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5K Race

$45 7:10AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after May 9, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

10K Race

$55 7:05AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after May 10, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Half Marathon

$89 7:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after May 9, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Place

201 W Capitol Ave
Jefferson City, MO US 65101

Description

The Capital City Race is dedicated to Mental Health Awareness and is in memory of Jared Palmer, who lost his life to mental illness in November 2021. There are multiple routes available, including  5k, 10k, and 1/2 Marathon courses showcasing numerous landmarks around the Capital City. This event will start at the Jefferson City Capitol at 7:00 AM on May 11, 2024.  Come out and walk, jog, or sprint with us on May 11, 2024. Join the fun and celebrate Mental Health Awareness! 

Registration cost varies depending on your race selection. Registration includes one t-shirt, bib, and swag bag! Pre-packet pick-up will be held on May 10, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 PM at The Linc, 1299 Lafayette St, Jefferson City, MO 65101.  Same day packet pick up and registration will start at 5:30 AM the day of the race. T-shirts will only be guaranteed for those who register BEFORE May 1, 2023. 

 Join us after the race for some music & fun! Local food vendors will be joining us to have food for purchase after the race! More information to come!

In Memory of Jared Palmer

The Capital City Race recognizes the rich and too-short life of Jared Palmer, who lost his life to mental illness in November 2021. 

Proceeds from this event will go to benefit Jared Palmer’s kids, George and Ellen, and the other portion will go to the Cole County Treatment Court Programs including DWI court, Drug court, Co Occurring Court, and Veterans court.

Learn more about Jared.

Race Contact Info

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Host Hotel

We are proud to partner with Courtyard Jefferson City for our 2024 Capital City Race!

The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for guests. At the center of it all is The Bistro, a destination for a great breakfast, or drinks and dinner during the evening. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax with free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Plus, our well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool will help you stay refreshed and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at the Courtyard Jefferson City is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before! Located at 610 Bolivar Street in Jefferson City Missouri, Courtyard is nearby the race start point and about 3/4 of a mile's walk or jog from the starting line of the Capital City Race.

When making a reservation make sure to let them know you are with the Capital City Race for a discount!

Schedule

Friday May 10th:
4:00p-6:00p Packet Pick Up at The Linc, 1299 Lafayette St, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
Saturday May 11th:
5:30a-6:30a Packet Pick Up at 201 W. Capital Ave
6:45a Half Marathon line up
6:50a Half Marathon Warm Up 
7:00a Half Marathon Start
7:15a 10K Start
7:30a 5K Start
8:00a Post Race and Food Trucks Opens
8:15a  5K Stretching at Award Stage
8:45a 5K and 10K Awards
9:30a 10K Stretching at Award Stage
10:00a Half Marathon Awards

Awards

Awards will be given out 3 deep in each Age Division in the 5k, 10 K and Half-Marathon

Female: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Male: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Parking

Free parking is available in the State parking lots at Missouri Boulevard and West Main Street across from the Mill Bottom and at Missouri Boulevard and West High Street. 

Half Marathon Training Plan

Don't know where to start? Never run a Half Marathon before? You aren't alone! Below please find a training plan to help guide you. The right running program should conform to your fitness level, needs, and personal needs. Don't like what you see? Check out apps like Run With Hal or Nike Run Club to help you meet your goals and invest in your physical and mental health this year.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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10K Training Plan

Don't know where to start? Never run a 5K or 10K before? You aren't alone! Below please find a training plan to help guide you. This 10K training plan can be modified to meet your 5k training needs.  Remember, the right running program should conform to your fitness level, needs, and personal needs. Don't like what you see? Check out apps like Run With Hal or Nike Run Club to help you meet your goals and invest in your physical and mental health this year.

 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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Sponsors

Your business can be a part of something incredible! Sponsor the Capital City Race, an event that is dedicated to mental health awareness. Your support helps us make a lasting impact and proceeds go to the Cole County Treatment Courts (Veterans, DWI, Co-Occurring and Drug Courts) and the children of Jared Palmer, who lost his battle with mental illness. Explore our sponsorship packages and let's make a difference together!

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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