15th Annual Race

Running to the Rocker

This is a competitive, timed 4-mile, scenic run and a Kids’ 1 mile Fun Run in historic downtown Cuba, Missouri along the Cuba rails.  The race begins at Frisco’s Grill and Pub in downtown Cuba.  Registration will be at the Cuba Lion’s Club at 5:00 pm on Friday or 8:00 am on Saturday.   All other race information including parking and more will be sent via e-mail to early registrants. Please include your e-mail when you register to get this important information.  We will again be utilizing professional, automatic CHIP TIMING with Split Second Timing.  Our goal for 2023 is 500 registrants!

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We can’t wait to see you for Running the Rails on Route 66!

March 25, 2023

Cuba, MO

The Race begins and ends at Frisco’s Grill and Pub.  We will run out 66 along the rails for 2 miles and then turn around and come back to Frisco’s.



Friday, March 24th

Packet Pick-up

5pm – 8pm
at Cuba Lions Hall
110 S. Buchanon
Cuba, MO 65453

Race Day
Saturday March 25th

7:30 AM

Race Day Sign-up and Packet Pick-up Begins
at Cuba Lions Hall

9:00 AM
RACE START in Front of Frisco’s

Registration Fees

Proceeds of the race will go toward Crawford County Not-For-Profit Groups.  No refunds will be given.

4 mile Run – Adult Fee:  $35 if pre-registered by March 1st or $40 after March 1st. Race shirt included with registration

Children: 13 and under are $15 if pre-registered by March 1st or $20 after March 1st, Race shirt included.

Shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrations after March 1st.

1 mile fun run – Free (No bib or t-shirt included)

Runners and walkers are welcome in the 4 mile run. No animals or bicycles please. Jogging strollers are allowed.

For online registration, go to ItsYourRace.com

You may also enter the race with a team! Must be at least 5 racers on a team to qualify for the TRAVELING TEAM PLAQUE. There can be unlimited members on a team, but only the top five finishers will earn points. We will also issue a trophy for the largest team.  You must be a paid participant to be eligible for the team trophies.



Presentations will take place in front of Frisco’s shortly after the race!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given to the top 3 overall males and females.

Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd  Male and Female participants in the following age groups:

10 and under    11-15         16-20          21-30          31-40          41-50          51-60           61-70         71 and over

4-Mile registrants who FINISH will also be eligible for prizes donated by area sponsors.


Most frequent questions and answers

There will be no refunds for the race however we will allow you to transfer your registration to another person.

Packets will be available race morning at Cuba Lions Hall starting at 7:30 am

We will run rain, shine, or thunder snow!

As soon as they are available to us.

Yes. Although there is limited parking at the race start there will be a map sent out with other parking options

In the 4 mile race…absolutely!!


We are happy to receive request for help with community and school projects.  Because we get so many requests, all applications will be reviewed by the race staff in order to determine funding.  Applications are due back to the race staff by March 19, 2023.

Please fill out this Donation for Request form and mail it to

Jody Minardi


Cuba, MO  65453


email it to


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