Date: February 11, 2017.

Time: All races will start together at 7:30 a.m.

Location: All races start and finish at Southern Hills Shopping Center, West Plains, MO (1400 Southern Hills Center, West Plains, MO)


Course: Not another flat, boring course

This is a typical Ozark course.  It has a mix of flat terrain but with a few well placed steep hills.  Some might even say it is "hilly."  We say it is "memorable."

The 13.1 mile Course is a two loop style course.  There is a short inner loop and a second larger outer loop.  All runners stay together until the intersection of Washington Ave. and Broadway.  At this point the 10k splits off.  The races rejoin at the "Court House Square", and split apart again at Summit St. (Don't worry Half Marathoners get their chance to climb Summit on the second loop!)

Course Map

The course will be very well marked and there are always lots of volunteers to keep you on track & up to the challenge.  There are aid stations with portable toilets every 1.5-2.5 miles scattered strategically on the course.

Although there are some steep hills on this course, runners consistently run PRs here.  It has some long downhills followed by nice flat sections where you can make up time well.

Chip timing is provided by Ultramax Sports



  • All half marathon finishers will earn an awesome custom finishers medal!
  • Age division and overall awards will be awarded (Sorry no kids under 13.)
  • Officer David Finley Trophy:  This is a special award given to the first uniformed officer (police, armed forces, fire fighter, etc.) to finish the half marathon.
  • The first relay team will receive an award and bragging rights (of course.)
  • Partner Challenge - the lowest combined male-female time wins the partner challenge.


Race perks & amenities:

Official race shirt, Chip Timing with quick results and awards, plenty of port-a-pots & aid stations along the course, lots of friendly support staff along the course, post race refreshments, post race massages, Hiland chocolate milk, lots of other local goodies, and the satisfaction of running a great race!


You'll enjoy most of the perks of big city race, but with the hospitality and atmosphere of a small town!


The Half Marathon will Be Limited to 200 People in 2017. Don't miss out, register early!


Register Now Register Two Convenient Ways: On-line via Download our registration form and mail it in.Mail to: Heart of the Ozarks Half Marathon                    c/o Wes Gunter, DVM                    8663 County Road 9790                  West Plains, MO 65775 Prices:   Until December 15, 2016= $55              From December 16 to January 19, 2017 = $65              From January 20 to February 10, 2017 = $75              Race Day Registration = $85 



Packet Pick-up:

Friday February 10, 2016 from 3-8 P.M. at Flo Fitness Studio (1366 Bill Virdon Blvd. West Plains, MO 65775)



Half Marathon

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February 11, 2017 -

West Plains, MO