Be part of the history of Jack 15.
For 56 years, runners have been making an annual trek from White, S.D., to Brookings, S.D., making it the oldest road race in the Midwest. The 56th running of the 15.2-mile course from Hooker and Main in White to the Campanile in Brookings is Sept. 22.
This year's Jack 15 offers the unique opportunity to run with Amby Burfoot, the winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon and the retired editor of Runner's World. Three Olympians and a Boston runner-up have run the Jack 15, but Burfoot will be the first Boston winner. Don't miss your chance to run with him. For more information on Burfoot’s first adventure to South Dakota, click here. To see Burfoot’s web page, click here.
He is in Brookings for the South Dakota Festival of Books and also will be speaking three times while here.
• 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 — speaking on “Run Forever: Your Complete Guide to Healthy Lifetime Running” (2018) and “First Ladies of Running” (2016), Archives Reading Room of Briggs Library, SDSU.
• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 — “Run Forever,” Champions Room, Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center, SDSU campus.
3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 — “Run Forever,” Brookings Public Library.
All talks are free admission. Books also will be available for purchase and autographing.
The Sept. 22 Jack 15 follows county roads from White to the Campanile on the SDSU campus. Prize money is offered for the top three male and female placers — $200 for first, $100 for second and $50 for third. Sept. 22. All entries will receive a long-sleeve, moisture-wicking T-shirt and all finishers of the 15.2-mile run will receive a medal.
So start training for Prairie Striders’ version of an ultra-half marathon or grab some friends and form a relay team.
The Jack 15 offers the following individual and team competitions:
Need another runner for your relay team? Want to find a relay team to join? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and the race directors will do their best. Be sure to indicate the relay division in which you desire to compete.
Free kids run for grades K-6 at 10:45 a.m. at the SDSU Campanile. To view the course map, click here.
Jack 15 Road Race
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Please register online at http://www.AllSportCentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=67222.
In-person registration and packet pick up — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex on SDSU campus (use SE entrance) or in White from 7 to 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the east entrance of the Deubrook High School gym (located two blocks west and one block south of the starting line).
Preregistered by 8/31/18
Team: $25/team member
Registered after 8/31/18
Team: $35/team member
Beginning at White, S.D., and ending at the SDSU Campanile in Brookings, S.D.
Getting there: Runners can take a free shuttle bus ride to the start line in White. The
rides leave at 7 and 7:45 a.m. from the Campanile on Medary Avenue in Brookings.
No transportation provided between relay exchange points.
Download the course map.
Important Runner Info:
Download this document with important info for runners. Note: NOW Updated for 2018.
Individual Competition: Medals to all finishers. Cash prizes — $200 - $100 - $50 to top male and female finishers. Merchandise or gift certificate awards are given to the other top three male and female finishers in the Open (19+) and Masters (40+) divisions. Certificates to top three finishers in each age category, male and female.
Team Competition – Merchandise or gift certificate awards are given to the top men's, women's and co-ed teams in each relay division.