Come run with us in the friendly, beautiful town of West Plains, Mo. You'll be so glad that you did. We’ve got everything that you want in a race. Distances for everyone. A half marathon, 10k, 13.1mi relay (4 legs: 2.5 mile to 8k), or a 2 mile fun run. You’ll love the course (challenge of a few hills included). We have amazing course support, beautiful bling, and superb post race food. You’re gonna love this race...
This is not just another 10K. You'll love the challenging course, the awesome support, and the amazing atmosphere. Sign up today for this great race.
Race Date & Time: February 13, 2021 @ 7:30 a.m.
Location: Race Start and Finish at Southern Hills Shopping Center, West Plains, MO
Course: The 10k is a one loop course through the scenic streets of West Plains. This is a relatively challenging course. It has a few hills and two of them are steep (You can't run very far in the Ozarks without a few hills!) All races start and finish at the same location. The 10k splits from the 13.1, rejoins it, and then splits off again.
Course Support: The course will be well marked with arrows and signs. There are of volunteers at every turn to keep you on track & up to the challenge. Aid stations with portable toilets are located at approximately 1-2 miles.
Results: Automated timing is provided by Ultramax Sports for quick results. Results are posted throughout the event at the awards table and on-line quickly following the races.
All 10k finishers will receive a beautiful, custom finisher's medal.
Age division awards: Custom age division and overall male and female awards will be awarded.
Age divisions: 8 & under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
“12 and under club” A special award is given to 12 under participants (our "12 & under club.")
Walkers are Welcome!! Course support ends at 11:00 a.m.
Race perks & amenities: Official race shirt (choose between a hoodie or a long-sleeved tech tee), lots of friendly support staff along the course, plenty of port-a-pots & aid stations, hot post race refreshments inside the fire station, Hiland chocolate milk, lots of other local goodies, and the satisfaction of running a great race!
Not up for 10k or a full half but want to participate? Gather up three of your friends and come run!
Our half marathon relay is different than most. Instead of dividing it up equally ours is a "distance medley." The 13.1 miles will be divided into 4 different distances (all are approximate.) They are: 4k, 5k, 8k, and 4k. This offers a distance for everyone.
Gather your team. Go train and take home the bragging rights.
The first team to finish will win an award.
Officer David Finley Trophy: This is a special award given to the first relay team composed of uniformed officers (police, armed forces, fire fighter, etc.) to finish the half marathon.
Sign up today. Entry fee is just $150 per team. All team members get a race shirt. After January 24, 2021 the entry fee goes up to $180 per team. Register online at www.iamathlete.com or download a registration form and send it in.
All relay team members will be issued and expected to wear their race number. This is how your team will get their final time and placing.
The relay leg distances are as follows: 4k, 5k, 8k, and 4k. All distances are approximate and will proceed in that order.
To keep us all "honest" there will be an armband given to each team. This armband will be passed from team-mate to team-mate. The officials at the finish line will need to see the armband at the completion of the race. Exchange zones are located near city owned parking lots where it will be easy to get off the street. Please be mindful of other runners. Don't interfere with those around you by simply stepping out of the way as you make your exchange!
No transportation is provided to any exchange zone. You must coordinate your own transportation. Plenty of parking is available near all exchange zones. Please use parking lots when possible. Please be aware that the exchanges are in the middle of the race loops. Please do not drive in a way that is dangerous to other racers!
Exchange zone locations: 1) N. Minnesota and W. Cass Ave 2) West Plains Armory parking lot located near Webster Ave & Hazel St and 3) The West Plains Civic Center "west circle drive" at the corner of St. Louis St & E. Main St.
Finally: Have FUN!!!!!