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 16 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.
Shirts: Long sleeve gender specific shirts - female shirts run small, size up if you are unsure on size.
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, email@example.com