Leading Ladies Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K



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THEME FOR LEADING LADY XII

BEAUTY KNOWS NO PAIN

(If it doesn’t glitter…what’s the point?)

My mom said, “Beauty knows no pain.” Be that in reference to classy heels, back aching posture, eye slanting French braids…or emotionally dealing with the inevitable vicissitudes of life…suck it up and think ‘pretty’. (She did suggest westay away from the mirror.)

This twelfth year is dedicated to our mothers. She who had the courage to have, nurture, endure, and love us unconditionally, who modeled deal with life and look good doing it. Honor her with time on your feet, miles on the road, and a song in your heart.

So, if you run with, to, or in memory of your mother, consider this.  Accepting this challenge is a physical, emotional, and mental test both to prepare for and to execute…and it ain’t easy. If it were, they’d call it child birth. Keep that in mind as you train in weather, weariness, and why-in-the-heck???? Because we are all mothers, we all have a mother, and we are all so worth it.

See you in August.

Marathon:
An all-woman marathon! A gentle down-hill journey through Spearfish Canyon from Lead to Spearfish...scenic, serene, spectacular.  Savor the relaxed pace of a Dakota day in the inimitable western hospitality of the mystical Black Hills.
Buses leave from Holiday Inn (host hotel) just outside Spearfish, Sunday morning at 4:00 am, and at 4:15 am from  Spearfish City Park (finish line).
The trolley will shuttle finishers to the Holiday Inn every hour beginning at 9:00 am.

Half-Marathon:
All women, all down-hill, a tailor-made 13.1 mile tour of the mystical Black Hills. Savor the relaxed pace of a Dakota day and the inimitable western hospitality of the mystical Black Hills.
Buses leave the Holiday Inn (host hotel) just outside Spearfish on Sunday morning at 4:15 am and at 4:30 am from Spearfish City Park (finish line).

The trolley will shuttle finishers to the Holiday Inn Every hour beginning at 9:00am.

NEW FOR 2016 - The Leading Ladies Zoom for Zonta 5K

Get motivated or be the motivator as you jump-start your day running the meandering bike path through City Park!  The 3.1 mile course is an out-and-back with Spearfish Creek sparkling by your side…so beautiful you may want to do it twice; yup, a ‘walk in the park’. Course begins and ends near the finish line of the marathon and half marathon.

 Proceeds to benefit our local Zonta Organization, dedicated to empowerment and support of women and children.

2016 Events
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Friday, August 19

Marathon Expo/Packet Pick-Up
(Meet your sisters in soul and spirit)
Holiday Inn Convention Center
5:00 to 7:00 PM
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Saturday, August 20

Marathon Expo / Packet Pick-Up
Holiday Inn Convention Center
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Suggestions for Dinner - Roma’s, Killian’s, Lucky’s, Latch String Inn, Cheyenne Crossing, Guadalajara’s, The Lodge at Deadwood
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Sunday, August 21

Buses for FULL MARATHON leave Holiday Inn at 4:00; leave Spearfish City Park at 4:15
Buses for HALF MARATHON leave Holiday Inn at 4:15; leave Spearfish City Park at 4:30

The Race

Marathon and Half Marathon both start at 6:00 AM
(the Marathon minimum age is 16 and the maximum time limit is 7 hrs.)

Holiday Inn Shuttle will return guests every half hour starting at 9:00 AM

 

Race cancellation and weather policy:
Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightning, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media.  No refunds or transfers allowed.