Friday, August 17, 2012

August news from the KC Running Company

Featured Race 
 10th Annual Head for the Cure 5K
Sunday, August 26 @ 8am
Corporate Woods in Overland Park, KS

This 10th annual event is one of the largest 5K run/walks in the Kansas City area, drawing nearly 5,000 participants and raising money for brain cancer research.  Whether you run or walk solo or form a team of friends and family members, you will enjoy this fun, family event that also includes a kids run!
Participants will receive colorful event shirts and awards will be given to the top three runners in each age group, the top overall male and female winners and the masters division winners. 
Sign up today here to reserve your spot at the Head For the Cure 5K and make a difference for those battling brain cancer and their families at this great event! 

Other Upcoming Races

The Rivalry Run 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, August 18 @ 8:00am
Power and Light District
Kansas City, MO
This fun event pits Missourians vs. Kansans with each participant earning points toward the state competition. Put on your colors and bring your friends for this run through the Crossroads and Crown Center and support Domestic Violence Protection Services Agency which works with local shelters Hope House and Rose Brooks to protect domestic violence abuse victims in the Kansas City community. 

Midwest Hemophilia Association 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, August 19 @ 8:00am
Sammy's Pizza @ 132nd and State Line Road
Kansas City, MO
Bring your family and friends and be a part of the 14th annual MHA 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, August 19 at Sammy's Pizza at 132nd and State Line Road in Leawood, KS.  This event features a shady, tree lined course and food and beverages after the event.  All participants will receive a race shirt and can compete for age group and overall awards. 
5K4MJ 5K Run/Walk for COPD
Sunday, August 26 @ 8:00am
Heritage Park @159th and Pflumm
Olathe, KS 
This new 5K Walk/Run was started in honor of Mary Jo Byrne, who passed away from COPD earlier this year, and the goal of the event is to support other individuals fighting COPD, to increase public awareness of this deadly disease, and with proactive education, to fight for the freedom to breathe! 
Labor Day 5K Run/Walk
Monday, September 3 @ 7:30am
Leawood City Park @ 10601 Lee Boulevard
Leawood, KS
The 22nd Annual Labor Day 5K Run/Walk features a flat and fast course that was a "Favorite Course Award" winner presented by the KC Sports Commission.  Whether you're a veteran runner, a beginner, a wheelchair athlete, or even a walker, this event is for you!  Immediately following the race there will be an "all-you-can-eat" pancake breakfast provided by the Leawood Lion's Club (breakfast ticket included with race fees, additional tickets for guests $5 per person).

On Your Mark 5K Run/Walk, 3K Run/Walk and Kids Run
Saturday, September 8 @ 8:00am
Paola High School
Paola, KS
Join Heads Up for the 6th annual On Your Mark event, located in Paola, Kansas.  Created to honor Paola native Mark Orr who is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury, this is an event you won't want to miss!  We will feature a new chip timed 5K road race, a 3K run/walk, Kids Run and Heroes walk. Participants will enjoy event shirts, a silent auction, kids activities and great food!

Broadway Bridge Run Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
Sunday, September 9 @ 7:00am
City Market
Kansas City, MO
This long time favorite adds a half marathon in 2012 and the courses for all three events still cross the Broadway Bridge (twice!) and circle the downtown airport.  The new half marathon takes in the sites of the new performing arts center, Union Station, Liberty Memorial, Crossroads, Power and Light and City Market.  Raise money for Special Olympics while participating in one of these events.
As the weather cools and we go into Fall, there are more options for runners at area races, with distances from 5K to half marathons available.  Take advantage of the break from the heat and test your mettle against one or more of these fun events benefiting a lot of good organizations!
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