Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4.5
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4.5
The Kansas Half Marathon is an annual half marathon and 5K in beautiful Lawrence, KS. All races begin and end at South Park on Massachusetts Street. Since its inception, the Kansas Half Marathon has helped offset costs and increase access to affordable health care services for those that are uninsured/underserved … MORE
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    shullrd FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is a smaller race, but it was really well done. Packet pick-up was at Ad Astra Running, which was really convenient for purchasing last-minute items. The shirt is comfortable … MORE

    This is a smaller race, but it was really well done. Packet pick-up was at Ad Astra Running, which was really convenient for purchasing last-minute items. The shirt is comfortable and looks great. The medal is one of my favorites. It’s high-quality and well-designed.

    Race day was organized. There were food trucks with pastries and hot beverages. There were a couple of other tents as well. For a smaller race, I was impressed.

    There is a soft 3:30 limit. They say that they will keep the finish line open longer, but you may have to move to sidewalks if you fall behind that pace. They had pacers up to 3:00. The pacers, as always, were great. I followed the 3:00 pacer and she was able to help me push through my mental blocks and finish stronger than expected.

    The course itself was nice. There were a couple of really pretty parts. There was one place where the course turned back on itself that was really confusing. I think it wouldn’t have been so bad if we had been at a faster pace. When we hit it the faster runners were crossing on their way back.

    There were 7 aid stations each with water, Gatorade, and port-a-potties. The last aid station also had gu packs. The volunteers manning the aid stations were enthusiastic and helped push me forward.

    The one thing I would change about this race is the mile markers. The markers were painted on the roads and sidewalks. This was OK, except it was easy to miss. Seeing the mile markers helps me mentally. I would have preferred if they were signs, but in the grand scheme of things, this isn’t that big of a deal. I am sure it made post-race clean-up a lot easier.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    kristendallas REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Great staging area and race organization. No issues following the route. The route winds around Lawrence’s great downtown and along nice paved trails. Many fans along the flat route. A … MORE

    Great staging area and race organization. No issues following the route. The route winds around Lawrence’s great downtown and along nice paved trails. Many fans along the flat route. A fun race with lots of fast finishers!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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