Saturday, September 30th 2017


Presenting Sponsor


Come be a part of one of the best race events in the Midwest!

All participants receive a great race shirt, a great finishers medal, FREE BBQ and BEER after the event and a discount voucher to the Festival!

Registration to Now Open!

Participants can register HERE


The 2017 Roots N Blues N BBQ Half Marathon and 10k takes place September 30th, in Beautiful Columbia, MO.  Runners get to experience live music on the course as they run through Columbia’s trails, the beautiful downtown and the University of Missouri Campus before finishing at Stephen’s Lake Park.

After the race participants can chow down on complimentary BBQ and Beer while listening to more live music.  All Participants will also receive a discount voucher to the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, allowing them to purchase tickets at a discounted price at the festival gate.  Vouchers for the discounted ticket will be in the runner’s packets.

Come experience one of the midwests best events!  All runners will receive a special edition race shirt, one of the best finishers medals and a free BBQ sandwich and beer at the end of the race.

For questions email Patrick Hanson at

Elite athlete questions? email with questions.

2016 Race

Results for 2016 are available!




Photos are now Live!


Course Maps

Participant Guide


Get the GUIDE!

Packet Pick-Up

Location: Tryathletics, 1605 Chapel Hill Rd. Columbia, MO 65203

Thursday September 28th:

12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Friday September 29th:

12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Saturday September 30th:

6:00 AM- 6:45 AM at Stephen’s Lake Park (We highly discourage this option)

Festival Vouchers

Vouchers can be redeemed at all festival ticket gate only. Runners will receive the voucher in their race packet. Limit one voucher per runner

Ticket Pricing with Voucher:

Friday: $40

($55 without runner voucher)

Saturday: $50

($70 without runner voucher)

Sunday: $40

($55 without runner voucher)

Weekend Pass: $89

($135 without runner voucher)


2015 Race

2015 Race Photos are now available:

2015 Photography Provided by John Kelly Photos

We will have photographers at various parts throughout the course, including the finish line. In order to easily find your photo, and ensure successful tagging, please make sure to secure your bib number to the front center of your body. Putting bibs on your back or your side, or failing to securely attach your bib can result in us unable to tag the photo. If your bib falls off, or we are unable to tag your photo, you can still search for your images with our various search tools, such as by time, or location. Your photos will be available at a few days after the event.
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We will once again being running shuttles from 5th and Walnut parking garage starting at 6:00 AM and ending at 11:00 AM. All garages are free on the festival weekend. There is no parking available at Stephen’s Lake Park. Look out for more information in the participant guide. We also suggest using the Short Street parking garage (1110 East Walnut Street) and walking to the event.