Oct 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Cow Pie Trail Run

Hwy 92

Loup City NE, 68853


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Entry Fee $25
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $50
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 13.1M
  • 5K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 200

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2010

Men's Record: M: 1:28:14

Women's Record: F: 1:46:28


The Annual Cow Pie Trail Run route is a loop course traveling over gravel/dirt roads, cow paths, and the pastures of beautiful central Nebraska. The half marathon route goes through an old tree claim, beside a settler’s cemetery, along an old wagon road, by windmills, and abandoned homesteads. This is the wide-open prairie of the pioneers! It is a tough course with holes, ruts, stickers, cow pies, and lots and lots of hills. But if the cows can do it, so can you!

Registration opens 1/2 hour prior to each event.

Yummy pork roast BBQ sandwiches, baked beans, chips, and homemade desserts will be served after the race followed by hayrack rides. A perfect way to celebrate Autumn!

Half Marathon begins at 9:30 am – $45 until 10/6; $50 from 10/7 thru race day
5K begins at 10:30 am – $25 until 10/6; $30 from 10/7 thru race day
Kids Fun Run begins at 10:00 am – $10; 2019 is the FINAL year for the event.

Course closes at 1:00 pm.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Oct 12, 2019

Held on Oct 13, 2018

Held on Sep 30, 2017

Held on Oct 08, 2016

Held on Sep 19, 2015

Held on Oct 11, 2014

Held on Oct 12, 2013

Held on Oct 13, 2012

Held on Oct 15, 2011

Held on Oct 09, 2010