Wabash Trace Marathon & Half Marathon

September 2024 • Shenandoah, IA

Wabash Trace Marathon & Half Marathon in Shenandoah, IA

Hit the scenic Wabash Trace Nature Trail in Shenandoah for the town’s annual half marathon, taking place in September 2024. This year marks the 13th year of the race, and it’s an event that keeps getting better each and every year. 

Starting in Imogene and ending in Shenandoah, the half marathon takes you through some of the most picturesque Midwest countryside you’ll ever lay your eyes on. After leaving the historic Imogene depot, you’ll step onto the Wabash Trace and run past rolling green fields, lush woods, and even over babbling brooks.

The trail itself is a cornucopia of biomes, from the mesic woodlands found near Imogene to the prairie grasslands as you make your way to Shenandoah. You’ll pass eight picturesque towns on your route, making the event feel more like a friendly neighborhood run than a structured race.

This course is known for its ability to offer the perfect challenge for runners of all skill levels.  Whether you’re a seasoned half-marathon pro or this is your first one, you’ll love our all-natural route. Plus, the trail’s mix of hill climbs and flat stretches offer the perfect combination to get your heart pumping while still allowing you to enjoy the scenery. Countless runners have set new PRs on the course – why not see how you fare against the competition?

Whether you’re striving for a personal best time or simply looking to enjoy a beautiful day with fellow runners, the Wabash Trace Half Marathon is the perfect event for you. It’s a popular choice for runners looking to tick Iowa off their 50 States list. And with a variety of other lengths and races available, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Race Weather & Climate

On September 9th in Shenandoah, Iowa, the average high temperature typically ranges from 78 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperature falls between 57 and 61 degrees Fahrenheit. Shenandoah experiences an average annual rainfall of approximately 35 inches, which is considered typical for the state of Iowa. Situated in southwestern Iowa, Shenandoah is known for its small-town charm, and its pleasant weather during early September makes it a great time to enjoy outdoor activities and explore the local community.

Wabash Trace Half Marathon Race Results

Wabash Trace Half Marathon Race Results

Wabash Trace Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Wabash Trace Half Marathon course map here.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Wabash Trace Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Wabash Trace Half Marathon Race Website

Wabash Trace Half Marathon Website

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