Sunday, September 26, 2021 • Omaha, NE • Course Map
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 the Iowa Riverfront Trail, a paved running, walking and biking trail that stretches over 8 miles along the western side of Council Bluffs and the Missouri River.
Runners start the out-and-back course for Omaha’s Heartland Half Marathon at Miller’s Landing Park, a public park nestled along the banks of the Missouri River, just off Riverfront Drive and the I-480 bridge.
From there, they’ll cross the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge into Iowa, where most of the race unfolds along the Iowa Riverfront Trail. For the finish, runners will cross the pedestrian bridge again and cross the finish line back at Miller’s 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. 26), the average low is 50ºF and the average high is 75ºF.
- 2018 Heartland Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Heartland Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Heartland Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Heartland Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – full marathon
- 7:15 AM – half marathon
- 7:30 AM – 10K
- $65 – $95 for the half marathon
- $75 – $105 for the full marathon
- $40 – $65 for the 10K
- $160 – $185 for the team relay (per 3-5 person team)
To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of the Heartland Half Marathon, register online at GetMeRegistered.com here.
Official Race Website
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