The Betsy Farris Memorial Run

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Early Bird Registration Available Now

We invite you to participate in our 5K, 10K or half-marathon, in celebration of music and healthy living.

Our race honors the legacy of Betsy Farris, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival director from 2009-2016. Betsy trained, inspired, and mentored many people on their journeys to get fit and stay healthy. Our race is produced by our friends at Off Track Events.

For more information, contact Colin Lavaute via email at


10K Run


Half Marathon


5K Walk/Fun Run

Adults - $30

Over 17

Kids - $25

Ages 6 – 17

The half marathon, 10k run and 5k run fees listed above have online processing fees and park usage fees included.

Register by September 14th to guarantee a shirt.


All Half Marathon, 10K Run & 5K Run participants will receive:

Please wait for an email with your active discount code before attempting to purchase discounted tickets. This will take 3-5 business days after race registration.

Please email with all ticket questions.

Discounts are only available on Weekend General Admission Passes. Saturday discounts will be available in May.

Weekend General Admission Pass: $138.40 ($173 without code)

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2018 Course Maps

Strava Maps

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Participant Guide

2018 Participant Guide for the Half Marathon, 10K Run and 5K Run.

Training Plan

This may be your first race or your hundredth race. Whatever your skill level, this training plan will help you achieve your goal. Before you begin, answer these questions:

  • What is your goal?
  • Why do you want to train?
  • Is it to cross a half marathon or 10K run off your bucket list?
  • Is it to beat your personal best?
  • Is it to manage your weight?
  • Is it to spend time with friends?

Decide why you are training and what you would like to accomplish to get the most from this program. Happy training everyone!

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Parking Options

There is no parking available at Stephens Lake Park. Downtown Columbia Garages are FREE Saturday & Sunday; please follow all posted parking signs and restrictions.

5th Street & Walnut Parking Garage Shuttle

Shuttle service for the run will pick up starting at 6am. Please allow extra time for this option.

This parking garage is a quick 5-10 minute walk to the starting line. It makes for a great warm-up run!

Check out the 2018 Participant Guide for more info.

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Packet Pick-Up

Friday, September 27, 2019

1605 Chapel Hill Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater

6:00 PM- 6:45 AM

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