Participants in all events will enjoy running through the most historic and beautiful areas of Lawrence. Both the half marathon and 5K events start and finish at Watson Park at 737 Kentucky Street right in downtown Lawrence, Kansas The half marathon begins at 7:30 AM and the 5K will start soon after. Both races are walker friendly! The half marathon will have a time limit of 3 hours and 15 allowing participants 15 minutes per mile to finish BUT finish line & timing will remain open for 4 hours for participants that need more time.
More Race Info:
There will be finisher medals for all half marathon and 5K participants!
Male & Female Age Groups: 5-Year Increments (14 & Under), 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)
Awards will be presented to the Top Overall Male & Top Overall Female Champions in both races
Awards will be presented to the Top Three males and Top Three Females in each age group in both races
You can pick up your award if you didn't pick it up at the event at Ad Astra Running in Lawrence, KS. We will not be mailing awards in 2015
Aid stations will be located approximately every 2 miles around the following locations for the half marathon: In front of Sunrise Garden Center on 15th Street, Amtrak Station on 7th Street, Mile 7 & 9 on the levee, and at Sandra J. Community Health Park.
There will be portable toilets at the start/finish line and at aid stations at mile 5.25, 7.5, 10, and 11.
The 2015 Kansas Half Marathon will feature pace group leaders from the Runners Edge Training Program. Join one of our FREE SmartPace teams to achieve your goal time, or just to have a great time running with a group. Our seasoned line-up of runners will follow a carefully planned pacing strategy designed to give you the best chance to run a great race. Instead of running an even pace for each mile, they will use a SmartPace strategy that adjusts the pace based on the hills to help you run ‘even effort’ and start out conservatively to help run more efficiently. Visit their website to learn more about their pacing strategy.
- Spring Hill Suites-Marriott (just down the street from the start and finish)
- 1 Riverfront Plaza
- 1 Riverfront Plaza
- Eldridge Hotel (less than a block from the start/finish line!)
- 701 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044
- (785) 749-5011
- TownePlace Suites (4 blocks from the start/finish line)
- 900 New Hampshire St.
- (785) 842-8800
- Comfort Inn & Suites*
- 151 McDonald Dr
- (785) 330-7241
- Holiday Inn *
*Lowest prices per room as of October 15th, 2015
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