Saturday, June 13, 2015 • Maryville, MO • Course Map
A few hundred runners turn out each year for the Maryville Marathon & Half Marathon and Chamber Country Classic 10K & 5K, which take runners through the in-town and rural areas outside this rural town in the northeast corner of Missouri, on a hilly and challenging course characterized by some steep inclines and declines.
From the starting line at Donaldson Westside Park, a baseball park on the western side of town just off Country Club Road, the out-and-back course takes runners on a clockwise loop through Maryville’s downtown and out along the outskirts of town, with much of the race course taking runners on a long, straightaway run along Highway 71.
Runners should expect to encounter lots of rolling hills along this portion of the route, which heads back into town at the intersection of 71 and South Main Street.
While the race of course doesn’t have the spectators or perhaps the outsized scenery or attractions of larger-city races, many past participants say it makes up for that with a friendly, intimate feel and plenty of enthusiastic spectators along the route and at the finish line.
The starting time for the full and half marathons is at 6:30 AM to give participants a chance to get at least a part of the race in before conditions become overly warm, as they have in some past years.
The out-and-back loop course ends for both the full- and half-marathon participants where it began, back at Donaldson Westside Park — for half-marathoners, the course is a single loop, while the 26.2-mile entrants will run the loop course twice.
Race Weather & Climate
A rural town in Missouri’s northeastern corner about 100 miles north of Kansas City, the town of Maryville enjoys early summertime weather conditions that are usually relatively mild to warm, but can get hot with sometimes heavy rain.
On race day (June 13), the average low is 58ºF and the average high is 83ºF.
- 2014 Maryville Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Maryville Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Maryville Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Maryville Half Marathon Results
- 2010 Maryville Half Marathon Results
- $35 for the half marathon, if registered before June 1, 2015
- $45 after June 1
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of Maryville’s Marathon or Half Marathon, or the Chamber Country Classic 10K or 5K race, register online at the event website here.
Official Race Website
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