2021 What The Hill?! Half Marathon, Half-a-Half, & Quarter Half
What the Hill?! Half Marathon, Half-a-Half, & Quarter Half
Place: Black Elk-Neihart Park
Date: August 7, 2021
Time: 8 a.m.
Registration through June 30:
What The Hill?! Half Marathon: $70
Quarter Half: $40
Registration July 1-17:
What The Hill?! Half Marathon: $75
Quarter Half: $45
What Is It?
Local time: 6:14 AM
Q. What's the big deal?
A. Nothing, really. What the Hill?! is simply 5K loop on a mix of single track and grass trails on a 5K loop.
Q. How does it work?
A. The G.O.A.T.z are all about excess. Sometimes it's in miles, sometimes in hours, and sometimes excess is simply a number. Obviously, you can't run 3.1-ish miles and call it a half marathon, but you CAN run 3.1-ish miles 4 times and call it a half marathon. Really, how hard can it be?
A. Really? Did you ask this question? It's half of a half marathon or, in What The Hill?! half-a-half terms: 2 laps. A 10k-ish.
Q. Quarter Half?
A. Really? Did you ask this question, too? It's half of a half of a half marathon or, in What The Hill?! Quarter Half terms: 1 laps. A 5K-ish.
Q. Is the What The Hill?! Half Marathon and Half-a-Half certified?
A. What do you think? Certifiably crazy...maybe. Certified? Uh, no!
Q. Are there any trails involved?
A. There are! We'd guesstimate 100% trails per 3.1-mile loop. (Don't complain: it used to be 100% asphalt. Gross.)
A. Because we love hills in the Midwest! Plain and simple. An event here helps us introduce road runners who may not be experienced in trail running to the G.O.A.T.z and our mission, and raise money to give back to one of the state parks system's most beautiful parks.
Q. Is there a cap?
A. Yes. We will have a limit of 150 total runners.
More Information can be found on the race page at https://www.goatz.org/what-the-hill-half-marathon