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.

I want to drop down to a shorter distance, how do I proceed?

Please send a simple email to nebraskamarathon@yahoo.com with DISTANCE CHANGE in the subject. Please include your first and last name and the distance you would like to run. We will change you in our database to the new distance. No further steps are needed.

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?

No.  All runners will be required to pick up their own packet as a separate Covid19 waiver and disclosure form must be filled by each runner. If a runner is under the age of 18 a parent or authorized guardian must sign the waiver for them.

Is this race a Boston Qualifier?

Yes, the course will be certified and results submitted to the Boston Athletic Association.

Where should I park?

Parking will be at Papillion LaVista South High School.  10799 Highway 370, Papillion Nebraska 68046. Runners can easily walk to start area from here.

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 sports drink at several of the tops as well. There will not be GU or gels provided along the route.

Are there time limits?

All registrants must agree to the 3:30 (half marathon) and 6 hours (full marathon) time limits.  Runners in the Marathon  must be to the 10 mile mark (the marathon/half marathon split) by this time or they will be required to turn in and complete the Half Marathon only. The course will officially close and services will end 6 hours from the time the last person starts.

What are the minimum age requirements to paricipate?

The minimum ages to compete are as follows:
Full Marathon: 12 years old
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?

You will be assigned a wave start time, please wait in your car or in the main school parking lot until 15 minutes prior to your starting time, then please come to the start area and find your assigned starting wave. We will have volunteers/signage to help you get to the correct spot.

What is the weather usually like?

Generally, October is a beautiful month in Nebraska!
Average  Daily High Temperature October 11 : 66 degrees
Average  Overnight Low Temperature on October 11: 44 degrees

Will you have pacers?

No, There will not be pacers in 2020.

Will runners be required to wear a mask?

All runners,will be required to wear a mask pre-race and in the starting corral. Once lined up to begin the race, runners may remove their mask and properly dispose of them in multiple trash cans near starting line.

What are the best places for spectators to watch?

We will be emailing the best locations to all registered runners during race week and we will have this information available at packet pick up. There are several good locations accessible by car that fans can cheer on their favorite runners.