Sat June 15, 2019 Norfolk, NE US 68701 Directions

1/2 Marathon

7:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

10K Run

7:10AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

5K Run

7:15AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

Kids Fun Run

10:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Ta-Ha-Zouka Park
1014 McKinley Ave
Norfolk, NE US 68701

The Laugh-and-a-half-marathon was created to promote wellness and to honor a comedy legend from Norfolk, Nebraska, Johnny Carson. All proceeds benefit pediatric needs in northeast Nebraska.

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Important Race Info


Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Pasta Party
Early packet pickup will take place at the pasta party which will be held on Friday, June 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Faith Regional Health Services, Terrace View Café, 2700 West Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk. Race packets will contain your race number, timing chip and safety pins. Race day packet pickup begins at 5:30 a.m. Please come early and enjoy the day’s festivities. Due to race morning time constraints, all runners are strongly encouraged to pick up their packets on Friday at the pasta party.

A complimentary pre-race pasta dinner is included in each race fee. This allows participant access to the pre-race pasta party on Friday, June 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Faith Regional Health Services’ Terrace View Café, 2700 West Norfolk Avenue. Additional pasta dinners may be purchased for friends and family at the door. Admission for guests is $5 per person (kids 5 and under free).

Half-Marathon: Overall male and female race winners receive the following: 1st place: $200 and winner's trophy, 2nd place: $100, 3rd place: $50 All age division winners receive a special winner's medal. All half-marathon finishers receive a special finisher medal. 10K and 5K: Overall male and female race winners receive a winner's trophy. All age division winners receive a special winner's medal. Age Divisions: 14 and under; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+; Kids Fun Run: Race time as well as a participant ribbon is given to all runners. Awards will be given to the top 3 in each age division. Age divisions: 7 and under, 8-12.

Kids Fun Run
This run is for kids ages 12 and under. Signs and announcements will direct children and parents to the start and give race instructions. Children registered prior to June 1 are guaranteed a participant race t-shirt and ribbon. Registration from June 1-15 does not guarantee participant t-shirt. Parents or legal guardians of all participating children must sign a waiver prior to the start. Times for all runners will be given and finishers receive a participant ribbon. The top three winners in each age division (7 and under; 8-12) will receive special award ribbons.

Water and First Aid
Water stations with water and cups are located throughout the course; however, runners who desire additional hydration are encouraged to bring their own supplies. If you need medical assistance during the race, please notify a volunteer along the course. Medical volunteers are available to help and are authorized to remove runners from the course, who are deemed medically impaired. A first aid station with medical personnel will be available at the start/finish area and at the relay exchange zone. Medical personnel will also be monitoring other areas of the course.

In addition to posted results at the finish line area, online race results will be available shortly following the race course closing time on

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