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. The half marathon will have a time limit of 3 hours and 15 allowing participants 15 minutes per mile to finish. Finish line will remain open for 4 hours for participants that need more time.
2015 Registration is Open.
There will be finisher medals for all half marathon participants. There won’t be finisher medals for the 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 Garry Gribbles in Lawrence, KS. We will not be mailing awards in 2014
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, 4th and Walnut (near Levee), the turnaround on the Levee, Constant Park, and at Pinckney School.
There will be portable toilets at the start/finish line and at all the aid stations except for the levee turnaround aid station. The aid station locations are listed above.
The 2014 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.
Meet the pacers here!
- 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
- Comfort Inn & Suites
151 McDonald Dr
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