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Jack 15 Road Race

Jack 15 Road Race

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September 24, 2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Be part of the historic Jack 15!

For 59 years, runners have been making an annual trek from White, S.D., to Brookings, S.D., making it the oldest road race in the Midwest. The 60th running of the 15.2-mile course from Hooker and Main in White to the Campanile in Brookings via county roads is Sept. 24.

To mark this landmark occurrence, there will be a FREE program Friday, Sept. 23, with course record holder and road racing legend Dick Beardsley, members and coaches from the 1963 SDSU team that comprised the first race, and Jack 15 stalwarts like Bob Bartling!

Prize money is offered for the top three male and female placers — $200 for first, $100 for second and $50 for third. All entries will receive a long-sleeve, moisture-wicking T-shirt and all finishers of the 15.2-mile run will receive a medal.

So start training for Prairie Striders’ version of an ultra-half marathon or grab some friends and form a relay team.


  • Custom 60th anniversary medals to runners who complete the full distance.
  • Walkers wanting an early start must contact the race director a week in advance of the race.

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 run@prairiestriders.net and the race directors will do their best. Be sure to indicate the relay division in which you desire to compete.

Visit the Prairie Striders website for more information.

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