In Honor of the Survivors

Molly’s Miles 5K 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 will be provided to Missouri 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 8, 2017

Event Time: 8:00 a.m.

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

Event Distance: 5K=3.1 miles

2017 Pricing




$20ages 12 & under

Register before March 24 to guarantee a race shirt and medal!

Walk-ups will be welcome to register at packet pick-up and at the event. Shirts and medals are not guaranteed for walk-ups or for those who register after March 24.

2017 Schedule of Events

  • Friday, April 7, 2017

    11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Packet pick-up & new registration @ First Midwest Bank – Grindstone Branch (across from Walmart)

  • Saturday, April 8, 2017

    6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.: Packet pick-up & late registration @ Boone Hospital Center – Nifong Medical Plaza, 900 W. Nifong Blvd. – If you wait to pick-up your packet or register on race morning, please arrive EARLY to avoid long lines!

    7:45 a.m.: Race introduction by Dave and Beverly Thomas (parents of Officer Molly Bowden).

    7:55 a.m.: Colors presented by Missouri State Highway Patrol Honor Guard; National Anthem sang by Jordan Heckemeyer

    8:00 a.m.: Race begins

    9:00 a.m.: Awards ceremony

    10:00 a.m.: Course closes

  • Packet Pick-Up

    Participants may pick-up packets at First Midwest Bank – Grindstone Branch (across from Walmart) on Friday, April 7 anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Packets will also be available for pick-up the morning of the race from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. at the race site (900 W. Nifong Blvd.). Be sure to get there early if you wait to pick-up your packet on race day, as there can be long lines.


Course Information

The 2017 Molly’s Miles 5K 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 one Aid Station containing water and light first aid. Molly’s Miles 5K is sanctioned with USA Track and Field. 

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Distinctive Awards will be presented to:

Top three overall male

Top three overall female 

Finisher medals will be presented to every race finisher. 


First Midwest Bank

Molly’s Miles 5K is presented by First Midwest Bank. With locations in Poplar Bluff, Columbia, and Puxico, First Midwest Bank is a community partner and works to ensure a wonderful banking experience for all their customers.

Molly’s Miles 5K would like to thank all of their sponsors for making this event possible: 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, Fast Yeti for providing the participant shirts for Molly’s Miles 5K, and the numerous others listed below.

Cumulus Media is the official radio sponsor of Molly’s Miles 5K. Listen live today by visiting:

Chief Sponsors $1000+

Major Sponsors $500

Lieutenant Sponsors $250

The Blue Note

Columbia Endodontics

Johnston Paint & Decorating

Stoney Creek Hotel

Mid America Mortgage

Central Bank of Boone County

Shakespeare’s Pizza


Fleet Feet-Columbia

Columbia Neighborhood Watch

University of Missouri Police Lt. Chris Groves

Former Columbia Police Chief Randy Boehm

Sally Powell, DDS

Kaalan Bolinger Weichert, Realtors First Tier

Sergeant Sponsors $100

Visionworks Marketing Group

Boehmer Chiropractic & Acupuncture, PC

Jimmy John’s

MU Dermatology Woodrail

Tim Hickman

B & B Bagel

The Larimers

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