The Betsy Farris Memorial Run

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Times & Results Available Now

We invite you to participate in our 5K, 10K or half-marathon, in celebration of music and healthy living.

Our race honors the legacy of Betsy Farris, Roots n Blues Festival director from 2009-2016. Betsy trained, inspired, and mentored many people on their journeys to get fit and stay healthy. Our race is produced by our friends at Off Track Events.

For more information, contact Mike Denehy via email at

Thanks for Participating


2019 Times

Course Photos


2020 Registration is not yet open – October 3

Start Times: 7 amhalf marathon • 7:30 am5k & 10K • 8 am – Post race food, beverages, and begin  • 12 pm – End of Betsy Farris Memorial Run


All Half Marathon, 10K Run & 5K Run participants will receive:

  • Commemorative run shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Free Fuzzy’s Taco breakfast taco
  • Well Being Non-Alcoholic Beer at the finish line (21+ only. Must have ID to receive beer)
  • Discount price for one festival ticket to the Roots n Blues Festival Music Festival. The code only applies to 3-Day General Admission or Saturday General Admission tickets.

Please wait for an email with your active discount code before attempting to purchase discounted tickets. This will take 3-5 business days after race registration.

Please email with all ticket questions.

Weekend General Admission Pass: $138.40 ($173 without code)

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Participant & Training Guides

2019 Participant Guide for the Half Marathon, 10K Run and 5K Run.

2019 Training Guide for the Half Marathon, 10K Run and 5K Run.

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Parking Options

There is no parking available at Stephens Lake Park. There will be plenty of parking available at the start of the event at Academy Sports.   We will NOT be offering the shuttle bus option this year from the downtown Columbia parking garages.  

Check out the 2019 Participant Guide for more info.

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Packet Pick-Up

Friday, September 27, 2019

1605 Chapel Hill Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Academy Sports
2651 Trimble Rd
Columbia, MO 65201

6:00 PM- 6:45 AM