Motorists advised to use caution this Saturday during inaugural Driftless Half Marathon ...

The first-ever Driftless Half Marathon will be taking place Saturday, October 13 along the Great River Road (County Road X52) between Harpers Ferry and Lansing, and motorists are advised to be aware of event traffic throughout that morning. Although the roadway will remain open to traffic, motorists are advised to try and seek an alternative route from 5 a.m. to 12 noon to aid safety and successful completion of the event.

The Driftless Half Marathon will take place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. that Saturday, beginning at the intersection of Collins Ridge Road and Great River Road (approximately one mile north of Harpers Ferry) and ending at the Softball Complex in Lansing. The route will also include a loop on Red Oak Drive. A map of the route highlighted in wide dark gray is picture at right.

Additionally, a 5K race will take place within Lansing itself and a map is also provided below of the route these runners will follow, highlighted with the darker gray shaded line. The start time for this race will be 8 a.m. Allamakee County Emergency Management Agency urges motorists to drive cautiously and be on the lookout for runners and support vehicles. Law enforcement and ambulance personnel will be present on the course to help keep traffic at a safe speed for participants. Those interested in further information on the event may contact race director Amanda Hess at or 563-568-1493.

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