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The Forrest Gump Challenge
September 2, 2017
Forrest Gump Challenge Marathon
The Forrest Gump Challenge Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k Run & 50k run is an awesome CHIP TIMED race held just West of Branson, MO. The race is themed after the famous movie, Forrest Gump. The movie will be played inside the church on a big screen all day long. Forrest Gump costumes are highly recommended! There will be awesome photo opportunities, Forrest Gump face cut outs, Forrest Gump bench, etc. All finishers will receive one of our custom designed Forrest Gump themed medals!
The race will start & finish at LifeSong UMC. The course takes runners through historic Reeds Spring. 5k runners will complete 1 loop. Half Marathon will complete 4 loops, Marathon will complete 8 loops. 50k will complete 10 loops. We are working with the Police Department to have one lane of the road on a major section of the course. The rest of the course is open to traffic so we recommend against using headphones (For your safety).
Parking at the race start/finish(church) is very limited so we provide the option of purchasing a VIP parking pass for $5. All other cars must park down the road at the Reeds Spring Middle School. DO NOT PARK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD OR HIGHWAY.
There will be 1 aid station positioned at the church(meaning there will be an aid station every 3 miles). It will be stocked with water, gatorade, trail mix, cookies, etc.
There is also a Virtual Race Option for those who want to participate but can’t make it. All you have to do is sign up.