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St. Joseph, Missouri Marathon

September 23

 

THE INAUGURAL ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI MARATHON

PRESENTED BY GRAY MANUFACTURING

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023

CIVIC CENTER PARK

7 AM – FULL, HALF & RELAY START

7:30 AM – 10K START

7:45 AM – 5K START

 

An event you will not want to miss! Sign up now to participate in the inaugural St. Joseph, Missouri Marathon which will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 hosted by the St. Joseph Sports Commission in partnership with Junior League of St. Joseph.

The race will feature five different distances for participants to choose from and include:  full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), 10K race (6.2 miles), 5K race (3.1 miles) and a relay team element that encompasses the full route.  Full marathon participants will have the opportunity to achieve a Boston Marathon qualifying time as the course will be officially certified.

This scenic and challenging race route which begins and ends behind Civic Center Park in downtown St. Joseph, will take participants from north to south and embodies numerous St. Joseph landmarks (Krug Park, Hyde Park, Lovers Lane, Ashland Avenue, Pony Express Museum, the Museum Hill Area) along with incorporating nine miles of the city’s historic parkway system.

Event proceeds benefit the continued growth, development and programming of the sports commission along with Junior League’s initiatives which include; Cinderella’s Closet, Hope Totes, Community Assistance and Literacy Grants along with their support of the United Way of Greater St. Joseph.

Pick the distance that’s right for you and sign up today!

 

 

PARTICIPANT ENTRY INCLUDES

  • Inaugural St. Joseph Marathon branded participant long sleeve shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Swag bag from our race sponsors
  • Race bib and timing chip
  • Free food and drink (beer included!) at the Post Race Chill Out in Civic Center Park

                 PRESENTING SPONSOR – GRAY MANUFACTURING

Providing Legacy & Leadership for more than 70 years in St. Joseph, Gray Manufacturing is a third-generation family owned business supporting the truck repair and maintenance industry with the highest quality service equipment.  Visit their website at grayusa.com.

 

 GENERAL EVENT QUESTIONS

 For all questions not answered below:

 Please e-mail sportscommission@stjomo.com

With this being the inaugural event, what can I expect from the course:

 Each race route will encompass St. Joseph’s many historical landmarks, scenic parkway system and will be an enjoyable journey and test of endurance.  The routes can be challenging in spots as the terrain in our city is not consistently flat but will even out accordingly.

Can I change the distance originally signed up for?

 Yes, simply e-mail sportscommission@stjomo.com to do so.  No refunds/credits will be issued for a decreased distance.  Balance will be owed for an increased distance.

Is the St. Joseph Marathon a Boston Qualifier?

 Yes the course will be certified by USATF in spring 2023.

Are there age requirements to participate?

Must be 16 years of age to run the full marathon and relay, 14 years of age to run the half marathon, no age requirement to run the 10K or 5K.

Can I walk?

 While no separate category, walkers are welcome in the half marathon, 10K and 5K however have a six-hour time limit in which to finish.

 

REGISTRATION

 When does registration open and close?

 The registration portal will open the week of January 30 and close the day before the race.  No registration will be allowed on race day.

Pricing Structure:

 The earlier you register, the lower the price!  Registration fees are non-refundable.  We reserve the right to cancel the event in any circumstance deemed dangerous to participants.

Race Segment:        Full    Half      10K      5K       Relay

Jan 30 – Mar 31      $75      $60      $50      $40      $165

Apr 1 – Jul 3             $80      $65      $55      $45      $180

Jul 4 – Sept 9            $85      $70      $60      $50      $185

Sept 10 – Sept 21      $95      $75      $65      $55      $200

Sept 22                        $100    $80      $70      $60      $225                                                                                                                                              

 

    RESULTS & AWARDS

Age Groups and Awards:

Each race will have a male and female overall winner.  In addition to overall event winners, awards will be given to the top three male & female finishers in the following age categories:

19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

Overall event winners are excluded from age group awards.

Where can I find results?

 All results will be posted on this website and will be finalized the week following the race.

Will I receive my award onsite?

 All participants will receive their finishers medal immediately following the race.  There will not be a post-race awards ceremony for overall and age group winners.  Awards may be picked up at the St. Joseph Sports Commission office located at 911 Frederick Avenue the week following the race or will be mailed to the participant.

Do winners receive monetary awards?

 There are no cash prizes at this event.

COURSE MAPS AND LOGISTICS

VIEW 2023 FULL MARATHON ROUTE

VIEW 2023 HALF MARATHON ROUTE

VIEW 2023 10K ROUTE

VIEW 2023 5K ROUTE

Please note: routes are subject to change.

 All races will begin and end behind Civic Center Center Park in downtown St. Joseph.  The full and half routes will take participants from the north to south side of town showcasing our cities beauty, landmarks, architecture, historic streets and parkway system.

Will the course be certified?

 USATF will certify the both the full and half routes in spring 2023.

Where will aid stations be located?

 Aid stations will be located every two to three miles throughout the course and feature water and Gatorade along with basic first aid items, snacks and portable toilets.  Basic medications will not be available.

What is the time limit for the race?

Marathon participants must finish the course within a 7 hour time limit.  The split between the half and full marathon courses will close at 11 AM.  Runners who have not reached this point in the race by that time will be directed to the half course to finish.  Anyone not finished within the time limit will be asked to move the sidewalks.  At 2 PM, the race will end and all support personnel and security will be dismissed.

 

    PACKET PICK UP/HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO

Packet pick-up along with our St. Joseph Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will be held from 10 AM to 7 PM at the Civic Arena located at 100 North 4th Street in downtown St. Joseph.  All are welcome to attend this event which will feature multiple vendors, food and drink options along with live entertainment.

Information on vendor booth sign-up will be available by March 1, 2023.

 

RACE TIMING

 The St. Joseph Marathon will utilize Athlinks/ChronoTrack Live Timing System, a next generation race platform providing real-time results, mobile results, Facebook & Twitter athlete updates, athlete video finishes and digital photography.  Please be sure to wear your bib number visibly on your chest.

 

PARKING

 Complimentary parking is available at the more than 1,200 spots in the downtown St. Joseph and the surrounding area.  Garage parking is located off Frederick Ave, Francis Street and Felix Street along with street side parking on adjacent roads.  Based on registration, we will add satellite parking options if necessary.  Maps will be added soon!

 

MEDICAL SERVICES

 The medical tent will be located onsite next to the finish line to assist all participants.

 

SPONSORSHIP

Numerous sponsorship opportunities will be available to support the St. Joseph Marathon.  To inquire, contact the sports commission at besely@stjomo.com or 816-233-6688.

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
September 23

Venue

Civic Center Park
900-1200 Francis St.
Saint Joseph, MO, 64501 United States
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