Schedule of events

Packet pick-up will be at the Activity Center in downtown Hebron, NE on Friday, October 20th, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and at Roosevelt Park in downtown Hebron on Saturday, October 21th, from 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Transportation to the starting line will be provided by the race organizers.

The Oregon Trail Marathon will begin at 8:00 a.m., October 21rd, 2023.

The half marathon will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. on the same day.

Participants for both races will be transported from the City of Hebron to the starting line for the race.

There are public restrooms available at the Fire Hall and Hebron Bible Church, which are both located adjacent to the park.  Please make a priority of using the restrooms at the bus pick up site, as restrooms are limited on the course itself.

All runners will be bused to the starting point of the races.  Bus pick up locations for each run will be clearly marked.  Please don’t miss the bus.

Packet pick up: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Oregon Trail Marathon

Check-in: 6:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.

Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m.

Run begins at 8:00 a.m.

Pony Express Half Marathon Relay

Check-in: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Runners in legs one and two will ride Bus A, which will leave the park at 8:30 a.m.

Runners in legs three and four will ride Bus B, which will leave the park at 8:40 a.m.

The Pony Express Relay will start at 9:00 a.m.

Oregon Trail Half-Marathon

Check-in: 6:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Bus will leave at 9:00 a.m.

Oregon Trail Half Marathon will start at 10:00 a.m.


Runners who want to clean up after the run will be able to use the showers at Thayer Central High School.  The school is located at 10th and Eads avenue in Hebron.

Spectator Information:

As all of the runs are taking place on public thoroughfares, which will not be closed.  If you have family members or friends who want to cheer you on, they are welcome to do so anywhere along the route.  However, please be advised that harvest is going on and there will be some harvest traffic.  We would prefer that your cheering section park on North-South roads and not on the run route. 

Also, October 21st is the start of youth pheasant season, and Nebraska Game and Parks has requested that those watching the run not park in the Wildlife Management Areas along the route.

Maps of the route can be found on our website:

Places to Stay

The best motel in Hebron is the Riverside motel.  Their phone number is (402) 768-7366.

There is a small campground in Hebron with electric hookups.  Those sites are first come, first served.

Things to Do:

In addition to the run, we have a few other things which are being planned for those who are coming along. 

The Hebron businesses will be having special sales that day.

We will have a few lunch options available in town after the run, including the Brand X, Hannah B’s, Valentino’s, Subway, Champs Chicken and 3 Compadre’s.

More information about our community can be found at

We look forward to seeing you.

Have Fun!

Call or email with questions: or Jeff Friesen (402) 971-9151

  Thank you,

Thayer County Running Company

Call or email with questions.