Join us in Kansas City, Missouri’s Northland for the Liberty Hospital Half Marathon and Jewell 5K Presented by Hy-Vee! It’s the perfect way to stretch out your legs and test your fitness level as you kick off your spring racing season.  All Half Marathon participants will enjoy a scenic race course through Liberty and Kansas City and load up with the following swag: stunning 4.5 inch finisher medal (pictured above), free race photos, commemorative race shirt, post-race refreshments, chip timing, and discounts/giveaways from our sponsors!

START TIME: 8:00 AM

LOCATION/PARKING: The race starts and finishes at the Liberty Community Center (1600 S Withers Rd, Liberty, MO 64068).
CLICK HERE to see where to park on site and shuttle parking. There also will be shuttle parking at St. James Catholic Church, 309 S. Stewart Rd, Liberty, MO; Academy Sports at Liberty Commons, 269 S. Stewart Rd., Liberty; EPIC Elementary, 650 Conistor St. Liberty, MO.

SMART PACING: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, 2:35, 2:40, 2:45, 2:50, 2:55 and 3:00
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COURSE: CLICK HERE for the course map! Watch a time-lapse video of the route!

Or, watch this video from The Year I Got the Runs – with Jason.

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AID STATIONS: Will be located approximately every 1-2 miles along the route.  There will be water at each location.  Gatorade will be available at miles 2.5, 4.5, 7, & 10.5. Restrooms will be approximately at miles 1, 3.5, 6, 7, 9.5, 12.  GU Gels/ Bananas will be available at mile 7.

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Sumner One Pint Size Patriot Kids Dash at 9:30 a.m. – Free! The first 150 kids ages 3-10 to check in on race day will receive their own medals when finishing a 75-yard dash!  A free family activity area will be on site from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., featuring inflatables, music, face painting, photo booth and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

ENTRY FEE:

Through Oct. 31, 2017

Nov. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017 Jan. 1, 2018 – Feb. 27, 2018

Feb. 28 through race day

$50 $60 $70

$80

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Thank you for your participation! Your entry fee supports community LiveWell grants distributed by the Liberty Hospital Foundation. Read more.

TRAINING RUN
Want to train with other supportive, fun, motivating runners? Come join our official training group runs for the Liberty Hospital Half Marathon/Jewell 5K: The Sunday Runday North running group meets every Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and they run any distance up to 16 miles, depending on the distance you choose to run. You start the run as a group and the route is supported with water/Gatorade stations every 2 miles. The route is well marked with orange marking flags. The route changes every week to keep things fresh and interesting. The group meets at The Running Well Store, 6106 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64124.

REFUNDS/CHANGES:
No refunds will be given for the event.  However, we will allow you to:
1. drop to a shorter distance at no charge up until race day; or
2. transfer your registration to someone else by Feb. 23 only.
Email any change requests to the  Race Director.
We will run in rain, cold, or snow.  However, if the race is canceled in the event of unsafe weather or other unforeseen conditions, no refunds will be given.

TIME LIMIT: Participants are expected to maintain a pace of 14 minutes per mile (3.5 hour time limit).  During that time the course is closed to traffic and the aid stations will be available.  If you cannot maintain this pace, you may be asked to move to the sidewalk for the last portion of the race.

PACKET PICKUP:
Wednesday, Feb. 28
– 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine, 398 N. Blue Jay Drive, Liberty, MO 64068 Map
Thursday, March 1, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Norterre, The Aurora Health & Wellness Center, 2609 Glenn Hendren Drive, Liberty, MO 64068 (next door to Liberty Hospital)
Friday, March 2 – 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., William Jewell College Mabee Center, 924 State Hwy. H, Liberty, MO 64068 Map
Race Day – Saturday, March 3 – 6:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (if you plan to pick up your packet on race day please arrive at least 1 hour before the start of the race)

AWARDS: ALL runners will receive a great 4.5 inch finisher’s medal!  A Prize Package will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall.  Medals and a $10 gift card from Endurance House Kansas City will also be given to the top three finishers in each age group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.

TIMING, RESULTS, & RUNNER TRACKING: The race will be timed using Chronotrack timing chip technology.  The timing chip is attached to the bib number and does not need to be returned.  Participants can opt-in to receive live tracking and updates via Facebook, Twitter, or Text Message when they sign up for the race.  You can also sign up for live tracking by clicking THIS LINK.