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When better to run the Jack 15 than in 2015?

The 53rd running of the Jack 15, the oldest road race in South Dakota and the Midwest, is a 15.2-mile race beginning at White, S.D., and ending at the SDSU Campanile in Brookings, S.D. New this year is prize money! The first-place male and female will each walk away with $150 while the second-place finishers will receive $100.

NOTE: There is a 7 a.m. start for walkers.

The Jack 15 offers the following individual and team competitions:

  • Individual competitors may run the entire 15.2 miles.
  • 5-member relay team running 3 miles each
  • 3-member relay team running 5 miles each.
  • 2-member relay team running 7.5 miles each.
  • Relay teams may consist of all men, all women, or be co-ed.

Need another runner for your relay team? Want to find a relay team to join? Email and the race directors will do their best. Be sure to indicate the relay division in which you desire to compete.

Free kids run for grades K-6 at 10:30 a.m. at the SDSU Campanile.

Course Records
Open Men
Dick Beardsley (24) - 1:14:54 - 1980
Open Women
Pat Reisdorfer (22) - 1:30:39 - 1980
Masters Men
John Notheis (43) - 1:27:33 - 1981
Masters Women
Jill Moncur (40) - 1:47:19 - 2008


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What: Jack 15 Road Race
When:Saturday, September 26, 2015
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

Please register online at All Sport Central.

In-person registration and packet pick up is at Tompkins Alumni Center, 905 Medary Ave., (across from the Campanile) on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, 4 to 7 p.m. or near the starting line in White at the Eidsness Funeral Chapel on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, from 7 to 8:15 a.m.

Cost: Preregistered by 8/31/15
Individual: $30
Team: $25/team member

Registered after 8/31/15
Individual: $40
Team: $30/team member

Location: Beginning at White, SD and ending at the SDSU Campanile in Brookings, SD

Getting there: Runners can take a free shuttle bus ride to the start line in White. The rides leave at 7 and 7:45 a.m. from the Campanile on Medary Avenue in Brookings.

No transportation provided between relay exchange points.

Awards: Individual Competition - Awards are given to the top male and top female finishers in the Open (19+) and Masters (40+) divisions

Team Competition - Awards are given to the top men's, women's and co-ed teams in each relay division.

Race Course: The USATF certified course is primarily on pavement with a short two mile stretch of gravel with small rolling hills and is marked at one-mile intervals. Runners are cautioned that the course is not closed to traffic and that they are running at their own risk. Runners must run on the left side of the road for safety and to comply with course certification.

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There are four aid stations along the route at miles 3, 6, 9 and 12, plus a porta-potty near mile 7.6.

Race Director(s): Prairie Striders Running Club

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