Race Anytime Between Now And January 31, 2021
Run the Ha Ha Half Marathon or 5K virtual races anytime and anywhere! You have until January 31, 2021. Once done, submit your file on UltraSignup.
Soft and Comfortable Race Shirts
The Ha Ha Half and 5K shirts will feature the Ha Ha Half and 5K logo center/front side and the Fleet Feet Columbia logo on the right sleeve. These shirts are very comfortable. Check them out on the Ha Ha Half and 5K Facebook page.
Every virtual finisher of the Ha Ha Half marathon and 5K will receive a finisher's award made by a local artisan. Check out our Facebook page for additional details.
Fleet Feet Gift Cards
Weekly drawings for a $25 gift card to Fleet Feet! These random drawings will be conducted weekly beginning the first week in November. A total of eight gift cards will be handed out. Only registered entrants will be included in the drawing and yes, you can win more than once.
Every participant will be required to submit a file of their run. Your run must be at least 13.1 miles to receive a finisher's award–not 13.0 or less, but 13.1 or more. Your file must be labeled Ha Ha Half Virtual Run or Ha Ha 5K Virtual Run. You can not use one file for multiple races. You can run on any type of surface (we encourage soft trails), but you must have at least 1000 feet of elevation gain if running the Ha Ha Half and no elevation gain requirement on the 5K. Even though race day is Sunday, January 31, 2021, participants may submit files anytime from December 21, 2020 to Saturday, January 31, 2021.Your run must have occurred during that time period unless you actually run at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. What a great way to end or start the year! Every paying participant will receive their race shirt even if they don't submit a file of their run.
Ha Ha Half History
In 2018, we held a free event at Ha Ha Tonka State park called the Ha Ha Half. You'll find pictures of that event on our Facebook page, @HaHaHalfMarathon. While the park allows free group runs, they don't allow paid, sanctioned runs. That led to the decision to move the race to Lake of the Ozarks State Park. As a result, Trail of Four Winds 25K made its debut in 2019–new race, new distance, new name. It was a sellout, and an absolute blast. Now, Trail of Four Winds 25K is one of three races in the Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series.
2020 has been the year of race cancellations, postponements and virtual runs. This led to the decision to have two of the races in the Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series portfolio as virtual races from the get-go. We hope you find it a useful tool in your motivational toolbox to help inspire you to log some miles through the holidays. Perhaps run with a group of friends and log your race at the same time.
Make sure you follow us on our Facebook page, @HaHaHalfMarathon, for Fleet Feet gift card giveaways leading up to race day!
Be well, run strong.
John Shelby, race director
Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series:
1) Trail of Four Winds 25K
2) Rocky Top 5K
3) Ha Ha Half and 5K (Virtual Runs)
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
All the pictures you see on this UltraSignup page are of Ha Ha Tonka State Park, https://mostateparks.com/park/ha-ha-tonka-state-park
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