41st Annual Benefit Classic Half Marathon and 5K
Saturday, Sept 15, 2018
Come celebrate the 41st Annual Dubuque Benefit Classic Half Marathon and 5K! This race that starts out in the scenic Eagle Point Park provides participants a beautiful run through the park on the bluffs of the Mississippi. The half marathoners then exit the park on a downhill and run a flat stretch along the banks of the mighty Mississippi until they return back into the park where they encounter a challenging hill that isn’t for the faint of heart. As one participant so perfectly pointed out, “The killer hill is worth it for the beautiful view at the summit.”
This race is the perfect training run for those gearing up for one of the many Midwest fall marathons.
Half marathon finishers will receive medals. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age division in both the half marathon and 5K.
The race will be chip-timed and awards will be based on gun time.
2018 KID'S RACE
There will be having a FREE kids race to start out the day! The race will loop through the park and is .40 miles long. All participants will receive popsicles after the run.
Race Time: Before the half marathon and 5K at 7:00AM
Ages: 10 and under
Registration: Register day of… up to 15 minutes prior to race and receive bib
(Kids race is not eligible for race shirts)
VIEW RACE COURSE
Half marathon course Map
The half marathon course will close at 11:00 am. Runners must be at the half way point by 9:15.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
7:30 a.m. (staggered start)
Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, IA
EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL JUNE 30:
5K - $30 ($25 for MVRA members)
Half - $45 ($40 for MVRA members)
STARTING JULY 1:
5K - $35 ($30 for MVRA members)
Half - $55 ($50 for MVRA members)
Mail-in registrations are due August 24. Online registration will be open until noon on Friday, September 14.
The last chance for registration is Friday, Sept 14 at packet pick-up from 4-5:30 p.m at Eagle Point Park.
Packet pick-up will be Friday, September 14 from 5:00-6:30 p.m at Riverfront Pavilion at Eagle Point Park, and the morning of the race from from 6:00-7:00.
There will be NO race day registration!
Shirt not guaranteed if registered after August 25.