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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Marathon/Half start 7:00 a.m.
(7:30 a.m. for 10K/5K)
Traffic detoured 7 a.m.- 1 p.m.

*Runners at the Eisenhower Marathon and Half Marathon wind through the territory south of Abilene that cattlemen followed when bringing their herds to Abilene on the Chisholm Trail in the 1800s.

All paved course, mostly flat and fast, USATF sanctioned and certified, code #KS12048TR, 2020 Boston Marathon Qualifier. Half code #KS12047TR

Race begins and ends at the Eisenhower Presidential Center.

Pasta Dinner
Friday, April 3, 2020
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

adults: $10
children: $4
Tickets at the door

Race Day
6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Runners: free
just show ID number on race bib.

Added all-you-can-eat
tickets at the door:
Adults: $6.00
Children: $3.50

all meals at
St. Andrews Parish Hall
311 S. Buckeye


June DeWeese


Late fees apply after March 1, 2020.
Runners must register for races by March 1, 2020, to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Please read all FAQs carefully for race changes in 2020.

$500 for 1st overall (both for men and for women)
$300 for 2nd overall (both for men and for women)
$200 for 3rd overall (both for men and for women)
  All marathon finishers receive finishers medals. Additional 1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals given to both men and women in each age group.
$85, (late registration after March 01, $95)
$150 for 1st overall (both for men and for women)
$100 for 2nd overall (both for men and for women)
$75 for 3rd overall (both for men and for women)
All half-marathon finishers receive medals. Medals to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place (both men and women) all age groups.
$60, (late registration after March 01, $70)

10K:10K: $35 for 1st overall, $25 for 2nd and $15 for third overall, (both men and women)
ENTRY FEE: $40 (late registration after March 01, $45)

5K:$30 for 1st overall, $20 for 2nd and $10 for third overall, (both men and women)
ENTRY FEE: $35 (late registration after March 01, $40)

Medals to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, (both men and women in each age group), both 5K & 10K. All receive Eisenhower Marathon ribbons.

Future Race Dates


April 4, 2020

10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

(parent's permission required for runners under 18)

Youth under age 10 are ineligible to run marathon, half, 10K, or 5K.

Youth 10-14 years old are eligible for 5K/10K races only.


AID STATIONS approximately every mile with fruit, Gator Ade, and water.
PORT-A-POTTIES or RESTROOMS, are at start finish, in Brown's Park and at Half marathon turnaround.
at finish line and in Brown's Park. EMTs are at the finish line, nurse in Brown's Park and a roving EMT.


View map of race course here or www.manhattanrunningco.com or available on request.

All Runners Must Register Online at
at Chrono Track using credit card payment
No printable forms will be used for registration in 2020

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors


Abilene Motels
(ask for a 10% runner discount)

Super 8, 2207 N. Buckeye, 785-263-4545

Holiday Inn Express, 110 E. Lafayette, 263-4049

Diamond Motel, 1407 NW 3rd, 785-263-2360

Budget Inn, 101 NW 14th, 785-263-3600

Bed and Breakfasts

Abilene's Victorian Inn, 820 NW 3rd, 785-263-7774

Windmill Inn, south of Chapman, 785-263-8755

Engle House, 102 Hillside Drive, 785-479-3749

Call for motel rooms early as we are 1 motel short in Abilene again this year.  Bed and Breakfasts are wonderful places to spend the night.


Packet pickup will be in Parish Hall (south of Catholic Church west of Eisenhower Center) on Friday April 3, 2020, from 4-9 p.m. AND from 5:30-6:30 a.m. on raceday Saturday. PLEASE NOTE: packet pickup is in the Parish Hall across the street west of the Eisenhower Center. (This is a change in location from former years.)

RACE TIMERS Manhattan Timing Co, Manhattan, KS. They give instantaneous race results via computers at the finish line AND within a few days of the event, each runner will have photos coming across the finish line posted on the same site as the results.

Runner Packets include race number, meal tickets, and course map and if registered by March 1st, a T-shirt.

All races may be walked as well as run.

Wheelchair runners allowed but wheelchairs may not go faster than 5 mph. Separate wheelchair awards presented.

City of Abilene and State of Kansas maps available upon request

Benefiting two dozen non-profits in Dickinson County serving families in need.
    Eisenhower Marathon, 1109 N. Spruceway, Abilene, KS 67410, 785-280-9709, eisenhowermarathon@outlook.com

On-line registration through Chrono Track

Eisenhower Marathon Starting Line
Runners gather at the start/finish for the Eisenhower Marathon in Abilene, KS. The race is broadcast live on KABI radio, allowing family members across the world to listen to the broadcast on the station's website www.kabi.com
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