"The most scenic half marathon you'll ever do...EVER!"
“The Driftless was by far the most scenic race I have ever encountered. The course was challenging, yet rewarding. The race was well organized, making it an even more enjoyable experience. Thanks for a memorable race!” –Connie F.
“Great race, very well run. beautiful scenery!”
“What a beautiful run! Putting this on the calendar for next year! It was great to have the option of the 5k, 10k/relay, and half. The support along the way was fantastic!” –Stacie J.
“Quite possibly the best half marathon I've ran and hope this puts Lansing on the map for years to come!” –Clifton S. -Iowa Running Company
“Well organized for the first year holding the event. The course was a challenge with elevation changes, but not discouraging & had plenty of views to take in along the way. Appreciated the help of Allamakee County Sheriff's department patrolling while runners were on Great River Road & the event staff as well. Highly recommend for next year.” –Mony M.
“Well organized and beautiful race! A must do fall half marathon. Loved the constant EMS presence along the route -made me feel very safe on the highway the entire run!” –Kelly H.
“Beautiful scenery, helpful and happy volunteers, and a challenging course that is a great accomplishment to complete!” –Bethany H.
“I've run 10 different half marathon courses and this, by far, was the most scenic. It was also well orchestrated. The race organizers were friendly -- as were all the people of Lansing -- and accommodating." -Carla S.
Experience Allamakee County in Northeast Iowa like never before! Enjoy the scenic views while running (or walking) in an area best known for its tall bluffs and carved river valleys. Test your grit against the Driftless regions steep climbs and rewarding descents. The DHM course is point-to-point taking place on the Great River Road Scenic Byway. Runners are given a serene view of the Mississippi River while running on Red Oak Road.
So you want to run, just not the whole 13.1? Don't go it alone! Recruit a friend and run the route as a relay team. There is also a family friendly 5k that will take place in the town of Lansing. There is a distance for everyone no matter what fitness level you're at! The DHM proudly offers military and EMS/Fire Rescue discounts! Message us for further details. We look forward to you joining us this fall at the Driftless Half Marathon, Relay, and 5k event!
The Driftless Half Marathon is a 501(3)c nonprofit. We believe in giving back to the community we are lucky to call home. We hope to make a positive impact while also motivating people to be active. Proceeds from the DHM running event will benefit the local Fire and EMS Departments of Lansing and Harper's Ferry, the Allamakee County Sheriff's Office, and other local nonprofit organizations. USATF sanction number 19-40-010.