PBR Half Marathon
The Perry – Berkley – Rippey (PBR) Half Marathon is an Adventure Run from the town of Perry to Berkley to Rippey. On the first Saturday of February, every year, come be one of “those” runners who wish to see if they are strong enough to take on an Iowa winter! This race coincides with the BRR Ride (Bike Ride to Rippey).
Registration – Free! All participants must register online or in person and sign a waiver on or before race day. Must be 18 years of age or older to run.
Registration begins June 21, 2023, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Teeshirts – $20
Headbands – $10
Stocking hats – $20 (currently not available)
(All merchandise will be available for sale on race day.)
Donation – Up to you! You may donate on or before Race Day – Check or donate directly to either organization or both! Please be sure to email me with the amount you donated and to whom so I can record it for our records! Checks preferred on race day made out to the organization.
Missed out last year? Check out these awesome pictures! Pictures 2022
Don’t want an awesome merchandise ? No problem! You can still donate any amount you would like to help our cause. (You DO NOT need to purchase merchandise or donate to participate in this Adventure Half Marathon).
Where does my money go? All proceeds go to charity! For unspecified proceeds; 50% goes to PD Walkers/Warriors for Parkinson’s Research and 50% of proceeds will go towards Cancer Research.
Event Schedule: Saturday, February 3, 2024 aka Race Day:
9:00 am – If you did purchase a t-shirt, or need to sign a waiver, you may do so the day of the event starting at 9:00 am at the starting line.
9:15 am – Gather at the starting line and get warmed up with the runners. Meet at the corner of 2nd and Lucinda in Perry, IA (in front of Ben’s Five and Dime) at least 10-15 minutes before event starts.
9:30 am – Start the race!
All paved roads. Mostly flat with gradual hills. One aid station at half way point in Berkley.
Hardcore runner need a hardcore map! (UPDATE) *The finish line will be at the Rippey COOP before you cross Hwy 144.*
Map images below of actual run. Miles marked by numbers
(colorized bar at the bottom of the picture indicates elevation):
Start at the corner of 2nd St and Lucinda St OR Perry Grand Theatre (see photo above)
What if I get thirsty or hungry along the way?
This is an Adventure Half Marathon which means you will only be provided minimal support on your trek. There will only be one water station at the half way point of the race in Berkley, IA from 10:15am-11:15am. It is suggested that you carry any food, drink, or items with you during your run or have a friend bike along with you carrying food, drink, extra clothes, motivational words of support, etc.
What do you suggest I should wear?
Lots and lots of layers! Not only should you prepare for the cold, but also prepare for wind and cold. There is no protection from the elements since you will be running through farm country. Also, don’t forget your ID!
What do I get as a hard core runner?
Besides running in extreme cold and wind for a good cause?! All finishers will receive a personally handcrafted wooden medal, snacks, and something to drink at the finish line until supplies run out. Please feel free to explore the other food and entertainment options in Rippey. If you are waiting for a ride you are welcome to warm up at the Rippey United Methodist Church on the West end of Main Street.
Top finishers in both the men’s and women’s division will receive a larger personally crafted awesome wooden medal. Did I mention I am a master craftsman? Because I am not. They’re still awesome though because you earned them!
Everything is based on the honor system. You will be responsible of keeping track of your own times and reporting them to us to receive a medal and a very solid high five. The race starts at 9:30 am sharp, so please be there early.
How do I get home?
Since this is an adventure run starting in one town and ending in another you are responsible for providing your own transportation to and from the start and finish lines. Feel free to stick around and explore Rippey after the end of the race with food and drink!
Hotel Pattee – Perry, IA – 1112 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220 – (515) 465-3511
Super 8 Motel – Perry, IA – 701 26th St, Perry, IA 50220 – (515) 758-8934
For questions please feel free to email me, Zachary Norgren at email@example.com
*Page will be updated as more information becomes available.