New marathon coming to Nebraska

Runners will be brought together to compete in the Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon on Oct. 13 in Nebraska.

“Platte Valley Companies is honored and excited to team up with the WNCC Foundation and the Star-Herald to bring the first-ever full-marathon and half-marathon to the Panhandle,” president and chief executive officer of Platte Valley Companies Hod Kosman said. “This is an excellent opportunity to showcase what our region has to offer while benefiting one of our local treasures, WNCC.”

The full-marathon (26.2 miles) and half-marathon (13.1 miles) will be set against the beauty of the towering monuments of Scotts Bluff County and the natural landscape of the rural community.

Marathon organizers are also working to certify the challenging course with the USA Track and Field Association, which will allow runners’ times to be used for events requiring a qualifying time, such as the Boston Marathon.

Registrations for the marathons are currently being taken, both online and by mail. Wallien said runners from throughout the United States have submitted registrations. Runners signing up for the marathons early will receive discounted entry fees.

For more information on the marathon or to register online, visit the Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon website, www.monumentmarathon.com.

Night and day event set for Saturday

The Night and Day Disc Golf Tournament is set for Saturday at Jackson Park in Rapid City.

It is the Black Hills Disc Golf Confederacy’s 13th annual event combining a daylight round and an after-dark round at Jackson Park with a meal in between.

There are divisions and side games for all skill levels.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. the day of the event for both events or just the day event. Tee off is at 5:30 p.m. for one round of 18 holes. The meal with fun disc side games is set for 7 p.m., and the night registration is at 8:30 p.m. with tee off at 9 p.m. Three glow sticks provided for discs and two necklaces for players.

Cost for both rounds and the meal is $20, to golf just one of the rounds with the meal is $15 and the ace pool is $2. Participants must play both events to be eligible for prizes.

Registration dealine is today. For more information go to black hillsdiscgolf.com.

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Days of ’76 Rodeo expects big draw

Deadwood’s award-winning Days of ’76 rodeo will feature more than 700 of the best cowboys and cowgirls competing for a coveted Days of ’76 buckle July 24-28.

The rodeos will also feature 10-time PRCA Announcer of the Year Randy Corley, and clown and barrelman Keith Isley, who has won Clown of the Year.

The Days of ’76 has been named a PRCA Rodeo of the Year 12 times, including a Midsize Rodeo of the Year annually since 2004. Cowboys will compete in bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. All of the competitors are PRCA card holders, and many will be seen at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Deadwood’s Days of ’76 evening rodeo performances will be 7 p.m. on July 26-28. There will also be an afternoon performance at 1:30 p.m. on July 28.

For tickets, contact Black Hills Central Reservations at 1-888-838-BULL, or purchase online at blackhillsvacations.com.

-- Journal staff

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