Friday, July 20, 2012

Upcoming Kansas City Running Races

Crossroads KC @ Grinders
18th and Oak St. Kansas City, MO
Saturday, July 28 @ 7:30pm

This 3rd annual evening race, on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 7:30pm, will take you and a thousand or more of your sweaty friends through the streets of the Crossroads arts and music district.  Your reward for beating the heat will be a free concert for all participants at Crossroads KC at Grinders, featuring local U2 cover band Rattle and Hum. Tickets for your guests are just $10.00.
Participants will receive tech shirts and awards will be given to the top runners in each age group, the top overall male and female winners and the masters division winners. The charity partner for the event is the Midwest Music Foundation.
Sign up today here to reserve your spot at Rock the Crossroads and turn the heat up on your friends and co-workers to join you at this great event! 

Other Upcoming Races

Julia's Warriors Run For Hope 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, July 21 @ 7:00am
Smithville High School
Smithville, MO
This second annual 5K run/walk starts at Smithville High School and takes participants through historic downtown Smithville.  Funds raised support high school scholarships, breast cancer research and the Smithville Cross Country program. 

Start2Finish 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, July 21 @ 7:00am
Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS
The fifth annual Start2Finish 5K Run-Walk,, held on the campus of Johnson County Community College, raises funds to provide undergraduate scholarships. Participants will enjoy misting stations along the course and a great indoor post race event in the JCCC gym.
KC Cross Country Championships
Saturday, July 28 @ 7:15am 
Shawnee Mission Park
Shawnee, KS
The KC XC Championships is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities and gives you an opportunity to escape the roads and jump on the grass for a unique course at a unique event.  Whether you are a high school cross country runner or someone who has always wanted to run a cross country course, everyone is welcome to join us as this will not be a technical course but is a race for all abilities. Four heats will be run: Open Men's, Open Women's, 14-18 year olds and 13 and under. 

Summer Sizzler 5K and 
Fastest Kid in Town Kids Run
Saturday, August 4 @ 6:30pm (Fastest Kid in Town) and 9:00pm (Summer Sizzler)
Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS
Beat the heat and run at night at this fun event in Overland Park.  The Kids Run at 6:30pm will have multiple heats at different distances for kids of all ages from 1 to 17 and will be run on the JCCC track.  The Summer Sizzler event will be run just after dark and will finish along a luminary lit stretch of the JCCC track.  The JCCC track and cross country scholarship program benefits from the event.

Odessa Puddle Jumper Days 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, August 4 @ 7:30am
Downtown Odessa, MO
The Puddle Jumper Days 5K is a fun 5K run/walk event in downtown Odessa, Missouri and is part of the annual Puddle Jumper Days festival from August 2-4. Come for the race and stay for the parade and enjoy the crafts, car show, ice cream social and fiddler contest. 

Farmstead Stampede 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, August 11 @ 7am
Deanna Rose Farmstead
Overland Park, KS
This annual favorite in Overland Park benefits the Friends of the Farmstead Foundation and is run in and around the Deanna Rose Farmstead facility.  Cash prizes and age group awards are available to participants as well as team and individual fundraising awards.

07/28/2012                                                                                        7:30 AM

Join us for A Divine Run 5K Run/Walk for SIDS. This biennial event goes to support SIDS Resources, Inc. to help bereaved families and educate others on safe infant care practices.  With over 700 participants in the last Divine Run (2010), we are hoping for an even larger turnout this year as we move it to the Kansas Speedway! Be sure to enter by July 21st to guarantee a t-shirt. Everyone will have the opportunity to win door prizes and age-group award medals!
   Location: Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, KS
   Entry Fee: $30
07/28/2012                                                                                       7:30 AM   
Come on out to Baldwin City as they host their very first triathlon -the Maple Leaf City Triathlon! This will be a sprint event with a 200 yd swim in the pool, 7 mile bike and 2 mile run.  Participants will also enjoy music, food and drinks.  A youth triathlon (25 yd swim, .75 mi bike, .5 mi run) will be held following the adult event. $100 cash prizes for overall winners and gift certificates for age group winners. All participants will receive a t-shirt and finisher's medal!

Location: Baldwin City, KS
Entry Fee: $40 Adult ($60 after July 20)
 $10 Youth ($15 after July 20)
08/03/2012                                                                                      8:00 PM

The oldest night trail race in the Midwest is back. Break out your headlamp/flashlight and join us for the Psych Night 5K, 10K Trail Run! The course is out-and-back course with a "lollipop loop" on the end. 10K runners should (try to) prepare themselves for the infamous (and scary) "Wyandotte Triangle" section of single-track trail. All participants will receive a custom logo mug!

    Location: Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, KS

    Entry Fee: $20 ($25 after July 20) 
08/03/2012                                                                                      9:00 PM

Come run under the stars in St. Joseph at the 10th Annual
Moonlight 5K Run/Walk! The course is flat and takes you along the scenic historic parkway. All participants will receive a tech shirt (while supplies last)! Awards will be distributed in five year age groups.

 Location: St. Joseph, MO
 Entry Fee: $20 ($25 after July 25)

 08/04/2012                                                                                      7:30 AM

It's time to lace up those spikes as we welcome the 2012 Cross Country season. Test your fitness by coming out to the Kansas Cross Country Cup 4K and see how that summer mileage paid off! This scenic, grassy course with small elevation changes will make for a great adult race and perfect prep race for the high school and middle school cross country season. Awards to the top 3 overall male and female finsihers and age groups 13 & under, 14-18, 19-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65 & up. There will be 10 awards to the 14 to 18 age group for both male and females since this figures to be the biggest division.

 Location: the new Riverfront park, Shawnee, KS
   Entry Fee: $20 ($25 after August 1st)
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