Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, & Team Challenge

Event Date

Sat, Aug 30, 2014


Jasper, IN

About This Activity


The date for Jasper’s third annual Heartland Half Marathon/5K/Team Challenge is set for Saturday, August 30, 2014 - Labor Day Weekend - The race features a great course that starts in the shadow of the Jasper Train Depot along the Patoka River and finishes in the shade at Dave Buehler Plaza just a stone’s throw away from the starting line.

This is a hilly course that is fairly challenging, especially along the midway point of the race along St. Charles Street. Some past participants have given us feedback that they enjoy this aspect of challenge; however, others were not prepared. Please, be sure to prepare yourself for the midway peaks in the course. After the middle section of the race, the course largely flattens out again on the way to the finish.


Runners will start the race on the Third Avenue Bridge near the Jasper Train Depot and follow through Jasper’s downtown and around the outskirts of the city. While the first half of the race features a number of stretches through residential neighborhoods, the second half takes runners along St. Charles Street and later on the paved pathway of the scenic Jasper Riverwalk during the last mile and a half toward the finish line at the Dave Buehler Plaza.


Registered Before June 22: $50
From June 23-August 17: $60
After August 17: $70



The race begins at the same time and date as the Half Marathon, Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 A.M. E.T.  The Half Marathon and 5K begin the same, but will split apart very close to the start of the race. Be prepared to follow the volunteers' directions at this split. Like the Half Marathon and all Heartland events, the route will finish along the scenic Jasper Riverwalk.

Registered Before June 22: $20

After June 22: $25

The Heartland Team Challenge is a relay comprised of a 4-person team, and follows the same course as the Heartland Half Marathon. Participants will begin the same time and date as the Heartland Half Marathon and 5K (7:30 A.M. E.T.)

  • Leg 1: 4.2 miles
  • Leg 2: 3.6 miles
  • Leg 3: 3 miles
  • Leg 4: 2.3 miles


Registered Before June 22: $20 per person/$80 per team

After June 22: $25 per person/$100 per team

- Chip Timing
- A Well-Marked Route
- Packet Giveaways
- Age Group & Overall Awards
- Water & Gatorade Stops
- Snacks at the Finish 
- Technical Shirts Perfect for Performance

Heartland Half Marathon & 5K

  • Age Group & Overall Awards

 Team Challenge Award Categories

  • Top Three Finishers and Best Heart-Friendly Team Slogan


New this year will be a Kids Fun Run & Festival on Friday, Aug. 29th. Festivities will include health and welness booths along with fitness activities highlighted by a 1.1 mile Fun Run, which will complete a 12-week youth challenge. The festival will take place at Dave Buehler Plaza from 5-8 P.M. E.T. with the Fun Run beginning at 6 P.M. E.T.
Kids entering K-8th grade can stay active all summer with the Kids Fun Run & Festival. Here is how the youth challenge works: Register for the race and visit our website to print a copy of the Rage Log. Kids will run and log 12 miles in the weeks prior to August 29th. Bring the completed Race Log on race day to be registered for exciting prizes. See the website and Log for suggested training and nutrition ideas. Participants entering K-3rd are permitted to run with a buddy. Race registration includes a t-shirt, medal and goody-bag (shirt and/or size preference not guaranteed if registered after August 17th, 2014) The first 100 participants to register for the Kid Fun Run will receive a special gift.


Registered Before August 17: $15

After August 17: $17

Fun for the whole family, the Festival is free and open to the public!
For more information call us at 800-968-4578 or visit www.heartlandhalfmarathon.com.

Proceeds from Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge will be given to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center and the Philip R. Dawkins Heart & Vascular Center to be utilized for new integrative medicine services provided to patients at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
Proceeds from The
Kids Fun Run and Festival will benefit Girls on the Run-serving Dubois County.

                Bud Light Country Music and Brew Fest

Taking place on the same day be sure to enjoy the Bud Light Country Music and Brew Fest located near the Dave Buehler Plaza where the Heartland Half Marathon/5K ends. For more information visit www.VISITDUBOISCOUNTY.com

                Dubois Septemberfest

Also taking place, be sure to enjoy the Septemberfest located a short drive away in Dubois, IN. For more information visit www.VISITDUBOISCOUNTY.COM .

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Event details and schedule

3:00pm-9:00pm Friday, August 29 - Packet Pick-Up @ Jasper Train Depot 201 Mill St. Jasper, IN 47546

6:00am-7:00am Saturday, August 30 - Packet Pick-Up @ Jasper Train Depot

7:30am Official start of ALL RACES on 3rd Ave bridge: Half Marathon, 5K & Team Challenge.


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