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In Honor of the Survivors

Molly’s Miles 5K, 10K, & Virtual Run is a mid-Missouri race that is held in Columbia, MO & honors the survivors of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. All proceeds benefit the Missouri Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) The event honors the surviving families and affected co-workers of Missouri law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Event Information

Event Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

Event Time: 10K begins @ 8:00 a.m.; 5K begins @ 8:15 a.m.

Event Location: Molly Bowden Memorial Park,
900 W. Nifong Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65203

Event Distance: 5K=3.1 miles or 10K=6.2 miles

2018 Pricing

5K - Adults


5K - Youth

$25ages 12 & under

10K - Adults


Virtual Run


*Participant shirts are not guaranteed to those who register after March 20.

Molly’s Miles is presented by Landmark Bank – Here For You.

Landmark Bank supports police officers, firefighters, veterans, nurses, teachers, and service persons with their Community Hero Checking – a special checking account for individuals in helping professions. Consider this their little way of saying “thank you” for the invaluable service you provide to our communities. For more information visit their website at www.landmarkbank.com/home.

2018 Schedule of Events

Saturday October 7, 2017

2:00-10:00 p.m: Kick-Off Event @ Truman’s Bar & Grill – 3304 W. Broadway Business Part Court

Friday December 1, 2017

6:00-8:00 p.m: Sign Up with Santa @ Landmark Bank – 801 E. Broadway (part of the Living Windows Festival)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Registration Event @ Fleet Feet Sports Columbia – 505 E. Nifong Boulevard, Ste 106

Thursday, April 5, 2018

4:00-7:00 p.m.: Packet Pick-Up & New Registration @ University of Missouri Police Department – Groshong Conference Room, 901 Virginia Avenue

Friday April 6, 2018

11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Packet Pick-Up & New Registration @ Landmark Bank – 109 E. Nifong Boulevard

Saturday April 7, 2018

6:00-7:30 a.m.: Packet Pick-Up

7:35 a.m.: Honoring the Fallen

7:54 a.m.: Moment of Silence

7:55 a.m.: Colors presented by the Columbia Police Department Honor Guard & National Anthem by Jordan Heckemeyer

8:00 a.m.: 10K Race Begins

8:15 a.m.: 5K Race Begins

9:30 a.m.: Awards Ceremony, First Responder Challenge winner, & raffle winners

9:50 a.m.: Check presentation to Missouri Concerns of Police Survivors

11:00 a.m.: Course Closes

Packet Pick-Up

Participants may pick up packets on Thursday, April 5 any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the University of Missouri Police Department – Groshong Conference Room located at 901 Virginia Avenue; or on Friday, April 6 any time between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Landmark Bank located at 109 E. Nifong Boulevard.

Packets will also be available for pickup the morning of the race from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. at the race site. Be sure to get there early if you wait to pick up your packet on race day, as there can be long lines! You will be permitted to pick-up packets for multiple friend or family members.


  • Family Friendly Event

  • Proceeds from the event support the Missouri Chapter Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) organization. 

  • Each participant will receive a commemorative long sleeve, dry-fit shirt thanks to Fast Yeti.

  • Each race finisher will receive a finisher medal.

  • Medals presented by survivors of fallen law enforcement officers

  • Ultramax Chip Timing & Live Results

  • Awards to first place male and female by age categories in both 5K & 10K.

  • Flat course running through the Molly Bowden Memorial Park and a Law Enforcement Memorial Mile. 

Course Information

The 2018 Molly’s Miles 5K and 10K will start and finish at the Molly Bowden Memorial Park at 900 W. Nifong Boulevard. The route is relatively flat through urban areas on the south side of Columbia. It is a beginner-friendly course with Aid Stations containing water and light first aid. Molly’s Miles is sanctioned with USA Track and Field. 

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Distinctive Awards will be presented to:

First place overall male and female

First place male and female in the 5K in the following age categories: TBA

First place male and female in the 10K in the following age categories: TBA

Finisher medals will be presented to every race finisher. 


Molly’s Miles is presented by Landmark Bank – Here For You. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this event possible: Landmark Bank for presenting this year’s event, Ultramax Sports for providing race management, Boone Hospital Center for lending space around their Nifong Medical Plaza for race day events, and assisting with advertising of the event, and Fast Yeti for providing the participant and volunteer shirts for Molly’s Miles.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, click here. Questions regarding sponsoring this event can be directed to MollysMiles5K@gmail.com.

Cumulus Media is the official radio sponsor of Molly’s Miles. Listen live today by visiting:

A special thank you to our Chief Sponsor, donating $2,000 – Fleet Feet Sports Columbia!

Major Sponsors – $1,500


Lieutenant Sponsors – $1,000

Campus Bar & Grill

N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co.

The Anliker & Leonatti Families

Sergeant Sponsors – $500

K & K Fireworks

FBI National Academy Associates, Eastern Missouri Chapter

I-70 Towing

Tiger Towing

Corporal Sponsors – $250

The Blue Note

Sally Powell, DDS

Shakespeare’s Pizza

Columbia Neighborhood Watch

Boehmer Chiropractic & Acupuncture, PC

Achieve Balance Chiropractic

In Vision Eyecare Center


Trophies provided by the Columbia Police Foundation

Hydration Station provided by Columbia Orthopaedic Group

Restrooms provided by St. Louis Recycling & Waste Solutions

Kick-Off Party provided by Truman’s Bar & Grill

Photography provided by Tina Edholm with Moments With TLE, James Henderson with James Henderson Photography, April Heckemeyer with AH Productions, Marco Patterson, Heath Cajandig with Heath Cajandig Photography, Jonathan Asher with  Jonathan Asher Photography, and Vicki Winsome with Winsome Glimpse Photography. 

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

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