Tuesday, November 27, 2012

KC Running Company November Races

Featured Race 
 Great Santa Run 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, December 2 @ 9am
Johnson County Community College - Overland Park, KS

The Great Santa Run is a fun 5K run/walk at Johnson County Community College, benefiting Operation Breakthrough. The  5K course starts in front of the JCCC Gym and circles the campus, with a warm indoor pre- and post-race area provided in the Gym.  The race is followed by the best post-race breakfast in Kansas City prepared by the Greater Kansas City Chefs Association.  Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the kids at Operation Breakthrough for the holidays and receive a raffle ticket for the post-race prize raffle!

Participants in the chip timed Great Santa Run 5K will receive a great long sleeve tech shirt and Santa hat, and custom medals will be awarded to top overall, masters and age group awards!  There will also be a Lil' Elves Kids Run after the race in the Gym!

Upcoming Events 

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.

Run With Santa 5K Run/Walk 
Saturday, December 1 @ 9pm
Live Spring Church - Spring Hill, KS
Join the Spring Hill Rotary for the first annual Run With Santa! The fun begins at 9:00 p.m. as you run with Santa along a well lit course filled with festive lights and music and end the evening with hot chocolate and cookies.  Start a new Christmas tradition by running with Santa while benefiting a great cause during this holiday season! 

Jingle Bell Run 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, December 8 @ 8am
Downtown Lawrence, KS          
Be a part of a holiday tradition in Downtown Lawrence and support the fight against arthritis by signing up for the Jingle Bell Run 5K!  Participants will compete for overall and age group awards and will enjoy post race food and beverages!  Raise extra funds and earn holiday themed incentive prizes. 
Jingle Bell Run 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, December 9 @ 9am
Meritex Enterprises - Lenexa, KS
One of the few runs in the country that takes place entirely underground, the Jingle Bell Run offers runners and walkers plenty of festive decor, and balmy 68-degree temperatures no matter how cold it is outside! Tie jingle bells to your shoes, and put a Santa Claus hat on your head. Form a fundraising team to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, and jingle like you've never jingled before: underground! 
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