After much consideration, the Oregon Trail Run committee has decided to not host an OTR for this year, 2022. We appreciate all of the support we have received from the City of Hebron, Thayer County and you, our running family in the past six years.Our hope is that we can find additional people resources for planning a run in October of 2023. Keep running, and we will see you soon!
October 23, 2021 – Hebron Nebraska
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
2020 OTR RESULTS (Virtual Run)