Run the Burg Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, September 29, 2018 • Warrensburg, MO • Course Map

Set for its 9th annual running along the streets of this small western Missouri city that lies less than an hour’s drive from Kansas City, Warrensburg’s Run the Burg race features a half marathon, 10K and a 5K race that saw more than 300 runners cross the finish line at its 5th annual running in 2014, including just over 83 finishers in the half marathon alone.

Runners in all three races share the same starting line, the Johnson County Courthouse near the corner of Holden Street and Market Street, just a few blocks north of the campus of the University of Central Missouri.

From there, runners in the half marathon follow an out-and-back course that basically makes a pair of loops through the city that are divided by the university, starting with a clockwise loop through the countryside areas just south of the campus.

In its first couple of miles, the course takes runners through the heart of campus, past Audrey Walton Stadium (the home field for the university’s track and field teams) and a number of academic buildings on the way out into the neighborhoods that lie south of campus, where they’ll pass by Pertle Springs Lake, the fairways of a golf course, and plenty of wide-open rural areas on the way back into town.

The second half of the race takes runners back toward the university campus and into the neighborhoods east of downtown, as the course heads east along Christopher Street and Division Road.

That’s followed by a second large clockwise loop along Ridgeview Drive and North Devasher Road, and then a turn back onto Division Road where runners start the trek westward back toward campus and the race finish line back at the courthouse.

Race Weather & Climate

Located just south of I-70 in western Missouri, about 60 miles southeast of Kansas City and roughly 210 miles west of St. Louis, Warrensburg typically sees September temperatures that average between 55°F and 80°F, while rainfall totals average just under 4.5 inches for the month.

On race day (Sep. 29), the average low is 48ºF and the average high is 74ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Run the Burg Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:15 AM


  • $45 for the half marathon
  • $35 for the 10K
  • $25 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the Run the Burg Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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