The Nebraska Marathon

is now The Nebraska Half

April 28, 2024.  Amazing Route.

 Join us on April 28, 2024 as we return to the streets of downtown Omaha. The 2024 Nebraska Half starts and finishes at the spectacular Gene Leahy Mall and winds through the downtown Omaha streets, across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge into Iowa and back to finish at The Gene Leahy Mall.

Three distances:

13.1   5K    1 Mile Kids Run

We are thrilled to announce that 2024 will feature 3 great distances: A half marathon, a 5k and The all-new kids 1 mile fun run.


The Kids Run is open to kids ages 13 and under. This fun new event will start at 10:30 am and all participants will receive a Finisher Medal.

5k & Half Marathon scheduled for April 28, 2024

Check out the 2024 Half Marathon Route Here.

2024 Race Results

2024 Race Information


Race Date: Sunday April 28, 2024

Start Time: 7:30 A.M.

Start-Finish Location: Gene Leahy Mall – 1100 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68102


Half Marathon  – $89 until April 23, 2024  $99 April 23-27

 5k – $49

Price Includes: Race Entry, Chip Timed Race, Finisher Medal, and Official Race Shirt


Kids Fun Run  – (ages 13 and under) $19*

Price Includes: Race Entry, Finisher Medal


Saturday, April 27 |  11-4 pm

Nebraska Brewing Company Taproom

6950 South 108th Street LaVista NE 68128

Sunday, April 28 | Race Day Packet Pickup: There will be race morning packet pick up at the starting line area from 6:30-7:15 A.M.


2024 Route

See Downtown Omaha Like Never Before

Click HERE to view the 2024 Half Marathon Route

The 2024 race starts & finishes at the all new Gene Leahy Mall in downtown Omaha.

The half marathon route will wind through the historic Old Market District and traverse the streets of downtown Omaha.  Runners will cross the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge over into Iowa, then back into Nebraska to finish under the arch on the 11th Street Promenade on the all-new Gene Leahy Mall complex.




What our runners have to say

Thanks Nebraska for a beautiful run with great scenery, hosts, volunteers and good old fashioned Nebraska hospitality. You made everything easy. Worth the trip from Arizona and the temps were amazing!

Tammy Pickering

Scottsdale, Arizona

Great job. I had a blast. The route was a lot of fun and everything flowed very well. I’ll be back next year!

Nick Heiser

Omaha, Nebraska

Loved it! Fun race with a great course. Well organized and they have the best swag and finisher medal. Small but mighty – it was easy to make friends along the course and enjoy a drink together after the finish. Very spectator friendly.

Kasey Hesse

Omaha, Nebraska

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Thank you to our race partners. Your generous support makes community events such as this possible. Interested in becoming a sponsor for 2024? Email for more information.



What happens if it rains?
The race will go on rain or shine and will only be cancelled or postponed if weather conditions present imminent danger to participants. We will update you throughout race week via email and social media.

Are there registration refunds if I can’t run?
No. We will not issue refunds for this race.

Can someone pick up my race packet for me?
Yes. Please make certain they know your first and last name and distance.

How many water stops are there and where are the bathrooms located?
There will be water stops approximately every two to three miles along the route as well as bathrooms throughout the course and at start/finish lines. There will be Gatorade at several of the stops as well. There will not be GU or gels provided along the route.

Are there time limits?
All 13.1 mile registrants must agree to the 3 hour 15 minute time limit.

What are the minimum age requirements to participate?
The minimum ages to compete are as follows:
Half Marathon: 10 years old
5k: 5 years old

Fun Run: Ages 4-13

Will there be a Bag Check?
No there will be no gear check this year.

When Should I Arrive?
Please be in the starting line area 15 minutes prior to your starting time.

What is the weather usually like?
Generally, April is a beautiful month in Nebraska!
Average Daily High Temperature April 28 : 66 degrees
Average Overnight Low Temperature on April 28: 46 degrees