Overall Rating
Overall Rating (35 Reviews)
4.3
(35 Ratings)(35 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.5
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.3
Join us in Kansas City, Missouri’s Northland for the Liberty Hospital Half Marathon & Jewell 5K presented by Hy-Vee! This year will feature an ALL-NEW race course featuring historic downtown Liberty and William Jewell College! All Half Marathon and 5K participants will enjoy a scenic race course starting and ending … MORE
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    courtneyodell59 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    If you like a challenge, this race is for you. The Pacers are the best and will keep you motivated to keep going. If you can excel at this race, … MORE

    If you like a challenge, this race is for you. The Pacers are the best and will keep you motivated to keep going. If you can excel at this race, you can do anything. The course entertainment gets better every year as this race grows. The finisher medals are the largest and heaviest I have ever received from a race. Phenomenal. And the race shirts are always made from the softest materials.

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    5
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    5
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    4
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    4

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    tbartley17 FIRST-TIMER '20

    It was a difficult race due to the hills, but I accomplished the time I needed to in order to go to Pike’s Peak in August. The Pacers, Krystal and … MORE

    It was a difficult race due to the hills, but I accomplished the time I needed to in order to go to Pike’s Peak in August. The Pacers, Krystal and Rachel, helped me get there!

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    rebecca.farley147 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This event is so well organized. There was fun swag and a lot of vendors at the Expo. Free photos and massages. The course was hilly and difficult, but there … MORE

    This event is so well organized. There was fun swag and a lot of vendors at the Expo. Free photos and massages. The course was hilly and difficult, but there were a lot of spectators cheering us on. I highly recommend this race!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
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    5
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    4
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    5

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    tiffers79 FIRST-TIMER '20

    AMAZING RACE & the BEST post-race experience I’ve had!! Loved having the football field to socialize/network, relax & recover!!! The expo was great with a variety of vendors!! The 100yd … MORE

    AMAZING RACE & the BEST post-race experience I’ve had!! Loved having the football field to socialize/network, relax & recover!!! The expo was great with a variety of vendors!! The 100yd dash for the little was sooooo cute & they got medals too…PERFECT!! The volunteers even stretched the mini runners & were great at keeping their attention!!! Tons of Volunteers and some of the best cheering stations along the route!! ❤️❤️ the drummers & live music❤️❤️

    My only suggestion would be to wave start the 5k with more of an interval time of a couple minutes between groups. It was super congested, especially at the beginning. Maybe this would help thin out the field a little.

    Will for sure keep this as a must do race next year!!!

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    5
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    5
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    slafaye59 FIRST-TIMER '20

    A have to run this race for those that need a challenge. I am one of those runners that are not interested in personal best times but rather find a … MORE

    A have to run this race for those that need a challenge. I am one of those runners that are not interested in personal best times but rather find a difficult and technical course, and I found it in the Liberty Hospital Half Marathon. If you hate hills, I urge you to work on the treadmill and tilt it to a high grade. There are never ending hills that challenge your legs and lungs. The support is spot it, they provide water and gatorade. I like to hear more music along the course. The finisher’s medal is huge and heavy. Finisher shirt is not a wicking material but a good casual shirt. Getting your bib and shirt is a breeze. The expo is medium size but growing mind you the Liberty Half Marathon is in its fourth year, they are young but learning in leaps and bounds. Shouting out to all half fanatics and 50 staters to run in this race. One more thing, the Liberty Hospital Foundation return all the profits in the community, and they are focusing on mental health.

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    5
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    5
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    4
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    5

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    mg_ds_god REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This is a great race to start off the Heartland 39.3 series. A tough and challenging course that gets better year after year. This is a don’t miss race for … MORE

    This is a great race to start off the Heartland 39.3 series. A tough and challenging course that gets better year after year. This is a don’t miss race for the KC area

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    5
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    4
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    5

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    mommyof5in5 FIRST-TIMER '20

    This is a very hilly course. Don’t expect to set any speed records. This was my first year doing this race,and I knew going in that it was very hilly. … MORE

    This is a very hilly course. Don’t expect to set any speed records. This was my first year doing this race,and I knew going in that it was very hilly. Which is why I chose not to do the half. You run by some beautiful houses in downtown Liberty. There are lots of spectators out cheering along the course,which is always appreciated. The expo was nicely done. The shuttle buses were what I was most worried about, and those worked out perfectly. I would definitely do this race again.

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    5
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    4
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    4

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    runningnavyvet REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Great course and neighborhood support and nice expo with food and beverages and good camaraderie. Course starts on a downhill and then some challenging hills throughout the route. 3.5 hour … MORE

    Great course and neighborhood support and nice expo with food and beverages and good camaraderie. Course starts on a downhill and then some challenging hills throughout the route. 3.5 hour cut off but easily accomplished. Mile 10 seems like the longest mile

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    arndtju2 FIRST-TIMER '20

    This course was a lot of fun. There were hills, but they weren’t overly difficult. They were more of a delightful challenge, especially pushing a double stroller! MORE

    This course was a lot of fun. There were hills, but they weren’t overly difficult. They were more of a delightful challenge, especially pushing a double stroller!

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    valleygirl26 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Mega medal. Super convenient parking and shuttle. Expo goes on well after the race, which is great! It's also indoors. Quite hilly course but that is to be expected. Not … MORE

    Mega medal. Super convenient parking and shuttle. Expo goes on well after the race, which is great! It’s also indoors. Quite hilly course but that is to be expected. Not much scenery but still a great and well marked course. Awesome volunteers, plenty of water stations, encouragement along the course. Pics and results ready super fast. Could have some options after the race that ARENT carbs and bread…that would be nice but that is rare anyways. Will def do again.

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    bctheheeb FIRST-TIMER '20

    Well run! Hilly, but that's part of the experience! This was my first 5K and has motivated me to keep on truckin! First class SWAG. I wish the race weather … MORE

    Well run! Hilly, but that’s part of the experience! This was my first 5K and has motivated me to keep on truckin! First class SWAG. I wish the race weather would follow me wherever I go. I cannot wait for next year!

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    5
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    5
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    4
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    bryanhahn25 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Get ready for some hills, but it’s a ton of fun! It’ll challenge your muscular endurance, but the community support is awesome! The only thing to worry about is it’s … MORE

    Get ready for some hills, but it’s a ton of fun! It’ll challenge your muscular endurance, but the community support is awesome! The only thing to worry about is it’s in March, could be beautiful weather, or cold!

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    swiowafan FIRST-TIMER '19

    Very well organized. It was very cold and even thought of having ice melt at each aid station. Had lots of course entertainment. Definitely a hilly course. Not a PR … MORE

    Very well organized. It was very cold and even thought of having ice melt at each aid station. Had lots of course entertainment. Definitely a hilly course. Not a PR course by any means.

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    5
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    5
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    4
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    5

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    snell.megan REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I have ran in 2018 and 2019, stellar experience in 2018 but the 2019 course is one I would never repeat, I’m happy that I’ve heard that they are working … MORE

    I have ran in 2018 and 2019, stellar experience in 2018 but the 2019 course is one I would never repeat, I’m happy that I’ve heard that they are working on a new course for 2020 because I would love to do this race every year, and hope the distance will not be 13.3 miles again. They do have plenty of volunteers to make race day go smoothly!

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    3
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    4

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    jburns797 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I specifically did not sign up for this run last year, as the course looked BORING. When I heard it was moving into town, I definitely marked it as a … MORE

    I specifically did not sign up for this run last year, as the course looked BORING. When I heard it was moving into town, I definitely marked it as a “to do” run. I ran the 5k for fun with a friend and really enjoyed the entire experience. I loved seeing all the lovely neighborhood homes. The route cheering and support was great, and the after activity in the Mabee Center was informative and delicious (thanks Rotary Club). I don’t do a lot of organized runs more than once, but I’d consider doing this one again.

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    ssgrimm555 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I was not happy with the shuttle system. This was excellent last year. It took 45 minutes from academy to get there. Leaving us with only 15 minutes to go … MORE

    I was not happy with the shuttle system. This was excellent last year. It took 45 minutes from academy to get there. Leaving us with only 15 minutes to go the restroom and run to the race where we run at. Leaving we couldn’t leave until the other buses left for the other drop offs, which made it take longer. I don’t know why we always got the trolley with fewer seats. I recommend sending the buses to the sites more often next time or just do what you did last year. The race was very nice, though I recommend maybe doing it a week later for better weather. I am iffy on if I will be willing to do this race next year.

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    rbfrmrville FIRST-TIMER '17

    This is a very hilly half marathon. So if you are going to do this, please train on hills. it is a small half marathon but it was a half … MORE

    This is a very hilly half marathon. So if you are going to do this, please train on hills. it is a small half marathon but it was a half marathon that I did set a PR on.

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    scottbrant SPECTATOR '19

    We loved the race, but could you run down Kansas Street first and then run down Franklin street? That way spectators for the half marathon can park more easily on … MORE

    We loved the race, but could you run down Kansas Street first and then run down Franklin street? That way spectators for the half marathon can park more easily on Kansas Street to watch the race on Franklin Street.

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    So, the event outgrew the nice community center, located on a nice parkway with wide open routes. I get it, I understand. What I liked: - Some very challenging hills … MORE

    So, the event outgrew the nice community center, located on a nice parkway with wide open routes. I get it, I understand.
    What I liked:
    – Some very challenging hills
    – Nicely distanced apart aid stations
    – The community participation in aid stations was cool and something that I hadn’t seen done before
    – The new venue is nice and the college gym for packet pickup is cool.

    What I didn’t like:
    – The event promoter should be very disappointed that he held up traffic for 1 mile on Hendren Drive. Hendren Drive should have been closed to traffic. There were a lot of upset drivers.
    – It was a very tight fit at the start, as compared to the wide open parkway of years past. It remained tight through the first few miles.
    – Just me, but having to run by the finish as you are climbing a hill was really heartbreaking for me. Just give us the turn down the hill and finish.
    – I hate loops to get miles. Just give me wide open miles without silly little loops please.
    – It’s like they tried really hard promoting the event, but didn’t try hard enough on having a great route, and policing vehicle traffic.

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    Peter FIRST-TIMER '19

    The race was very hilly and the temperature was in the 20s. The shuttles worked really well. I picked up the shut up at the Academy sports store. They were … MORE

    The race was very hilly and the temperature was in the 20s. The shuttles worked really well. I picked up the shut up at the Academy sports store. They were nice enough to open up at 6 AM for the runners. The finish line was at the college track, which was nice. It was also nice that the gym was open for the runners before and after the race and it was warm. I enjoyed the run through the old part of liberty.

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