Friday, August 24, 2012

Some Kansas City Events - 8/24/12


This Saturday (August 25th), at 9:00 a.m.!!!
A family-friendly, kid-friendly event & picnic:
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Do the Mud and Muck 5K or 1-miler...they both start at 9:00 a.m.
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Course:  Easy-going fun run on unpaved dirt roads, (with a little pavement) in a park setting. You will get muddy in our large mud pit!
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Location: Unity Village Campus, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Lee's Summit, MO 64065
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$40 for adults, $20 for kids...up to and including on race day.
More information: http://mudandmuck.org/


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Online preregistration for the 10th annual Head for the Cure
5K – Metro KC closes Aug 23 at midnight.
The 5K takes place at 8 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, in Corporate Woods. Whether you're a casual walker, a competitive runner or anything in between, we hope you can join us in celebrating the past nine years. Register now to Participate! *Team rate applies if five or more individuals designate a team affiliation when registering (team names are available when registering online) or if three or more family members sign up together.

Register now to Volunteer!
Dedicated volunteers have been the backbone for the Head for the Cure 5K. As our event grows, so does our need for volunteers. So please join in and lend a helping hand. About the Cause Proceeds from Head for the Cure 5K – Metro KC benefit the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, through MD Anderson Cancer Center and 20 other brain cancer centers around the country. To date, Head for the Cure has raised more than $1.5 million to help defeat brain cancer step by step.

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Volunteer
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CLIFFHANGER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Registration for the 27th Annual Cliffhanger Run is now open! Come out and support KCTC and enjoy the pancake breakfast.

Did you know
that Cliff Drive in the Historic Northeast is one of America's designated "Scenic Byways" and was featured in the KC Star as one of "25 Reasons to Love Kansas City"? Experience the Historic Northeast with its rich mix of cultures, its stately mansions along Gladstone Blvd. including the KC Museum, and its historic neighborhood! Cliffhanger is a part of the KCTC Fall Race Series.

VOLUNTEER AT HARVESTERS WITH KCTC!
Join us from 2-4pm on Sept. 22, to sort food donations at the food bank. Then hang with your friends for pizza and beverages at Pizza 51, near UMKC.

You don't have to be a member, just enthusiastic about donating to one of the biggest and best food banks in the country. Kids over 6 years old are welcome. You'll also get a tour of the facility, if you'd like!  
RSVP to  Ann Kohn, Stieglitzcat@gmail.com by Sept. 15.
  WARD PARKWAY THANKSGIVING DAY RUN THURS., NOV. 22ND

A Kansas City Tradition! An easy going family event along scenic Ward Parkway on Thanksgiving Day. Participants receive a tech race shirt in women's and men's sizes or a pumpkin pie!

Register now and start your celebration early with a great run with friends and family. Enjoy custom awards and plenty of fun & food afterwards! A KCTC Fall race series event. More info on Facebook
BISON 50 RELAY, TOPEKA TO LAWRENCE

Prepare to reach new heights of euphoria that no amount of endorphins can take you. The Bison 50 Relay will take you across the Sunflower State from the state capitol of Topeka to the beloved college town of Lawrence, a total of 50 miles. Be bold and run all 50 miles yourself or be sane and split up the 50 miles between up to ten people.   Register here.

MAKE NEW RUNNER FRIENDS!
Here's your chance to meet runners from out of the area and help make their experience in KC a good one. We are planning a new program-The Buddy System. The Buddy System will be on our website to offer out-of-town runners a "buddy" during their race weekend in town. The buddy would either do a run with them, tell them about local running courses, help them get around, offer advice on where to eat, stay, or shop, whatever they need.

Now we need to know who is interested in being a "buddy". Contact Bill Smith at billsmith@exoeng.com

KCTC GROUP RUNS 

Click for details about the many group runs at www.kctrack.org
Sunday in Prairie Village, 7:30 am, 71st & Mission  
Sunday Northland Runners, 7:00 am, Macken Park
Sunday In Independence, 7:30 am, old O'Charlie's  
Monday Intervals, 6:00 pm, Liberty Memorial.
Monday New Runners Class, 5:45 pm at Ward Pkwy Center
Monday Night Run in Waldo, 6:00 pm, The Waldo Well 
Monday Mud Babes, 6:00 pm, Shawnee Mission Park
Tuesday Intervals Prairie Village, 5:30 pm, SM East High
Tuesday Northland Run, 5:30 pm, Macken Park, North KC 
Wednesday Night Run, 6:15 pm, location varies 
Thursday Northland Run, 5:30 pm, Macken Park, North KC 
Saturday Near The Plaza, 7:00 am, 55th & Brookside 
Saturday Downtown, 8:00 am, Panera Bread, 2405 Grand
Saturday Lee's Summit, 7:00 am, Gusto Coffee 
Saturday Liberty, 8:00 am, Buffalo Wild Wings, 9207 NE 152
Every Day Trail Runs, off-pavement with the Trail Nerds   
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