Yippee-Ki-Yay 50k Half Marathon & 10k

Saturday, October 19, 2024 Council Bluffs, IA

Yippee-Ki-Yay 50k Half Marathon & 10k in Council Bluffs, IA

Gear up for the thrill of the Yippee-Ki-Yay 50K, Half Marathon, and 10K Race, now in its exciting fourth year! Join us on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 8 am in Council Bluffs, IA, for a race like no other. The action unfolds on the stunning Wabash Trace Nature Trail, starting and concluding at the Iowa West Foundation Trail Head Park.

Take your pick from the 10K, Half Marathon, or challenge yourself with the 50K Ultra Marathon. With 90% Rail Trail and 10% Pavement on the 50K course, this Rails to Trail experience offers a fantastic opportunity for those eyeing an Ultra Marathon or aiming for a personal best time on one of the Midwest Region’s fastest 50K courses.

Embrace the Heartland’s countryside views during the Half Marathon, quickly becoming a favorite among participants. After conquering the finish line, replenish your energy with delicious eats, including the beloved Country Chicken Noodle Soup.

Secure your spot now, as the field is limited to just 300 runners. This event promises an unforgettable experience and is not to be missed! Key details include chip-timing for each event, a 9-hour course time limit, and trail conditions that are 90% Rail Trail and 10% Pavement for the 50K course. The courses, whether for the 50K, Half Marathon, or 10K, are out-and-back, ensuring you enjoy the full Wabash Trace Nature Trail experience.

Throughout the course, find bathrooms, scenic views of the Heartland Countryside, and aid stations stocked with water, Honey Stinger Sports drink, Honey Stinger gels, and ultra food for the 50K runners.

Safety details, course maps, rules, and updates will be communicated via email and the athlete guide before race day. Immerse yourself in the history and natural beauty of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail—a Rails to Trail gem with a finely crushed limestone surface. Join us for a day of running camaraderie and scenic adventure!

Race Weather & Climate

Council Bluffs is located in the southwestern part of Iowa, serving as a city in Pottawattamie County. Positioned directly across the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska, Council Bluffs is a key city in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. As part of southwestern Iowa, it offers residents and visitors a unique blend of urban amenities, historical significance, and easy access to the cultural attractions of the neighboring state.

On October 21st in Council Bluffs, anticipate an average high temperature of around 63°F and a low of approximately 41°F. Fall is in full swing, providing cool and crisp days with chilly nights. The weather reflects autumnal conditions, and October typically sees an average rainfall of about 2 inches in Council Bluffs.

Yippee-Ki-Yay Half Marathon Race Results

Yippee-Ki-Yay Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Yippee-Ki-Yay Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:15 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Yippee-Ki-Yay Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $65.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $85.00 fee for the 10k.
  • There is a $50.00 fee for the ultra marathon.

Yippee-Ki-Yay Half Marathon Race Website

Yippee-Ki-Yay Half Marathon Website

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