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Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon

Saturday July 11th, 2020
Spearfish, SD
Distance: Half Marathon · 5K

Road race down beautiful Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway featuring limestone canyon walls blanketed with coniferous and deciduous trees along Spearfish Creek.

BE A HERO...RUN 4 the CASA CAUSE! Last year, we had a record turnout to support children in the Northern Hills. This event is an annual fundraiser, which benefits the abused and neglected children through the Northern Hills Area CASA Program. Celebrate 31 years of Advocacy for Children.

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Renae Servaty
Road race has beautiful scenery, gradual down-hill course and benefits a non-profit who help abused children.
Race Date: 07/13/2019 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 01:12:34 DANIEL SUNVOLD 21 Monroe, IA
2nd Male 01:16:28 JJ BRESSLER 21 Bismarck, ND
3rd Male 01:24:36 MIKE BENDT 55 Rapid City, SD
4th Male 01:25:07 NICOLAS GARZA 29 Black Hawk, SD
Female 01:28:19 ANDEE SWANN 42 Morristown, TN
2nd Female 01:29:04 Alicia Porsch 32 Spearfish, SD
3rd Female 01:33:09 MACKENZIE LAVERICK 19 Custer, SD
4th Female 01:35:37 SHELBY BICKETT 23 beresford, SD
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 01:26:18 CARLOS MARTINEZ 45 Spearfish, SD
M 50-59 01:24:36 MIKE BENDT 55 Rapid City, SD
M 60-69 01:43:23 CURTIS SCHWAMB 62 Sheridan, WY
F 40-49 01:28:19 ANDEE SWANN 42 Morristown, TN
F 50-59 01:44:22 ANDREA JONES 58 Camby, IN
F 60-69 01:50:50 LINDA SCHWAMB 65 Sheridan, WY
F 70+ 02:31:35 GOLDIE ANN CHRISTIAN 72 Columbia, MO
Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon

The race starts at the top of the canyon known as Spearfish Canyon, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 14 (the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway) and County Road 222.

From there, the course takes runners north toward Spearfish along the Byway for nearly the entire race, starting at an elevation of about 5,000 feet above sea level and dropping about 1,300 feet over the course of the race by the time runners cross the finish line in Spearfish City Park.

Runners who are also film buffs might recognize some of the scenery along the course: portions of the 1990 Kevin Costner film “Dances With Wolves” were filmed in the Northern Hills area along Spearfish Creek, which skirts the Scenic Byway (Highway 14) along the race course.

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