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Heart of America Marathon, since 1960, held on Labor Day in Columbia, Missouri, Elevation 560' to 806', Only $50 entry fee ($60 for late registration).

Heart of America Marathon
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Starting Time:
6:00 a.m. central daylight savings time (CDT), the first Monday in September
Entry Fee:
$50, goes up to $60 on the day before. Make checks payable to Columbia Track Club
Entry Deadline:
PLEASE by the Saturday before. No registration will be accepted after 5:30 am on the day of the race.
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 physician.  THERE IS A SIX HOUR TIME LIMIT. The finish area will close at noon.
Online Registration /
Who's Running:
You can view the list of people who have signed up online and also register yourself for the race on the Columbia Track Club's online registrations page.
The Hampton Inn, Stadium Blvd. at Rock Quarry Road. Address is 1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard.
Packet Pickup:
Sunday (the day before the race) between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Hampton Inn, and between 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM on race day (Monday).
Aid Stations:
Aid cars tour the course continuously. Aid Stations are about every two miles with water, Gatorade and ice.
Framed posters to overall male & female winners; running shoes (from Tryathletics) to overall winners and first age 40+ male and female; plaques to first 3 males and females in age groups 0-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+; medallions and T-shirts to all finishers. Dave Schulte Award for the most improved HOA performance compared to a sub-five-hour HOA from the previous year. Awards will be presented at a post-race gathering at Shakespeare's Pizza (Ninth and Elm Streets) at noon. If not present for the awards, we will mail your award if you pay $5.00 for S & H. Free pizza to all HOA entrants.
The course is USATF certified - # MO07067BG.

Questions? Call 573.445.2684

Columbia Track Club's Printable Entry Forms; HOA is among them as a PDF document.
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