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Run Crazy Horse ◊13.1◊26.2
Half Marathon, Marathon, and 5 Person Marathon Relay

From Crazy Horse Memorial to Downtown Hill City, South Dakota

October 5th, 2014

2014 Results

Half Marathon,  Marathon, and 5 Person Marathon Relay

Fast 5K


The 2014 Run Crazy Horse 26.2 ~ 13.1 is being dedicated to the memory of Ruth Ziolkowski, long-time inspirational leader of Crazy Horse Memorial who passed away on May 21, 2014.  Affectionately known as “Mrs. Z”, Ruth loved her work.  To her, it was simply a way of life and she lived each day with a sense of purpose and a strong spirit.  Ruth possessed the inner strength and iron-will needed to persevere through difficult and challenging times and she faced adversity with courage and conviction.  Ruth’s legacy is one defined by faith and fortitude that anything is possible if you are willing to work hard enough and never give up on our dreams.  Thank you “Mrs. Z” for the privilege of holding our event on this sacred site.
Crazy Horse Memorial is being constructed solely by the non-profit Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. It is not a federal or state project and is funded entirely through admissions and private donations. The Foundation owns the copyright in the mountain sculpture and permits photos for personal use. However, the law prohibits photos of the mountain sculpture by unaffiliated organizations and commercial entities. The Foundation appreciates your cooperation and extends best wishes to all participants in the marathon events. 

 2009 model mt veranda 3x3 Mickelson Trail by rochford 14 inch _MG_3233 IMG_7891

1/34th scale model on the viewing veranda with the mountain carving one mile in the background.
Photo provided by Crazy Horse Horse Memorial

CLICK HERE for Crazy Horse Memorial Information. Mickelson Trail photo provided by Johnny Sundby Photography

Start!  Fast 5K  (We call it fast because of the course) and Kids 1K


The American Heart Association will host the Run Crazy Horse Fast 5K  and Kids 1K to help raise funds and save lives from heart disease and stroke.   All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. It’s a great event for not only the local runners, but also for family and friends of those participating in the Marathon or Half Marathon. This event is held on Saturday, the day before the full and the half marathons. The course is a point-to point and all downhill on the Mickelson Trail.

  • 1PM (5K) Kids 1K will start at 12:45 pm
  • Tracy Hall Park in Hill City (the Hill City Mickelson Trailhead)
  • Register between 11am  and 12:30 pm
  • Buses to the start will leave promptly at 1 pm from Tracy Hall Park
  • Awards: Overall men & women
  • Cost: 5K $25 pre-registered by Oct. 1st $30 on-site,  Kids 1K $10