The Betsy Farris Memorial Run

Saturday, September 28, 2019

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 Mike Denehy via email at


10K Run


Half Marathon


5K Walk/Fun Run

Adults - $40

Over 17

Kids - $30

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.

Saturday Race Day Schedule – Sept. 28th

Location: Academy Sports (2651 Trimble Rd, Columbia, MO 65201)
Start Times: 7 amhalf marathon • 7:30 am5k & 10K • 8 am – Post race food, beverages, and begin  • 12 pm – End of Betsy Farris Memorial Run


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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2019 Course Maps

Strava Maps

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Participant Guide

2019 Participant Guide for the Half Marathon, 10K Run and 5K Run.

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Parking Options

There is no parking available at Stephens Lake Park. There will be plenty of parking available at the start of the event at Academy Sports.   We will NOT be offering the shuttle bus option this year from the downtown Columbia parking garages.  

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 2019 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

Academy Sports
2651 Trimble Rd
Columbia, MO 65201

6:00 PM- 6:45 AM

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