Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon and Half Marathon and Marathon Relay

Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Shenandoah, IA at Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon (SCIA) 619 W. Sheridan Ave.


  • Marathon at 7:30 AM
    Marathon starts at East Mills High School, Malvern, IA and runs on Wabash Trace Nature Trail to downtown Shenandoah, IA.

    » $90.00 registration (through 9/5 at 12:00 PM US/Central)

    (six hour time limit)
    Marathon Registration


  • Half Marathon at 8:30 AM
    Half Marathon starts in Imogene, IA near the Emerald Isle Restaurant on scenic Trace Trail to downtown Shenandoah

    » $70.00 registration (through 9/5 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    Half Marathon Registration


  • Marathon Relay (six hour time limit) at 7:30 AM
    Marathon Relay starts at East Mills High School, Malvern, IA and runs on Wabash Trace Trail to downtown Shenandoah, IA.

    » $45.00 per person - registration (through 9/5 at 12:00 PM US/Central)

    (six hour time limit)
    Marathon Relay Registration




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Event Information

For complete event information, please visit www.shenandoahiowa.net and click the marathon link on the home page or email using the "Contact the Organizers" button on the left hand side of your screen.

  • A Boston Marathon qualifying race, Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a tree-lined mostly flat converted railroad line that crosses through the scenic Iowa countryside. All three events are point-to-point races and finish in downtown Shenandoah. This year we salute 1st Responders and U.S. Military!
  • Full marathon & marathon relay (5 member teams: male, female, mixed gender, or military/1st responder) 7:30 a.m. start in Malvern; half marathon 8:30 a.m. start in Imogene. 6 hour time limit.
  • Beverage & snacks stations approximately every 2 miles along course & finish. Unique & fun water stations, costumes & more. First aid emergency service along the course & at finish
  • Signup for Free transportation for runners & drop bags from Shenandoah Depot, 101 Railroad Ave. to starts
  • Pre-race pasta dinner night before the races at the Depot, 101 Railroad Avenue. Race packet pickup at 100 S. Maple St. Shenandoah on Friday Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m. or at start of each race.
  • Relay legs distance varies to allow for exchange points at road intersections, team entries must be mailed together. Relay legs are responsible for own transportation to exchange points, link to course map @shenandoahiowa.net
  • Tech shirts & medals to all finishers, age group and overall prizes. Awards to overall 1st-3rd in each gender & 1st & 2nd age division in 5 year increments from under 18 to 70 & over. Awards to 1st Relay Teams in each division. Over $2,000 in gift certificates and prizes to winners.
  • Profits go to Wabash Trace Trail and community sponsors Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Assn., Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Sons & Daughters of Imogene, Malvern Area Betterment Assn.
  • Music, food, beverages, awards after the races at the Depot. No awards, medals or t-shirts will be mailed.
  • Signup for Bus from Shenandoah Depot to the start. Drop Bags will be available at the start and will be transported to the finish. Relay legs are responsible for own transportation to exchange points. 6 a.m. Marathon; 7:15 a.m. Half Marathon
  • There are NO Transfers or Refunds.

Course Map

This event is now U.S.A. Track & Field Certified.

For a downloadable version, click here.

After Party and Awards Ceremony


After finish snacks, beverages & beer provided for finishers, drink ticket will be in your race packet. Awards ceremony at The Depot.

Questions?

For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page

Options for Accommodations in Shenandoah

  • Call Shenandoah Inn & Suites, 712-246-3000, Tall Corn Inn 712-246-1550
  • Super 8 Motel 712-246-5733.
  • Tent Camping available in Sportsman's or Trail & Tent at Rapp Park in Shenandoah contact Parks & Rec. at 712-246-3409.
  • For RV camping at the Fairgrounds RV Park call Bob @ 712-520-6663 or Woody @ 402-740-4028.
  • Malvern accommodations:

      Pierce Crossing is a guest house, Phone 712-624-8850.


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