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10 Best Road Races in South Dakota!

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If you want something fun and different to do in South Dakota, why not put your body to the test with a fantastic road race? Fortunately, South Dakota has many you can choose. From the historical story of the Brookings Marathon to braving the cold at the Frostbite Four, you’ll love these 10 best road races in South Dakota.

Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon and 5K, Spearfish, SD

Spearfish is a beautiful community, and you can see it first-hand in the best way: with the Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon and 5K. Run down canyon roads and experience the natural beauty of the area.

Sioux Falls Marathon, Sioux Falls, SD

The Sioux Falls Marathon is always an exciting event in Sioux Falls for runners and cheering sections alike. Get into the spirit and have a blast at the full marathon, half marathon, or 5K.

Brookings Marathon, Brookings, SD

The Brookings Marathon is well-known throughout the marathon running community, both because of its age and because of its beautiful course. Incredibly, this marathon started in 1970 and has been run every year since it began.

Rapid City Half Marathon and 5K, Rapid City, SD

Want to see Rapid City? The best way to experience this lively and bright city is by running the Rapid City Half Marathon or the 5K. The course will let you explore all of the city’s charming neighborhoods in one fantastic event.

DASH Around Kampeska, Watertown, SD

The DASH Around Kampeska is hosted by the Watertown Police Department, and DASH stands for “drug-free, alcohol-free, safe, and healthy.” This event is an annual way to encourage healthier lifestyles in the Watertown community, and it’s always a fun time as well.

River Rat Races, Yankton, SD

The River Rat Run is a unique combination of a road race that also covers some trail areas, but that just means it has the best of both worlds. You can’t beat the scenic view throughout this half marathon, 10K, and 5K featuring Lewis and Clark Lake, Lake Yankton, and more.

Run Crazy Horse, Hill City, SD

Every year, the Black Hills area’s running community and runners from around the country come together for the exciting Run Crazy Horse. Whether the full marathon or the half marathon is your favorite distance, get ready for a spirited race with outstanding views.

Pierre Half Marathon, Pierre, SD

Hosted by the Oahe Family YMCA, the Pierre Half Marathon is an excellent opportunity to get together with your fellow runners for a day of health and happiness. The race follows alongside the Missouri River so you can enjoy great river views along the out-and-back course.

Frostbite Four, Beresford, SD

You’re not one to shy away from the cold! Put your fortitude to the test with the iconic Frostbite Four, whether you opt for the classic 4-miler or the 2-miler.

Run for the Rangers, Hill City, SD

Enjoy a fun race and support education for the youth of the area when you participate in the Run for the Rangers. This quick three-miler supports scholarships for Hill City High School students.

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