Friday, June 22, 2012

Kansas City Running Company news

Featured Race 


Darren Sproles 5K Run/Walk

SouthCreek Office Park
13200 Metcalf
Overland Park, Kansas
Saturday, June 23 @ 8:30am
Join Olathe North and Kansas State graduate, Darren Sproles, and his wife, Michel, on June 23 at 8:30am at SouthCreek Office Park at 132nd and Metcalf in Overland Park for the inaugural Darren Sproles 5K Run/Walk! 

The event benefits Sproles Empowered Youth, their foundation that empowers teen boys and girls with essential life-skills that will encourage them to become responsible and successful adults.  Each participant will receive an autographed Darren Sproles football card and will get a chance to get autographs from other local sports celebrities!  Get more information here or sign up today and help make a difference in the lives of area youth!


Other Upcoming Races

Kevin Gray Father's Day 5K Run/Walk
Livestrong Sporting Park
Kansas City, Kansas
Saturday, June 16 @ 8am 
More than 1000 runners and walkers are expected for the inaugural Father's Day weekend 5k run, walk and stroll to celebrate the life of Kevin Gray, former president of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission. The event benefits the Kevin Gray Family Educational Fund, the University of Kansas Cancer Center and the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation.  Online registration is closed but you can still sign up in person at the race!

Jazz in the Woods 5K/10K Run Walk
Corporate Woods
Overland Park, Kansas
Saturday, June 16 @ 7:30am
The parkways and trails in and around Corporate Woods provides the perfect setting for this event. Participants in the 5k and 10k will recieve technical shirts, chip timing, age group awards and post race food and beverage.  This years event will again benefit the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center, The Love Fund for Children, Operation Breakthrough and the Overland Park South Rotary Foundation.  Online registration is closed but you can still sign up race morning!

Mass Street Mile 
Massachusetts St.
Downtown Lawrence, Kansas
Sunday, July 1 @ 7:30am  
Whether you are a 4-minute miler or an 18-minute miler lace up your shoes and come out to the Mass Street Mile and have a great day with the family. Participate in the run then stay after to see the Tour of Lawrence cycling event. Participants will race in three heats, Open Men's, Open Women's and 18 and Under.  

Stars & Stripes 5K Run/Walk
Summit Fair Shopping Center
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Wednesday, July 1 @ 7am
A portion of the proceeds from this inaugural 5K event will benefit Lee's Summit Social Services.  Runners and walkers will enjoy a great course, chip timing, age group awards, great food and beverage and short sleeve tech shirts.  Participants and spectators at this event will also be treated to live music from Teacher'z Pet.

Putting the Boots to ALS 5K Run/Walk
Rockhurst High School
Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday, July 7 @ 8am
The inaugural Putting the Boots to ALS 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Run will feature a beautiful course on Ward Parkway in Kansas City, provide moisture wicking technical shirts to the 5K participants, and help to fund collaborative research to find a cure for ALS.  The Kids Run will feature two heats on the Rockhurst High School track: 5 & Under and 6-10.


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