Overall Rating
Overall Rating (42 Reviews)
4.8
(42 Ratings) 🏆 (42 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.2
SCENERY
4
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4.8
SWAG
4.7
Running with the Cows consists of an annual 5k and Half Marathon. These races are normally held on the second Saturday in May. Running with the Cows attracts runners from all over Kansas & around the country! An event for the whole family! Rural, rolling hills, serene asphalt course, fresh … MORE
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    gearhala FIRST-TIMER '22

    Great turnout, it seems like the whole town was out volunteering or running. Lots of pacers who were so friendly. The course was clear of cars except for a random … MORE

    Great turnout, it seems like the whole town was out volunteering or running. Lots of pacers who were so friendly. The course was clear of cars except for a random truck that ignored the road closed signs and he was quickly guided out by someone. I loved the cows to get pictures with at the school. Only saw 1 cow on the course. Food choices afterward were not as good as I was expecting based on previous reviews, probably because of how slow I was. I was not prepared for the hills or the heat so it was one of my worst times ever. However I didn’t get an official time so I do not know exactly how bad it was! This may have been the last running of this race which is sad.

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    devan.lynch FIRST-TIMER '22

    I was so excited to run this unique race and am so glad that I did since the organizers announced earlier this month that it would be the last year. … MORE

    I was so excited to run this unique race and am so glad that I did since the organizers announced earlier this month that it would be the last year. The race started at the Holy Rosary Wea School in Bucyrus, KS, a beautiful, quaint Catholic school out in the country, complete with a cemetery and church bell that tolled on the hour. The day was bright and sunny with light winds, but unfortunately it was a little warm for running. It was about 70F when the race started at 7:30 AM, and there was very little shade on the more or less out and back course. I started out faster than I should have, and between that, the rolling hills, and the heat, I was exhausted by mile 5. Thankfully there were water/gatorade stops every couple miles and GU around mile 7! I also kept reminding myself of the delicious Taste of Wea dessert table that I had heard about at the end of the race, and it did not disappoint! The medal was AMAZING, the shirts were awesome, the desserts were beyond delicious, and the people were friendly and kind. It was a much smaller race than ones I have done before, but very unique and well executed. Also, shout out to the SmartPacing team from Kansas City, they were great!!!…Oh yeah, and did I mention the desserts?…So sad to see this race ending.

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    ambrown.ak FIRST-TIMER '22

    Highly supported by the community. Lots of volunteers & cheerers. Food spread was amazing and mostly home made! and then you saw pictures of the spread that existed before you … MORE

    Highly supported by the community. Lots of volunteers & cheerers. Food spread was amazing and mostly home made! and then you saw pictures of the spread that existed before you finished. Not sure whether to be more impressed or jealous! Swag bag had lots of snacks. Photos were free without watermarks. Great photo ops with cows. 10/ 10 recommend.
    Only down side…I hate hills!

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    clairephi REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is one of my favorites in 20 years of running. The pacers helped me finish 6 minutes before my anticipated time! The course was scenic and water/food stops came … MORE

    This is one of my favorites in 20 years of running. The pacers helped me finish 6 minutes before my anticipated time! The course was scenic and water/food stops came at just the right time along the course. The volunteers were exceptional! I could feel the love. The unique medal with barn doors that open, after-race brunch for everyone, and the photo shoot with the barn setting and a calf (one of my favorite race pictures) were highlights. I already have a friend who wants to join me next year. The overnight stay at Embassy Suites in Overland Park and the pasta/salmon meal at Carrabba’s across the street were a perfect preparation for the race and only a 25 minute drive to Bucyrus. This is a race I heartily recommend.

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    I can't believe I've never ran in this race! I've been missing out. I missed Rock The Parkway this year because of a nasty cold and I thought I'd give … MORE

    I can’t believe I’ve never ran in this race! I’ve been missing out. I missed Rock The Parkway this year because of a nasty cold and I thought I’d give this a whirl! Boy I’m happy that I got sick now! Well thought out event! You even have Archbishop Joseph Naumann praying for you at the start of the race! Your family has lots to do while waiting for you. A petting zoo! Your welcome to come into the school and wait also. There is food everywhere! You won’t starve here or get dehydrated that’s for sure. They make you feel like family! all 2,000 of us! lol…

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    andandofri REPEAT RUNNER '19

    You may not see too many houses or buildings, but lots of green fields and Real people cheering for YOU.!!! - The Nicest Half and Favorite ever. - This is … MORE

    You may not see too many houses or buildings, but lots of green fields and Real people cheering for YOU.!!!
    – The Nicest Half and Favorite ever.
    – This is for a Local Church and all the congregation comes out for you… From kids and older people. you truly feel welcome and at home.
    – There is not way you will not enjoy this race even if you don’t meet your race goals.
    – This is not a Business like any other race, this is truly for the fun of running.
    – Some people may think this is a difficult course, but come on, no race is easy. It has the right amount of hills and flats to keep you challenged.
    – You race it once, I can guarantee you will come back.

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    cjaustin1111 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The food after the race was wonderful. They even had a gluten free table. There was coffee before and after the race and they did not run out. Very organized … MORE

    The food after the race was wonderful. They even had a gluten free table. There was coffee before and after the race and they did not run out.
    Very organized – and the crowd was not overwhelming. I will be back next year and hope to run the 5K instead of walking it.

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    furrellgabby5 FIRST-TIMER '19

    It was beautiful scenery and it was so well put together and the volunteers were AMAZING! I am so excited for next year! I was disappointed by the lack of … MORE

    It was beautiful scenery and it was so well put together and the volunteers were AMAZING! I am so excited for next year! I was disappointed by the lack of cows though. I guess they just couldn’t bear to come out into the rain to enjoy it.

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    swiowafan REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Love this race. This is my 2nd time participating. I love the rolling hills and being out in the country. Very organized and people on course energize you with cowbells … MORE

    Love this race. This is my 2nd time participating. I love the rolling hills and being out in the country. Very organized and people on course energize you with cowbells and saying Moo. Best post race food. Was very impressed with the allergy table with amount of gluten-free items. Best medal ever.

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    EJRunner REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Of the nearly 30 half marathons I've run, Running With The Cows is by far one of my favorites! And, it's the absolute best for post-race food. There's really nothing … MORE

    Of the nearly 30 half marathons I’ve run, Running With The Cows is by far one of my favorites!

    And, it’s the absolute best for post-race food. There’s really nothing like the quantity and choices of food for the runners — sandwiches, cheese, cold cuts, lasagna, pasta, cookies, brownies, chocolate milk, Gatorade, and much, much more.

    You’ll enjoy the countryside views (and cows) and the rolling hills won’t be too tough.

    The whole town gets behind this race and the support and organization is top-notch — including those who direct you where to park, first responders, the volunteers at the water stops and those who cheer the runners at the finish line.

    Finally, the finisher medal was so unique — featuring barn doors that swing open. Amazing.

    This year, despite some initial drizzling rain, I shaved about three minutes off my previous race time and ran my second fastest half marathon.

    Add this to your bucket list and set your sights on your next PR!

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    tbachmann FIRST-TIMER '19

    Extremely well organized. Every detail was covered. The post race food was amazing. Everyone involved in the event thanked us for attending. We'll be back next year! MORE

    Extremely well organized. Every detail was covered. The post race food was amazing. Everyone involved in the event thanked us for attending. We’ll be back next year!

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    ehat29 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    RWTC is hands down the best half marathon races out you can fun. The course is ran through the rolling countryside on all paved safe roads. They have extra water … MORE

    RWTC is hands down the best half marathon races out you can fun. The course is ran through the rolling countryside on all paved safe roads. They have extra water stations with gator aid, jelly beans, oranges, bananas, The race shirts are great each year and this year they have out done them self’s on this years 10th year medal the opening barn doors are great. The race organizers, sponsors , volunteers, spectators, runners and don’t forget the cows they are all great and the event shows how much time and effort they put into this event to ensure its the best each year. The best part is saved for last. The post race food is the best you will find out there.

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    tslbach1118 FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is an extremely well organized and well executed event with the best swag ever. Every volunteer we encountered thanked us for participating. The hills were challenging for me -- … MORE

    This is an extremely well organized and well executed event with the best swag ever. Every volunteer we encountered thanked us for participating. The hills were challenging for me — will train for them next year. Overall — it’s a really fun event

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    gennycox FIRST-TIMER '19

    Challenging but not overly difficult course in a beautiful countryside! Super friendly organizers and volunteers! And the FOOD!!! Oh my stars!!! It's an old fashioned church pot luck!!! MORE

    Challenging but not overly difficult course in a beautiful countryside! Super friendly organizers and volunteers! And the FOOD!!! Oh my stars!!! It’s an old fashioned church pot luck!!!

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    EricOng FIRST-TIMER '19

    I have had the opportunity to run various races across the United States and specifically the midwest and I will have to say, this definitely ranks as one of the … MORE

    I have had the opportunity to run various races across the United States and specifically the midwest and I will have to say, this definitely ranks as one of the best in the midwest! You won’t see tall buildings or historic monuments like in larger cities but what you do get is a quality race event with the support of a great community! From the volunteers to the post race party, this race makes you feel welcomed and wanting to come back for another round!

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    mstidham REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Amazing finisher's medal! You might worry about logistics for a run in the country, but the volunteers are so organized for everything from registration to parking to bag drop. The … MORE

    Amazing finisher’s medal! You might worry about logistics for a run in the country, but the volunteers are so organized for everything from registration to parking to bag drop. The quantity and variety of food after the race is incredible. And to top it all off – the nicest people you will meet are there to help and cheer you on!

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    cclaycamp REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Great scenic course...it is not flat! Best post race spread ever! Eat homemade dishes provided by the community. Cowbell and awesome medals at the finish line. MORE

    Great scenic course…it is not flat! Best post race spread ever! Eat homemade dishes provided by the community. Cowbell and awesome medals at the finish line.

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    runningnavyvet REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Cookies at mile 10 and always a good time. Very well supported race and best post race food spread courtesy of the parents of the school and the BLING is … MORE

    Cookies at mile 10 and always a good time. Very well supported race and best post race food spread courtesy of the parents of the school and the BLING is awesomely cute

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    This was one of my favorite races to date. There were rolling hills which was stated in the description. The finishers medal was cute. When they say they will have … MORE

    This was one of my favorite races to date. There were rolling hills which was stated in the description. The finishers medal was cute. When they say they will have a food, they had food. The buffet was amazing with so many deserts. I will be back next year.

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    alicedombrowski FIRST-TIMER '19

    I enjoyed the race Facebook group with all of the posts including cows. I frequently should friends and it got me really excited for the run! I loved the post … MORE

    I enjoyed the race Facebook group with all of the posts including cows. I frequently should friends and it got me really excited for the run! I loved the post picture photo op! It was unique and fit in with the theme!

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