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.
Want to participate but can’t make the event? We are offering a VIRTUAL RUN option this year. If you are unable to make the event and would like to still participate, we encourage you to sign up as a virtual participant! Run (or walk) the distance that you are inspired, when ever and wherever you choose (sidewalks, paths, treadmill, anywhere)! We will ship the participant shirt and runner bib to you! Packets will arrive in the mail about a week before the event so that you can participate at the same time that the physical event starts (if you choose to run it at that time)! Please share photos and feedback about your virtual event experience to our facebook event page!
For more information, contact Mike Denehy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Times: 7 am – half marathon • 7:30 am – 5k & 10K • 8 am – Post race food, beverages, and begin • 12 pm – End of Betsy Farris Memorial Run
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 BoxOffice@rootsnbluesfestival.com with all ticket questions.
Weekend General Admission Pass: $140 ($175 without code)
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 2020 Participant Guide for more info.
1605 Chapel Hill Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
2651 Trimble Rd
Columbia, MO 65201
6:00 PM- 6:45 AM