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Omaha's Heartland Marathon, a great local marathon presented by the Omaha Running Club in the 9th best running city in the USA according to Runners' World Magazine, will be held on September 24, 2017.  Please join us for our marathon, marathon relay, half marathon or 10K.  The Omaha Running Club has been supporting the Omaha running and walking communities since the early 1970’s.  We are a non-profit community service organization with vast variety of race events, free fun-runs, training programs and community service opportunities. #runtheheartland #runomaha

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Heartland 2017 Full Marathon & Relay Exchanges

Heartland 2017 Half Marathon

Heartland 2017 10k

Heartland Elevations 2017

Omaha's Heartland Half Marathon will be the 2017 Road Runners Club of America Nebraska State Championship Race.

DISTANCE TRAINING CLINIC: The Omaha Running Club conducts a marathon/half marathon training clinic each year to prepare runners for a fall marathon or half marathon. The clinic (lasting 20 weeks) typically begins in April and continues into mid-October.

Meetings for 2016 will be held on Wednesdays at 6:15pm at Peak Performance, 519 N 78th St., Omaha. The first meeting for the 2016 clinic was on Wednesday, April 6!

Clinic sessions are held on Wednesdays at 6:15 PM and Sundays at 8:00 AM and will continue into October. Most sessions will meet at Peak Performance, 519 N 78th St., Omaha. As the Clinic progresses the Sunday session times and locations will vary. The Wednesday sessions, beginning at 6:15 PM, include a speaker who will discuss a marathon/half marathon related topic, followed by an optional group run. The speaker portion of each session lasts about an hour and is then followed by a run for those who have the time for an evening run. The Wednesday runs start about 7:00 PM with distances varying between 5 and 10 miles. The Sunday session is a long run, beginning at 8:00 AM. Distances will vary between 4 and 20 miles. ORC members can attend the Clinics at no cost. The cost for all benefits of the clinic is $65, and participants paying the $65 cost receive an ORC membership and a 25% discount off the entry fee of any Heartland Marathon event. Note: Individuals can participate in the Clinic at any time throughout its duration.

For more information contact Derek Fey: e-mail



The Omaha Running Club is a non-profit organization that supports local running and walking. The ORC is a proud member of the Road Runner's Club of America.




Membership in the Omaha Running Club provides financial support for ORC activities such as training clinics, local races, this website, marketing, and RRCA dues.




Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community by supporting the Omaha Running Club events held throughout the year. Anyone can volunteer.


ORC Events

Date/Time Description
18:00 -19:00

Step Into Running Week 1

A beginning program for women. This 11-week running program offers training aids, runner's log and weekly Q&A sessions. Group support and encouragement helps participants increase their fitness levels & prepare for the Go Girl Run 5K on Labor Day. If you are a member of the Omaha Running Club or become an Omaha Running Club member the training is free. You can become an ORC member prior to the training or join on the day of training. COME PREPARED TO EXERCISE

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08:00 -11:00

The Nebraska Five (NE5)

Join us for a fabulous five miles through historic Elmwood Park, past the University of [...]
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07:00 -11:00

Beat the Heat 10K / 5K

Beat the Heat 10k is a point to point foot race on the scenic and [...]
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07:00 -13:30


Our date for 2017 will be September 24.  Our courses will stay the same, see [...]
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2017 ORC FREE Fun Runs


**Links to Fun Run photos will be posted on the page for each Fun Run on the Event Calendar

April Fools’ Fun Run

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Location: Peak Performance, 78th and Cass

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Fun Run

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Location: 24th and O Streets, Omaha

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Independence Day Fun Run

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Location: Field Club Trail , Omaha; meet in NE corner of UNMC Lot 63, 40th & Marcy Sts.

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Octoberfest Fun Run

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2017

Location: Prairie Queen Recreation Area - Boat Ramp

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting Fun Run

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Location: Lake Wehrspann Visitor Center

Start Time: 12:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Fun Run

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Location: Lake Zorinsky Boat Ramp

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Holiday Lights Fun Run

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017

Location: 10th and Harney

Start Time: 6:00 PM

Presidents’ Day Fun Run

Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

Location:  Peak Performance Store, 3606 N 156th St. (Hy Vee Shopping Plaza)

Start Time:  6:00 p.m.

Note: Times and dates are subject to change. Check the ORC website to verify times and dates.