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City of Roses Half Marathon & 5K

Sun September 29, 2024 Directions


Half Marathon

$70 7:10AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after September 13, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
USATF Certified 5K Course


$30 7:00AM CDT - 8:30AM CDT Registration ends September 28, 2024 at 11:59am CDT

VIRTUAL OPTION - City of Roses Half Marathon

$70 Registration ends September 29, 2024 at 5:23pm CDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Osage Center, 1625 N Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


5K & Half Marathon Shirt deadline to be guaranteed a 5K shirt is Sept 14.  SIGN UP NOW!

44th Annual City of Roses Half Marathon and 5K Weekend. The 5K Race and the Half Marathon will be held Sunday, September 29th.  5K will start at 7AM, Half Marathon 7:10AM (6:30 Non-competitive early start available for Half Marathon)

HALF MARATHON PRIZES!  Overall Male & Female - $300     Overall Masters Male & Female -  $200

Join the fun by running Missouri’s premium, long-standing City of Roses Half Marathon.  This course takes you along a paved trail through residential Cape Girardeau and out into the beautiful county.  The course is well supported with volunteers to keep you safe as you wind around, up and down paved roads, past horse farms, tree-filled woods and beautiful homes.  You will loop back to the Osage Center to find a cheering crowd and lots of good food, water, Gatorade and locally brewed beer.   This race is in its 44th year.  Water stops are available every 2 miles in the beginning, then every mile from mile 8 on.  The Water Stops are manned by some really happy people, ready to encourage you on your journey.  We offer an early start for those who feel they may take longer than 3 hours to complete the course.

Our City of Roses 5K is a flat, fast USATF Certified Course on a paved trail.  There will be lots of cheering and snacks at the finish.

Virtual Option - Run your best between September 1 and September 30, 2024.


PASTA PARTY!  4:00-6:00 PM  Join with others and enjoy some great pasta! Packets will be available at the dinner.  Tickets are available during registration.  You can add them to your RunSignUP registration later if you aren't sure of your schedule yet.

3:00-6:00  Packet pick up at the Osage Center

Sunday September 29th, 2024

5:30-6:30 AM Half Marathon & 5K Packet Pickup

 6:30 AM Walkers & Non-Competitive Runners Start*

7:00 AM 5K Start

7:10 AM Half Marathon Start

7:45 AM Awards Ceremony for 5K

9::40 AM Awards Ceremony for Half Marathon

*There are no awards for those runners that start at 6:30, but finishers metals will be given out.

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Osage Center, 1625 N Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


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