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Published on May 01, 2015

Columbia’s Only Half Marathon for Women Set for May 30

COLUMBIA, Mo. — MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital is sponsoring Ultramax Sports’ Go Girl Run Columbia at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 30, in University of Missouri Reactor Field Park, at the corner of South Providence Road and Research Park Drive.

This is Columbia’s only all-female’s half marathon, but both men and women and couples can participate in a 5K run/walk that begins at 7:15 a.m.

The half marathon course primarily runs on the Katy Tail and residential roads and includes a few rolling hills and a large hill by mile eight. Aid stations will be located every one-and-a-half to two miles apart on the half marathon course. Each aid station will have water, hydration mix, carbohydrate energy gel, minor first aid and MU Health Care providers staffing the stations to assist race participants.

This is a USA Track and Field sanctioned race, and race participants will receive an athletic T-shirt, medals, post-race food, free race photos and other giveaways from the sponsors. The event also includes pre-race warm-ups from Mizzou Therapy Services starting at 6:30 a.m. and a race-day expo at MU Reactor Field Park, including informational booths sponsored by MU Health Care.

Participants will have the option of donating to Children’s Miracle Network or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Mid-Missouri affiliate. MU pediatric specialists see more than 40,000 patients every year from every county of Missouri. The mid-Missouri Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate was founded in June 2006 and serves 16 counties in the central Missouri area.

The Go Girl Run is organized by Ultramax Sports and is an effort to improve the lives of women. It is designed to be a celebration of friendship and sisterhood. Every detail of this event is planned with the woman in mind.

Registration for the half marathon costs $89, and the 5K registration costs $45. There is a discount for four-person groups, a couples combo pack discount for the 5K race and a larger discount for company groups who sign up for the Get Fit Inc. program.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit