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MARATHON

START TIME: 8:30 AM on November 1, 2020

PARTICIPANT GUIDE: Click Here 

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

COURSE: The Gobbler Grind Marathon is a Boston Qualifying Course!  The USATF Certified Course is #KS09080BG.  Roughly 1/3 of the course is on the road and the rest is on a scenic, paved trail.

 

Online Map   Certified Map

Marathon Elevation Chart

ENTRY FEE: 

  Through 5/31 6/1-7/31 8/1-9/30 10/1-11/9 11/10-11/11
Marathon $75* $80* $90* $95* $100*

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

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SWAG: 
Marathon participants will receive a long sleeve quarter zip (pictured), a long sleeve finisher shirt along with a finisher medal, post-race meal, chip timing, free race photos, Smart Pacers, and discounts/giveaways from our sponsors!

TRAINING:
Gobbler Grind offers a Training Facebook page for anyone interested in getting 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 be clear plastic and be 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 be claimed after you cross the finish line at the Retail sales booth, inside the finish line festival.

Gear check bags not claimed by 3 pm on race day will be taken to 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. They’ll have water, sports drink, GU and TONS of snacks (bananas, pickles, candy, cookies, pretzels, honey, Sprite). Amazing aid stations are what we’re known for!

Marathon aid stations will also have salt tablets, Tums, Vaseline, baby wipes and first aid kits. There will be a 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 you 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 to receive live tracking updates posted to Facebook, Twitter, or SMS Text Message when they sign up for the race.   Sign up for live tracking.

Live results featuring video and photos will be 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 in the Finish Line Festival area next to the Results Tent. If you placed in the top 3 overall or in your age group come to the Awards Tent to claim your award. If you need to leave before awards are announced, we are happy to give you your award early.  Friends may pick up awards for you.

Any awards not claimed at the race can be picked up starting the Tuesday after the race at the RaceDay Events office, 208 W 79th St, KCMO, 64114. Email us at info@resultskc.com before you stop by.

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

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

Refund and Cancellation Policy

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

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

Registrations cannot be transferred to another year or another race.

The Race Director reserves the 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 be guaranteed a refund, purchase race insurance for yourself. Travel insurance companies will cover your race registration and any travel costs you might have.

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

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

The race will be canceled in the event of a tornado warning.

If you have any questions about the race, message us on Facebook or email us at info@resultskc.com.

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