Although the opportunity to get a free t-shirt is passed, the Oahe YMCA is getting the word out to prospective runners, striding walkers and more, that the Road to the River Half Marathon for Sunday, August 2nd is still taking registrations.
As of this past July 17, over 80 people have registered to take part in the event, considered the first long distance run/race of its kind in the Capital City.
This “out and back” course is a mix of paved paths and dirt trails all along Missouri river. Part of the run will take place along the historic Lewis and Clark Trail, which was part of the 1804 expedition. The course is primarily flat with a few gradual inclines and declines as it traverses through the visually stunning Pierre area. Participants will start at Steamboat Park. After a short loop through LaFramboise Island, racers will head toward Farm Island. Once there, racers turn around and finish the half marathon back at Steamboat park.
To register online, and find out the cost of the Road to the River, pull up oaheymca.org, and click on the Road to the River access.