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Blue Springs
50/50/Mara/Half
& Relays 
 

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Photo by Dick Ross, SeeKCRun.com
October 30, 2011 (Sunday)
7:00 a.m. or 6:00 a.m. (early start w/flashlight)
11-Hour Time Limit



ALL COURSES MEASURED AND CERTIFIED

17TH ANNUAL

EARLY START AT 6, or when you wish.

NEW STARTING PLACE JUST OFF I-70:

Start: Behind Bed, Bath and Beyond on Jackson. Take I-70 to Blue Parkway Exit, go north  a half block to Jackson, west on Jackson to vacant stores across from Hilton Garden Inn. We will be running behind the stores on Jackson.

MAP TO NEW RACE START:
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PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION SATURDAY 5 TO 7 PM AT FAZOLI'S RESTAURANT
FAZOLI'S, 810 HIGHWAY 40, BLUE SPRINGS, JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 7:

MAP TO PACKET PICKUP AT FAZOLI'S:
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More 2011 Race Information

Welcome to the 17th Annual Larry Mattonen Marathon (26.2-Mile) Run or Walk, Blue Springs 50-Mile Run, Blue Springs 50-Kilometer Run, 13.1-Mile Run, 26.2-Mile Racewalk, Six-Person Relay, and 50-Mile Relay.
All courses are measured and certified, except for the 1/2 marathon.  The course is 99% on a scenic, flat, crushed gravel trail.  So if you want the PERFECT forgiving surface to do your first marathon, 1/2-marathon or Ultra run, without the crowds...THIS IS YOUR RACE!
And, if you are an Ultrarunner intent on qualifying for Western States or another Ultra that requires a fast 50-mile course time on a trail, THIS IS YOUR RACE!  (There are also volunteering opportunities for you as well).
Support and Aid Stations:
This race always has great volunteers and support at the 5 aid stations.  Food, water, and beverages are supplied for your race completion success.

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The Best Deal Around:
Entry fees (for early entry) for these Blue Springs races is very low, which includes a unique shirt and a finisher's award.  How can you beat that???

Map to Race Aid Station (old start location):
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See all Trail Nerd events HERE.

2009 Race:
2008 Race:
Results
Race Reports:


Testimonial:
"I have fond memories regarding this race.  This was my first ultramarathon, one decade ago.  It was a good one to "cut my teeth on" for my first 50K.  I continue to come back from time to time.  I really enjoy the low-key, genuine fun that this race has to offer.  This race, and Lou's other ultra, 'Dude, Where's the Trail?' are extremely hard to beat for their dollars-to-fun-factor.  Highly recommended!"  - Ben Holmes, Trail Nerds

Contact:
THE BLUE SPRINGS RUNNERS
Louis (Lou) Joline -Race Director
64-Anchor Dr.
Lake Tapawingo, MO 64015
ljoline@aol.com
816-679-8185

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Photo by Dick Ross

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Area Motels & Lodging:
The American Inn, I-70 & Woods Chapel, Blue Springs, MO 816-228-1080 (cheap)
The Interstate Inn, I-70 & Woods Chapel, Blue Springs, MO 816-229-6311 (cheap)
The Hampton Inn, , indoor pool,  816-220-3844 (moderate)
Motel 6, 901 NW Jefferson, Highway 7 exit, 816-228-9133 (cheap)
Sleep Inn, 451 NW Jefferson, indoor pool, 816-224-1199 (moderate)
The Hilton Inn, Blue Parkway Exit, 800-445-8667 (upper scale)

Link to Google Map of Motels - Lodging

Blue Springs Runners website

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