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YP5K and Half Marathon

  • Veterans Memorial Park 1900 McKinley St Great Bend, KS, 67530 United States (map)

Join us in Great Bend, Kansas for the 2nd Annual YP5K and Half Marathon on Saturday, October 15th. The races will start and finish at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend, and both will utilize a professionally chipped timing system provided by Oz Endurance. Participants can elect to run or walk the 5K course or take on the more challenging half marathon course. Each participant receives a race t-shirt, a swag bag of goodies from our sponsors, a complimentary breakfast, along with free finish line photos published on our Facebook page after the event. Cost is $30 per 5K participant or $60 per half marathon participant. Prices increase to $35 and $70 respectively after September 25th. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed after the earlybird deadline. Proceeds will be used to sponsor fitness and wellness initiatives in Barton County. Post your race photos using the hashtag #YP5K on social media!

HALF MARATHON - 13.1 Miles
Take a scenic tour of the Great Bend community on our dynamic race route, which incorporates two City parks, our notorious hike and bike trail, as well as beautiful tree-lined residential streets - all on flat terrain with well-coordinated hydration stations. Ample restroom facilities are made available at the starting line and at the park pavilion. Awards will be presented to the top male and top female finishers in five age groups (13 to 18, 19 to 25, 26 to 35, 36 to 49, 50 and Over). All half marathon finishers will receive a medal. *Pending USATF certification.

#YP5K - 3.1 Miles
Join us at Jack Kilby Square for a scenic route through Great Bend that includes Brit Spaugh Park and well-marked residential areas. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in six age groups (12 and Under, 13 to 18, 19 to 25, 26 to 35, 36 to 49, 50 and Over).

6 a.m. Registration Opens
7 a.m. Half Marathon Shotgun Start
8 a.m. 5K Shotgun Start
8 a.m. Family Fun Zone Opens
9 a.m. 5K Award Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Half Marathon Award Ceremony



Cornerstone Automotive, LLC
Animal Medical Center
Clara Barton Hospital
Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine

Healing Hearts Ranch, Inc.
CUNA Mutual Group
Great Bend Regional Hospital
Barton Community College
First Kansas Bank

Proceeds will be used to sponsor fitness and wellness initiatives in Barton County. This event is presented by the Barton County Young Professionalsgroup along with several sponsoring partners.

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Earlier Event: October 2
Fall Fest