OLYMPIAN SPONSORS: Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine University of Kansas Health System - Great Bend Campus
CHAMPION SPONSORS: The City of Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau Barton County Attorney's Office Barton Community College Innovative Livestock Services (ILS)
PODIUM SPONSORS: Peoples Bank & Trust Beugelsdijk Chiropractic PJ Stiles at Clara Barton Hospital Club 1 Fitness
ABOUT THE RACES! Join us in Great Bend, Kansas for the 6th Annual Flatlander Half Marathon & YP5K on Saturday, October 16. They start and finish near Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend Each participant receives a race T-shirt, a swag bag of goodies from our sponsors, a complimentary breakfast and with free finish-line photos published on our Facebook page after the event. Proceeds will be used to sponsor fitness and wellness initiatives in Barton County via Be Well Barton County and the Bike/Pedestrian Master Plan.
HALF MARATHON - 13.1 Miles Zip along on our SUPER FLAT course around and through Great Bend, KS. It winds through two city parks, our hike and bike trail, and beautiful tree-lined residential streets. Ample restroom facilities are made available at the starting line and at the park pavilion and hydration stations are available roughly every three miles. Awards will be presented to the top male and top female finishers in five age groups (13 to 18, 19 to 25, 26 to 35, 36 to 49, 50 and Over). All half marathon finishers will receive a medal.
5K (3.11 miles) & 10K (6.22 miles) Join us at Jack Kilby Square for a well-marked scenic route through Great Bend that includes Brit Spaugh Park, residential areas and our historic downtown. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in six age groups (12 and Under, 13 to 18, 19 to 25, 26 to 35, 36 to 49, 50 and Over). The 10K race will be two laps of the 5K course.