Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4.3
(3 Ratings)  (3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.7
SCENERY
3.3
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4.7
Starting from Pleasant Hill, MO, the Rock Island Trail Half Marathon features an out and back course to the southeast on the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail. There will be hydration stations and mile markers along the course and all participants will receive a custom finishers medal and … MORE
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    RustyM REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Great summer run on the former Rock Island Railroad converted to a trail! Beautiful scenery and lots of shade as the trees form a canopy for much of the distance. … MORE

    Great summer run on the former Rock Island Railroad converted to a trail! Beautiful scenery and lots of shade as the trees form a canopy for much of the distance. This is an out & back course with the start & finish take place next to old town Pleasant Hill, MO, which is fun to walk through to do an after-run stretch. There is a little bit of road surface at the beginning and at the end. Ample water stations but I did notice quite a few runners carried their own.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    shullrd FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was my first trail run and I loved it. I’m always in my happy place in nature. This is a great course. Very flat and out and back. I … MORE

    This was my first trail run and I loved it. I’m always in my happy place in nature. This is a great course. Very flat and out and back. I got my PR on this course.

    This is a smaller race, but has great support. It’s organized by runners for runners which makes a big difference I think. The only caution is that there is a soft 3 hour limit. But you’ll probably run it faster than other courses, so I’d give it a go.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    slomojohn FIRST-TIMER '21

    Rock Island Trail Half Marathon is a first time race, based in Pleasant Hill, a small town southeast of Kansas City. The Rock Island Trail is an extension of the … MORE

    Rock Island Trail Half Marathon is a first time race, based in Pleasant Hill, a small town southeast of Kansas City. The Rock Island Trail is an extension of the Katy trail, which stretches across Missouri. The completed Rock Island spur will connect Kansas City to Saint Louis via trail.
    The Kansas City Running Company put on this smallish (200 or so entrants) race in July, using mostly the trail (crushed rock and gravel) for an out and back race from the Fairgrounds. There was some portion on a road, but it was well marked and supervised. Packet pickup, both pre-race and on site, was well run, the medals spectacular, and the out and back meant that the water stops and other support were always close.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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