Downtown Springfield Association
Run For The Ranch

Run For The Ranch

December, 19 2020 | 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

901 South National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897


Run for the Ranch began in 1999 as a fund raiser for the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners, and other local charities. The event is held annually on the last weekend of the year and is traditionally one of the last chances in the calendar year to Marathon in the United States.
Race Start:
• 1 Mile starts at 9:15am, all other events will begin at 10:00AM.
• Timing for all events ends at 4:00PM. There is NO early start for the marathon
• The average temperature at the race start is 42 degrees.
Age Restrictions:
• To run the marathon or 6 hour endurance you must be 18 or over on race day, half marathon must be 13 or over on race day. No exceptions!
Packet Pickup/Registration:
• Friday, December 18th at Fleet Feet (1254 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO) from 3:00pm to 7:00PM.
•Race Day from 8:00am to 9:30am at the start/finish line.
•Starts and finishes at Parking Lot #24 (Kings and Grand), MSU Campus, Springfield, MO (1/4-mile SW of intersection of National & Grand)
• Ample free university parking can be found immediately SW of National and Grand for both packet pickup and the race.
• Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch and the Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners.
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• Custom ranch medals for all half marathon, marathon and marathon relay finishers.
• 6 Hour participants get a super sweet finisher trophy!
• Finishers medal for all participants.
• Awards to first overall, male and female and Masters (40+), 1-mile, half marathon & marathon events.
• Awards to top three in ten-year age groups in 1-mile, half marathon & marathon events.
• Awards to top three male relay team, top three female relay team, and top three coed relay team.
• Awards to top 3 males and top 3 females in 6-hour endurance event. ​
Course: ( Flat & very fast!
• This course is a certified 3.275 mile loop so that the marathon is exactly 8 loops and the half marathon is exactly 4 loops. Very clear directional arrows will be posted along the course. All race distances are certified. USATF Certified Course, Boston Qualifier Course, and NYC Qualifier Course!
• The marathon may be run as a relay with 4 people to each team. Teams may be single gender or mixed gender. Each relay member will run 2 loops of the course. Relay exchange zone will be next to the finish line.
Aid Stations:
• Water, electrolytes, food, gels and toilets every 1.5 miles.
Food & Fun:
• Free food and drinks for all finishers.