Prairie Series: July 8-14, 2018

Days 1 & 2 (Sun, July 8/Mon, July 9): Breckenridge, MN/Wahpeton, ND
Day 3 (Tue, July 10): Baltic, SD
Day 4 (Wed, July 11): Sioux City, IA
Day 5 (Thu, July 12): South Sioux City, NE
Day 6 (Fri, July 13): Hiawatha, KS
Day 7 (Sat, July 14): St. Joseph, MO

Quick Overview
Series Dates: Sunday, July 8-Saturday, July 14, 2018
Race Times: All races in this series begin at 5:30 AM CDT.
Early Start: Yes (optional); click HERE for details.
Packet Pickup: Saturday, July 7, 4-6 PM, Welles Park-Fairgrounds, Nebraska Ave, Breckenridge MN (start location for days 1/2). Free pasta dinner will be served during packet pickup, at the start location.
Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration: Beginning at 4:00 AM CDT on race day, at the start line.
Time Limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/Strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Group dinners, hotels, and airports: Check Prairie Series Facebook Group.
Discounts: $10 discount on marathon/half marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. ( requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/Aid Stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen, Loony Lunchbox!

Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all six!

  • Race Locations:
    • Days 1 & 2: Minnesota / North Dakota
      • Welles Park-Fairgrounds
      • Nebraska Avenue
      • Breckenridge, MN
      • GPS: N 46.264596, W 96.594564
    • Day 3: South Dakota
      • River Park
      • River Park Road
      • Baltic, SD
      • GPS: N 43.76531, W 96.73927
    • Day 4: Iowa
      • Riverside Park
      • 1272 Council Oak Drive
      • Sioux City, IA
      • GPS: N 42.49638, W 96.47442
    • Day 5: Nebraska
      • Crystal Cove Park
      • 700 W 39th Street
      • South Sioux City, NE
      • GPS: N 42.45164, W 96.42867
    • Day 6: Kansas
      • Hiawatha High School
      • 600 Red Hawk Drive
      • Hiawatha, KS
      • GPS: N 39.85290, W 95.52458
    • Day 7: Missouri
      • Nature Center
      • 1502 MacArthur Drive
      • St. Joseph, MO
      • GPS: N 39.78056, W 94.87533


Travel distances/times between race locations:

  • Day 1/2 (MN/ND) => Day 3 (SD): 195 miles, 2:44
  • Day 3 (SD) => Day 4 (IA): 101 miles, 1:29
  • Day 4 (IA) => Day 5 (NE): 10 miles, 0:21
  • Day 5 (NE) => Day 6 (KS): 209 miles, 3:13
  • Day 6 (KS) => Day 7 (MO): 43 miles, 0:45

What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part! Every participant (full or half marathon) will receive one t-shirt and other fun goodies.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.
We even give a special award to each person participating in his or her first full or half marathon!
The best part: The famous caboose, given to the final finisher of each marathon and half marathon!


Minnesota – North Dakota – South Dakota – Iowa – Nebraska – Kansas – Missouri

July 8-14 2018
Race type By 2/17/18 2/18/18-4/18/18 4/19/18-6/18/18 After 6/19/18
Full $100 $115 $130 $150
Half $85 $100 $115 $130
10K $45 $45 $45 $55
5K $35 $35 $35 $45
Register HERE!!
You may also register during packet pickup or on race day (cash/check/credit card/PayPal). Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred or deferred.


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Check out the amazing aerial video shot by a drone flown over our course in Clayton, NM, during the 2015 Dust Bowl Series!
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Check out We're All in This Together, an insightful look into the very first 5-state, 5-day series, by author and series participant George Rose!


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