SPEARFISH CANYON HALF MARATHON & 5K 

What time do the races begin?

The 5K begins in the Spearfish City Park at 7 am.

The Half Marathon begins near Savoy in Spearfish Canyon at 7 am. The last bus to transport to the start line for the half leaves at 6 AM.


Can I register the day of the race?

You can register online until the day prior to the race. Race day registration is from 5:30 AM-6:00 AM (Half) and until 6:30 AM (5K).


Can I pick up my bib prior to the race day?

Pre-packet pickup is on Friday from 9 AM - 7 PM at the NHCASA Office 741 N 5th St Spearfish.


Is there a place for spectators?

In the Canyon, there is a parking area new Bridal Veil Falls and at the base of the canyon last water stop.

There is a large parking area at the finish line in Spearfish City Park.


How many water stops are there?

The Half Marathon has 5 water stops approximately every 2.5-3 miles. Water and Gatorade are provided at each water stop. There is fruit (bananas and oranges) at 7.8 (STOP 2) and 3.7 (STOP 4) miles from the finish and at the finish. 

The 5K has one water stop.


Are there bathrooms?

There are public restrooms in the Spearfish City Park. At the half marathon start near Savoy, there will be porta potties and at approximately mile 5, 7.5, and 12.


How do I get to the Half Marathon start in Savoy?

Bus transport is available from 5:30-6 AM from the Spearfish City Park to Savoy for half participants. The last bus leaves at 6 AM. Runners can park at the Spearfish City Park (finish). 


Is there a place for my stuff at the half start?

Race bags will be provided and brought to the finish. You may want a light shirt/jacket for the start as it is usually about 50 degrees.


What is at the finish line?

The finish line, located in Spearfish City Park, will have water, Gatorade, fruit, muffins, and lots of spectators! Chocolate milk is available for Half Marathon participants. There is parking available for spectators and half marathon runners who wish to ride the bus to the start.