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FERDINAND — The 11th annual Heartland Half Marathon will make its final stop in the three-year circuit in Ferdinand this fall. The race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, the same day as the popular Ferdinand Folk Festival. This community, fun-filled event will include a Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge on Saturday with the Kids Fun Run and Festival kicking off the weekend activities on Friday, Sept. 15.

Along with a new date (typically the race is Labor Day Weekend) and new location, this year’s event has a new route filled with historic landmarks and unbelievable sites and scenery through the beautiful rolling hills of Ferdinand. Also new this year is the Kids Fun Run taking place on Friday, prior to the other Heartland events. Registration will be at 5:30pm (EST) with the 1.1 mile fun run beginning at 6pm taking the kids around Ferdinand’s 18th Street Park walking path.