Runners follow a point-to-point course for the half marathon along a mostly gentle downhill slope, starting near the Crazy Horse Memorial, where runners can see the monument taking shape in the rock as sculptors continue to carve it from the mountain. From there, the race follows a brief loop up to the monument and then back again, where runners then enter South Dakota’s George S. Mickelson Trail, which they follow for the rest of the half marathon route.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.