Race Information

Run4Troops was created to support those who serve.

As patriots of America, we are proud to honor our men and women in uniform by donating all proceeds to support Tri-State Military – past, present and future. Hoorah! Whether you’re an elite runner looking to qualify for Boston, a weekend Marathon Maniac, or just getting off the couch to do your first 5k as a part of a relay team, there’s something for everyone.

Packet Pickup

TIME: 11AM - 8PM

LOCATION : Hilton Garden Inn, 1801 Greyhound Park Rd.,Dubuque, IA 52001

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If possible, we ask that all participants try to pick up their packets on Friday before the race. If not, packets can be picked up Saturday between 6 - 7:30AM at the Race Start.

RELAY TEAMS - Only one member of the team needs to be present to pick up the packet for the entire team.



Hilton Garden Inn | Downtown Dubuque

1801 Greyhound Park Rd., Dubuqe, IA 52001

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Book and manage your weekend stay at the official Run4Troops partner hotel – Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown.

Special Discount Rate or $100/night applies for all Run4Troops Participants. Please call directly to the hotel to book and mention that you would like the Run4Troops Discount Rate.

Continental Breakfast will be provided for all racers.

Other Preferred Hotels

Hampton Inn

3434 Dodge Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52003

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Pre-Race Meal

A complimentary pre-race meal is set to be held at Hilton Garden Inn Friday before the race from 5PM - 7PM for anyone staying at the host hotel.

Race Parking

Race Start/Finish

The Race finishes at Heritage Pond off of Highway 52 in Dubuque. Parking is only accessible via the entrance on Sageville Rd. Directional signage and Parking Generals will direct traffic and parking at the finish line area.

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Parking at all Transition Areas is EXTREMELY LIMITED due to the remote accessibility of the trail. Please do your best to car pool with teammates to limit the number of vehicles on the trail. This will help traffic flow and allow racers to arrive in enough time to transition between legs.

Finish Area Festivities

Make plans to bring your family and friends to the Finish Area to cheer on racers as they cross the finish line. Food, beverage, music, and fun will be provided at the Heritage Pond Finish Area.

We will have a Beer Tent at the finish line and all participants (21+ years of age) will receive a complimentary beverage. Food and beverage is also available for purchase.

IMPORTANT ID NOTICE: All participants looking to indulge in the consumption of adult beverages must present their ID.

Inclement Weather

The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Run4Troops Management Staff.

As a reminder, registration fees are non-refundable.

Things To Do

Make a trip to Dubuque, Iowa a weekend getaway!

Explore the land that Iowa settlers once discovered. Ride the world’s shortest, steepest railway and see the city’s largest, widest river view. Dine or shop in a district that was once home to a booming warehouse industry. With history around every corner, Dubuque is Where Iowa Started.

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A shuttle will be provided to and from the race start/finish from the host hotel – Hilton Garden Inn | Downtown Dubuque.

Race Day App


The Race Day Events App provides real-time runner tracking and everything else you need for race day! Whether you’re an individual marathoner in the 2019 Run4Troops, a relay participant tracking your teammates, or a spectator cheering everyone on, you’ll want access to our app so you can stay up to date on race weekend.

Download the Race Day Events App in the App Store or Google Play and then search for Run4Troops.

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