Sun June 4 - Sun June 18 Columbia, MO 65201 US Directions
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06/04 7:00AM CDT
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06/04 7:15AM CDT
Virtual Event

Virtual 5K

Race Website

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Go Girl Run is celebrating 11 years!

An All Women’s Half-Marathon & 5k running race that CELEBRATES women, health, and fitness! MU Health Care GO GIRL RUN Columbia is full of glitz and glam for all of our ladies. Every participant gets a custom race shirt, finisher medal and finisher item.

Ending where it all started. The MU Health Care GO GIRL RUN Columbia at Peace Park is a beautiful place to welcome Women & Girls from all around to round out 2023 GO GIRL RUN SERIES!

You Are Strong. You Are Amazing. You Go, Girl.

Official Course Closes at: 11:30am

Race Site

MU Health Care GO GIRL RUN is super excited to host the 2023 Event Race Site at MU Peace Park! The park is spacious, beautiful and in the center of downtown Columbia. For more information about Peace Park click here!

Columbia Finisher Medal

Distinct 5k and 13.1 Finisher Medals

5k Medal: Gold Plating, Flower Design with inset Diamonds, and Custom Ribbon

13.1 Medal: Gold Plating, Flower Design with Inset Diamonds, Clear Transparent Outer Ring, and Custom Ribbon


Triple Crown Finisher


Become a Triple Crown Finisher. Only the baddest chicks can do it. Are you one of them? All Triple-Crown Finishers get the coveted GO GIRL RUN TRIPLE-CROWN JACKET to show off their dedication and endurance all year long. Until the next Triple-Crown reward that they are after is announced that is. Then... they get back to work.

*During Registration you will be asked if you are registering for all three races in the GO GIRL RUN SERIES. Check "yes" or "no". If checked "yes" you must individually register for all three events by May 14th, 2023 at Midnight. You will receive your Triple Crown Jacket at GO GIRL RUN Columbia

Triple Crown Finishers Receive:

  • Reduced Pricing for 2024 Events
  • Triple Crown Finisher Jacket & Race Belt
  • Invitation to 2024 Ambassador Program
  • Free Kids Race Entry

Course Maps

Roadwork Avoidance Updated Course Maps

5k Map

Half Map

Online Training Plans

Do you need to get back in the zone to run GO GIRL? Get back in the groove, start a new groove, get mentally prepared? Sign up for the Custom 5k or Half Marathon training plans to make sure you are prepared to come have a blast with us in June!

5k Training Plan

Half Marathon Training Plan

GO GIRL RUN SERIES Online Training Plans are created, managed, and hosted by Custom Training Plans

*GO GIRL RUN SERIES provides this as a service to athletes and is not directly involved in the creation, managament, or hosting of the online training. All questions or comments should be directed to Custom Training Plans

Aid Stations

Official Pace Groups

Beast Pacing will be the Professional Pacers for all GO GIRL RUN SERIES events.

You can look forward to staying on target with these experienced pacers who will get you to the Half-Marathon Finish-line in a time of: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00 hours.

If you are looking to finish your race in those timeframes, the Beast Pacing Team will be ready to get you there! You will find them in NEON YELLOW Pacing Gear!

Medal Engraving


Saturday June 3rd:
2:00-6:00p Packet Pick Up MU Health Care's Women's Hospital Conference Center (404 Keene St, Columbia, MO 65201 )
Sunday June 4th:
5:45a-6:30a Out of Town ONLY Packet Pick Up Peace Park (401 S 9th St, Columbia, MO)
6:45a Half Marathon line up
6:50a Half Marathon Warm Up with MU Health Care’s Human Performance Program
7:00a Half Marathon Start
7:15a 5K Start
8:00a Main Squeeze Market Smoothies and Food Tent Opens
8:45a 5K Awards
10:00a Half Marathon Awards


Awards will be given out 4 deep in each Age Division in the 5k and Half-Marathon

Female: 9&U, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74,75+


Post-Race Food

Go Girl Run is excited to announce a partnership with Main Squeeze Market for Post-Race Smoothies!  You can expect some great snacks along with a Go Girl Run Smoothie once you cross the finish line. 



Host Hotels

Two Host Hotels available near the race site. Must use links below. Rate good for Friday and/or Saturday Night.

Limited Availability

The Broadway Columbia - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri)


A Heartland Racing Co. Series

Presenting Sponsor

Valued Sponsors

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the MU Health Care Go Girl Run | Columbia, MO.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To



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