Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon/5K

Spearfish, SD

The 31st Annual Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon/5K

Saturday, July 8th, 2017      

                  Enjoy your day with a walk/run down beautiful Spearfish Canyon!

Last year, we had a record turnout to support children in the Northern Hills.
This event is an annual fundraiser, which benefits the abused and neglected children through the Northern Hills Area CASA Program. 

Pre-registration is STRONGLY recommended! 

T- shirts are only ordered for those pre-registered BEFORE 6/26/2017


Age categories: under 12, 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+



$55 through 6/26/2017 online, drop-off or mail in registration

$65 after 6/26/2017 online or drop-off only

$75 day of the event 5:30-6:00 AM Registration at Spearfish City Park

Half Marathon Race Schedule:

  • 5:30 AM Check-in Begins at Spearfish City Park
  • 6:00 AM Check-in Ends
  • 6:05 AM Last bus leaves from Spearfish City Park to take runners to the startline in Spearfish Canyon (Savoy)
  • 7:00 AM Half Marathon begins at Savoy in the canyon, ends in Spearfish City Park

All Half Marathon Participants receive a medal.

Top three male & female runners in each age category receive a medal. 


$30 through 6/26/2017 online, drop-off or mail in registration

$30 after 6/26/2017 online or drop-off only

$40 day of the event 5:30-6:35 AM registration at Spearfish City Park

5K Walk/Run Schedule:

  • 5:30 AM Check-in begins at Spearfish City Park
  • 6:35 AM Check-in ends
  • 7:00 AM 5K begins in Spearfish City Park, Ends in Spearfish City Park

Spectator Support

New for 2017!  
Show your support from the sidelines and receive an official race shirt.

Cost:  $10        
Available through July 26th    *Pick Up Only

Top Two Male & Female runners in each age category receive a medal.



Why form a Team? Run 4 a cause!

  • Train together and encourage each other. A team provides great motivation to reach a personal goal and you can enjoy time with others.
  • Team participation creates great community visibility for a company or organization. Show your company/organization’s spirit at the race!
  • Work together to raise donations for a worthy cause. Top fundraising team earns the Superhero Award!

Who can create teams? Anyone! We invite companies, organizations, neighbors, and clubs to gather their colleagues, family and friends. A team should have at least four people; there is no limit to the team size. Teams are not limited by age range or gender.  

How do I sign up as part of a team? Once a team has been established, pick a team name. Each team member can register for the race on his/her own online or by paper form; just join your “team name” on your registration.              

 What does it cost? There are no additional fees for registering as a team. Each individual is responsible for his/her registration fee and receives their own time. 

Can all of our packets be picked up at the same time? Unfortunately, we are not able to bundle packets by team, but if you have the first and last names of each person on your team, then one person may pick up for the entire group.

Can we make our own shirts? We highly encourage you to dress alike or wear a fun accessory so your team members are recognizable. The Team Spirit Award will be given to the team with the best shirts/costumes.

What are the team awards? 5K Walk team awards will be given to the team with the most participants. 5K run awards will be given to the team with the most participants as well as the team with the fastest collective time based on the top 3 runners on each team.The TEAM SPIRIT Award will be given to the team with the best costumes or shirts. The SUPERHERO Award will be given to the team or individual who raises the most donations.

How can my team raise funds for the CASA Cause? Your teammates can collect donations to vie for the SUPERHERO Award. Donations can be collected by creating a individual or team fundraising page on this site!

The 5K and the Half Marathon will be chip timed by Race Place Chip Timing, giving immediate and accurate results to ALL participants.            

Children under 12 must participate with a registered adult. Free children under 12 will not be chip timed nor receive a t-shirt. If a child under 12 would like to be chip timed, they must register as a paying participant.

If you prefer to mail in your registration fee and registration form, please visit www.nhcasa.org (to download) or call (605) 722-4558 for more information.

                   PRE-PACKET PICK-UP will be Friday, July 7th, 2017 from 9 am to 7 pm at the    
                NHCASA office 741 N 5th Street, Spearfish
OR at 5:30 AM at the Spearfish City Park the day of the event.

ROCK TAPE for FREE 3-6 PM at Pre-packet pickup NHCASA office


Visit our event website for more information!

When & Where

Jul 8, 2017


7:00 AM

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Event will be Chip Timed


All Timed Participants will be

wearing a race bib with an RFID chip 

attached to the back. Bibs must be

worn on the FRONT and OUTSIDE

of clothing for accurate timing results.