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Heart of America Marathon, since 1960, held on Labor Day in Columbia, Missouri, Elevation 560' to 806'.

Registration for the 59th running of the
Heart of America Marathon
opens April 1, 2018

Heart of America Marathon
Labor Day, since 1960 heart2.gif (4940 bytes) Columbia, Missouri

Starting Time:
6:00 a.m. central daylight savings time (CDT), the first Monday in September
Entry Fee:
$65.00 until July 4th, $75.00 July 5th- August 1st, $85.00 after August 1st. Shirts guaranteed only for registrants who sign up by August 1st.
Entry Deadline:
The Saturday before Labor Day at noon. There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Registrants who sign up after August 1st are not guaranteed a shirt.
Fitness for Event:
No one should attempt this race without proper training and medical advice. Any runner must retire from the race at once if directed to do so by an event official or physician. A sweep vehicle will pick up runners who are not able to complete the marathon in the allotted time. THERE IS A SIX HOUR TIME LIMIT. The finish area will close at noon.
Online Registration Only:
Chip Timing provided by:
Boonville YMCA
Packet Pickup:
Sunday, September 2nd from 2:00 - 5:00 at TryAthletics - 1605 Chapel Hill Rd. Columbia, MO 65203. Race Day: 5:00 - 5:30 a.m. at the Start Line - Champions Dr., east of the Hearnes Center between Lots M & N. No switching of shirt sizes at packet pick up. If we have extra sizes after the race, we might be able to swap your shirt.
"Like" Heart of America on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/heartofamericamarathon for updates and to send messages, or email the race directors at comoheart1960@gmail.com
Aid Stations:
Aid Stations are about every two miles with water, Gatorade, ice, and enthusiastic volunteers.

Portable toilets will be located at the start and finish, and at approximately Mile 3.5, Mile 7, Mile 12.5, Mile 18 and Mile 20.6.

Post Race:
Post race festivities will be held at the finish line - Research Drive in front of the MURR Building off Providence Rd. Check our Facebook for updates on postrace fun! Food and refreshments provided from 10:00 - noon. Free pizza to all HOA entrants and volunteers.
This is a point to point race. A shuttle will be available, courtesy of Machens, at the finish to take runners back to their vehicles at the start line.
Overall awards and age group awards will be given. The award ceremony will be held at the finish line at noon. Awards will not be mailed.
Hotels and other Columbia information can be found at http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com.

Stoney Creek Hotel - 2601 S. Providence Rd. Columbia, MO 65203, 800-659-2220 is closest to the finish line.

Hampton Inn - 1225 Fellow's Place, Columbia, MO 65201, 574-214-2222 is closest to the start line.

The course is USATF certified - # MO17025DG.