2019 Prison Break 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to break out of a real prison? Or, what it would be like to stand in a place where convicts sat for years at a time without daylight, running water or contact with the outside world? If you’ve ever thought about any of that, chances are pretty good you’ve thought about how you would escape from that prison. On August 31st, the Jefferson City Athletic Events Committee is going to give you that opportunity with the Prison Break! Racers will emerge from the prison and set out on a 4+ mile course that will test every facet of their athleticism. Breaking out of prison isn’t easy, and this course won’t be either. Expect the unexpected – hilly terrain combined with a slew of obstacles will be featured at every turn before the conclusion. 

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***Online registration and online payment will close on Wednesday, August 28th at 12:00 pm CT. All registrations and payment after this time will have to be made by check at Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau 700 E. Capitol Ave Jefferson City, MO or the day of the race at registration. ***

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Pre-Race Details
*No food or water is allowed inside the Missouri State Penitentiary.
- On-site registration: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
- Age Requirements: 18 years or older
- Participants must sign a waiver sheet, available in the MSP lobby.
- There will be a holding room for possessions at the control center (envelopes will be provided to put the possessions in – name will be written on the envelope – envelopes will be transported to Prison Brews – not responsible for lost items.
- The course will be marked and volunteers will be present.
- Water stations will be available throughout the course.

Post-Race Details
- The race ends at Prison Brews
- Prison Break t-shirts will be distributed
- Free slices of pizza available
- Awards and giveaways will be handed out



Catch Me If You Can Fun Run

2Start:  Department of Natural Resources, 1101 Riverside Dr.
Finish:  Ellis-Porter Riverside Park
Course Map:  coming soon
Course Length:  approx. 2.5 miles
Over 15 obstacles along the course
Boys and Girls Ages 8 - 17 (now taking 7-year-olds)

  • Packet Pickup will be at the Linc (1299 Lafayette Street) - Friday, August 30 (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.).  If you are not able to pick your packet up during this time, please allow for time to pick it up during the check-in process.
  • Participants do not have to wear their Catch Me If You Can shirt.  We recommend old clothes and shoes that can be stained, torn, etc. Running type shoes with laces are strongly recommended – PLEASE TIE YOUR SHOES TIGHTLY!  We recommend a change of clothes and/or a towel to be brought along with you. Do not wear jewelry or glasses unless necessary.
    • Adults will be allowed to walk/run along the run fun with their children and can help them on obstacles as needed. Volunteers will be along the route to help out as well.  However, adults are not allowed to go on the obstacles.

All proceeds benefit the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund and the Special Popluations Programs.


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