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Missouri > Spring Fling Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
St. Joseph, MO



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Event Details

St. Joseph, where the Pony Express began and the legend of Jesse James ended, is the site of the second annual Spring Fling 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon hosted by Central High School. All races will begin at the Central High School South Parking lot on the corners of 26th and Sylvanie at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K, and 10K are walker friendly.

The 5K race will take runners south along the parkway to Bartlett Park and return to the school. The 10K race will continue past Bartlett Park just past Bode Ice Area and return to the school. The half marathon will continue to Hyde Park and make a loop throughout the park and return to the school. All races are run on paved surfaces with aid stations approximately every 2 miles. Water, Gatorade, snacks, and energy gels will be provided along the course. The same will be available at the finish along with other fruits and bagels.

The course is very gradual in climb and decent with a steep incline in the first mile and then a couple of steep hills at the 4th, and 7th mile markers of the ½ marathon. The good news is you get to go down those hills on the return.

This race benefits the Central High School Physical Education Department and their effort to provide the best physical education in the state of Missouri. All intersections are patrolled by volunteers who are cheering and supporting runners throughout all the races.

Submitted by Jeff Sullivan
Race Director for the Spring Fling Marathon

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the northwest corner of Missouri, about an hour's drive north from Kansas City, the town of St. Joseph typically experiences cool to mild weather conditions in the mid-spring season, with relatively plentiful rainfall in this part of the year. In April, the area's average monthly temperatures range between 66°F and 42°F, while rainfall totals average around 3.23 inches for the month.


$30 for the half marathon, if registered by March 26, 2011
$35 after March 26


To reserve your spot in the spring 2011 running of St. Joseph's Spring Fling Half Marathon, print out and mail in this downloadable entry form.



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