only raise money for this special Memorial Scholarship Fund but for other charities.

Charity Benefit:  All Festival of Races' proceeds will benefit the West Holt Medical Services Foundation's Dolores Batenhorst Keating Memorial Scholarship Fund

 

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