Yes this course and race is USATF certified (SD16301BK), it is also a Boston Qualifier, for both Leading Ladies and Dakota Spirit Marathon.
The average temperature in late August at the start is 49, the average high temperature in Spearfish is 82
Yes but keep the volume low so you can hear directions from race officials and you will also be running on a highway.
No, since we are on a highway its a bit too dangerous for animals
No, there are portions of the highway where the shoulder is too narrow to accommodate runners and strollers.
If you are not able to participate in the race we will allow you to defer to the 2024 race
No Refunds after May 15th (minus registation processing fees)
Yes, if your training has not gone as planned you may drop to a lower distance race.
Packet Pickup will be at Holiday Inn Convention Center on Saturday, August 19th from 12 pm - 5 pm.
Yes, the bibs will have timing chips and there will be timing mats at the start of each race, the half way point of the full marathon and the finish line.
Yes, you may.
No, but you can register up until the day before, at the packet pickup location
Due to limited shirts available you may be to able to after the race at the finish line if desired size is available.