Saturday, May 9, 2015 • New Prague, MN • Course Map
Following a course with both moderately hilly stretches as well as plenty of flat spells, the New Prague Half Marathon, 10K & 5K takes runners on a circular loop course just south of town, featuring a starting and finish line at Memorial Park near the New Prague Golf Club.
Run entirely along paved roads, this popular half marathon saw more than 690 runners cross the finish line in all three races combined last year, including 250 finishers in the half marathon alone.
Thanks in part to its long, straight stretches outside the city proper that are unencumbered by taller buildings, runners should be prepared for sometimes windy conditions on the course. Most runners elect to wear the standard runner’s gear — running shorts and shirt — but pay attention to local weather conditions as the race approaches.
Headphones are not forbidden during the race, but organizers ask that you pay close attention to your surroundings if you choose to bring an iPod or other mp3 player with you during the race.
Race Weather & Climate
Located about 40 miles southwest of Minneapolis, the town of New Prague (like much of the rest of Minnesota) tends to experience mild to moderately warm weather in May, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 18F (in 1989) and as high as 95F (in 1987).
On race day (May 9), the average low is 42ºF and the average high is 65ºF.
- 2014 New Prague Half Marathon Results
- 2013 New Prague Half Marathon Results
- 2012 New Prague Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:15 AM – 10K
- 8:30 AM – 5K
- $60 for the half marathon (on the day of the race)
- $50 for the 10K
- $45 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of the New Prague Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at ZapEvent.com here.
Official Race Website
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