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2020 Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon

Starts Saturday September 26th, 2020

Gering, NE

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Take in the sites of the beautiful and historic Oregon Trail on this mixed surface adventure course.  Runners and walkers of the Monument Marathon have dubbed us the friendliest, most supportive, and most well-organized race they have participated in!  Whether you're a 50 stater, a maniac, or a first-timer, we want you to have the best experience possible and experience the hometown hospitality of the Monument Marathon.  We are a homegrown local event featuring excited and friendly volunteers, incredible course support, amazing views, and the kind of charm only small-town races can provide.  All proceeds from the Monument Marathon go to support student scholarships to our most in-need and promising students at our local community college.  Have a one-of-a-kind experience and know that you're supporting a great cause at the same time!

Event details and schedule

Course updates
Full Marathoners, enjoy our beautiful Wildcat Hills Nature Center building, to enjoy a little pre-race warmth while you're waiting for the start of the course!  We will have gear pick-up for you at the start, so dress warmly and we'll bring your items back for you to the finish line.
Visit our website for more information. 
Packet Pick-up and Expo Information

Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. MT
Pasta Feed, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. MT
Gering Civic Center, 1050 M St., Gering, Nebraska 
Plan to stay a while at our expo - we have a photo booth for you, a beautiful model of the Scotts Bluff National Monument, Monument Marathon apparel for sale, vendors and boothsshuttle rides to the top of the Scotts Bluff National Monument (5-7pm)! 

FULL/HALF/5K Starting Line Info
Saturday, September 26, 2020, beginning at 6:30 a.m., Five Rocks Amphitheater, Gering, Nebraska   

Starting times:
  • Full Marathon: 7:30 am (busing at 6:30 a.m. sharp to full starting line!)
  • Half Marathon: 7:30 am (follow the signs to Robidoux RV Park starting line)
  • Half Marathon Relay: 8:00 am (all participants must be inside Five Rocks Amphitheatre prior to 7:30 a.m., including Half Marathon Relay Runners!  Follow the signs to the Robidoux RV Park starting line)
  • 5K: 8:00 am (all participants must be inside Five Rocks Amphitheatre prior to 7:30 a.m., including 5K runners!  Follow the signs to the Robidoux RV Park starting line)
Aid Stations
We'll have aid stations about every 2 miles along the course. Most stations will have water and Gatorade and the all-important port-a-potties!

Full Marathon Start
There is a shuttle for the full marathon, which is a point-to-point course.  Full marathoners will be picked up at Five Rocks Amphitheater at 6:30 a.m. and bused to the start of the full marathon.  Don't be late - be sure to catch the bus for the easiest (and free!) parking option for the full start!

Contact Information 

Race Distances

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Start Location

200701 Co Rd P, Gering, NE

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