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Kansas Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

About Kansas Half Marathon

Even though Lawrence was voted one of the most bike-friendly towns in the country by The League of American Cyclists, you’ll be happy to know that foot traffic is just as welcome in this unique Kansas town, which is home to more than 87,000 people here along the banks of the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers.

With a reputation as one of the best preserved communities in America, the course for the Kansas Half Marathon should prove to be just as rich in history as it is beautiful. 

The half marathon is USATF certified (Course # KS14056KH). The course takes runners through historic East Lawrence continuing on through the levee trail and north area of the city before returning to Downtown Lawrence for the finish. The 5K is a USATF certified course, too, (Course #KS15039KH).


Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


  • 4.988954km


After Race Services

We will have recovery food donated by HyVee post-race, water and Tailwind endurance drink for all participants at the end of the race.

Aid Stations

Rest rooms will be at the start/finish line and at the following locations on the course: Aid stations along with rest rooms will be located at mile markers 2, 4, a little before 6 (right before the bridge), at 10 (after you go under the bridges), 9 (at the turn around) and a little before 12 at Sandra J. Community Health Park.

Award Medals

Every half marathon & 5K participant will receive a finisher medal.

Maximum Time

The Half Marathon has a street time limit of 3 hours & 15 minutes giving you a maximum of 15 minutes per mile. Timing will stay open until the 4 hour mark. Anyone taking longer than the street time limit may have to switch to sidewalks to finish. Walkers are welcome for both the half marathon & 5K.

Kansas Half Marathon Route Map

Kansas Half Marathon Route Map


Watson Park – 737 Kentucky Street Lawrence, Kansas



Along the way, you’ll run through beautifully tree-lined streets in historic East Lawrence, past Oak Hill Cemetery and if you’re a basketball fan after the race you can visit the campus of the University of Kansas, home to the famed Jayhawks basketball team.


The race begins right in the middle of downtown Lawrence in Watson Park, along 7th Street.

From there, runners follow an out-and-back loop route around the city, including long stretches along the Kansas River, over the river and back across the Massachusetts and Vermont Street bridges, and in and through several city parks like Burcham Park, Shaw Park, Clinton Park and Woody Park.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.