Monday, December 31, 2012

Upcoming Kansas City running races to kick off 2013

Rock the Parkway and Heartland 39.3 Series registration fees go up January 1!  Save money and sign up today!     

Featured Race 
 Battle of the Bean 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, January 19 @ 9am
Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard - Leawood, KS

Who doesn't love a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a cold winter's day? Pick your team, Team Coffee or Team Cocoa and come be a part of the 2nd Annual Battle of the Bean 5k!   All participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt in either light brown for team cocoa members or dark brown for team coffee members. In addition to shirts all finishers will receive a custom Battle of the Bean 5K mug!

The start and finish will be located at Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard.  Foo's, The Roasterie, Christopher Elbow and others will be offering up coffee, hot chocolate, frozen custard and other treats to participants! 

Upcoming Events 

Polar Bear Strut 5K
Saturday, January 26 @ 10am
Shawnee Mission Park - Shawnee, KS  
Support Special Olympics and get a run in at Shawnee Mission Park at the Polar Bear Strut 5K Run/Walk at this annual favorite!

Groundhog Run 5K/10K Run/Walk
Sunday, January 27 @ 8am
Hunt Midwest Underground - Kansas City, MO  
Sign up soon or you may miss out on this area favorite!  You don't need to work about the weather at this 30th ann underground 5K/10K event, benefiting Children's TLC!

Chocolate Rush Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, February 9 @ 8:45am
Overland Park Trail at Prairie Life Center at 103rd and Barkley in Overland Park, KS
New for 2013 is Chocolate Rush 5K and half marathon on February 9, 2013--just in time for Valentine's Day. It's all about chocolate, chocolate candies and champagne diamonds. Proceeds from the races help to buy playground equipment for The Salvation Army's new homeless shelter in Olathe.
Sweetheart Run 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, February 16 @ 9am
Lawrence, KS 
Grab a friend or family member and compete for male, female and coed two person team prizes or run as an individual and compete for age group awards at this fourth annual event, supporting the Head For the Cure Foundation!  Everyone gets a great long sleeve shirt and finishers medal!

Sweetheart Run 4 Mile Run/Walk
Sunday, February 17 @ 9am
Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport - Kansas City, MO
This 5th annual event is a fun four mile run where participants team with loved ones or friends to compete for the title of the fastest male, female or coed two person team in Kansas City and individuals compete for age group prizes! Everyone is a winner with custom finishers medals and great long sleeve race shirts!

Steps for the Chest 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, February 24 @ 10am
Johnny's Tavern 401 N. 2nd Lawrence, KS
Be a part of the fun at this fourth annual event benefiting Breast Cancer Research.  The run is held on the Kaw River Levee and participants will compete for overall and age group awards. 

MDA 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, March 2 @ 9am
Truman Sports Complex - Kansas City, MO
Participants will enjoy a course around the Truman Sports complex, and each runner and walker will receive an event t-shirt and the chance to win age group awards. All participants are invited inside the Club Level of Arrowhead Stadium at the conclusion of the race to enjoy vendor booths and entertainment followed by the closing ceremony and walking of a "victory lap" with MDA friends and families
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