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Additional race information can be found at http://ponyexpressrun.org.
Giddy-Up Cowfolk! It's time to "kick-off" your boots and put on your running shoes! The Junior League of St. Joseph invites you to run, walk or gallop this historic route through downtown Saint Joseph and the beautiful parkway. Sponsored by Ad Astra!
In 2012, the Junior League of St. Joseph worked to bring the St. Joseph community the Pony Express 5K and 10K Run. In 2014, we expanded the race by changing the 10K to a half marathon, which brought a mix of people from both inside and outside of our community. Since then, we have had roughly 250 runners participate in the Pony Express Run each year.
The race is held each year in the morning of the last Saturday of September, with the start and finish line being at the Pony Express Museum. The route takes the runners through the historic downtown of Saint Joseph and on a portion of the 26-mile long, beautiful parkway system.
All proceeds raised by the Pony Express Run benefit the Junior League of St. Joseph.
In 2012, we have established a partnership with the United Way of Greater St. Joseph, who is a major charitable partner of the race. Because of this partnership, the Junior League is able to further its mission of positively impacting the lives of women and children in our community.
We would like to thank each of our sponsors that have helped us making this a successful race throughout the years.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
All runners finishing the half marathon (within the required timeframe) and 5K runners will receive a medal at the finish line. Awards for overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers male and female in each race, as well as first place finishers in each age category male and female for each race.
Awards for the 5K winners will be presented after all racers have completed the course. Half Marathon awards will be presented after all placing runners have completed the race.
1st Place Overall — $75 Gift Card
2nd Place Overall — $50 Gift Card
3rd Place Overall — $25 Gift Card
Male and Female Age Group Winner — $15 Gift Card
1st Place Overall — $35 Gift Card
2nd Place Overall — $25 Gift Card
3rd Place Overall — $15 Gift Card
Male and Female Age Group Winner — $10 Gift Card
The age groups for both the 5K and Half Marathon are as follows: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Packets will be available at Ad Astra (2702 Ashland Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64506) on Thursday, September 26th from 4-6 PM, Friday, September 27th from 10 AM - 6 PM.
Packets will also be available on race day morning (September 28th) at the Pony Express Museum (914 Penn St., St. Joseph, MO 64503). Packet pickup will begin at 6:30, the half marathoners must pick up their packet before 7:45. 5K runners can pick up their packet until 8:45.
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