Saturday, Dec 30, 2023

Run for the Ranch

Grand St

Springfield, MO Marathon, Marathon Relay, 1/2 Marathon, 6 Hour Endurance, 5K, 1-Mile

Registration closes: Wed, Dec 27 @ 11:59PM CT

Returning to Springfield MO

In 2021 we had to move the race due to road construction but in 2023 we are brining it back to Springfield MO.

We are thrilled to be back at the historic location of the Phelps Grove area.

Benefactor of this race

Run for the Ranch grants a 6-hour Endurance race, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 1-Mile race. It began in 1999 as a fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch and other local charities!

Race Start Times

No Early or Late Starts!

9:15 am - 1-Mile start

10:00 am - All other events start

All events arrive at the Start Line 15 minutes before the start time.

Marathon Relay Info

The marathon may be run as a relay with 4 people on each team. Teams may be single or mixed-gender. Each relay member will run 2 loops of the course. The relay exchange zone will be next to the finish line.

Course Maps

All distances are USATF certified. The Marathon is a Boston Qualifier!

Course info will be available soon.

Location & Parking

MSU Parking Lot 22
Grand Street
Springfield MO 65807
37.196225081128965, -93.28011244948529

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, Dec 29

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet

(1254 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO)

*Race Day (out-of-town runners)

Location TBA from 7:30 am to 9:30 am

*Race Day pick-up is for out-of-town participants only

Course Amenities

Aid Stations
There are two aid stations (one at the start/finish and another 1.5 miles out). Each aid station will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, and gels.

There will be port-a-potties at each aid station.

Course Rules

Age Restrictions
To run the marathon and marathon relay you must be 18 or over on or before race day. To run the half marathon you must be 13 on or before race day

Inclement Weather
We hold our race in rain, snow, sleet, hail, and sunshine. We will delay due to lightning in the area, but we have rarely canceled a race due to weather.

Time Limit
Course closes at 4:00 pm

No Dogs are allowed on the course.

Pacers are not allowed.


All Marathon, Relay, Half-Marathon, 5K & 6-Hour finishers receive a Run for the Ranch participant medal.
There are no participant medals for the 1-Mile race.

First overall male and female, as well as Masters (40+) and Grand Master (55+), in each event, receive a Run for the Ranch award. The top three males and females as well as the top male and female Masters & Grand Masters in the 6-hour Endurance Run and 1-Mile Race receive an award.

The top 3 male and female finishers in the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K receive age group awards in the following age groups: (<14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+).

*There are no award ceremonies for age group winners. When the official results are posted, winners can pick up their individual awards inside the OMRR tent. Awards will not be mailed.

**Runners are not able to win more than one award. If you win an overall award, you will not win an age group award

Swag & Post Race

Each participant, except for the 1-mile race, receives a Run for the Ranch shirt!

All finishers can stick around for free food and drinks.

Race Fees

6-Hour Endurance: $105

Marathon: $95

Marathon Relay: $185

Half Marathon: $75

5K: $40

1-Mile: $10

OMRR Members receive a discount
*Race fees are non-refundable

Event's current local time: 6:16 AM CT


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