Online registration will be accepted until October 12, 2016 at 11:45 p.m. After that date, participants must plan to register on-site at least twenty minutes before their race event.
Join us in Great Bend, Kansas for the 2nd Annual YP5K and Half Marathon on Saturday, October 15th. The races will start and finish at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend, and both will utilize a professionally chipped timing system provided by Oz Endurance. Participants can elect to run or walk the 5K course or take on the more challenging half marathon course. Each participant receives a race t-shirt, a swag bag of goodies from our sponsors, a complimentary breakfast, along with free finish line photos published on our Facebook page after the event. Cost is $30 per 5K participant or $60 per half marathon participant. Prices increase to $35 and $70 respectively after September 25th. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed after the earlybird deadline. Proceeds will be used to sponsor fitness and wellness initiatives in Barton County. Post your race photos using the hashtag #YP5K on social media!
Half Marathon - 13.1 Miles Take a scenic tour of the Great Bend community on our dynamic race route, which incorporates two City parks, our notorious hike and bike trail, as well as beautiful tree-lined residential streets - all on flat terrain with well-coordinated hydration stations. Ample restroom facilities are made available at the starting line and at the park pavilion. 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. *Pending USATF certification.
YP5K - 3.1 Miles Join us at Jack Kilby Square for a scenic route through Great Bend that includes Brit Spaugh Park and well-marked residential areas. 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).
RACE DAY SCHEDULE: 6 a.m. Registration Opens 7 a.m. Half Marathon Shotgun Start 8 a.m. 5K Shotgun Start 8 a.m. Family Fun Zone Opens 9 a.m. 5K Award Ceremony 10:30 a.m. Half Marathon Award Ceremony