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General Race Info

Is this Course USATF Certified?

Yes this course and race is USATF certified (SD16301BK), it is also a Boston Qualifier, for both Leading Ladies and Dakota Spirit Marathon.

What is average race day weather?

The average temperature in late August at the start is 49, the average high temperature in Spearfish is 82

Can we run with Music?

Yes but keep the volume low so you can hear directions from race officials and you will also be running on a highway.

Can we run with a dog?

No, since we are on a highway its a bit too dangerous for animals

Can we run with a stroller?

No, there are portions of the highway where the shoulder is too narrow to accommodate runners and strollers.

Can we drop out from a race and get a refund?

If you are not able to participate in the race we will allow you to defer to the 2024 race

No Refunds after May 15th (minus registation processing fees)

Can we change races?

Yes, if your training has not gone as planned you may drop to a lower distance race.

Where is packet pickup?

Packet Pickup will be at Holiday Inn Convention Center on Saturday, August 17th from 12 pm - 5 pm.

Will the bibs be chipped?

Yes, the bibs will have timing chips and there will be timing mats at the start of each race, the half way point of the full marathon and the finish line.

Can I register the same day of the race?

No, but you can register up until the day before, at the packet pickup location

Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?

Due to limited shirts available you may be to able to after the race at the finish line if desired size is available.