About the Run
Welcome to the first annual Road to the River Half Marathon!
We are excited that you have chosen to participate in this beautiful race along the Missouri River. Road to the River Half Marathon will be Sunday, August 2nd, 2020. Our volunteers and sponsors cannot wait to provide you with a memorable experience here in central South Dakota.
This "out and back" course is a beautiful mix of paved paths and dirt trails all along Missouri river. Part of the run will take place along the historic Lewis and Clark Trail, which was part of the 1804 expedition. The course is primarily flat with a few gradual inclines and declines as it traverses through the visually stunning Pierre area. Participants will start at Steamboat Park. After a short loop through LaFromboise Island, racers will head toward Farm Island. Once there, racers turn around and finish the half marathon back at Steamboat park.
During your time in Pierre and Ft. Pierre, take the time to stop at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce, take an island hike, stroll the pathways and even visit our state Capitol. On behalf of the Oahe Family YMCA, board, staff and the many adults and families who benefit from the scholarship support raised, THANK YOU for being part of our inaugural Road to the River Half Marathon! Have a great race!
Click HERE for Race Day info.