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Columbia Track Club

Heart of America Marathon, since 1960, held on Labor Day in Columbia, Missouri, Elevation 560' to 806', Only $40 entry fee.

Heart of America Marathon
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Starting Time:
6:00 a.m., central daylight savings time (CDT)
Entry Fee:
$40, $50 on September 1 or 2. Make checks payable to Columbia Track Club
Entry Deadline:
PLEASE by August 31. No registration will be accepted after 5:30 am on the day of the race.
Fitness for Event:
No one should attempt this race without proper training and medical advice. Any runner must retire from the race at once if directed to do so by an event physician.  THERE IS A SIX HOUR TIME LIMIT. The finish area will close at noon.
Online Registration /
Who's Running:
At RunRace.com, you can view the list of people who have signed up online and also register yourself for the race.
Headquarters:
The Hampton Inn, Stadium Blvd. at Rock Quarry Road. Address is 1225 Fellow's Place. Rate: $122, including taxes; one to four people; for September 1 only; must reserve by August 17; ask for group rate or use group code CHXHOA. Reserve online or call 573-214-2222 for reservations.
Packet Pickup:
Sunday, September 1 between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Hampton Inn, and between 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM on race day.
Aid Stations:
Aid cars tour the course continuously. Aid Stations are about every two miles with water, Gatorade and ice.
Awards:
Framed posters to overall male & female winners; running shoes (from Tryathletics) to overall winners and first age 40+ male and female; plaques to first 3 males and females in age groups 0-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+; medallions and T-shirts to all finishers. Dave Schulte Award for the most improved 2013 HOA performance compared to a sub-five-hour 2012 HOA. Awards will be presented at a post-race gathering at Shakespeare's Pizza (Ninth and Elm Streets) at noon. If not present for the awards, we will mail your award if you pay $5.00 for S & H. Free pizza to all HOA entrants.
The course is USATF certified - # MO0767BG.

Questions? Call 573.445.2684

2013 Entry Form; PDF document. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader
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