Half Marathon Series Encourages Athletes to Run Across Missouri

Hospital Hill Run
September 13, 2017

Runners who participate in each race receive a medal highlighting that particular area of the state


Run Across MissouriKansas City, Mo. – Hospital Hill Run is partnering with the GO! St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend and the Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series in Springfield to offer Run Across Missouri, an opportunity for runners and walkers to complete three half marathons in three different regions of Missouri. 


“Hospital Hill Run is proud to take part in Run Across Missouri and provide Missourians with increased incentive to stay active,” said Beth Salinger, Hospital Hill Run Race Director. “We hope people will take advantage of the opportunity to visit and learn about each Missouri city while working on achieving their own fitness goals.” 


Run Across Missouri includes:


Runners who participate in each race receive a medal highlighting that particular area of the state. Special medals from each race are designed to fit together and connect into one cohesive Run Across Missouri medal.


The 45th annual Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon starts and finishes on Grand Blvd. in front of Crown Center. The race will take participants on a tour of Kansas City including Hospital Hill, Brookside, the Plaza, Liberty Memorial and the many hills Hospital Hill Run is famous for.


For more information and to register, visit www.hospitalhillrun.com.  


About Hospital Hill Run

What began in 1974 with 99 athletes paying a $1.00 registration fee to run a 6.8-mile course starting and ending in Crown Center has evolved into an event that regularly hosts thousands of athletes over two days and three different event distances. The 2018 event will be the 45th annual race; a race Runner’s World magazine has touted as one of the top 25 road races in the United States, taking place on Friday and Saturday, June 1 – 2, 2018. The event includes three distances, the UMKC School of Medicine 5K on Friday night, followed by a 7.7 mile and a half marathon on Saturday morning. Those who wish to challenge themselves further can compete in both the 5K on Friday night and either the 7.7M or half marathon on Saturday, called the Hospital Hill Run Re-RUN. All events begin and end on Grand Boulevard directly in front of Crown Center. Also included as part of the weekend festivities is a two-day health and fitness expo taking place at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall, a Pasta Party, and two post-race parties open to all. For more information regarding Hospital Hill Run, go to www.hospitalhillrun.com


About GO! St. Louis Family Fitness Weekend

Now in it’s 18th year, the GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend is a signature event for GO! St. Louis. The two-day event attracts more than 25,000 participants in 10 different races for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness abilities. The weekend includes a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 7K, 5K, children’s fun runs, and more! GO! St. Louis has become a national model for other running organizations looking to make community wellness a priority by offering community collaborations, school-based programming, and year-round fitness events. For more information, visit www.gostlouis.org.


About Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series

The Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series in Springfield, Missouri, provides runners, walkers and cyclists with opportunities to stay active and fit year round. Now in its 11th year, the Fitness Series seeks to encourage people to get active in the great outdoors, celebrating the beauty and grandeur of the Ozarks. Taking place the first weekend of November, the Cohick Half Marathon is part of the Fitness Series Marathon Weekend. Runners and walkers are invited to participate in these events, which start and end at Bass Pro Shops, the original and Granddaddy of all sporting good stores. 

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