Frequently Asked Questions


 Race Date:

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Start Time:

Half marathon and relay start at 7:30 am. 5k starts at 8:00 am.

Where is the starting line?

Half marathon and relay will start on Great River Road about 1 mile north of Harper's Ferry.

5k will start in Lansing at the event finish line (in front of the Lansing Fire/EMS Station).

Are there pacers?

       Yes! 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, and 2:45 time pacers will be available to help you achieve your goal time!

What is the weather like mid-October in Northeast Iowa?

Average high: 67 Average low: 43. Or not-It's Iowa.

What is the course time limit?

This course has a time limit of 4 hours. This allows runners to have an average pace of 18:19 per mile.

Where is packet pick up?

Packets may be picked up at the Lansing Fire/EMS Station at the following times:

Friday night 4:00-8:00 pm

Race morning 5:30-6:30 am

*Packet pickup will remain open until 7:45 am for 5k participants

Can someone else pick up my packet?


What is included in my registration?

Each registered runner will receive a high quality, poly-tech long sleeve shirt. All half marathon and relay finishers will receive a finisher's medal. Runners will have access to water, sports drink, porta-potties, and mini first-aid kits along the course. At the finish line, runners will be treated to water, chocolate milk, granola bars, and bananas.

Can I change my registration?

Absolutely! Runners can switch between the 5k, relay, or half marathon options. If increasing distance, runners will pay the difference. No refunds switching to 5k.

Can I get a refund?

There will be no refunds on registrations. Contact us to swap bibs with another runner. We understand life happens. We offer race deferrals to the next year.

Where is bag drop?

There will be bag drop at the start for all half marathon distance runners. Feel free to use your own bag or use your race packet bag. Bags may be retrieved from the Lansing Fire/EMS Department. Please note, we are not responsible for damaged or misplaced items. Relay runners should keep bags with their teammate.

Are there awards?

Awards will be presented to the following:

Over-all first, second, and third place male and female finishers for the 5k.

Over-all first place relay team.

First, second, third place male/female finishers for the following age brackets: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.

Where do I park?

Free parking is available in the city parking/bus garage lot (220 S 3rd Street, Lansing). Do NOT park in front of the Fire Department. Please use the lot at the address specified and walk the short distance to the bus loading zone in front of the Fire Department.

How do I get to the starting line?

Half marathoners and runners completing the first half of the relay option can hop on the bus in front of the Lansing Fire/EMS Station. There will also be a bus for the second leg runners. Buses will begin departing at 6:00 am with the final bus departing at 6:45 am. Do not miss the bus.

Where are aid stations? What is provided at each aid station?

Each aid station will have a combination of water, sports drink, porta-potties, and mini first-aid kits along the course. We will have 5 aid stations along the course. These are located at or near mile: 3.3, 5.5, 7.8, 10.0, and 11.8.

What if there is bad weather?

This race will be held rain or shine or SNOW! We will run regardless of the weather except for lightening. In case of lightening, we will delay the start time until the storm passes. Dress appropriately.

Other important information:

Ear buds are allowed, but please use caution. Perhaps leave one bud out. This course is an active roadway.

Strollers are not allowed on the half marathon course. However, they are welcomed on the 5k course.

Pets are not allowed on the half marathon course or the 5k course.

***Red Oak Drive is GRAVEL, but worth the view!***