COURSE: Run through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, and Crazy Horse Memorial. Visit Course Info page for more details.
WHAT YOU GET: Each participant will receive an event shirt, goodie bag, Champion Chip timing, event day transporation, post event party, discounts, and more!! Finisher medals will be given to marathon and half marathon finishers after crossing the finish line.
WEATHER: Sunny, mild days and cool nights are typical during the autumn months of September and October. Temperatures begin to fall around Labor Day, with highs averaging in the 60s and 70s during September and 50s and 60s in October. Lows drop from the 30s and 40s to the 20s and 30s. The average first freeze in Rapid City is October 4. Although precipitation amounts decrease during the fall season, its form changes from rain to light snow.
REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS: To receive discounts you must register online between January 1 and September 30. Participants are only eligible for one discount at a time.
REASON TO RUN: Raise money for official event charities or become an official charity. Some charities will even pay your way to the event by raising money for thier charity.
CHAMPION CHIP TIMING: Timing services will be provided by AllSportCentral. Each participant will be given a pre-assigned a chip at packet pickup. Relay teams will pass chip between participants during the race in the relay exchange zones just after crossing the mats at each split point.
PACKET PICKUP & EXPO: Pickup your packets, chips, and event information on event weekend open Friday and Saturday. Visit expo booths with local, regional, and national businesses. Review Packet Pickup/EXPO page for additional details.
TRAVEL & ACCOMODATIONS: Travel discounts are available for participants. Check the Travel Planner for details.
PROCEEDS: All registration fees and sponsorship contributions will go towards the planning and execution of the event. This year we have added several official event charities that will use our event to raise money for their cause. .
LOST CHIP RETURN: A $35 lost chip fee will be charged to participants if their assigned chip has not been returned by end of business on the Thursday following the event. Lost chips should be returned in a bubble wrap envelope to AllSportCentral Offices at the following address:
attn: Monumental Challenge
300 N Phillips Ave, Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104