October 23, 2021 – Hebron Nebraska
Thanks again for all of your support for the Oregon Trail Run of Nebraska. We look forward to seeing you in October on our run. More details will be posted soon!
– Oregon Trail Run Committee
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
We appreciate the runners, volunteers and other support we received to make another OTR a great success!
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us.
For the Oregon Trail Run of Nebraska, we have combined a run on the route of the Oregon Trail, California Trail and Pony Express route with one of the most picturesque roads in Southern Nebraska. The first half of the Marathon will travel parallel to and intersect with the route that settlers took as they crossed Nebraska on their way to points west. The first half of the route is mostly flat and offers a view that stretches for miles. You can imagine the trail of “prairie schooners” keeping to the hilltops as they headed west together.
The second half of the route drops down into the Little Blue River valley, the gravel road that follows the river takes you on gently rolling hills through the cottonwood, oak, locust and ash canopies, by beautiful and fading farmsteads and limestone cliffs. The trees should be in their peak fall color on race day and the surrounding landscape and abundant wildlife offer up photo opportunities around every bend.
The half marathon begins at the halfway point of the marathon, roughly where Hwy 53 and Thayer County’s River Road meet. When the first marathon runners cross the halfway point, the half marathon will begin and follow River Road back to Hebron for the finish.
Event details and schedule – Coming Soon
Thank you to everyone who came our for the 2020 Fall Prairie Trail Run at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park! – Results are posted