Overall Rating
Overall Rating (10 Reviews)
3.8
(10 Ratings)(10 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.1
SCENERY
2.9
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4
EVENT DISCONTINUED. Per event’s Facebook page (4/4/19): We regret to inform the running community that The Twelveone Group will cease operations of the Mother Road Marathon in 2019 and beyond. It has been our great pleasure to serve runners and walkers from every state in the United States and nations … MORE
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    usamhall FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race was recommended to me by a runner. So happy he ran it with me so I could give him a hard time. This race went thru three states … MORE

    This race was recommended to me by a runner. So happy he ran it with me so I could give him a hard time. This race went thru three states on a point to point course. Starting in Oklahoma we ran to Kansas and then finished in Joplin Missouri. I used this race for the state of Missouri. Basically you run on a highway… I find that boring also we were exposed to heat and humidity without shade for hours. The expo was a packet pickup… there were stocked water stops and massages after the race. They ran out of food before I finished. The medal was excellent as well as the cotton shirt. I would not do this race again which probably doesn’t matter as they cancelled this years 2019 do to management problems. Bye, bye it is over now.

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    2
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    This race has some challenging hills. But the more challenging part is that you are running on the roadway and there is no protection from the elements, whether it be … MORE

    This race has some challenging hills. But the more challenging part is that you are running on the roadway and there is no protection from the elements, whether it be rain or sun. The sun was killing me when I ran. There is also a portion of the course, near the Old Route 66, where the course isn’t marked well. I almost missed a turn. A friend of mine did and wound up running an extra mile.

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    5
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    M_Sohaskey Apr 10, 2019 at 10:35pm

    Sounds like the organizers might want to invest in a few more orange cones! As if lack of shade on a hot day weren't enough — hopefully your friend at least… MORE

    Sounds like the organizers might want to invest in a few more orange cones! As if lack of shade on a hot day weren't enough — hopefully your friend at least got credit for an ultra-half? 😉 Congrats on toughing out the heat and on adding Missouri to your 50 States Map. And thanks for the thoughtful review, hope you'll share some of your other 50 States adventures here on RaceRaves! LESS

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    dlissious.designs Apr 18, 2019 at 6:09pm

    Thanks. It was fun because I made it fun. Unfortunately they will no longer be running this course. Sad for those who enjoyed running through Oklahoma, Kansas and into Missouri.

    Thanks. It was fun because I made it fun. Unfortunately they will no longer be running this course. Sad for those who enjoyed running through Oklahoma, Kansas and into Missouri.

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    mytweetygirl77 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Not much to see along the way but Awesome medal at the end. The little town in Kansas was nice. And you see the cars from Cars! Plenty of water … MORE

    Not much to see along the way but Awesome medal at the end. The little town in Kansas was nice. And you see the cars from Cars! Plenty of water stops although I bring my own. Still nice to see so many stops.

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    Joerobe FIRST-TIMER '17

    Overall Rating: This was a well organized, no frills, inaugural race. Has a unique option of being able to qualify for any of three states. Course Difficulty: Good course, a … MORE

    Overall Rating: This was a well organized, no frills, inaugural race. Has a unique option of being able to qualify for any of three states.

    Course Difficulty: Good course, a few hills at the end and some traffic along the roads.

    Course Scenery: Nice mid-western scenery and historic towns along Rt 66.

    Race Production: It was good. Easy check in, RD was on site, no frills expo in a central location. Started on time, good volunteers at aid stations, nice finish area.

    Race Swag: Really nice medal and well designed cotton tee. Clear plastic Rt 66 drop bag.

    My Performance: I was good with it. Fairly warm day and second run of the double weekend.

    I think this will be even better next year, but still a really good inaugural run. If you’re looking to cross off MO or OK, this one will do.

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    3
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    noelholland68 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Best race swag, best aid stations, best volunteers, best ran marathon and best scenery. 3 states and 6 cities on Roure 66. It doesn't get any better than this. MORE

    Best race swag, best aid stations, best volunteers, best ran marathon and best scenery.
    3 states and 6 cities on Roure 66. It doesn’t get any better than this.

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    2
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    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    bsmithstl4422 FIRST-TIMER '17

    I hope next year there are:1)more bathrooms at the start (3 per gender is not enough); 2) the fuel on the route was Gu and or Blocks (bring your own); … MORE

    I hope next year there are:1)more bathrooms at the start (3 per gender is not enough); 2) the fuel on the route was Gu and or Blocks (bring your own); and 3) the electrolyte drink en route was Gatoraid or Poweraid. The people were almost unbelievably nice, and tried to accommodate with the resources they had. They deserve for this race to thrive and grow! I also wish it wasn’t on hot, not shaded black top ashphalt, but that’s “the mother Road” for ya, no getting around that. Just adds a little more sweat to the challenge. Maybe pushing it back one more week could help provide cooler temps! Tip for anyone running this race: train for long steady inclines that start at mile 18 for this race.

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    4
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    4
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    2
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    barbieanne REPEAT RUNNER '17

    A lot of volunteers, enough cones out to feel safe on the route. Enjoyed being able to run a historic road. everyone was friendly and in good humor. Lots of … MORE

    A lot of volunteers, enough cones out to feel safe on the route. Enjoyed being able to run a historic road. everyone was friendly and in good humor. Lots of energy.

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    5
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    3
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    5

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    clee11 FIRST-TIMER '17

    I thought this was a pretty good race, especially for those that just want to focus and run a race without many turns. For me I need distractions so this … MORE

    I thought this was a pretty good race, especially for those that just want to focus and run a race without many turns. For me I need distractions so this is a harder race for me. I knew that coming in so I’m not going to ding the race on that. I thought the communication from the event organizers were stellar and the medal was awesome. I thought the shirts could have been a lot better, the white did not show as well on the shirts so it didn’t look good. In addition the men’s XL looks like a dress on me so I think changing the type of shirts might be better. I noticed that the women’s shirts were super fitted and some had to go up a size. I would have like a little more food at the end but overall good race.

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    4
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    4
    SCENERY
    3
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    runnerford REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Thoughtful race director, great volunteers, plenty of aid stations, even slower finishers get a massage at the end. Only down side was shuttle back to hotels was an extremely long … MORE

    Thoughtful race director, great volunteers, plenty of aid stations, even slower finishers get a massage at the end. Only down side was shuttle back to hotels was an extremely long wait.

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    4
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    3
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    golizgo FIRST-TIMER '17

    First marathon but Twelveone has the best course support I've ever been apart of. Water, Replay and snacks every 1 1/2 miles. Course was well managed and community support was … MORE

    First marathon but Twelveone has the best course support I’ve ever been apart of. Water, Replay and snacks every 1 1/2 miles. Course was well managed and community support was amazing. Couldn’t be happier with my experience.

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    4
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    3
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    5

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