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Hillbilly Hike Half Marathon and 10k

in United States at Indianola High School

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  • Half Marathon

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  • 10K

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Course Information

Participants can park at the Carlisle High School, bus transportation to both start lines provided. The last bus will leave Carlisle at 7:15 a.m.

Half Marathon
Begins at 8:00am in Indianola, IA and ends in Carlisle, IA
Start line is close to the Indianola High School
Bus transportation to the start line provided
Bag drop at the start and baggage claim at the finish

Race begins at 8:00am at Summerset State Park, and ends in Carlisle, IA
Start line is on the South side of the Park
Bus transportation to the start line provided
Bag drop at the start and baggage claim at the finish

T-shirts and Medals to the 1st 400 (Guaranteed if registered by/on October 22)
Awards to top 2 Men & Women in 5-yr age increments
Trophies to 1st and 2nd overall Man and Woman

The trail is flat and all downhill. You can look forward to scenic bridges, water stations with volunteers dressed in entertaining costumes to cheer you on every 2 miles, running past scenic lakes, through woodlands, farmlands, wetlands and the prairie on your way to the finish line in Carlisle, Iowa. The course showcases a rainbow of the state's natural heritage.

Both courses are primarily on the beautiful Summerset Trail (former rail trail). Did we mention it should be super-fast because it is flat and all downhill? Iowa is famous for its beautiful and picturesque cornfields, but for a taste of all things Iowa, the Summerset Trail in south-central Iowa is your ticket. Both races welcome all paces including walkers. You may hear roosters crowing, you may see deer, or other wildlife, all the while taking in the beautiful fall colors.

The Half Marathon course will start in front of the Indianola High School using the full width of 1st Street, then it will wind around the campus providing plenty of opportunities for friends and family to cheer you on before funneling onto the paved Summerset trail. The course will go into the Summerset State Park, then back out to the trail the remainder of the way to Carlisle.

The 10k course will start in Summerset State Park on the full width of the paved road on the south side of the park and then gradually funnel onto the paved Summerset Trail. Both courses will be accurately measured.

There will be portable restrooms at both start lines, 1 mile, and at the finish line. Both neighboring towns of Indianola and Carlisle (just southeast of Des Moines, the state capital) are friendly and have plenty of amenities. The Half Marathon start is in the larger city of Indianola, where the trail begins and winds through the city itself for about a mile and a half before striking out into a wilderness of red and white oak trees, owls, and fox.

Maps and additional details on our website.

Packet Pick-up and walk-up registration will be at Fitness Sports at 8810 Swanson Blvd, Clive, IA 50325 on Friday, Nov 6 from 4-6pm.

We will also offer packet pickup at the Carlisle High School the morning of the race from 6:00-7:15 am. The last bus will leave at 7:15.

Please register early to insure that you receive a medal, shirt, transportation, etc.

Race Day packet pick-up and registration starts at 6 a.m on the East side of the Carlisle High School. The buses will arrive at 6:30 a.m. The buses will be marked Half Marathon & 10k. The last bus takes off at 7:15. Buses will take off as soon as they fill.

We offer Hillbilly Bag Drop for both races. Hillbilly Bag Drop = a car with the trunk open and a Hillbilly there taking your bag and writing your bib # on it. You will find the car parked close and convenient to the start line. Our bag drop Hillbillies are so helpful that they are ALSO sweeping the course to collect discarded clothing that is found in the 1st 1/2 mile. They will bring those discarded items to the finish and you can find that stuff in a pile marked Lost and Found. It will be next to the Finish Line Bag Claim. Bags will be in order by bib number. Bag collection will be loosely monitored, in other words don't put valuables in your bag.

Things to Know

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This is a fundraiser for the Indianola Christian Union Church 2015 Mission Trip.

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