After thoughtful deliberation, the Heartland Events Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, Team Challenge, and Kids Fun Run.
A committee spokesperson states,
“Our focus is the health and safety of all participants and volunteers and we feel that under the current unknown climate, there are too many unknowns to proceed forward. The Heartland committee is eager to focus ahead on planning the 2021 Heartland.”
All registered participants for the 2020 Heartland will be issued a full refund. More details will be released at a later date regarding the 2021 Heartland events.
Register early to save and have race shirt and/or size guaranteed. Race Day registration will be available for all events.
HEARTLAND HALF MARATHON:
SPECIAL LOCATION FOR THIS YEAR ONLY! THE HEARTLAND WILL BE IN HUNTINGBURG FOR 2020!
The date for ninth annual Heartland Half Marathon is set for Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). The race features a great course that starts in the and finishes in downtown Huntingburg.
This race begins at 8 a.m. E.T., after the start of the Half Marathon on Saturday, September 5.
HEARTLAND TEAM CHALLENGE:
The Heartland Team Challenge is a relay comprised of a 4-person team, and follows the same course as the Heartland Half Marathon - just split between the 4 participants. Teams will begin at the same time and date as the Heartland Half Marathon at 7:30 a.m. E.T.
HEARTLAND KIDS FUN RUN:
The 7th annual Heartland Kids Fun Run & Festival will take place on a NEW DATE, TIME AND LOCATION; Saturday, September 5, 2020 in Huntingburg, IN! The Kids Run will be joining with the Heartland Half Marathon, 5k and Team Challenge to have a race morning full of fun and festivities! The race will begin at 10:00 AM (ET) from Fourth Street in Huntingburg, with the finish on Geiger Street near Market Street Park. Children ages 4-14 are eligible to enter the 1.1 Mile Kids Fun Run. Those participants ages 4-8 will be required to run with a Running Buddy (age 18 or older). Race Registration includes a t-shirt, participation medal, and goody bag (Shirt size preference and goody bag not guaranteed if registered after August 10, 2020). The first 100 participants to register for the Kids Fun Run will receive a special gift. Running Buddies are not required to register, therefore will not be charged the race fee and will not receive race garb.
The Heartland Festival will take place from 8:30-11:00 AM at the Market Street Park. Festivities will include a variety of games, activities, and health information for the whole family to enjoy. In addition, there will be music, performances, face painting, and so much more. The Heartland Festival is free and open to the public. All paid participants will be awarded a medal upon completion of the race. Post race refreshments and photos will be available at the finish.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE. Online registration will close earlier in order to be ready for packet pickups.
Shirt, shirt size, and/or packet is not guaranteed if registered after the August 10th cutoff. It will be based on availability after that point.
10% of the Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge goes into the DC Multisport Endowment for succession planning of the organization and for future charitable donations. The rest of the proceeds from Heartland Half Marathon, 5K,Team Challenge, and Kids Fun Run will be given to the Phillip R. Dawkins Heart & Vascular Center to be utilized for new integrative medicine services provided to patients at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and Girls on The Run Serving Dubois County.