42nd Annual Benefit Classic Half Marathon, 5K and Merge 1 Miler


42nd Annual Benefit Classic Half Marathon, 5K and Merge 1 Miler

09/14/2019 at 7:30 AM
7:30 a.m. (staggered start)
Mystique Community Ice Center

Come out and celebrate the 42nd Annual Dubuque Benefit Classic Half Marathon and 5K! The race will start and end again at the Mystique Community Ice Center with a few minor changes to the course to make it better then ever! 

There will still be a hill (this is a Dubuque race!) but the race will run up into Eagle Point Park from the front entrance at mile 3, then it's all downhill or flat from there. The route will still highlight some of Dubuque prettiest areas such as the river walk, Eagle Point Park and it will now include the Bee Branch Creek Greenway.
This race is the perfect training run for those gearing up for one of the many Midwest fall marathons.

This year we will also have the "Merge 1 Miler" for kids 12 and under for FREE!! But you must register by Aug 31 for a free shirt.

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.

For the half marathon, the overall male and female will receive $400. The first master's finisher (40+) male and female will receive $250.

​Second place in each category will receive a pair of shoes from the Shoe Shack. Third place in each category will receive a $50 gift certificate for the Shoe Shack.

The race will be chip-timed and awards will be based on gun time.


Merge Hill Climb Challenge

​For the second year, we will have the Merge Hill Climb Challenge on the hill leading into Eagle Point Park. The challenge will be a quarter mile and will be chip timed. The top female and male will receive $100.
The top three overall and master finishers are not eligible.

For more information, please click here.

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