• Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-10K - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-15K - Individual Age group/open
  • Leisure Walk-5K - Individual Age group/open


You think you’re good? You think you’re tough? Come try our course…IT’LL EAT YOU UP! The Cannibal is a 5/10/15K run or a 5K walk that starts in beautiful downtown Hannibal, and proceeds south along the Mississippi River and straight up one of Hannibal’s toughest hills, the infamous Lover’s Leap, before returning to the downtown area. The Cannibal is a U.S.A. Track and Field certified course.

Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the Heart Hero Campaign at Hannibal Regional Foundation.  

The Cannibal is held during National Tom Sawyer Days, which offers an assortment of activities for the entire family. For more information on Hannibal or National Tom Sawyer Days, please visit the Hannibal Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at or the Hannibal Jaycees at

Event details and schedule


Entry fee includes: race registration, technical race shirt and finisher's medal.

Hannibal Regional Foundation appreciates your participation in the Hannibal Cannibal and would like you to know that all fees associated with registering online are absorbed by the Foundation.

Early Registration - Now thru June 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm Cost: $30.00

Late Registration - June 25, 2024 thru July 2, 2024 at 11:59 pm (online registration closes) Cost:  $35.00

Couldn't Make Up Your Mind Registration - July 3, 2024 thru race day cost: $40.00


Packet Pickup

Monday, July 1, 2024: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm at Hannibal Regional Foundation (175 Shinn Lane, Hannibal, MO). Please allow a minimum of 2 days after you register before picking up your packet.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at Hannibal Regional Foundation (175 Shinn Lane, Hannibal, MO). 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Hannibal Regional Foundation (175 Shinn Lane, Hannibal, MO)

Thursday, July 4th, 2024 - CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

Friday, July 5, 2023: 7:30 am  - 6:00 pm at Hannibal Regional Foundation (175 Shinn Lane, Hannibal, MO)

RACE DAY - July 6, 2024: Starting at 5:00 am at 900 Birch Street, Hannibal, MO


Start Time

Rolling start between 6:00 am - 7:00 am.  All participants must be finished by 9:00 am and have reached the base of Lover's Leap by 8:30 am.  


Award Ceremony

All awards will be mailed to participants the week of July 15th.

Organised by

Hannibal Regional Foundation

PO Box 551, Hannibal

Phone: (573) 629-3577

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