Heart of the Ozarks

Half Marathon

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13.1 M, 10k, 13.1 Relay

February 10,2018

West Plains, MO

"So glad I chose to do this race! It was my first half marathon and I loved it....."

                                 C.R.     Arkansas

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Come run in a challenging, yet fun half marathon in the heart of Missouri's Ozarks.  Be a part of one of the most well ran races of its size in the Midwest.  This race will warm your heart.

 

Date: February 10, 2018

 

Time: All races will start together at 7:30 a.m.

 

Location: All races start and finish at Southern Hills Shopping Center, West Plains, MO (1400 Southern Hills Center, West Plains, MO)

 

Course: Not another flat, boring course.  This is a typical Ozark course.  It has a mix of flat terrain but with a few well placed steep hills.  Some might even say it is "hilly."  We say it is "memorable."  You will be challenged, but you will love this course!

 

The 13.1 mile Course is a two loop style course.  There is a short inner loop and a second larger outer loop.  All runners stay together until the intersection of Washington Ave. and Broadway.  At this point the 10k splits off.  The races rejoin at the "Court House Square", and split apart again at Summit St. (Don't worry Half Marathoners get their chance to climb Summit on the second loop!)  The half marathoners continue on to a second outer loop before finishing on the same course as the 10K.

Course Map

 

Course Support:  The course will be very well marked with arrows and signs.  There are always plenty of volunteers to keep you on track & up to the challenge.  Aid stations with portable toilets are located strategically every 1.5-2.5 miles on the course.

 

Although there are some steep hills on this course, runners consistently run PRs here.  It has some long downhills followed by nice flat sections where you can make up time well.

 

Results: Automated timing is provided by Ultramax Sports.  Results are posted at the awards table and on-line  quickly after the event.

 

Awards:

All half marathon finishers will earn an awesome custom finishers medal!

Age division and overall awards will be awarded (Sorry no kids 12 & under.) for both male and female.

         Age divisions: 13-15, 16-18, 19-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

 

The first relay team will receive an award and bragging rights (of course.)

 

Officer David Finley Trophy:  This is a special award given to the first relay team composed of uniformed service officers (police, armed forces, fire fighter, etc.) to finish the half marathon.

 

Race perks & amenities:

Official race shirt, Chip Timing with quick results and awards, plenty of port-a-pots & aid stations along the course, lots of friendly support staff along the course, post race refreshments, post race massages, Hiland chocolate milk, lots of other local goodies, and the satisfaction of running a great race!

 

You'll enjoy most of the perks of big city race, but with the hospitality and atmosphere of a small town!

 

Register Now!

 

Register two convenient ways:

 

Online registration via www.imathlete.com

Download a registration form and mail it in.

 

Challenge Yourself!You Can!

"... We were so impressed with the race support.  Thank you for all the had work, guys.  We had a blast!"

                    R.O. Jonesborro, AR

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-10 K-

If not now? When? Sign up today.  Run!

 

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 10, 2018 @ 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 map

 

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 approximatley every mile.

 

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.

 

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+

 

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, lots of friendly support staff along the course,  plenty of port-a-pots & aid stations,  hot post race refreshments, post race massages, Hiland chocolate milk, lots of other local goodies, and the satisfaction of running a great race!

 

Register Now!

 

Register two convenient ways:

 

Online registration via www.imathlete.com

Download a registration form and mail it in.

 

Y'all put on an amazing race......

                                      J.R.  Parsons, KS

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-13.1 Relay-

Every run is better with a friend.

 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.

 

This is a mixed gender relay.  You can compose your team however you choose.  The only rule is there has to be at least one person of the opposite gender on your team.

 

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 $30 per member.  All team members get a race shirt.. After January 27, 2018 the entry fee goes up to $40 per member.  Register online at www.iamathlete.com or download a registration form and send it in.

 

Relay Procedures

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!!!!!

 

Course Map!

 

Thanks for putting on a great race today.  Count me in for next year!

                                    L.B.  Salem, AR

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Half Marathon

 

Apr 01, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017          $60.00

Oct 01, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017          $65.00

Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018          $70.00

Jan 16, 2018 - Feb 06, 2018          $75.00

Last minute

Feb 07, 2018 - Feb 08, 2018         $85.00

 

Half Marathon Special Youth Price

(13-18)

Apr 01, 2017 - Feb 01, 2018           $55.00

Feb 02, 2018 - Feb 08, 2018         $60.00

 

 

13.1 M Mixed Gender Relay

Apr 02, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018         $120.00

Jan 28, 2018 - Feb 08, 2018       $160.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

10k

 

Apr 01, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017           $35.00

Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018          $40.00

Late Registration

Jan 28, 2018 - Feb 08, 2018         $45.00

 

10k Special Youth Price

(<18 years old)

 

Apr 01, 2017 - Feb 01, 2018          $30.00

Feb 02, 2018 - Feb 09, 2018         $35.00

 

10 K Walk (limited to 45)

 

Apr 01, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017        $35.00

Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018        $40.00

Jan 28, 2018 - Feb 08, 2018       $45.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon

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