Race Date: April 16, 2016 Location: Schramm Park State Recreation Area Start Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration: Opens at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2016
Entry: Half Marathon: $55 Half a Half: $45 Capacity: 150 total runners
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Did you know that What The Hill?! is .25 miles from bottom to top with a climb of 125 feet? That equates to a 9.5% grade.
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Race Numbers: Gretna, NE | 20 minutes Southwest of Omaha, NE | Field Limit is 150 runners | Half Marathon= 24 Laps, Half a Half = 12 consecutive laps each |Surface is 100% asphalt
The Race: The What the Hill?! Half and Half a Half is run entirely on the asphalt picnic loop on the east edge of Schramm Park.
Awards: Top 3 males and female solo, Top male, female, and co-ed team.
Registration Fees What The Hill?! Half Marathon
Thru February 21 - April 3- $55 Registrations after April 3rd cannot be guaranteed a shirt
Half a Half
Thru February 21 April 3 - $45 Registrations after April 3rd cannot be guaranteed a shirt
Feeling especially crazy? Choose the What The?! Dizzy option when registering on either the What The Hill?! Half or Dizzy GOAT pages and you will automatically be entered into the What The Hill?! Half and Dizzy GOAT 12 Hour races, and save $10 off your entry.
What You Get
Shirt, Custom Finishers Medal, and a darn good time
Friday, April 15 Pre-race packet pickup TBD
Saturday, April 16 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.|Race Day Packet Pickup - Race Day Packet Pickup (See race info), Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium (adjacent to Schramm Park S.R.A.), 21502 Hwy 31, Gretna, NE 68028, (402-332-3901) 8:30 a.m.|Race Start
Field Limit: 150 runners combined
Course Direction: Race will be run in the counterclockwise direction
Transfers and Refunds: We have a no transfer/no refund policy
Travel and Lodging:
There are a number of hotels within 15 minutes of Schramm Park. Below are a few convenient and nice options. Check here for a Google map of others in the area.
Super 8 (Gretna - 5 miles from Schramm) Address: 14355 Hwy 31, Gretna, NE 68028 Phone:(800) 536-0519
Courtyard by Marriott (La Vista - approx. 15 miles from Schramm) Address: 12560 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68128 Phone:(402) 339-4900
Embassy Suites (La Vista - approx. 15 miles from Schramm) Address: 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68128 Phone:(402) 331-7400
Volunteers: Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer for the What the Hill?! Half
Proceeds from The What the Hill?! Half and Half a Half will go toward purchasing rock and other materials for the Schramm State Park Recreation Area trails. The G.O.A.T.z are also committed to providing our time and energy to help better the Schramm trail system.
Q. What is it? A. Perhaps you've read about it. It's kind of a big deal! It's "What the Hill?"
Q. What's the big deal? A. Nothing, really. "What the hill?" is simply a quarter mile stretch of asphalt climbing roughly 140 feet on a little over a half mile loop after which, as we say in the business, is all downhill.
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 .5ish miles and call it a half marathon, but you CAN run .5ish miles 24 times and call it a half marathon. Yes, that's right! TWENTY FOUR times! Really, how hard can it be? Most of it is downhill or flat.
Q. Are there any trails involved? A. Nope! Not a single one. The "What the Hill?" is 100% soft, bone, and joint friendly asphalt.
Q. Why? A. Because we love Schramm! Plain and simple. An event here helps us introduce road runners who may not be interested in trails to the G.O.A.T.z, our mission, and raise money to give back to one of the state parks systems most beautiful parks.
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