Fast 3.1 mile course taking runners on an out and back past beautiful Schifferdecker Park golf course before ending on old Route 66.

Half Marathon

Starting in Baxter Springs, KS, this unique course will take runners through 2 states while following Route 66.

Full Marathon

The 3-state Full Marathon takes runners on a journey down the Mother Road as it follows Route 66 from Commerce, OK into Kansas before ending in Joplin, MO

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The Mother Road Marathon 2019 Registration OPEN

This is one of the most unique marathon and half marathon offerings in the United States and beyond. The Mother Road Marathon navigates 6 communities through 3 states on historic Route 66, while the Mother Road Half Marathon participants travel 4 towns in 2 states on their way to the eventual finish in Joplin, MO. Both events are point to point and a participant shuttle service will be provided to the appropriate start location for your registered event. While there are many miles of flat and fast racing, there are some challenging hills in the latter stages of the event to look forward to. Many have suggested from previous years that The Mother Road Marathon is a fantastic tune-up for The Boston Marathon and other events where inclines are a trademark. Best of all, you will experience the charm, history, and landscapes that only the historic Mother Road can provide. Be prepared for big bling, big fun, big encouragement, and the story of a lifetime to tell. More details will be released over the coming weeks.


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