Prairie Series Day 5 – IA Marathon Half Marathon 10k & 5k

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 • Sioux City, IA

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Welcome to Day 5 of the Prairie Series! This event is part of a week-long race series through seven Midwestern states. While you can choose to complete this event on its own, you’ll also have options to tick off races in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, and North Dakota. It’s your choice as to which races you decide to complete!

Featuring an early start option for distances of half marathon or longer, this particular event encourages every participant to take advantage of the opportunity to beat the heat. With a pre-race briefing starting approximately 10 minutes before each start time, you’ll know exactly what to expect before the race kicks off. 

The course at Riverside Park is a runner’s dream. You’ll follow a wide asphalt path along the river, offering moderate shade and a serene view of the water. With each lap estimated to have an elevation gain of only 24 feet, you’ll be able to pump those legs without worrying about tackling any steep inclines. If you’re running the half marathon distance, you’ll complete six laps total of the course.

With a unique multi-loop course setup, Prairie Series Day 5 has a giant “aid station,” stocked to the brim with everything you could possibly need before, during, and after your run. Finishers of the half marathon will be rewarded with a stunning medal to commemorate their achievement. Again, if you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can register for multiple races throughout the week-long series and earn special medals for completing all seven. 

The race location at Riverside Park is centrally located and easily accessible,  so no matter where you’re staying, you’ll be able to get to the start line with ease. With discounted rates available for local participants, you can make a weekend out of it and enjoy all the sights and sounds Sioux City has to offer.

Race Weather & Climate

On May 14th in Sioux City, Iowa, the average high temperature typically ranges from 69 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature falls between 47 and 51 degrees Fahrenheit. Sioux City experiences an average annual rainfall of about 28 inches, which is relatively lower compared to some other parts of the state. Located in northwestern Iowa, Sioux City is a vibrant city known for its cultural attractions, outdoor recreational opportunities, and friendly atmosphere, making it a pleasant place to be in mid-May.

Prairie Series Half Marathon Race Results

Prairie Series Day 5 – Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Prairie Series Day 5 – Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM (CT).

There is no time limit. They have a “no runner left behind” policy,


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Prairie Series Day 5 – Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $95 and up for the half marathon.
  • There is a $110 and up fee for the marathon.
  • There is a $55 and up fee for the 10k.
  • There is a $45 and up fee for the 5k.
  • There is a $120 and up fee for the 50k.

Prairie Series Day 5 – Half Marathon Race Website

Prairie Series Day 5 – Half Marathon Website

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