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Roots and Blues Run – Betsy Farris Memorial Run

September 30, 2023

Columbia, MO

Join us on 30 September 2023 for the Roots and Blues Run - Betsy Farris Memorial Run in Columbia, Missouri! Enjoy a beautiful half marathon route with live music, and show your support for the local community. Don't miss out!
Join us on 30 September 2023 for the Roots and Blues Run - Betsy Farris Memorial Run in Columbia, Missouri! Enjoy a beautiful half marathon route with live music, and show your support for the local community. Don't miss out!
Participants run the half marathon Roots and Blues Run – Betsy Farris Memorial Run in Columbia, Missouri in September!
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About The Roots and Blues Run – Betsy Farris Memorial Run

The Roots and Blues Run – Betsy Farris Memorial Run in Columbia, Missouri is an amazing half marathon that takes runners through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state. Set for September 30th, 2023, this race allows athletes to experience a unique blend of rolling hills, open fields and winding country roads.

The course begins at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia where runners will be greeted by cheering crowds before heading out for 13 miles through some beautiful countryside. The route features several challenging inclines as well as plenty of flat terrain with scenic views throughout. One highlight is running past the University of Missouri campus which offers a great opportunity to take in the atmosphere and cheer on fellow participants.

September weather can present its own challenges but it’s typically mild with highs between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit (24-30 Celsius). This makes it ideal for those looking to push themselves without having to deal with extreme heat or humidity during their run. Additionally, there are numerous water stops along the route so you won’t have to worry about dehydration while out on your adventure!

Crowds are always supportive at this event and everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities even if they don’t plan on running. There’s live music playing throughout the morning which adds an extra layer of excitement and helps keep everyone motivated no matter what pace they’re going at! Plus, there’s always plenty of food vendors selling snacks after you cross that finish line too!

What really sets this half marathon apart from other races though is its dedication towards raising awareness about mental health issues like depression and suicide prevention; each year proceeds from registration fees go toward supporting local organizations who provide essential services related these topics. It’s truly inspiring knowing that so many people put forth their efforts into making sure others get access help when needed most – whether it be through providing counseling or simply just listening ears when times get tough!

Overall, if you’re looking for an amazing half marathon experience then look no further than Roots & Blues Run – Betsy Farris Memorial Run in Columbia Missouri! Whether you’re training for your next big race or just want something different than your usual 5K routine then give this one a try – chances are you won’t regret it!