River’s Edge Trail Half Marathon

Saturday, September 28, 2024 Eldora, IA

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Embark on a scenic journey through the picturesque Iowa River Greenbelt with our 13.1-mile paved loop, commencing in Eldora and guiding you through the enchanting landscapes of Pine Lake State Park and Steamboat Rock, before looping back on the River’s Edge Trail. This captivating route promises a delightful experience for all participants.

What makes this run even more special is that all proceeds will be dedicated to the ongoing efforts and maintenance of the River’s Edge Trail. Your participation directly contributes to the preservation and enhancement of this cherished trail, ensuring its accessibility and beauty for years to come.

Join us for a memorable run amidst the natural splendor of the Iowa River Greenbelt. Lace-up your running shoes, be part of a vibrant community, and make a positive impact on the River’s Edge Trail. Together, let’s run for a cause and support the continued vitality of this beloved trail system.

Race Weather & Climate

Eldora is situated in the central part of Iowa, serving as a city in Hardin County. Located approximately 70 miles north of Des Moines, Eldora is a close-knit community with a rural character and a strong connection to agriculture. As part of central Iowa, it provides residents with a peaceful setting while still being within a reasonable distance of larger urban centers for additional amenities and services.

In mid-September in Eldora, you can generally expect an average high temperature of around 75°F and a low of approximately 51°F. Late summer prevails, offering warm and pleasant days with mild nights. The weather reflects the transitioning season, and September typically sees an average rainfall of about 3 inches in Eldora.

River’s Edge Trail Half Marathon Race Results

River’s Edge Trail Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the River’s Edge Trail Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM CDT for the run and 7:00 AM CDT for the walk.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 River’s Edge Trail Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $60.00 fee for the half marathon run & walk.

River’s Edge Trail Half Marathon Race Website

River’s Edge Trail Half Marathon Website

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