Sep 27,


7am at Stephens Lake Park


We are working on a new, exciting course for the 1/2 Marathon & 10K! Keep an eye out for the new course coming this spring!

Race Registration is now open and available HERE

Once again all runners will get a high quality race shirt and all finisher will get a custom finishers medal for the race!

We’re offering runners a discount on festival tickets!

Vouchers for discounted tickets will be included in your runners packet at packet pick-up. If you would like to get your voucher early, please email Race Director, Patrick Hanson at Vouchers must be redeemed in person at The Blue Note box office or at the festival ticket gate. Only one discounted ticket per registered runner

Discounted ticket prices are: Fri: $25, Sat: $30, Sun: $25, Weekend: $50

Vouchers for a discounted ticket will be included in the runners packets at packet pick-up.  If you would like to obtain a voucher early, you may do so by emailing Patrick Hanson at  Only one discounted ticket may be purchased by each registered runner.  Vouchers must be redeemed in person at the Blue Note box office or at any ticket gate at the festival.

Please check out HERE for the festivals travel partners.

For questions email Patrick Hanson at


joe_companyJoe Company
Official Trainer

Joe Company, PhD is an experienced coach and experienced athlete. He applies sports science as well as his personal experiences as a coach and athlete to customize training programs for all abilities of athletes. Joe’s mission is make your training and racing experience as rewarding as possible. The goal is to help you become a healthy, successful, complete athlete by providing a training plan that helps you reach your goals while maintaining balance in your life.

patrick_hansonPatrick Hanson
Race Director

Patrick Hanson is an avid runner and cyclist and understands the makings of a good race. As Race Director for the past 4 years, Patrick strives to make the race an engaging and successful event for the runners, the festival, and the community. A Columbia Native, temporarily displaced in Atlanta, Georgia, Patrick loves making the trip back to his hometown every year for RNBNBBQ. He is looking forward to a great event.





Rosie Newberry
Celebrity Runner, KOMU TV-8 Weather

Rosie Newberry is the primetime weather broadcaster for KOMU-TV 8, the NBC affiliate here in Mid-Missouri. She is training with Joe Company to run the Roots N Blues N BBQ 1/2 Marathon. She is ecstatic about the opportunity to challenge herself for this event, though she proclaims she is no running authority. She welcomes athletes of all shapes and sizes to join her at this event. In her words, “If I can do it, you can do it!”

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