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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, September 16, 2018
2017: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 62°F (16°C)
Average High: 74°F (23°C)
Average Low: 49° F (9°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.67
Course Score: 99.17

Race Size

2017: 272 Finishers
2016: 333 Finishers
2015: 441 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 12.1%
2016: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The first and last 8 miles of the Omaha Marathon course are gently rolling hills with only about 70 feet of difference between the high and low points. The middle 10 miles are completely flat.

Marathon Rankings

The Omaha Marathon was the 212th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 187th largest in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.17 ranks it as the 167th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Nebraska.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Omaha Marathon a PR Score of 98.67. This PR Score ranks it as the 185th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Nebraska.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1056 feet (321m)
Min Elevation: 972 feet (296m)


Recent Omaha Marathon Reviews

3 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2017 Omaha Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Course was great - slight hills are start/end, but the middle section was FLAT. Weather was great for 2017. The MapMyRun GPS map and course map showed 26.2 but you add the "field" run at the end so my watch read 26.59 and my phone 26.5. Wish they had an accurate representation of the course

Tons of aid stations and great volunteers - Heed products at all. We learned to yell "Heed?" as we came up so the right ones would step forward. The very last aid station was at mile 25 (or 1 for the 10K which started at 11 am). The marathoners had to dodge 10K folks to get aid, it was doable, but maybe a head volunteer could correct this by having volunteers looking the other way too.

Very little course support from residents. That was fine by us (a friend and ran every step together) but be aware if you want crowd support. Awards ceremony needs more people - you had to wait through every name to pick up an award from an already announced race. Post race drank a chocolate milk, didn't take any food.

Lady who designed shirts and medals was great - as were both of those. Probably my favorite marathon shirt ever. Also, got a PR so it was a great day in Omaha!

Race Tips

Prepare for a long course if you're trying to PR, fantastic police presence on course, utterly amazing.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Get a hotel close by and walk to and from (ask for late checkout). Check out Old Market for food the night before! Upstream Brewing Company

review of 2016 Omaha Marathon.   

2 / 5 Stars


Due to a police-involved shooting (they took down a tweaker who had been shooting at moving cars, which were heading to the race, with a .22), the race was delayed and the course altered, thereby removing its certification this go-round. HITS Endurance handled the circumstances poorly, and with a notable lack of class, fairness, and professionalism...

Aid stations were plentiful, however.

Race Tips

If you have to run this race, do NOT assume the course will be certified. Lincoln is likely a better choice, and an easy drive from Omaha

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Again, if you HAVE to run this race, do their pasta feed, which is free is you RSVP ahead of time. Omaha itself is surprisingly crummy.

Finish Time Equivalent

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