Saturday, September 2, 2023 • Brainard, NE • Course Map
You’ll need to be ready for a difficult, challenging 13.1-mile race course at the annual fall running of this eastern Nebraska town’s Bohemian Alps Endurance Run Half Marathon, which starts and finishes downtown and features terrain that changes from paved to gravel to dirt roads, and mixes in off-road cross-country and biking trails through the hilly forest areas just outside town.
From the starting line at Brainard’s downtown City Park, runners follow an out-and-back loop course that features ample views of the natural beauty surrounding the town, from the farmland that stretches out to the west virtually as far as the eye can see as well as the oak-tree-covered hills to the east of town.
The loop course for the half features just a single mile of paved roads, plus a mile of biking trails and two miles of off-road course. This year marks the race’s 39th annual running.
Runners planning on taking part in the race should note that the Bohemian Alps Endurance Run 50K Ultramarathon race takes place on a different date than the half marathon, four-mile and one-mile race — the half marathon takes place on September 2, while the 50K ultra is run on September 30.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the eastern part of the state, about 60 miles west of Omaha, the town of Brainard typically experiences cool to mild weather conditions in the mid-fall season, and generally much drier weather in the mid- to late fall than in the spring and early summer.
On race day (Sep. 2), the average low is 59ºF and the average high is 83ºF.
- $45 and up – half marathon, 4-mile
- $25 and up 1-mile
To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of Nebraska’s Bohemian Alps Half Marathon, visit the event website below.
Official Race Website
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