Papillion Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Sunday, May 20, 2018 • Papillion, NE • Course Map

More than 800 runners crossed the finish line in all the races combined at last year’s running of Nebraska’s Papillion Half Marathon, 10K & “Kickin’ It At The Creek” Community Fun Walk, with just over 400 runners finishing the half marathon alone.

Filled with challenging hills that take runners along a combination of city streets, hard-surface running and biking trails, and the occasional stretch of gravel road, the course for the race starts and finishes at the football stadium at Papillion-La Vista South High School.

At the race starting line, runners will begin the race at an elevation of about 1,100 feet above sea level; the course dips to a low of just under 1,000 feet at its lowest point (around the race’s half-way point) and then begins a long, steep rise — punctuated by an up-and-down stretch around the mile 7 marker — on the way back toward the finish.

And it’s the finish line for the race that offers a real treat, as every runner that completes the 13.1 miles will cross the finish line inside the football stadium, on the track that surrounds the field.

For 2015, the Papillon Half Marathon also served as the RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Nebraska State Championship race for the half marathon distance.

Race Weather & Climate

Located near the state’s eastern edge, just over 12 miles south of Omaha, Papillion typically sees mild to moderately warm (and occasionally hot) weather in May, while rainfall totals average just over 4.7 inches for the month, making May the city’s wettest month of the year.

On race day (May 20), the average low is 52ºF and the average high is 75ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

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

Starting Time

  • 7:30 AM – half marathon
  • 7:40 AM – 10K
  • 7:45 AM – 5K


  • $50 – $65 for the half marathon
  • $40 – $55 for the 10K
  • $15 – $25 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the Papillion Half Marathon, 10K or 5K, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website

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