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+ COURSE DESCRIPTION

EXPLORE THE HERITAGE TRAIL, THE UPPER MIDWEST'S MOST SCENIC ALL-SEASON TRAIL.

You'll be sure to PR this fast, gently sloping course. Follow an out-and-back route of a once bustling railroad into a 450 foot deep valley past old mining and mill towns while discovering the rugged beauty that welcomes thousands of bicyclists and hikers each year. The mountain trail in prairie country is set in the deep, rugged woodlands with a gently sloping grade making travel easy and enjoyable. You'll view the numerous river outlooks, sheer limestone bluffs, interpretive sites, and railroad artifacts along this beautiful, crushed-limestone trail that will surely be easy on your knees and joints!

COURSE QUICK STATS

Heritage
Trail
Location
OUT AND
BACK COURSE
Type
81°/61° Average Temp.
Smooth
compact crushed
limestone
Terrain
613 ft Start/Finish Elevation
92 ft Elevation Gain
Flat & Shady Scenic Iowa Countryside Environment
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+ HALF MARATHON PRICING

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2020!

BEFORE JAN 4TH, 2020 $60

BEFORE MAY 1ST, 2020 $75

BEFORE JUNE 27TH, 2020 $100

Race is limited in participants and will likely sell out before Race Day.

COURSE MAP

+ HYDRATION & FUEL

HYDRATION, FUEL
AND HIGH-FIVES.

Water, Sports drinks and a variety of fueling options will be available along the route.

Water is not available at every mile; however, coolers of water bottles will be located at all of the non-transition area crossroads and support staff will be driving carts on the trail with plenty of hydration supplies throughout the course.

SEE OUR COURSE MAP FOR ALL FUELING DESTINATIONS!

Hydration team at Run4Troops Marathon in Dubuque Iowa

+ HALF MARATHON AWARDS

TOP MALE & FEMALE HALF MARATHON:

$300 1ST PLACE

$150 2ND PLACE

$75 3RD PLACE

+ DIVISIONS

ALL AGES.
ALL WELCOME.

The top male and female individual marathoners will be recognized in each of the following age groups:

AGE DIVISIONS

  • 19 and Under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+
People running at Run4Troops in Dubuque Iowa

Race Detail

  • + Cutoff Times

    Run4Troops time limits are set to provide the safest and most positive race day experience. The cutoff time for the 1/2 Marathon is 4 hours – about 18 min/mile pace.

  • + Military Discount

    Run4Troops would like to extend its appreciation to ACTIVE duty military members of all branches of the U.S. military by offering a 50% discount to those currently serving our country.

    Military Discount Details:

    Active duty military are eligible for the 50% Discount. Use the code ACTIVEDUTY2020 at registration checkout.


    Although we also thank them for their sacrifice, the discount applies to active service members only, not family. Military Discounts will only be accepted for individual 1/2 or full marathon participants OR relay teams who are made up entirely of active duty military members

    You will be asked to present your Active Military ID at Packet Pickup.

  • + Pacers

    We will have pace groups for the following finish times:

    • 1:45
    • 2:00
    • 2:15
    • 2:30
    • 2:45

    The Pace Group Leaders will be running “Even Splits”. This means that every mile will be run at approximately the same pace. Exceptions to this will be in the beginning of the race due to the bottleneck at the start, and on the miles which the course dictates. Think of them as a moving finish line with your goal time pinned to the back of their shirts.