Nebraska State Fair Marathon, Half and 5K

Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Grand Island, NE at Nebraska State Fairgrounds


  • Marathon

    » $65.00 early registration (through 5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $75.00 registration (5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $85.00 registration (8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/27 at 6:00 PM US/Central)
    Marathon Registration


  • Half Marathon

    » $55.00 early registration (through 5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $65.00 registration (5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $75.00 registration (8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/27 at 6:00 PM US/Central)
    Half Marathon Registration


  • 5K

    » $35.00 early registration (through 5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 registration (5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $45.00 registration (8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/27 at 6:00 PM US/Central)
    5K Registration


  • 1-Mile Kids Run

    » $20.00 registration (through 8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $25.00 registration (8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/27 at 6:00 PM US/Central)
    1-Mile Kids Run Registration


  • Marathon Relay
    When registering a Coed Team at least 2 must be female

    » $200.00 early registration (through 5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $225.00 registration (5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $250.00 registration (8/5 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/27 at 6:00 PM US/Central)
    Marathon Relay Registration


  • Spectator Tickets
    Spectators will need to purchase tickets to see the beginning and end of the races. Tickets may be purchased through this page or at the Grand Island YMCA.

    » $25.00 carnival wristband (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $8.00 adult ticket (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $3.00 youth ticket (age 5-12) (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » Free child ticket (age 4 and under) (through 8/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    Spectator Ticket Registration



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Event Schedule

Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay:
5:00 AM - 5:45 AM: Check-in (No Race Day Registration)
6:30 AM: Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay

5K
5K - 5:00 - 6:40 AM Check-in 7:00 AM start time

1 Mile Kids Run:
1 Mile Kids Run - 5:00-7:00 AM Check-in 7:10 AM start time

After the race, please join us for the awards ceremony.

Please note:
**6-hour cut off**

Packet Pick Up

August 27, 1:00-7:00pm, Grand Island YMCA, 221 E. South Front Street
August 28, starting at 5:00 am at the State Fairgrounds

Awards

Marathon & Half Marathon (Men & Women): 18 & Under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-89 and 90+

5K (Men & Women): 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-89 and 90+

Relay Divisions: Male, Female, Coed; 4 people per team; Coed minimum of 2 females

1-Mile: 5 & Under, 6-9, 10-13

Open Divisions: Push Rim Wheelchair; Handcycle

Chip Timing provided by Precision Race Results.

Prizes

Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K:

Due to course changes in prior years and altering the course in 2019 due to inclement weather conditions, 2021 will be the first time this course is utilized. Records for this course will be set this year.

Medals will be presented for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place runners in each age division, relay division and open divisions.

After the race please join us for the awards ceremony

Course Information

Boston Qualifier!

The State Fair Marathon is a Boston qualifier. USATF course certification number is: #NE18012GM.

Additional Information

Medal for all Finishers, Tech Shirt to all participants, entry into Nebraska State Fair. NO SHIRT GUARANTEE AFTER 7/31/2021 11:59 PM.

Registration is limited to 5,000 entrants.

No Race Day Registrations will be accepted.

Spectators will need to purchase tickets to see the beginning and end of the races. Tickets may be purchased through this page or at the Grand Island YMCA.

Questions?

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


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