Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.2
SCENERY
4.2
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
4
The Hillbilly Hike Half Marathon course is primarily on the beautiful summerset trail. Iowa is famous for its beautiful and picturesque cornfields, but for a taste of all things Iowa, the Summerset Trail in south-central Iowa is your ticket. The course will start in front of the Indianola High School … MORE
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    runnincarrie FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was a great small town feel Race outside of Des Moines. I was hoping to really enjoy it and take advantage of the flat course but the paved trail … MORE

    This was a great small town feel Race outside of Des Moines. I was hoping to really enjoy it and take advantage of the flat course but the paved trail was very icy unfortunately. But it was still fun and a beautiful area. The T-shirt is soft and a cute design, which matches the fun medal of a Hillbilly caricature. The Biscuits and Gravy or vegetarian soup was much welcomed at the finish line after a very chilly race and the Pie was the best! A lot of choices of pie! I might do this race again and hope for better conditions but I’m trying to do all states so it might have to wait.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    cadunley FIRST-TIMER '19

    Easy trail to run overall. A great fall race to select as a 10k. Beautiful scenery. It can be very icy depending on the weather. I would suggest parking at … MORE

    Easy trail to run overall. A great fall race to select as a 10k. Beautiful scenery. It can be very icy depending on the weather. I would suggest parking at the finish line and not up at the high school.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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    emilyfeldkamp FIRST-TIMER '17

    I did this race for the first time last year and am doing it again in a few weeks! I love the feel of small races like this one. It's … MORE

    I did this race for the first time last year and am doing it again in a few weeks! I love the feel of small races like this one. It’s a point to point half so you get bused from the finish to the start – a great time to meet your fellow runners! My one comment is that there didn’t seem to be enough porta potties at the start of the half marathon – several people were still waiting in line when the gun went off. The course itself is on a trail and was very pretty – lots of pretty sunset views while you’re running! It was well supported with more people out cheering than I expected. It’s the perfect time of year with cooler weather and the net downhill course is a great opportunity to try for a PR! Post race food had many options and a hilarious photo booth with hillbilly themed items was set up!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    kevin.barnes FIRST-TIMER '16

    Great weather + flat course = perfect fall race. I signed up the day of the race. It was well organized with mile markers close to on. Good support throughout … MORE

    Great weather + flat course = perfect fall race. I signed up the day of the race. It was well organized with mile markers close to on. Good support throughout – I would do it again!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    trgordon REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Great scenery, wonderful volunteers! Excellent race! This is much second year running this race- I'll be back next year! The course is beautiful, and on a downhill grade. The best … MORE

    Great scenery, wonderful volunteers! Excellent race! This is much second year running this race- I’ll be back next year! The course is beautiful, and on a downhill grade. The best 1/2 marathon course by far!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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