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Yippee-Ki-Yay 50k

Yippee-Ki-Yay 50k

Come join us for exciting year 4 of the Yippee-Ki-Yay 50K, Half Marathon and now 10K races on Saturday, October 21, 2023 starting at 8am in Council Bluffs, IA. All races will take place on the gorgeous Wabash Trace Nature Trail starting and finishing at the Iowa West Foundation Trail Head Park. You will have your choice of running a 10K, Half Marathon or 50K Ultra Marathon. Unique to the area this Rails to Trail Course will be a great choice for those hoping to add an Ultra Marathon to their race resume or try to run a personal best time one of the fastest avg. finisher 50K course in Midwest Region. With the countryside views of the Heartland our Half Marathon event has become a quick favorite to many! After you’ve crossed the finish line wrap up your race day with some great eats and back by popluar demand our Country Chicken Noodle Soup! Reserve your spot today because the field will be limited to just 300 runners and this event will be one that you will absolutely not want to miss!

**This Race is part of the Rawhide Ultra Race Series (see bottom for details)

Event Details
Location and Start Times:
Start/Finish is at the Iowa West Foundation Trail Head Park
·    The 50K (31mile) event starts at 8am
·    The Half Marathon event starts at 8:15am
·    The 10K race will start at 8:30am
Event Info:
·    Field limit:  300 runners
·    Each event will be chip-timed, There will be a 9hr course time limit for the event.
·    Trail Conditions: 90% Rail Trail 10% Pavement (50K Course)
·    50K, Half Marathon and 10K courses (see maps link below)
·    There will be Bathrooms along the course and plenty of great views of the Heartland Countryside!!!
·    Aid stations with Water, Sports drink, Honey Stinger gels & after 10miles Ultra Food for the 50K runners.
·    Each course 50K, Half Marathon & 10K is an out and back course completely run on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail
·    Race day safety details, Course maps, rules sent via email/athlete guide prior to race day and notification updates as they take place.
Participants receive:
50K,Half Marathon, 10K Runners will receive:  Finisher Medal, Long Sleeve Race T-shirt or upgrade to a hoodie, and more swag to come!

Packet pickup locations for 10/20Packet Pick up will on Friday 10/20 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Location in Council Bluffs, IA. Times of pick up TBA.  There will be NO race day packet pickup.  There will be a “Ship my packet to me” option at the time of registration for a Fee. This option will be avaiable until 9/20.

Packet Pickup Address:
Dick’s Sporting Goods
3816 Metro Dr, Council Bluffs, IA  51501

Drop Down Option:  There will be a drop-down option for registered 50K runners only to the Half Marathon distance. The runner will not be eligible for award placement regardless if the decision is made during the race or if notified prior to race start however the runner will be recognized as a finisher and able to collect a finishers medal and custom finisher cup.  There are no refunds or credits when dropping down.
*The following will not be permitted on race day by participants: Pets, Runners not wearing race 2023 race bib, baby joggers/strollers, roller skates, roller blades, Skateboards. The trail does not permit the use of motorized vehicles as well.
Timing and Photos for the event:
 Timing and Photos will be conducted by Run Nebraska so be sure to smile as they capture photos of you on your epic day!
The Course:
Each event is run on the Historic Wabash Trace Nature Trail which is a converted Rails to Trail with a fine crushed limestone surface.

10K race

5/9- 9/4  60.00
9/5- 10/10  65.00*
*T-Shirt/hoddie not available after 10/3
Half Marathon
5/9- 9/4  75.00
9/5- 10/10  85.00*
*T-Shirt/hoddie not available after 10/3

50K Ultra Marathon

5/9- 9/4  95.00
9/5- 10/10  105.00*
*T-Shirt/hoddie not available after 10/3
***A portion of every entry fee will also be donated to the Wabash Trace Nature Trail (SWINT).
 All prices are prior to tax and processing fees. Entries are non-refundable***
All races –  First, Second and Third place awards to each Male and Female in each respective race distance.
*Rawhide Ultra Race Series:
This New ULTRA Series will start in 2023 with The Double Down Endurance Races and will continue into the fall with the fourth year of the Yippee-Ki-Yay Races. 2 different States, 2 Awesome venues and the start of 1 Awesome Race series with more to come!!Here’s how the Series works to be eligible for your hard earned Hardware. When you complete the 2023 Double Down 100K or 50K and the 2023 Yippee-Ki-Yay 50K you will receive a beautiful custom wood plaque to boot for your BIG 2023 Ultra accomplishment. We think that deserves a BIG HUGE YEE HAW!!!Millitary Veterans for Special Drawing:

We are continuing our special drawing again in 2023!  If you are a Military Veteran and you’re running with us at the 2023 races, be sure to select and answer the Military Veteran question at the time of sign up in the registration page. When you do you will be entered into a special drawing that will be taking place race week this October. A single drawn recipient will receive a awesome special edition Yippee-Ki-Yay race kit bundle full of great products!

Join in on the fun with our 2023 Facebook Group
Whether you have just registered and are running your first or you’re Alumni of the Yippee-Ki-Yay Races join our private Facebook Training group today.  When you do you will be connected with participants for the 2023 event.  You can post questions, training photos to help encourage your fellow runners for the upcoming races.  This group won’t stop there however.  We will be scheduling some fun extras within the group so be sure to join.
Yippee-Ki-Yay Races Training Group Facebook group link:

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