Running With the Cows consists of an annual 5k and Half Marathon. These races are normally held on the second Saturday in May. The next Race Day is May 12, 2018.

Register Online at or Download the paper form.

All races will begin at Queen of the Holy Rosary - Wea 22705 Metcalf Road Bucyrus, KS 66013

BIG NEW EVENT! The Udder Grit Challenge!

Grit your way thru a High Intensity Interval Workout that will Churn Your Butter!

8 - 10 Udder Bustin’ Challenges with a Sprint between each. Including Feed Bag Carry, Cattle Corral Climb with Push Ups, Hay Bale Jump Over, & Tractor Tire Flip.

Your Goal: Complete each Challenge as fast as possible, but with correct form and Ring the Cow Bell at the Finish!

$50 Registration includes UGC Tech Shirt and CowBell. Chip Timing. Volunteer Monitor, aka, Personal Cheerleader, assigned to each participant to make sure all obstacles are completed correctly. Trainers at each station to assist. And of course, the Greatest Post-Race Buffet in the Country!

Like Cross Training? Get $10 Discount when you run the 5K PLUS gut through the Udder Grit Challenge! It's a HOLSTEIN HIIT!

Top 3 Finisher’s Awards for Under 30 & Over 30 Men’s & Women’s. Must be 16 or older.

Udder Grit Challenge takes place in the beautiful sprawling lawn next to the RWTC Start/Finish Line.

Obstacles subject to change.

PDF General Map

PDF Aid Station Map

Route Map

PDF Parking Map

Parking Map

  • The 5K and Half Marathon courses lie on predominantly flat asphalt streets that offer quiet, refreshing rural scenery.
  • Relatively flat asphalt streets, where many have set their personal best records.
  • Pacers available.
  • Amazing volunteers along the course.
  • A high-quality technical shirt for all half marathoners, and a t-shirt for the 5k participants.
  • A convenient, monitored bag drop inside the school.
  • Chip timing.
  • Mylar blankets.
  • The race is a GO in the rain, cold or snow! Come on Spring! However, if it is unsafe to run/walk, the race director reserves the right to cancel the event.
  • If you register to run/walk/grit, but are unable to do so, you can still pick up your t-shirt at packet pick-up.
  • Strollers Welcome at the back of the runners.
  • CustoMOOOzed Bibs! Register by NOON on April, 19th to get your bib PERSONALIZED!

Cow bells for ALL runners

Large Finishers Medal for Half Marathon runners

Ridiculous amount of delicious post-race FOOD and DRINKS

Time Limits

We suggest a minimum of 14 min miles for the Half. The roads will open for vehicle traffic after 10:30 am (It is usually more like 11am, but we give it this cushion). You may finish the race, but be advised that there may be vehicle traffic sharing the road with you after our allotted time to close roads. Don't worry, we will wait until the last cows come home ;)


Coming in from out of town? We have special room rates with these hotels:

(913) 451-8000

Paola Inn
(913) 294-3700

Pacer Times

We have a pacing team managed by Smart Pacing that will offer the following pace times:

  • 1:30
  • 1:35
  • 1:40
  • 1:45
  • 1:50
  • 1:55
  • 2:00
  • 2:05
  • 2:10
  • 2:15
  • 2:20
  • 2:25
  • 2:30
  • 2:35
  • 2:40
  • 2:45
  • 2:50
  • 2:55
  • 3:00

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