Register now for Heartland Half Marathon to avoid final price increase

Don’t wait! Register for the Heartland Half Marathon by Thursday, August 15 to avoid the final round of price increases.

The half marathon registration fee is $60 through August 15, and will increase to $70 on Friday, August 16. The registration fee will remain that price through race day. The 5K and Team Challenge prices will not increase. The 5K registration fee will remain $25 through race day, and the Team Challenge registration fee will remain $25/person or $100/team. Pre-registrants will receive a free shirt, and the first 500 half marathon registrants will receive a special gift.

The Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge are scheduled for Saturday, September 21. The races will begin 7:30 a.m. ET at the Jasper Train Depot. Cash prizes will be given to the top three male and female half marathon finishers. First place will receive $500, second place $250, and third place $100.

The 14-week training group has started, and we’d love for you to join us. The training group is made possible by Downtown Fitness & Running. Training schedules are available for all Heartland race participants, whether they are running the half marathon, 5K, or team challenge. Mileage can be adjusted based on what individuals want to train for. The training group meets on Sundays at 7:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at Downtown Fitness & Running, located at 331 Mill Street in Jasper.

The Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge are being coordinated by DC Multisport, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness while giving back to local communities. Lodging information is being coordinated by the Dubois County Visitors Center, and race-day event volunteers are being coordinated by Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, the event’s corporate sponsor. The majority of the proceeds from this year’s race will be given to the Phillip R. Dawkins Heart & Vascular Center at Memorial Hospital to be utilized for new integrative medicine services provided to cardiac patients. Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward the DC Multisport Endowment to ensure future sustainability of the organization and to continue in its efforts to give toward worthy causes.

To register for the Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, or Team Challenge, visit www.heartlandhalfmarathon.com or www.runsignup.com. For more information, or to become a volunteer, please call Memorial Hospital’s Marketing Department at (812) 996-2338.