Related Events

Training Program:

Transform your marathon dreams into reality. Our Runner’s Training program has been helping beginner to advanced level runners since 2004 for the successful completion of the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon and Half Marathon.



2016 Training Program

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Kids Marathon: Complete the distance of a marathon in small increments over several months. The goal of this program is to promote fun, fitness, and healthy habits.

Here’s how it works:

  • Walk, jog, or run 25 miles in the months leading up to the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon in June.
  • Record your miles on the Mileage Tracker (will be emailed after completing your registration) and bring it to the Final 2K Kids Marathon Race on Saturday at 3pm in Deadwood to finish your last 1.2 miles in style at the Marathon finish line. No Race Day Registration. Registration Deadline is May 15th
  • Miles can be done around your neighborhood, at school, and with your family and friends…just make sure to pick safe routes.
  • All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and Marathon Finisher’s Medal.


Fast 5K: (we call it fast because of the course)

Our Fast 5K has continued to grow, and 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. Register on-line or mail in by May 25th for $25….or On-site registration for $35 will be available between 11:30am-1 pm at Deadwood Trailhead/ Sherman Street Lot. Pre-registered runners must also check in between 11:30am and 1 pm. Buses will load for the Start at approx. 1:10pm (immediately following the kids 1K). The course is a point to point, all downhill, and it finishes at Deadwood Gulch Resort.



Kids Wonderful 1K

This event is for all the youngsters who just want to have fun and be a part of the weekend. Every kid is a winner and will be recognized as such with an “award” for just participating. Register on-line or mail in by May 25th for $10….or On-site registration will be available ($15) between 11:30am-1pm at the Deadwood Trailhead/Sherman Street Lot. Race will start at 1PM.