August 22, 2021
LEADING LADIES' FAQ
The average temperature for late August is 75 degrees by noon.
The start of the race is usually at about 44 degrees.
The full marathon begins at 6,000 feet at the Lead Country Club,
and drops gently to 3,400 in Spearfish City Park.
Mostly pavement, some gravel, 1/2 mile concrete bike path.
RUN FACING TRAFFIC ALWAYS. Cutting the tangent might save a second; could lose a life. Please, no support folks in cars or on bikes…look for them In park and at the finish; safety first.
Fly into Rapid City, SD…renting a car is best so you can enjoy the Black Hills. It’s 60 miles to Spearfish, SD. There is a shuttle service from the airport; pricey but possible.
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Yes! Remember the BAA has gone back to less relaxed times so this is a great opportunity for qualifying; chip timed and fast.
Porta Potti Situation:
Many at the start, more at the half, and intermittently on the
Course; I know, never enough…trees everywhere.
Under new guidelines... See Updates
Course officially closes at seven hours; don’t worry about it.
Always welcome in all events.