Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 2012 Kansas City Running Events from KC Running Co

Featured Race 
 Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, October 27 @ 7pm
City Market in Downtown Kansas City, MO

The 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. 

In 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!

Other Upcoming Races

Run With a Mission 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, November 3 @ 8am
Colonial Presbyterian Church South - Olathe, KS
The 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. 

Wilderness Run 5 Mile and 2 Mile 
Saturday, November 3 @ 9am
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!  
Glow Run 5K - Lawrence 
Saturday, November 3 @ 7pm
Lied Center - Lawrence, KS
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 Center.

Lung Hill Run 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, November 4 @ 8am
Liberty Memorial - Kansas City, MO
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 @ 8am 
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.

Girls on the Run 5K
Saturday, November 17 @ 9am
Arrowhead Stadium - Kansas City, MO
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.

16th Annual Gobbler Grind Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
Sunday, November 18 at 8am
Corporate Woods - Overland Park, KS
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!

Pilgrim Run 5K Run/Walk
Thanksgiving Day, November 22 @ 9am
Hyde Park - Kansas City, MO
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!
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