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Flatlander Half Marathon 2018

  • Jack Kilby Square 1400 Main street Great Bend, ks 67530 USA (map)

Join us in Great Bend, Kansas for the 4th Annual Flatlander Half Marathon & YP5K (Previously YP5K and Half Marathon) on Saturday, October 20. 

The races will start and finish at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend, and all three will utilize a professionally chipped timing system provided by Oz Endurance. 

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. 

Registration Details:
5K = $30
10K = $40
Half Marathon = $65

Prices increase to $40, $50 and $75 respectively after October 1. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed after the earlybird deadline. Proceeds will be used to sponsor fitness and wellness initiatives in Barton County via Be Well Barton County. Post your race photos using the hashtag #FlatHalfGBK on social media!

HALF MARATHON - 13.1 Miles
Take tour of the Great Bend community on our flat race route with diverse scenery, which incorporates two City parks, our hike and bike trail and Great Bend's 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. This course is USATF certified.

10K - 6.2 Miles (Two Laps of the 5K Route)
5K - 3.11 Miles
Join us at Jack Kilby Square for a scenic route through Great Bend that includes Brit Spaugh Park and well-marked residential areas. Custom die-cast 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). 
Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive finisher medals.

6 a.m. Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. Half Marathon Shotgun Start
8:30 a.m. 5K Shotgun Start
8:30 a.m. Family Fun Zone Opens
9:30 a.m. 5K Award Ceremony
10 a.m. 10K Award Ceremony
10:15 a.m. Half Marathon Award Ceremony


Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine

CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions
Great Bend Regional Hospital
Barton Community College
First Kansas Bank
Cornerstone Automotive, LLC
PJ Stiles, Physician
Innovative LIvestock Services, Inc.
The Fieldhouse
Club 1 Fitness

Community Bank of the Midwest

Proceeds will be used to sponsor fitness and wellness initiatives in Barton County via Be Well Barton County. This event is presented by the Barton County Young Professionals group along with several sponsoring partners and community members.

BCYP is dedicated to networking, leadership training, and volunteering in Barton County. Learn more at or like Barton County Young Professionals on Facebook.