Sunday, September 10, 2023 • Omaha, NE • Course Map
Get ready for a run through Omaha’s parks and trails along the Missouri River at this race designed especially for women at the Omaha Women’s Half Marathon, which follows an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Lewis & Clark Landing, a 23-acre park on the river that’s home to monuments and a concert amphitheater the looks out onto the water.
From there, runners will make their way around the park and past the headquarters of the Lewis & Clark Historic Trail, where you can learn more (after the race) about the legendary journey made by the explorers William Clark and Meriwether Lewis from 1804 to 1806.
The course unfolds with a stretch around the Conagra Lake in the middle of Heartland of America Park, and then head back north back into Lewis & Clark Landing, where you’ll next run across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge over the Missouri River.
Once you’ve made it from one state (Nebraska) into another (Iowa), the race heads south through the Council Bluffs Riverfront park along the River Edge Service Road, and then back north through the park, up to Council Bluffs Levee Road.
On that road, you’ll make a long out-and-back to the turnaround point near North 25th Street, and then follow it back all the way into the riverfront, across the pedestrian bridge and back again into Lewis & Clark Landing for the race finish.
The course is USA Track & Field-certified, organizers note, and the race is open to both runners and walkers.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the Missouri River that separates eastern Nebraska from Iowa, Omaha typically sees cool to warm weather in September, with temperatures that range between the mid-50s and the upper 60s.
- Sep. 10 average low temp: 50ºF
- Sep. 10 average high temp: 69ºF
Course Time Limit
3 1/2 hours
- $49.99 – $100 for the half marathon
- $29 – $50 for the 5K
- $59.99 – $100 for the relay
To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the Omaha Women’s Half Marathon, 5K or Relay race, register online at ChronoTrack.com here.
Official Race Website
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