Hopefully September 20th, 2020 Shreveport, LA US 71105 Directions
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1/2 Marathon

$60 7:00AM CDT Price increases after August 20, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

5K

$20 7:15AM CDT Price increases after August 20, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
This race is being postponed to a new date.

New Date: Hopefully September 20th, 2020

Due to COVID-19 this race is being rescheduled for a later date. Right now the tentative date is Sunday September 20th, 2020. As soon as we get final approval from the City of Shreveport we will transfer your registration to the new date.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://independencebowl.org/kickoff-k/.

Place
Fern Marketplace
1370 E 70th
Shreveport, LA US 71105
Description

 

SPECIAL THANKS:

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, Orangetheory Fitness, Great Raft Brewing,  Independence Bowl Foundation, Sportspectrum & Sportspectrum Race Management.

 


 
DATE, LOCATION & STARTING TIME:

Sunday, May 20th, 2020 the Half Marathon will begin at 7:00am and the 5K will begin at 7:15am. The races will begin at the Fern Marketplace.  The Half Marathon route will travel through South Highland, runners will get to enjoy the scenic streets of McCormick, Creswell, Thornhill, Ockley, Unadilla, and Fairfield along the beautiful and challenging course.  There is a 3.5-hour time limit for the half-marathon course.


 

REGISTRATION:

Half Marathon
Early Registration is $60 through August 20th, 2020.
Registration goes up to $70 April 21st, 2020 - September 19th, 2020.
Race day Registration is $75. 

5K
Early Registration is $20 through April 20th, 2020
Registration goes up to $30 April 21st, 2020 - September 19th, 2020.
Race day Registration is $35. 

REGISTER EARLY! No shirts guaranteed to registrants after September 12, 2020.

 


 

T-SHIRTS & RACE PACKET PICK-UP:

Every pre-registered participant will receive an original “Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s” T-shirt. All pre-registered participants of the Half Marathon will receive a medal.

Packet pick up will be held at Sportspectrum Thursday, September 17th from noon- 6:30 p.m. & Friday, September 18thfrom 10:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. You may also pick up your packet on Race Day at the Race Site an hour before the start of the race.

This is a chip timed race!! 
**Be sure that you get your timing chip race morning at the packet pick up site**
You are responsible for attaching your timing chip to your shoe and returning it after the race.
 
All packets not picked up by the start of the race will be forfeited - NO REFUNDS
 

 


 

AWARDS:  

The overall male and female winner of the half marathon will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the male and female winner from each age group (20 & Under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & Over) will win $100. The overall men's and women's winners of the 5K will receive a $250 cash prize, and male and female age group winners will receive $50.

OVERALL WINNER (Half-marathon): $1,000

OVERALL WINNER (5k): $250

 

1st Place(Half-marathon): $100

1st Place (5k): $50

2nd Place (Half-marathon & 5k): Orangetheory Fitness Swag Bag, 3 FREE Orangetheory Classes, & $35 Gift Card to Orangetheory Fitness

3rd Place (Half-marathon & 5k): Orangetheory Fitness Water bottle and 1 FREE Orangtheory Class Pass

 



AGE GROUPS:

20 & Under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & Over
 


 

POST PARTY:

Following the races, runners and spectators can expect a block party atmosphere in the Fern Marketplace, featuring live music, food and drinks, and giveaways.

 


 
SPECIAL NOTE:

Strollers, wagons, baby joggers, and any hand pushed or pulled vehicle will be allowed on the course, but at a walk pace capacity only. Absolutely NO in-line skates, roller skates or runners with baby strollers will be allowed on run course. This rule is an RRCA regulation! No dogs are allowed on the course.

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Questions?

When on the course please remember that the course is open to traffic, so watch for cars. Please stay inside the cones when you are on Fairfield Ave. this is for your safety.The turn by turn on this course map does not have all of the streets and also says the course is 13.3 miles. The course was measured on a bike with a Garmin 645 and came to exactly 13.10 miles, so if you are running with a GPS you should come up with about the same distance.

The course will be marked with white arrows on the ground and directional signs on cones. Make sure you follow the arrows and not the runner in front of you, the runner in front of you might not be running the race.

The 5k course is a flat out an back route. There will be one water stop near the corner of Symphony & Norma Lee.

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