Hospital Hill Run

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1/2 Marathon
Event Date:
Friday, June 01, 2018 - Saturday, June 02, 2018
Crown Center Plaza
Beth Salinger

What began in 1974 with 99 athletes paying a
$1.00 registration fee to run a 6.8-mile course starting and ending in Crown
Center, has evolved into an annual event that regularly hosts thousands of
athletes over two days and three different event distances.  The 2018 event
will be the 45th annual race; a race Runner’s World magazine has touted as
one of the top 25 road races in the United States, taking place on Friday
and Saturday, June 1 – 2, 2018.  The event includes three distances, the
UMKC School of Medicine 5K on Friday night, followed by a 7.7-mile race and
a half marathon on Saturday morning.  Those who wish to challenge themselves
further can compete in both the 5K on Friday night and either the 7.7-mile
race or the half marathon on Saturday, thereby completing the Hospital Hill
Run Re-RUN.  All events begin and end on Grand Boulevard directly in front
of Crown Center.  Also included as part of the weekend festivities is a
two-day health and fitness expo taking place at the Crown Center Exhibit
Hall, a Pasta Party at Milano Friday night, and two post-race parties open
to all.  For more information regarding Hospital Hill Run, go to