RACE INFORMATION

WHERE AND WHEN IS THE RACE?

The 2018 Kansas Half Marathon/5k, presented by Edmonds Duncan Registered Investment Advisors, takes place on Sunday, November 4 at Watson Park, 727 Kentucky Street in Lawrence, Kansas.  The half marathon begins promptly at 7:30am and the 5k begins at 7:45am.

RACE CATEGORIES/AWARDS INFORMATION

AWARDS PACKAGE FOR 2018

We are excited to be partnering with Garry Gribble’s again this year!  Listed below are the prize packages for the Half and 5k!  Check it out!

Half Marathon:

OVERALL Male and Female:

a. 1st place winners receive a free pair of shoes and $250 cash!
b. 2nd place winners receive apparel for $75 and $100 cash!
c. 3rd place winners receive apparel for $50 and $50 cash!

MASTERS Male and Female (40+)

a. 1st place winners receive a free pair of shoes!
b. 2nd place winners receive apparel for $75!
c. 3rd place winners receive apparel for $50!

INDIVIDUAL AGE GROUPS Male and Female: 1st, 2nd & 3rd

$15 coupon OR Free pair of socks
Age groups: U20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

5K:

OVERALL Male and Female

a. 1st place winners receive a free pair of shoes
b. 2nd place winners receive apparel for $75
c. 3rd place winners receive apparel for $50

MASTERS Male and Female (40+)

a. 1st place winners receive a free pair of shoes!
b. 2nd place winners receive apparel for $75!
c. 3rd place winners receive apparel for $50!

INDIVIDUAL AGE GROUPS Male and Female: 1st, 2nd & 3rd

$15 coupon OR free pair of socks
Age groups: U10, 11-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

T-SHIRT AND SIZE INFORMATION

Men’s sizing:

Women’s sizing:

PARKING

We will communicate with you as the race get closer about parking.  You can also check out this link here.

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MEDALS

There will be beautiful Sunflower finisher medals for all half marathon and 5K participants!

AID STATIONS/RESTROOMS

Aid stations (and rest rooms) will be located on the Course.

Aid #1: Sunrise Garden Center, New York & 15th
1.3 miles: Cutoff time to leave aid station: 8 AM

Aid #2: Grassy park area at 13th & Oak Hill
4.2 Miles: Cutoff time to leave aid station: 9 AM sharp.

Aid #3: In front of tall rock building, Approx. 612 New Hampshire
5.8 Miles: Cutoff time to leave aid station: 9:30 AM sharp.

Aid #4: At Calvary Community Church, around corner on 9th
7.4 Miles: Cutoff time to leave aid station: 10 AM sharp.

Aid #5: At 3rd & Elm, up on Levee
10.3 Miles: Cutoff time to leave aid station: 11 AM sharp.

Aid #6: On Indiana right before Burcham Park, just before fire hydrant. This Aid Station does double duty as the 5K aid station.
11.5 Miles: Cutoff time to leave aid station: 11:30 AM sharp.

 

PACERS

 

The 2018 Kansas Half Marathon will feature pace group leaders from the Runner’s Edge Training Program. 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.

Check out our 2018 PACERS here!

This is what was said about the Pacers from the 2017 Kansas Half:

“…Thanks so much to Brittney for excellent pacing.” – Justine

“My first half! Perfect course, very easy to follow, amazing volunteers and pacers!” – Beth

“Very happy with the course, volunteers, pacers, etc.” – Sarah

 

 

HOTELS

Listed below are the hotels that the Kansas Half Marathon/5k have a contract with:

TownePlace Suites by Marriott
900 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 842-8800
Fax: (913) 262-5806
Rate: $169.00
Last day to book: 10/12/18

Book your group rate for the Kansas Half Marathon/5k here.

 

Hampton Inn
2300 W. 6th St.
Lawrence, KS 66049
Phone: (785) 841-4994 or (800) 426-7866
Fax: (785) 841-7997
Rate: $149
Last day to book:  10/05/18

Book your group rate for the Kansas Half Marathon/5k here.

 

EMAILS

Email #1 of #4

Hello Kansas Half Marathon/5k participant!

We are excited you are joining us for the Kansas Half Marathon/5k, presented by Edmonds Duncan Advisors, on Sunday, November 4th at Watson Park (727 Kentucky)! The half marathon kicks off at 7:30am and the 5k kicks off at 7:45am. We will be communicating with you before the race so we can make sure you have all the information you need prior to RACE DAY (parking, etc.)!

We have partnered with Garry Gribble’s to be our Official Packet-Pick store! This year we are excited to add a third location in Topeka. Below are the dates and times for packet-pickup. You may also pick up your friends and family’s packets.
If you cannot make it during the time we are at the locations below but would like to still pick it up at the store, please email or call the store location and we will pull your packet to leave there. We will not be responsible once it’s left at the store.
All participants will be able to pick up their bib numbers (with timing devices) and t-shirts at the following locations:

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – 11am to 3pm – 2130 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, KS
Thursday, November 1, 2018 – 11am to 6pm – Garry Gribble’s – 11908 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS
Friday, November 2, 2018 – 11am to 7pm – Garry Gribble’s – 839 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – l0am to 2pm – Garry Gribble’s – 839 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS

If you cannot make it to any of these locations or are arriving from out of town, late registration and packet pick-up will open at 6AM the morning of the race near the Start/Finish line.

If you have any questions, please email us at here. Please remember, this is the first of a few emails you will be receiving.

Remember Daylight Savings Time will end on Saturday, November 3rd so we will need to “Fall Back!” Don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour on that Sunday! That means you get an extra hour of rest!

We look forward to running with you on November 4th! We will be in touch!

Sincerely,
The Kansas Half Marathon/5k Team

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors: Edmonds Duncan Advisors, Garry Gribble’s, SPIN Neapolitan Pizza, LMH Health, HyVee, Black Hills Energy, 23rd Street Brewery, Haase + Long, Mcubed Technologies, Merchants Pub & Plate, 105.9 KISS FM, KLWM, 92.9 The Bull, BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas, FIT Muscle & Joint Clinic, Lynn Electric, Westar Energy

 

Email #2 of #4

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Where: Watson Park (727 Kentucky…look for the Start/Finish line!)

Know your Route!
Be sure to check out your Half Marathon or 5k route here:  http://www.kansashalfmarathon.com/course/

PARKING
Downtown Lawrence has free public spaces all day on Sunday.  Below is a link on our website that will give you a map of parking garages within a few blocks.
http://www.kansashalfmarathon.com/race-info/

Or you can check out the interactive map here:
http://lawrenceks.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Legend/main/index.html?appid=2f6028a0f5e64ed4b8a3fc0f0210b2e3

BAG DROP
If you do not have friends or family able to hold your things while you run there will be a secure bag drop located at the Gazebo in the Park.  You will get a bag at Packet Pick up and can use that for your bag drop.  Write your bib number and last name on it and we will hold it for you. You will be able to pick it up after the race.

Timing Chips, Pacers and Timing Pads
Everyone’s bib will have a timing chip attached.  These are not reusable.  They are yours to keep.  The Pacers for the Half Marathon participants will be wearing bright yellow T-shirts so they are easy to spot.  Here is the link for the following times on Pacers:  http://www.kansashalfmarathon.com/race-info/
Timing Pads for the Half Marathon runners only will be at mile 8.5 and at mile 12.  There is a turnaround point in North Lawrence on Elm Street!

Bicyclists for Half Marathon and 5k
Like last year, we will have bicyclist following the men’s and women’s lead runners for the half marathon and men’s and women’s lead runners for the 5k.  Once they have crossed the finish line, you might see them back on the course to make sure you are safe and doing ok!

Thank you,
The Kansas Half Marathon/5k Team

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors: Edmonds Duncan Advisors, Garry Gribble’s, SPIN Neapolitan Pizza, LMH Health, HyVee, Black Hills Energy, 23rd Street Brewery, Haase + Long, Mcubed Technologies, Merchants Pub & Plate, 105.9 KISS FM, KLWM, 92.9 The Bull, BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas, FIT Muscle & Joint Clinic, Lynn Electric, Westar Energy

 

Email #3 of #4

Participants!

The Kansas Half Marathon/5k, presented by Edmonds Duncan Registered Investment Advisors, is almost here!

AWARDS:
There will be awards for both the Half and 5k. The timing crew will be working with Garry Gribble’s in making sure we have everyone who has placed. We ask that you please be patient during this process. We want to make sure that we have all the correct data in before we begin handing out awards. Please click on the link for age categories. http://www.kansashalfmarathon.com/race-info/

WATER/AID STATIONS and RESTROOMS:
There will be several porta-potties lined up at Watson Park along Tennessee between 6th and 7th Street. There will also be 6 total water/aid stations and restrooms along the routes. There will be water and Gatorade along with energy gels, oranges and bananas available for runners. Click the link to find out specific locations. http://www.kansashalfmarathon.com/race-info/

POST-RACE:
We welcome all runners who have participated to grab an assortment of complimentary fruit, bagels, water, etc., at the HyVee tables at the end of the finish line. Please note that this food will be for you, the runners, not the general public.

Thank you,
The Kansas Half Marathon/5k Team

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors: Edmonds Duncan Advisors, Garry Gribble’s, SPIN Neapolitan Pizza, LMH Health, HyVee, Black Hills Energy, 23rd Street Brewery, Haase + Long, Mcubed Technologies, Merchants Pub & Plate, 105.9 KISS FM, KLWM, 92.9 The Bull, BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas, FIT Muscle & Joint Clinic, Lynn Electric, Westar Energy

 

Email #4 of #4

Are you ready?

We are 1 week away until the big day! Remember to set your clocks back (FALL BACK!)

We have partnered with Merchants Pub & Plate and they will be donating 10% of its proceeds back to Heartland Community Health Center, the beneficiary of the race. They will open their doors at 9am on Sunday, so after the race, grab a snack from HyVee, and then head over to Merchants Pub & Plate!

EXTRA T-SHIRTS!
If you want to snag additional T-shirts, we will be selling all remaining T-shirts near the finish line for $15. Credit cards and cash are welcomed.

CHECK OUT WHAT OUR VENDORS WILL BE PROVIDING!
Our sponsors rock! Here is a list of sponsors that will have a booth on race day!

HyVee: Once you reach the finish line there will be post-race refreshments and food available for participants.
Garry Gribble’s: They will have recovery tools for you to use and will also be the tent to pick up your awards if you placed in the top 3 age categories.
23rd Street Brewery: If you want to celebrate your run (or walk), there will be free beer for all those ages 21 and up!
F.I.T Muscle and Joint Clinic: They will providing post-race massage and recovery.
Westar Energy Trailer: They will have coffee, hot chocolate, Gatorade, snacks, water, pens, koozies, and a phone charging station.
TLoft: Protein balls and coupons for free protein balls.
LMH SportsCare: They will provide a Dynamic Warmup around 6:50 am the day of race. An announcement will be made to direct participants to location where it will be conducted.
Great Plains Media (105.9 KISS FM, KLWN and 92.9 The Bull): They will provide music and announcements throughout the race.
Back in Balance Family Chiropractic: They will be providing free spinal screenings.
Story Hill Church: They will be handing out snacks.
American Lung Association

Finish Line/Results/Photos:
Once you reach the finish line you will receive your medal! Results will be available in real time. Kiosks will be located in the timing tent near the finish line after the race. You can also check out results here: http://racedaytimingsolutions.com/2018-results/
Photography will be done by Mile 90 Photography. The photos will be available for download and sharing in high definition FOR FREE at www.mile90.com

We will email all the final results and photos to you when they are ready, so please be patient!

We look forward to seeing you in 1 week!
Kansas Half Marathon/5k Team

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors: Edmonds Duncan Advisors, Garry Gribble’s, SPIN Neapolitan Pizza, LMH Health, HyVee, Black Hills Energy, 23rd Street Brewery, Haase + Long, Mcubed Technologies, Merchants Pub & Plate, 105.9 KISS FM, KLWM, 92.9 The Bull, BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas, FIT Muscle & Joint Clinic, Lynn Electric, Westar Energy

 

FINAL EMAIL TO PARTICIPANTS! (Sent 10.31.18)

Kansas Half Marathon/5k

presented by Edmonds Duncan Registered Investment Advisors

Race day is almost here!

We are excited and hope you will enjoy everything we’ve been working on for the last year!  Just a few reminders before the big day!

1) Please tag us in your photos!  We enjoy seeing your photos and like to share them! @kansashalfmarathon (Facebook), @kshalfmarathon (Instagram), @KShalfmarathon (Twitter) #kshalf #kshalf5k

2) Speaking of photos, Mile 90 will be taking everyone’s photo as they cross the finish line!  Say CHEESE!

3) There will be on course marshals at every major turn on the route (both half and 5k).  They will be wearing orange vests, so be on the lookout.  Please be familiar with your route, too!

4) The Kansas Half Marathon/5k routes are “open” and not “closed streets” meaning that vehicles can still drive by you.  We have alerted the neighborhoods that the race is Sunday, but please be respectful and stay close to one side of the road.

5) Set your clocks to “Fall back” 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday night!

We’ll see you in 4 days!

The Kansas Half Marathon/5k Team

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