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Can I use a stroller or push a wheelchair?

Yes! Please use courtesy and begin behind runners without strollers or wheelchairs. Common sense is always appreciated, keep yourself and your rider safe at all times! All participants must register. Riders under 5 years of age do not have to register but must have a waiver. Please notify registration staff that you have a rider and need a waiver for them. If your rider is your motivation for fundraising for this event, please let us know so we can recognize them in a special way!

Can I walk the half marathon?

Yes! However, we require participants to finish the event in four hours.

Can I run/walk with my dog?

No! We love canines but please don't run the race with your four-legged friend or bring your friend to the finish area.

Can I cheer for my favorite runners along the course?

Absolutely! Please encourage your friends and family members with signs and cheers. Take a look at the course map. The course follows the LakeTrail which flows through Storm Lake's beautiful parks and offers plenty of shelters and shade.

How does the half-marathon relay work?

Half-marathon relay teams consist of two runners. The first runner starts the race and runs 6.1 miles at which point the runner's partner continues the course and runs the remaining seven miles. The running partners will exchange bracelets at the 6.1 mile mark. Transportation is provided for the runners to get to and from the exchange points.

Can I use my mp3 player while I run the race?



"I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet."
                                                                                Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Elena Comăneci is a Romanian gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. She is also the winner of two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. She is one of the best-known gymnasts in the world. In 2000 Comăneci was named as one of the athletes of the century by the Laureus World Sports Academy.

Comăneci is active in many charities and international organizations. In 1999 she became the first athlete to be invited to speak at the United Nations to launch the Year 2000 International Year of Volunteers. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the Board Of Directors of the International Special Olympics and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She has also personally funded the construction and operation of the Nadia Comăneci Children's Clinic, a clinic in Bucharest that provides low-cost and free medical and social support to Romanian children. In 2003 the Romanian government appointed her as an Honorary Consul General of Romania to the United States to deal with bilateral relations between the two nations (Information courtesy of