Get to the Point Running

in United States at Hometowne Inn, Exit 18 off I-29

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  • 5K Run/Walk - Ages 13 and up
    Runners and Walkers start at 8:30 am.
    A dry-fit shirt is included with your registration through 8/21 @ 8 am.
    All packets will be marked with your choice and when you registered.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 5K - NO Shirt Option
    Runners and Walkers start at 8:30 am.
    All entries need an adult parent signature to enter the day of the race.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Half Marathon Run/Walk

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Youth Fun Run (2 groups: ages 5-8 and 9-12)
    Youth Run starts at 8:45 am. Parents and youth stay at Hometown and await instructions, walk out with volunteers to the starting line, then run back in.
    One parent can run with child for free. No jog strollers on the youth course.

    Online registration is closed for this category.

Our Mission

We would like to welcome you to the Get to the Point Half Marathon, 5K and Kid's run in Elk Point, SD. on Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2021. This is our 8th year! Runners from Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho, Poland and many Midwestern states have participated. We had an entry from New Zealand in 2016. And we plan another great race this year. Walk-in's same day are always welcome.

Enter soon -- we give a great discount compared to many races, and the earlier the entry, the better the deal!

Thanks - and we look forward to seeing you at Get to the Point events!

Walk -in's are welcome.

Race Day Registration is available -- cash and checks will be accepted. To speed check-in, please have the correct amount, or a check payable Clay-Union Foundation, Inc., so we can process quickly.


We will have all registration and check in at Hometowne Inn, exit 18 off I-29, then about 300 feet from the exit ramp on the north side.We are working on an aerial map of the course, and will upload it as it gets closer to the event.

All parking will be on the north side of the road.

The course is flat and goes west 5.4 miles, then angles southeast, and loops back to the north, and we have water and Gatorade stations along the route.

Spotters and vehicles are out until everyone is back in, and it is well marked.

Volunteers will help direct parking, and the food will also be at Hometowne Inn, so it's only 100 feet from the finish line to the pizza, candy, pop, water, Gatorade and other beverages.

Registration starts about 7:20 am, the half walkers leave 7:45 am, Half runners leave at 8:15 am. 5K walkers and runners leave 8:30 am, Kids run- Age 9-12 years old start 15 minutes after the 5k leave.

Spotters and vehicles are out until everyone is back in, and it is well marked.

Youth Fun Run
Volunteers will help the youth out to the start line, and go with them as they come in.
A waiver will be signed by all parents for youth entered on race day.

Post Race Gathering

We also will have fresh, hot pizza, candy and other refreshments for all of you who enter.


All proceeds support the local Clay-Union foundation, Inc., and it's scholarship and community fund. All proceeds help support community service scholarships at 3 local schools. We also donate to the backpack program in 2 schools.


Half marathon entries include a dri-fit shirt, finisher medal, and food/beverages if registered by 9/1/2021 at 8 am.
(Note: The half marathon is a timed event.)

Age division ribbons also will be given out.

Age groups: under 19, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up.

5K entries will receive a dri-fit shirt, and food/beverages after they return, if registered by 9/1/2021 at 8 am CST.
It's just a great way for fellow runners to get together.
(Note: The 5K is a timed event.)

Shirts guaranteed for both until Sept. 1st at 8 am if you chose the shirt option. A limited supply of shirts will be available for sale on race day

Surplus will be for sale at the event.
Help us by purchasing several.


Need a motel?

The Hometowne Inn is less than 50 yards from the start/finish line in Elk Point, SD.

Hometowne Inn:
Reserve a room by calling 605-356-2667. Reasonable rooms rates.
Exit 18 off I-29 then east about 400 feet on the north side.


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

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