October 2012 Kansas City Running Events from KC Running Co
Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk
October 27 @ 7pm
Market in Downtown Kansas City, MO
Monster Dash is a fun 5K run/walk at the spooky City Market in Kansas City.
Benefiting the Friends of the City Market, this event gives participants
the chance to win age group awards and costume contest prizes! The Mustache
Dash 5K course starts at the Northwest corner of the City Market, near 3rd
and Walnut Street, goes across the Grand Avenue Viaduct and winds through
Richard Berkley Park.
addition to a spooky course, participants in the chip timed Monster Dash 5K
will receive a great shirt, enjoy great Halloween treats and medals will be
awarded to top overall, masters and age group awards! There will also
be a Lil' Monsters Fun Run before the race and a costume contest for kids
and adults alike!
inaugural "Run with a Mission" 5K run/walk is a flat, fast course
in South Overland Park that features a combination of roads and
paved trail running. Participants will receive a free t-shirt and will
compete for age group medals. Proceeds will benefit student
scholarships for summer mission trips including a trip to Haiti through the
Global Orphan Project.
Shoal Creek Living History
Museum - Kansas City, MO
This 11th annual event
presents a challenging cross-country run/walk in beautiful Hodge Park that
will have you running through the museum's village, up and down hills, over
logs, through the woods, crossing creeks and more!
The Glow Run has gone
national since its summer kickoff in Kansas City with more than 35 cities
scheduled for the next 12 months! The college campus tour is now
kicking off in Lawrence, Kansas on the University of Kansas campus, and
those of you who missed out on the Kansas City event or who want to do it
again can get your Glow on for this event. Get your best glow outfits
ready and stick around afterwards for the After Glow party at the Lied
The Lung Hill Run hopes to
not only raise funds for LUNGevity, a non-profit organization
dedicated to providing funds for lung
cancer research, but to reduce the stigma of lung cancer. Be a part
of this event, held at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, and enjoy a
great race shirt, food, age group and overall awards and a beautiful view
of downtown KC!
Overrun Ovarian Cancer
5K Run/Walk and One Mile Teal Ribbon Run/Walk
Sunday, November 4 @
Blue Valley Recreation
Complex - Overland Park, KS
The inaugural event is being
held at the Blue Valley Recreation Complex and the course is a flat and
fast course along Antioch, Switzer and 143rd Streets. Participants will
enjoy a beautiful course that is flat and fast, age group awards, long
sleeve t-shirts and great post-race food and beverage. You won't want
to miss this family friendly event that will benefit the ovarian
cancer research efforts at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Help the Fall Girls on the
Run program graduates celebrate the completion of their training and
empowerment program while enjoying running a 5K course around the stadiums
at the Truman Sports Complex! Participants will all get race shirts
and food and beverages after the event. Sign up today and help fund
program scholarships for girls in need.
This annual holiday favorite
benefits the Patriot Run Club and The Salvation Army and takes
participants on the streets and trails throughout southern Johnson County.
There will be lots of aid stations along the course, and food and
beverages at the end for participants in each event!
This second annual family
friendly event drew a great crowd in its inaugural year and the beautiful
course and great support made this one of 2011's best new events!
Benefiting the children's programs of the Pilgrim Center, this event
will be even bigger and better in 2012.
The weather this fall has been kind to
runners and recent races in the area have been bigger than ever! Thank
you for your participation in these events and for your support of the
causes they support. We enjoy working with area organizations to
provide the best running experience that they can provide to area runners
and we look forward to making those events and other new events even bigger
and better in 2013!