BROOKINGS – Registration opened July 17 for the 58th running of the Jack 15, the oldest road race in the Midwest, which this year is Oct. 3.
Meanwhile, the Brookings Marathon and Half Marathon, which was postponed from May 16 to Sept. 12, still has a few spots remaining. The relay has closed. This year’s field size has been
reduced and additional safety measures planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to race director Matt Bien.
Both events are organized by Prairie Striders Running Club.
Guest speaker the evening prior to the Jack 15 will be Dennis Barker, former coach of Team USA Minnesota and author of “The River Road.” Time and location TBD.
The Jack 15 is a 15.2-mile run from Hooker and Main in White to the Campanile in Brookings via county roads. Prize money is offered for the top three male and female placers – $200 for first, $100 for second and $50 for third. All entries will receive a long-sleeve, moisture-wicking T-shirt and all finishers of the 15.2-mile run will receive a medal.
The Jack 15 offers the following individual and team competitions (five runners at three miles each, three runners at five miles each or two runners at 7.6 miles each). Members of winning relay teams receive a circle of champions T-shirt. Relay teams may consist of all men, all women, or be co-ed.
More information on the Jack 15 and the Brookings Marathon can be found at prairiestriders.net. Entries for the marathon are being handled by allsportcentral.com. This year, entries for the Jack 15 are being handled by raceentry.com.