The Betsy Farris Memorial Run

September 30th, 2023

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Did You Participate in the 2022 Run?

Check out the race results here and photos from the here.

What You Need to Know Come Event Day

Information about packet pickup will be available ahead of the event.

Saturday Race Day Schedule – Sept. 30th

Location: Academy Sports (2651 Trimble Rd, Columbia, MO 65201)
7 am – Half marathon starts
7:30 am – 5k & 10K starts
8 am – Post race food, beverages and live music
12 pm – End of Betsy Farris Memorial Run

After the Run

Timing Chips: The timing chips in the race bibs are disposable, once you cross the finish line you do not need to return them.

Photos: We will have photographers at various parts throughout the course, including the finish line. In order to easily find your photo, please make sure to secure your bib number to the front center of your body. Putting bibs on your back or your side, or failing to securely attach your bib can result in us unable to tag the photo. If your bib falls off, or we are unable to tag your photo, you can still search for your images with our various search tools, such as by time, or location. Your photos will be available a few days after the event. Share the photos you take at the race with us on Facebook! Photos will be posted on:

Times and Results: After you cross the finish line you will get a text or email updates on results. There will also be results posted live on a link on the run website.

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

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:

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.

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Participant & Training Guides

For more detailed information about the run, see the 2023 Participant Guide

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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.  

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Packet Pick-Up

Pre-run packet pickup information will be available ahead of the event

Saturday, September 30th

Academy Sports
2651 Trimble Rd
Columbia, MO 65201

6:00 AM- 6:45 AM