Mt. Rushmore Half Marathon

Keystone, South Dakota
September 22, 2018

Exciting news! We're adding a Mount Rushmore Half Marathon to the race calendar in 2018!

Details are still coming into focus but we’ll add info here as it develops. 

In the meantime, add your email below to be notified when registration opens, deadline reminders, price jumps, etc.

The Course

The race will start in Keystone, SD on the road, and will gain about 200 feet in the first mile as you climb up towards Mount Rushmore. This is a challenging course with lots of gorgeous views of Mount Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills. The finish line will be on the front lawn of Ghost Canyon Dude Ranch where you find a beer garden, hot food, and an excellent place to sit back and be happy you don’t have to climb that mountain any more. You are going to love this course!

We'll have parking at both the start and finish, with shuttles taking any runners who parked at the start back to their cars after the race. We'll have more details about race day logistics and the course, shortly!


Traveling to Mount Rushmore

Where to Stay

Keystone, SD is going to be the best place to stay during your visit to Rushmore. Our race start is in Keystone and it's close to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park! Find lodging here.

Another great option is Ghost Canyon Dude Ranch, where the finish line will be.

Where to Fly

Your closest option by far is going to be Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), which is only 40 minutes away from Keystone! You can also fly into Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), but expect a 5 hour drive. Denver International Airport (DEN) is another option, which is going to be a 6 hour drive.

Driving to the Race

Race HQ will be in Keystone, SD.


Package Pricing

Mount Rushmore Half

September 22nd

  • Mount Rushmore Half Race Entry
  • Race Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Hydrapouch (if requested)

$149 / runner

$119 / runner

until March 11