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?

Yes.  Please make certain they know your first and last name and distance.

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 Gatorade at several of the stops as well. There will not be GU or gels provided along the route.

Are there time limits?

All  26.2 mile registrants must agree to the 6 hours time limit.  Runners in the Marathon  must be to the 8.4 mile mark (the marathon/half marathon split) in under 1hour and 50 minutes.  Runners not on this pace will be required to turn in and complete the Half Marathon only. The course will officially close and  support 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?

Please be in the starting line area 15 minutes prior to your starting time.

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 2021

Will runners be required to wear a mask?

All runners will be asked 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.