BIKEIOWA Note #1: The Wabash Trace will likely be quite busy on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
BIKEIOWA Note #2: The Wabash Trace Nature Trail Half Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. Who knew?
Shenandoah plays host to running enthusiasts from all over the region Saturday--amid unusual circumstances.
The Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay take place with a number of changes, in light of the continuing pandemic. The full marathon and the five-person relay starts and finishes in Shenandoah. Runners leave from a starting point on Sheridan Avenue at 7:30 a.m., then weave through a course taking them up the trace through Imogene. From there, the course turns north of Imogene, and winds its way back to the finish line in Shenandoah.
Half marathon participants leave St. Patrick's Church in Imogene at 8:30 a.m., then travel through the community, then down the trace, before ending in Shenandoah. Shenandoah City Administrator A.J. Lyman tells KMA News city crews have been working in support of the event's sponsors and volunteers in preparing for the marathon. But, he says this week's rain hampered preparations.