A flooded Haworth Park at River Drive and Mission Avenue in Bellevue on Thursday.

Two new long-distance races in the Omaha area may have to reconsider routes after courses were impacted by flooding.

The Bellevue Half-Marathon and the Valley 7 Lakes Marathon are both set for April 27.

The Bellevue race, which includes a half-marathon and a 5K, is set to start and finish in Haworth Park. It also would take runners through neighboring American Heroes Park.

Both of the Bellevue parks have been impacted by floodwaters.

Water is starting to recede, but officials don’t know when the parks will be accessible, said community relations manager Phil Davidson. It will take time to assess the damage and start cleanup efforts.

Race director Joe Ramos said he has backup plans in case the Bellevue parks are still inaccessible by race day.

Either way, the race will happen, he said.

“We’re trying to press with that (original course). It’s going to ultimately boil down to conditions,” Ramos said.

The original course has runners starting in Haworth Park. From there, they’ll head to American Heroes Park and into Olde Towne Bellevue. Half-marathon runners will head out on the Keystone Trail before finishing in Haworth.

Backup course options include taking runners through Olde Towne or taking runners on the trails around the Twin Creek area in Bellevue. Those plans would need to be approved by the police department, Ramos said.

Organizers wanted the event to highlight the Bellevue community.

The races will be capped at 300 runners total. So far, about 150 have registered. About 40 percent of those participants are signed up for the half-marathon, with the rest registered for the 5K, Ramos said.

Also debuting on April 27 — one week before the Lincoln Marathon — is the Valley 7 Lakes Marathon.

Valley also experienced extensive flood damage. Organizers have yet to make a call on the race status, but people can find updates at valley7lakesmarathon.com or on the event’s Facebook page.

Roads along the course could potentially be cleared in time, but it’s too early to give an answer, said Leia Baez, public information officer for Douglas County. Roads crews are removing debris and are trying to determine if the roads are safe. Baez said they’ll likely know more within a week.

Race director Will Lindgren wants the community to use the marathon as a rally to show they’re not “throwing in the towel.”

“It becomes even more important to us especially, because we’ve lost everything,” Lindgren said.

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