Sunday, September 4, 2016 • Overland Park, KS • Course Map
Set to take runners on a route that unfolds through the southwestern corner of Kansas City, this 13.1-mile race for women is designed to celebrate living a healthy lifestyle and to support local charities by providing an encouraging atmosphere for fitness and exercise for women of all ages.
And with a 4-hour course time limit and a mixture of road and trail, this race is perfect for beginners, trail runners, and competitors.
(Note: The date for the Go Girl Run Kansas City Half Marathon is tentative; when it is finalized, it will be listed here.)
Runners will tackle a loop course that features plenty of rolling hills to keep things challenging. The start/finish line is located in the Prairiefire Entertainment District–the perfect spot to host a ladies’ only half marathon.
The first two miles are along W 135th Street that takes runners west. Just past the 2nd mile marker, runners hop along the trail that runs adjacent to Tomahawk Creek. They continue along the trail until they reach the Tomahawk Valley Park, just beyond the 5th mile marker.
After reaching Quivira Road, runners make a left turn and continue south until it intersects with W 143rd Street. Racers will continue on this long stretch of road until they reach mile marker 9 and make a left turn on Metcalf Avenue.
They reach the Prairiefire area again, but must make a loop around the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate before making their way to the finish line.
Finishers can collect their medal, wine glass, and post-race smoothie upon completing their race. Age group awards go four deep in each category and overall awards are handed out as well. Men are allowed to race, but encouraged to only run in the 5K event as the half marathon distance is intended just for women.
Race Weather & Climate
Early September in Kansas City can bring muggy morning conditions on race day. High temperatures hover in the mid-80’s and lows are in the mid-60’s. The record high on race day was 100°F and the record low was 48°F.
On race day (Sep. 4), the average low is 62ºF and the average high is 83ºF.
- 2015 Go Girl Run Kansas City Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Go Girl Run Kansas City Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Go Girl Run Kansas City Half Marathon Results
See race website
- $65 for the half marathon, if registered by January 1, 2016
- $75 between Jan. 2 – July 1
- $80 between July 2 – September 1
- $89 at the race expo
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of the Go Girl Run Kansas City Half Marathon, register online at GetMeRegistered.com here.
Official Race Website
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