2021 Boonville Do or Die Half Marathon and 5K

The 2021 Boonville Do or Die Half Marathon and 5K is a well supported race put on by the Boonslick Heartland YMCA on the Katy Trail. The half marathon will take place on the beautiful Katy Trail and organizers are promising a new twist this year for the route!

The race will be held May 1st, 2021 and proceeds go to Boonville High School organizations. At least two $500 scholarships will result from the race entry fee’s.

Race Route

Do or Die Map 2021




Half Marathon





Registration is handled by ItsYourRace

Register Here

Here are a few housekeeping details and the map for participants:

If you still need a place to stay, we recommend the Isle of Capri Hotel (one block from race start) or Hotel Frederick (a cute boutique hotel that overlooks the Missouri River—about 4 blocks from race start).

Packet Pick up will be held from 4-7pm on Friday evening at WK Family Dealerships, 1507 Ashley Road, right off of I-70 exit 101 South (Ashley Road).

We do appreciate it if you can make it to packet pickup so race day is less hectic for us, but, we do have packet pick up from 7-7:30 for Half Marathoners and from 8:15-8:30 for 5K.

We WILL let others pick up packets for you!

The races start (Half starts at 8 am and the 5K starts at 9am) at the Katy Trail Head in downtown Boonville, there is an adorable coffee shop right up the street called Derailed Coffee. There is ample parking behind the Tourism Center and across the street at the old Katy Depot which is also the Chamber of Commerce.

There are several bathrooms available at the race start and we will be there at 6:15 am getting ready for the race!

On the course there are two porta potties and several water stops. If you have spectators who would like to see you on the course, they can access it by two of the water stops along the way.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to run along with their owners on a leash.

Beverages and snacks will be provided for race finishers.

We will have a short award ceremony following each race finish for overall finishers and age group awards.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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May 01 2021


9:00 am - 1:00 pm


$25 - $55


Boonslick Heartland YMCA
757 3rd St, Boonville, MO 65233


Boonslick Heartland YMCA
(660) 882-8500


55 °F
Wind: 5 MPH
Humidity: 1 %
Visibility: 10 Miles
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