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

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Registration is handled by ItsYourRace

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Social Distancing Start

Should 2020 spill over into 2021, a wave start will be in place to keep runners distant.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, The YMCA will provide complementary showers following the race.

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All ages are welcome to join in on the fun, however, children under 14 must run with an adult.

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Boonville High School will provide scholarship details to all students in the Spring of 2020.

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The race will go on rain or shine. In case of dangerous weather conditions such as flooding or lightening, check the Do or Die Facebook page  for details.

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The Do or Die Half Marathon will begin on the trail parallel to Isle of Capri. Park your car at the Isle of Capri and walk a few feet to the race start. There will be no shuttle.

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Awards will be given to the first finisher in each age group. All participants will receive a T-shirt and finisher medal. ‍


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The age divisions are 18 and under, then every 5 years beginning with 19-25.

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The local Saints Peter and Paul confirmation class is providing a carb-loading pasta meal, complete with meat and Lenten non-meat option.

The price is a free will donation and includes salad, drink and a cookie. We are thankful they are participating and ask that you consider supporting them for your evening meal!

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Yes! There are 6 water stops along the route. Each water stop will be competing for the title of “most festive” based on your vote at the finish line.

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Packet Pick Up will be held at the WK CDJR Dealership Showroom, 1545 Ashley Road from 4-7 pm on Friday, September 18th.

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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


Possible Drizzle
56 °F
Wind: 8 MPH
Humidity: 1 %
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