Thunderbird Half Marathon

Sat August 23, 2014 Bismarck, ND 58504 US Directions



7:00AM CDT
Open to ages 12+.


8:00AM CDT
Open to ages 12+.


8:15AM CDT
Open to ages 6+.

Kids Fun Run

9:30AM CDT


3315 University Drive
Bismarck, ND US 58504


The Thunderbird Half Marathon is part of the Thunderbird 10k Race Series where runners compete for the $2350 prize purse given out to the top overall runners. In this unique competition the rule is that runners must compete in all three 10k events throughout the year to have a shot at getting their share of the $2350. The lowest overall time based on the three 10k's will win the title

 The Half Marathon is held on August 23, 2014.

 New in 2014! Half Marathon Relay event has been added!

 Schedule of Events:

7:00am: HM and Relay START

8:00am: 10k START

8:15am: 5k Run and walk START

10:30am: Kid’s Fun Run START (approx.)

11:45am AWARDS


The Thunderbird 10k Race Series has the following pay out* for both male and female participants after the completion of all three 10k events based on the accumulated finishing time:

  1. $400
  2. $250
  3. $200
  4. $150
  5. $100
  6. $75

 HM and HM Relay prizes (both male and female):

  1. $150
  2. $100
  3. $60

 10k Prizes (both male and female):

  1. $100
  2. $60
  3. $40

 5k Prizes (both male and female):

  1. $50
  2. $30
  3. $20

 * Thunderbird 10k Series pay out after the third 10k at the Powwow 10k on September 6, 2013.Prizes are subject to change without notice. The HM Relay awards are given to the top 3 teams, regardless of the gender make-up of the teams (m-m, m-f, f-f)

 Age Groups:

HM &10k: 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

5k: 6-11, 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Kid's Fun Run: age 5 & under

Age Group Awards:

All age group podium finishers will receive a medal. 

Complimentary performance T-shirt for those who pre-register at least 7 days in advance (August 15, 2014). We are sorry but you are not guaranteed a T-shirt after this date.

Time limits:

Half Marathon cut-off time is 3.5 hours (10:30am). Runners/walkers still out on the course will be picked up and brought back to campus. We would like to make sure that the Kids Run and Awards start on time.

10k: No time limit (awards ceremony?)

5k: No time limit (awards ceremony?)


No refunds on registration fees. You may transfer your registration to another event within the same calendar year (e.g: in 2014). You can also make changes to the distance as long as you let us know a day in advance. No race day changes. Registration ends 15 minutes prior to the event (e.g: 6:45am for the HM, 7:45 for the 10k, 8:00 for the 5k). If you register after that we cannot guarantee that your official time will be recorded. We strive to start the race on time. Our goal is to honor those who register in advance and arrive to the event on time. 

We strongly discourage the use of headphones and earphones while running, walking. Although you will be using the Bismarck Parks and Recreation bike paths for the most part. However, there are a few road crossing (12th & Burleigh and within the Cottonwood Park to cross the soccer fields parking lot access road). You will also share the road with vehicles (very low traffic) on parts of Burleigh Ave just south of the campus is on. Please be careful out there! 

Parking will be available around the Skill Center and on the WEST side of the Powwow Circle in the parking area and the grass surrounding it if needed. Drivers be careful as the road to the parking areas might be shared with runners. Additional parking will be available on the streets SOUTH of the All Nations’ Circle as well as the Wellness Center/Gym parking lot.

Sign up now for all three events! Find the Thunderbird 10k Series on

Need more information?

Daniel Molnar

(701)-255-3285 x1367




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