WE'RE BACK DOWNTOWN

04.23.23

Registration is now open

Omaha’s Premiere Half Marathon

Founded in 2015, this locally owned race has become an instant favorite of runners from all across the country!

New Spring Date.  New Route

 Join us on 04.23.23 as we return to the streets of downtown Omaha. This year’s race will feature a Half Marathon and 5k. The race starts and finishes in the spectacular Gene Leahy Mall. This year’s half marathon takes you through the historic brick streets of Old Market, past the Capitol District, Creighton University, and across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

13.1 & 5k only in 2023

Downtown Omaha is in the middle of a renaissance. Construction and amazing projects are everywhere you look. The Lewis & Clark Landing, Heartland of America Park, ConAgra Campus and new Mutual of Omaha Tower to name a few. These projects and construction in downtown Omaha do not allow us to safely and effectively put on a world-class 26.2 mile marathon in our city this year.

5k & Half Marathon scheduled for April 23, 2023

Check out the 2023 Half Marathon Route Here.

5k & Half Marathon Registration Now Open

2023 Race Information

RACE DAY

Race Date: Sunday April 23, 2023

Start Time: 7:30 am

Start-Finish Location: Gene Leahy Mall – 1001 Douglas St, Omaha, NE 68102

REGISTRATION PRICES

Half Marathon – $79  5k – $45

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

PACKET PICK UP

Saturday, April 22 |  11-4 pm

Nebraska Brewing Company Taproom

6950 South 108th Street LaVista NE 68128

Sunday, April 23 | Race Day Packet Pickup: There will be race morning packet pick up at the starting line area from 6:30-7:15 A.M.

 

OFFICIAL HOTEL

coming soon

2023 Route

See Downtown Omaha Like Never Before

The 2023 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.

Final race route details will be published soon.  We are working closely with The Omaha Police Department and  City of Omaha Traffic Engineering to have the most scenic, safe and fun route for this years race.

 

 

Testimonials

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 2023? Email nebraskamarathon@yahoo.com for more information.

 

FAQs

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

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 23 : 66 degrees
Average Overnight Low Temperature on April 23: 44 degrees