Race Start:  ALL events begin at 10:00AM on Saturday, December 30, 2017.


Weather: The average temperature at the race start is 42 degrees. 


Age Restrictions: To run the marathon or 6 hour endurance you must be 18 or over on race day, half marathon must be 13 or over on race day. No exceptions!


Packet Pickup/Registration: Friday, December 29 at Fleet Feet (1254 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO) from 3:00pm to 7:00PM.  Race Day from 8:00am to 9:30am at the start/finish line.


Location: Starts and finishes at Parking Lot #22, Kings and Grand, MSU Campus, Springfield, MO (1/4 mile SW of intersection of National & Grand)


Parking: Ample free university parking can be found immediately SW of National and Grand for both packet pickup and the race.


Benefitting: Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch and the Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners.


Shirts: Long sleeve unisex shirts


Medals:  Custom ranch medals for all finishers.  


Awards: Awards to first Overall and Masters (40+)  males and females in half marathon and marathon.  Awards to top three in ten-year age groups in half marathon and marathon.   Awards to overall male, female, and coed relay teams.  Awards to top 3 male and females in 6 hour endurance event.


Course: (http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/150081227): Flat & very fast! This course is a certified 3.275 mi loop so that the marathon is exactly 8 loops and the half marathon is exactly 4 loops. Very clear directional arrows will be posted along the course. All race distances are certified


Relay:  The marathon may be run as a relay with 4 people to each team.  Teams may be single gender or mixed gender.  Each relay member will run 2 loops of the course.  Relay exchange zone will be next to the finish line.


Aid Stations: Water, electrolyte, food, gels and toilets every 1.5 miles.


Food & Fun: Free food and drinks for all finishers.


Race Director: Rod Pennington, rkpennington@mchsi.com

Pictures provided by Fun Memories Photography

All distances USATF certfied! New York and Boston qualifier!


Voted best marathon in Missouri 2014 by TripAdvsor!

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