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The 52nd running of the Jack 15, the oldest road race in South Dakota and the Midwest, is being held in conjunction with the USA Track and Field Dakota Series Road Race Championships.

That means gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for the first three male and female runners in the open and master divisions.

To be eligible, participants must be members of USA Track and Field. To become a member and for more information, visit

Runners can also join USA Track and Field when receiving their race packet.

In addition to individual competition, the Jack 15 offers:

  • 5-member relay team running 3 miles each
  • 3-member relay team running 5 miles each.
  • 2-member relay team running 7.6 miles each.

Teams may consist of all men, all women, or be co-ed.

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

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.
Registration: Registration and packet pick up at the SDSU Alumni Center (located on Medary Ave) on Friday, September 26, 2014 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. or at starting line in White at the Eidsness Funeral Home on Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:00 A.M.-8:15 A.M.
  • Transportation from the Campanile (finish line) to the start of the race in White, SD will be provided. Transports will leave promptly at 7:00 AM and 7:45 AM, seating on a first come basis.
  • Relay teams will be responsible for getting their runners out to their respective relay points.

Register online at

Cost: Preregistered by 8/31/14
Individual: $30
Team: $25/team member

Registered after 8/31/14
Individual: $40
Team: $30/team member

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