Heartland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & Relay

Sunday, September 27, 2020 • Omaha, NE • Course Map

Note: The course description below details the 2019 course. The event organizers are designing a new 2020 course. We’ll update this page with details when available.

Presented by the Omaha Running Club, the Heartland Marathon features many different distances for runners on race day, including a 10K, half marathon, marathon, and marathon relay. All of the courses feature gentle rolling hills that take runners through the city of Omaha.

Much of the race for half-marathoners unfolds along Omaha’s Keystone Trail, a paved running, walking and biking trail that stretches more than 23 miles between Fort Street at its northern end and the Missouri River.

Runners start the out-and-back course for Omaha’s Heartland Half Marathon at the Lewis & Clark Landing, a public park nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, just off Riverfront Drive and the I-480 bridge.

From there, they’ll follow a counter-clockwise route through Heartland of America Park and along the Highway 275 Trail over into Iowa, where the second half of the race unfolds. That’s followed later by a stretch across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and back into Nebraska for the race finish back at Lewis & Clark Landing.

The race is run as a benefit for the Lewy Body Dementia Association, which raises funds to help fight the disease that took the life of local running legend Gary Julin, who passed away in 2015 but not before finishing more than 1,000 races, including 165 marathons and winning 100 races over the years.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the winding Missouri River that divides Nebraska and Iowa, Omaha typically sees relatively mild weather in September and occasional rainfall, as temperatures average between 54ºF and 77ºF for the month.

On race day (Sept. 27), the average low is 50ºF and the average high is 75ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Heartland Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – full marathon
  • 7:10 AM – half marathon
  • 7:20 AM – 10K


  • $65 – $95 for the half marathon
  • $75 – $105 for the full marathon
  • $35 – $65 for the 10K
  • $175 – $205 for the team relay (per 3-5 person team)


To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Heartland Half Marathon, register online at GetMeRegistered.com here.

Official Race Website


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