Race to the Center Half Marathon, & 4M

Saturday, September 14, 2024 • Smith Center, KS

Join the 8th Annual Race in Smith Center, KS, for an adventure and exploring the beauty of the Kansas prairie.

Lace up your running shoes or hop on your bike for the 8th Annual Race.

The race kicks off in Smith Center, leading participants to the Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States near Lebanon, KS—an iconic finish that sets this race apart.

Whether you choose to run or ride your bike, this race offers a unique and scenic experience. The event is officially certified by the USA Track and Field Association, ensuring a professionally organized and accurately measured course.

Excitingly, this year introduces a 10k run, providing participants with another fantastic opportunity to explore the surroundings of the Geographic Center.

Race Weather & Climate

On September 14th in Smith Center, KS, anticipate an average high temperature of around 82°F and a low of approximately 58°F. Late summer is in progress, providing warm and pleasant days with mild nights. The weather reflects the transitioning season, and September typically sees an average rainfall of about 2 inches in Smith Center.

Race To The Center Half Marathon Past Results

Race To The Center Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the half marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:30 AM for Half Marathon
  • 7:45 AM for Half Marathon Biking

Race To The Center Half Marathon Fees

  • $50 for Half Marathon
  • $50 for Half Marathon Biking
  • $30 for 10k

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

Race To The Center Half Marathon Registration

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

Official Race Website

Additional race information can be found here.

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