Race to the Center Half Marathon

Sat September 12, 2020 Smith Center, KS US 66967 Directions
Run or Ride to the Center of the U.S. in Kansas!
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Half Marathon Running

$60 $50 7:30AM CDT - 12:30PM CDT Price increases after August 22, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Half Marathon Biking

$60 $50 7:45AM CDT - 12:30PM CDT Price increases after August 22, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
Experience the Peace of Rural Kansas



Find yourself at the center of the U.S. as you finish this unique race! The entire course is on unpaved country roads in north-central Kansas. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Kansas prairie as you run from Smith Center, KS to the Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States near Lebanon, KS. You may run the race or ride your bike. This race is certified by the USA Track and Field Association.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning to go ahead with the race on Sept. 12 with proper precautions, as long as state and local authorities allow. That being said, we want you to have confidence when you register with your hard-earned dollars. If race cancellation is necessary due to state or local regulations, we will offer you the option of a virtual race or a refund of your registration fee. If there is a travel restriction in place around the race date (e.g. travel from your state of residence to Kansas requires a 14-day quarantine), we'll also offer affected individuals the option of a virtual race or refund. If you've been feeling cooped up lately, a great run through the open spaces of north-central Kansas awaits you.

Run or Ride in this 4th Annual Event


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A Unique Experience at the Center of the U.S.


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