All races will begin on the east side of Bagnell Dam and finish on the west side across from the Celebration cruise boat. All courses are 100% asphalt roadway.
Half Marathon Course
Runners will storm up the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, passing extraordinary buildings, restaurants, bars, churches and other businesses. You will run to the intersection of the Strip and Highway HH and 242 and turn left on to 242. As you pass the stoplight at 242 and MM and turn right, you will pass the 2 mile mark. After a slight incline that takes you under Business 24, the Community Toll Bridge is yours for the taking. Enjoy this stretch of the race. You will lose about 100 feet of elevation over the ¾ miles distance of the bridge. Look both to your left and right as you cross the bridge, taking in the breathtaking views for miles in both directions. Once you are done with the bridge, don’t stop. Fly through the toll booth without paying because you are on a deadline! Just past the toll booth you hit mile 3. Just a little more uphill and you will reach the entrance to Porto Cima and are ready to turn around and head back the way you came. Mile 4 comes just before you reach the bridge again. This time there is more of a challenge as that ¾ mile bridge goes uphill. After the bridge, it’s left on 242 and right on the Strip just as you hit mile 5. Once you reach J.J. Twigs Pizza & BBQ, you are ready to head back downhill to the finish. Make a hard push and finish that last mile strong.
5k – Runners will storm up the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, passing extraordinary buildings, restaurants, bars, churches and other businesses. One mile into the race is Luby’s Plaza on the left and Iguana Watersports on the right. A little further up the Strip the course will turn left on Henderson Lane (across from Christ the King Lutheran Church) and proceed down to the School of the Osage Heritage building. This newly refurbished building is the original School of the Osage, built in 1933 and remodeled in 2014. The course circles through the parking lot and back out to the Strip where it turns left and continues up to J.J. Twigs Pizza & BBQ and runs through the parking lot. There’s no time to stop for food because as soon as runners come out of the parking lot and turn right they hit the 2 mile mark. The rest of the course is all downhill to the finish. Make a charge to the end because there’s a 100 feet elevation loss over the final mile.