Bill Snyder Highway half-marathon


Thousands of runners converge on MHK each spring for charitable race, stadium finish

Half Marathon and 5K at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
2020 race date: 
May 23

Dawn breaks, as runners gather near Exit 313 off Interstate 70 among the Flint Hills of north-central Kansas; this stretch of road is called Bill Snyder Highway. One-thousand-plus half-marathoners take off for 7 limbering miles, the last half mostly downhill to reach the Kansas River, then through historic Downtown Manhattan on Poyntz Avenue.

A partial lap around City Park, giving a quick nod to Johnny Kaw sends runners onward through Aggieville. Once they reach K-State's breathtaking campus, glide past stately old Memorial Stadium and the venerated Mike Ahearn Field House, runners have started for the final stretch.

For the first time in 2020, runners will descend the northeast ramp and onto the field at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. This race in 2020 marks the sixth annual, as the Bill Snyder Highway half-marathon continues to grow and attract runners from areas around the Midwest and farther reaches of the country.

Join the fun, and spend Memorial Day weekend in the Land of Manhappiness!

Bill Snyder Highway half-marathon