RiverTownRun Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

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The fourth annual RiverTownRun supports the efforts of Foundations for Franklin County, a local non-profit agency dedicated to creating a safe and healthy community. Our event showcases the river town of Washington, where Lewis and Clark once camped on their historic expedition. Hundreds of cheering volunteers await runners at the start line, along the course, and at the finish line, where you're greeted by a smiling helper handing you a medal you can be proud of! Runners love returning to RTR each year-- the swag is cool, the vibe is friendly, and the cause helps fund programs all over Franklin County. Celebrate this year by bringing your Mom (or someone who has been like a Mom). Special prizes will be announced for Mother's Day, team participants, and returning runners.

The event features a USTAF Certified Half Marathon course that includes beautiful views of the Missouri River, the quaint downtown Washington area, and LOTS of challenging hills. What goes up, must come down, so there are also plenty of downhill and flat sections to help you conquer those inclines. The 5K Walk/Run course takes participants out and back on Washington's scenic Front Street, with great shops on one side and the Missouri River on the other. One uphill section waits for you as you re-enter the start finish area, but otherwise, the 5K course is fast and flat.


  • Date | Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Start Times
    • Half Marathon | 7:30am
    • 5K | 8:00am
  • Location | Washington Fairgrounds - Lions' Lake Park (1220 S. Lakeshore Dr, Washington, MO 63090)
  • Courses 5K | HM | Turn by Turn (courses subject to change)
  • Swag |Race-Specific Finisher Medals for both distances. 5K registrants receive a short sleeve cotton shirt, and half marathoners receive a Moisture Wicking Race Shirt.  All participants also get a race sticker, reusable runner bag, and RTR runner gift.  There is also a trophy for the top team.
  • Awards | Awards are based on overall chip time, as this event is start and finish chip timed.  Commemorative plaques for the fastest male and female in the 13.1M and 5K. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals in each age group for both the 13.1M and 5K.  Also, race-specific finishers’ medals provided to all participants! Age groups are: 12 & under (5K only), 12 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 & up.  
  • Registration Information and Schedule
    • Register online or by printing and mailing in the downloadable form.
    • Half Marathon
      • $65 per participant through February 28th
      • $75 per participant from March 1st through race day
    • 5K 
      • $25 per participant through February 28th
      • $35 per participant from March 1st through race day
  • Packet Pick-Up
  • More Information
    • For the safety of our runners, no pets will be allowed on the race course. Strollers are permitted on the 5K course only.
    • Time Limit for Half Marathon Participants | Walkers are very welcome to participate in the RiverTownRun Half Marathon! However, we will need to close the race course according to a rolling 17 minute per mile pace, beginning at 8:30 am. If you would like to walk at a rate that is more relaxed, please just move off the streets and onto the sidewalk or shoulder, as we will need to reopen the roads to traffic. Race Course Volunteers will be available to direct you. Official electronic finish line timing will conclude at 12:30 pm, which allows 5 hours for participants to complete the Half Marathon and their time to be listed with Fleet Feet’s official Race Results Page. Participants who arrive after 12:30 will still receive an official Finisher’s Medal, provided they complete the race course by 2:00pm when the Runner’s Village /Finish Area will officially close for the day.
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