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START TIME: 7:30 AM

WHERE: Founder’s Park in Corporate Woods across, of Building 40, 9401 Indian Creek Trail, Overland Park, KS 66210

COURSE: The Gobbler Grind Marathon is Boston Qualifying Course! These USATF Certified Course is #KS20010TJD. Roughly 1/3 of course on road and the rest is scenic, paved trail.

Online Map Certified Map

Marathon Elevation Chart

ENTRY FEE: 


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2021 participant Guide

Check out AMBASSADOR PROGRAM for chance to earn free entry and other perks! 

SWAG: 
Marathon participants will receive a long sleeve quarter zip, a matching buff and a full zip, light-weight, hooded finisher jacket with finish medal, post-race meal, chip timing, free race photos, Smart Pacers, and discounts/giveaways, from our sponsors! Quarter Zip Size Chart

A Finisher Zipper hoodie for Marathon runners!

TRAINING:
Gobbler Grind offers a Training Facebook page for anyone interested in together or sharing ideas. Sign up via Facebook.

GEAR CHECK:
On race morning, participants may check gear inside the packet pickup area between 7 and 8:30 am. Gear check bags must clear plastic and labeled with your bib number, name and contact information. Bags that aren’t see-through won’t be accepted. Do not check any valuables. We are not responsible for lost items and/or gear check bags. Bags can claimed after you cross the finish line at Retail sales booth of finish chute inside the finish line festival.

Gear check bags not claimed by 3 pm on race day will taken the Race Day Events office at 208 West 79th St, Kansas City, MO 64114. They may be claimed starting Tuesday after the race.

AID STATIONS:
Will be located approximately every 2-3 miles along the route with water and sports drink. GU will be handed out at packet pickup for carry. We are sorry but our TONS of snacks (bananas, pickles, candy, cookies, Sprite)- Amazing aid stations! will have wait until next year. The health dept is advising against open food. Please carry fig newtons, candy or anything you might need.

Marathon aid stations will have salt tablets, Tums, Vaseline, baby wipes and first aid kits. There will toilet at every aid station.

PACE GROUPS:
We are happy to provide SmartPacing pace groups! Be sure to join the right pace group to increase the likelihood of achieving your time goal (or at least to enjoy some companionship). CLICK HERE to meet your pacers.

TIMING, RESULTS, & RUNNER TRACKING:
The races will be timed using bib timing chip technology. Participants can opt-in receive live tracking updates posted to Facebook, Twitter, or SMS Text Message when they sign up for race. Sign up for live tracking.

If you have not signed up for results sent to your phone, you can go to the results tent to look up your bib number and results. If you placed overall or first through third your age group, the awards tent before you leave.

Live results featuring video and photos will posted HERE after the race.

AWARDS:

Awards will be given in each distance to the top three male and female finishers overall, as well as to the top three finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80+

The Awards Tent will be located within the Finish Line Festival area close to the DJ. If you placed in the top 3 overall or in your age group go to the Awards Tent immediately to claim your award. Don’t even have time for that? Friends can pick up awards for you.  Awards will not be mailed.

If you are unable to pick up your award at the race, email info@resultskc.com to let us know you want your award. The RaceDay Events office is a house converted to office space at 208 W 79th St, KC, MO 64114. You can pick up anytime beginning the Tuesday after the race. Your award will pickup bin the basement stairwell in back of house the circle driveway. The pickup bins are outside and available you 24/7 can stop by convenient for you with no need to check in with us again.

TIME LIMIT:
It is 6.5 hour time limit. During that time course is closed to traffic and that aid stations are open. The police, however may open sections of course to let vehicles cross are large gaps in participants. Participants must maintain at least 14 minute per mile pace make the course deadline. Participants in marathon not maintain the 14 minute pace per mile will asked to turn onto the ½ marathon course at course split.

If you are unable to finish time and/or injury, please stop at nearest aid station and will arrange transportation back to finish for you.

Virtual Runner:

If you cannot run the race because of a family emergency, a change in work schedule, or a stuffy nose, you don’t have to worry about forfeiting your registration fee, shirt and finisher medal. A virtual race is one you run yourself, where you want and when you want. If you have not already registered as a virtual runner, email info@resultskc.com to let us know so we can switch your registration.

If you are participating in the race as a virtual participant, you or a friend can pick up your packet, shirt and finisher medal at packet pickup. Tell the volunteers you are a virtual runner and look for the Virtual Runner sign. We will have your packet pulled ahead of time.  DO NOT GO TO A COMPUTER to have a bib number assigned to you! Complete the distance whenever and wherever is convenient.

If you are unable to pick up your packet before the race, email info@resultskc.com to let us know you want your packet. The RaceDay Events office is a house converted to office space at 208 W 79th St, KC, MO 64114. You can pick up anytime beginning the Tuesday after the race.  Your packet will be in a pickup bin in the basement stairwell in the back of the house off the circle driveway. The pickup bins are outside and available to you 24/7 so you can stop by when it is convenient for you with no need to check in with us again.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are not refundable under any circumstance. Race registrations can transferred another participant or to another distance. Save your login so you can do this yourself.

It race is cancelled for any reason, all registered participants will automatically become virtual runners. If the race is postponed, all participants will registered for new date. Shirts, medals and swag, will available for pick up.

Registrations cannot transferred to another year or another race.

The Race Director reserves right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns, road condition, permit concerns or natural disaster. Each athlete must accept this risk of their entry fee paid. Registration fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting in advance of the race date, including course preparation, race supplies, permits and administration. Every effort will be made to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision made that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability and manageability.

If you want to guaranteed refund, purchase race insurance for yourself. Travel insurance companies will cover your race registration and at travel costs you might have.

Weather: The event will not cancelled because of rain, snow or extreme temperature.

It is lightning, the event will postponed for minimum of 10 minutes until no signs of storm are present. Participants should seek shelter in vehicles or nearby building if available. If lightning continues 30 minutes after the scheduled event start, the race will subject to cancellation.

The race will canceled in event of tornado warning.

If you have any questions email info@resultskc.com.

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