ABOUT The Forrest Gump Challenge is hosted by Cross Country Missions. All Kids Marathon receive an award. All 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon, & 50k runners receive Finisher Medals. Watch the movie over and over and over again while you wait for your friends and family to finish or as a post-race relaxation. Play some ping-pong, play on the inflatables, or grow a beard while running 1 Mile, 5k, 13.1, 26.2, or 50k!
Come get in the spirit of what it is like to be a runner and just have a blast in the festivities!
The Kids will receive a training plan(and fun coloring page to track training) in increments of 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, & 1 mile leading up to the race day. The Race will be the last mile of their training, totalling all of the training to a Marathon distance! All Finishers will receive a special award!
LODGING We are proud to announce a special rate for the FGC runners!! Happy Valley Lodge is offering $30/night for 2 people (+tax) ...usually costs $53-$75/night (+tax) Toll free (866) 885-2342 / Local (417) 338-2342 Happy Valley Lodge 867 Jakes Creek Trail Branson, MO 65616
RACE MAP/ELEVATION The route will take runners on paved roads through the Historic Downtown of Reeds Spring.
2015 Schedule Coming SOON!!
Event Schedule & Times
Schedule Subject to Change
Friday: March 28:LIFESONG UMC
10am-7pm Race Expo
10am-7pm Packet Pick-up
7pm Pasta/Pizza Dinner
Running4Him(Survivor of several diseases, boston qualifier, & a passionate runner with a very compelling message!) www.running4him.com
Coach Matt Locke(Head Cross Country coach for the Reeds Spring Wolves)
Saturday: March 29: LifeSong UMC
6:00-7:00am: Race Day Registration and packet pick-up
7:30 am: Kids Marathon (1 mile) START
8:00 am: 5k, 13.1, 26.2, & 50k START
Business's can reserve a booth location for the Race Expo for $50/day or $90 for both.
What is your reason for running? Health, Fitness, Goals, Charity?... Wether this is your first run, or you are trying for a new PR, make your run count. Forrest Gump Challenge & Cross Country Missions are offering you the chance to run for a charity! Select one of the below pledge levels & receive the benefits!
(When you run for this charity, your fundraising will enable those campers who can't afford to go to camp, to go! You help give a child the chance to get away from the hustle & bustle of the word, spend time in nature, & to experience spiritual growth with God! Your fundraising will also help improve the facilities so that the campers are safer & can have the best experiences!)
Athletic New Balance CCM Team Shirt, Free Pasta/Pizza Dinner Ticket, Free 18 Week Training Plan
Free New Balance CCM Team Jersey, Free Pasta/Pizza Dinner Ticket, Free 18 Week Training Plan, Free Race Entry
Free New Balance CCM Team Jersey, Free Pasta/Pizza Dinner Ticket, Free 18 Week Training Plan, Free Race Entry, 1 Free Night @ Happy Valley Lodge, Free Fundraising Website
Run the Forrest Gump Challenge 5K, Half or Full for 3 years (between 2013-2018) and collect all 5 unique medals and a special medal for finishing 3 years with us!
2014: 3inch Bubba Gump Shrimp medal
Runners who finish the any of the Forrest Gump Challenge races for 3 years between 2013-2018 will receive this awesome medal!