Race Start:  ALL events begin at 10:00AM on December 31, 2016.

 

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 30 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 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: Stephanie Davenport, Stephanie.davenport82@gmail.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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