Pony Express Half Marathon & 5k

Saturday, September 7, 2024 • Marysville, KS

Experience the scenic 5th Annual Pony Express Half Marathon & 5K in historic downtown Marysville, KS

Embark on a picturesque journey at the 5th Annual Pony Express Half Marathon & 5K in historic downtown Marysville.

The event coincides with the Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash, a 120-mile bike race starting and ending in downtown Marysville.

The race unfolds through the streets of Marysville and the scenic Blue River Rail Trail, set along the retired railroad bed alongside the Big Blue River. Runners will traverse paved and brick streets, cross bridges, and enjoy views of limestone outcrops, grassy bluffs, and open farm fields.

With water and aid stations strategically placed along the route, this race is perfect for those gearing up for a fall marathon.

The half marathon kicks off at 8:00 a.m. at 7th & Broadway, followed by the 5K Run at 8:15 a.m. Participants in both races receive a race t-shirt, and half marathon runners earn a finisher medal.

Downtown Marysville hosts various activities throughout the day.

The Pony Express 120 Gravel Dash cyclists departing at 7:30 a.m. and returning throughout the day. Indulge in abundant food and drink options, adding to the festive atmosphere.

New this year is the virtual race option, allowing participants to run between September 1st and September 17th. Virtual runners can email their time and distance to receive the race t-shirt and half-marathon finisher medal by mail.

Participate in this event knowing that all proceeds go to benefit St. Gregory the Great Catholic School PTO, making your run a meaningful contribution to the community. Lace up your running shoes and join the scenic Pony Express races for a memorable and rewarding experience.

Race Weather & Climate

In September in Marysville, you can generally expect an average high temperature of around 80°F and a low of approximately 57°F. Late summer prevails, offering warm and pleasant days with mild nights. The weather reflects the transitioning season, and September typically sees an average rainfall of about 3 inches in Marysville.

Marysville is located in the northern part of the state right near the Nebraska state line.

Pony Express Half Marathon Past Results

Pony Express Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the half marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00AM CDT – Half Marathon
  • 8:15AM CDT – 5K Run

Pony Express Half Marathon Fees

  • $75 – Half Marathon
  • $40 – 5K Run

See the current fees for all race distances on the race director’s website here.

Pony Express Half Marathon Registration

You can find the registration for all race distances on RunSignup.

Official Race Website

Additional race information can be found at RunSignup.

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