Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
5
(3 Ratings)  (3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.3
SCENERY
3.7
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
5
The TopCity Half Marathon showcases the historic neighborhoods of Kansas’ TopCity. Start at the majestic Kansas State Capital. Race into the historic Westboro, Collins and Potwin neighborhoods. Run to the NOTO Arts District and finish in the heart of Downtown Topeka at the Evergy Plaza. The Top City Half Marathon … MORE
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    Grammarathon FIRST-TIMER '24

    Gentle course, most of it through a park on paved bike paths, no traffic, well marked, plenty of course marshalls, h20, gatorade and fuel on the course. Well organized, very … MORE

    Gentle course, most of it through a park on paved bike paths, no traffic, well marked, plenty of course marshalls, h20, gatorade and fuel on the course. Well organized, very nice people, small race with a “big feel.” Uphill finish. Course was exactly as described. Great post race support, medals, awards and Top City beer glassses for top in age groups. Would highly recommend if you need or want a half in Kansas or are running the 50 states.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    jkelling FIRST-TIMER '24

    I've raced in far smaller places than Topeka but this is part of the Hometown Half series of smaller town races. It punches well above its weight class. I am … MORE

    I’ve raced in far smaller places than Topeka but this is part of the Hometown Half series of smaller town races. It punches well above its weight class. I am still recovering from an injury so my performance was garbage, but I look forward to going back to what I think could be a PR course.

    Parking is abundant and surrounds the start/finish line with a few vendors out there with beer and BBQ pork sandwiches, neither of which I partake in, but the brickyard location was nice. The course was primarily secondary roads through neighborhoods and a little bit of paved trail thrown in. Running by/under the capitol in the last mile or so was a really nice touch, and you see many of the small-town shopping areas with mom and pop stores that I wish I’d had time to explore.

    The medal was amazing, a nice heavy square with the capitol building and race name on it, and a map of the course (and out-and-back lollipop) highlighted on the medal. I actually think that’s a great idea that I wish more medals had. The tshirt was heavy cotton and nicely designed. I got to sit in my car 20 feet from the finish line and wait for my friends to finish, which cannot be overstated what a great experience that is.

    I hated that I wasn’t at 100% but I will 100% be back next year to give this race another shot.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    RustyM FIRST-TIMER '23

    If you’re looking for a first time Half Marathon, this would be a good fit. Course is relatively flat with a few minor hills tossed in for good measure. The … MORE

    If you’re looking for a first time Half Marathon, this would be a good fit. Course is relatively flat with a few minor hills tossed in for good measure. The biggest hill was up to the finish line. Scenery was wonderful through downtown Topeka and several beautiful residential. This half marathon could easily provide you with your personal best. The start & finish line was at Evergy Plaza which provided plenty, plenty of space to gather with friends, stretch , and cool down after the run.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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