Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Upcoming Kansas City Running Events

Featured Race
   The Sweetheart Run 
Four Mile Run/Walk
Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport 
Kansas City, MO

This Valentine Day weekend 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!  Help support the Head for the Cure Foundation at this great event!

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!  Online registration is closed but you can still sign up in person on race day!

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 5K Run/Walk 
Saturday, February 16 @ 9am
Columbia, MO
Participants compete for age group awards at this third annual event, supporting the Head For the Cure Foundation, and everyone gets a great long sleeve shirt and finishers medal!  The top ten male, female and coed two person teams also get prizes.

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

Shamrock Shuffle 5K
Saturday, March 9
Ballard Center in Lawrence, KS
More than 500 runners and walkers turned out for the 23rd annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K in 2012 and even more are expected this year!  Save the date for this fun Lawrence tradition (which includes a free breakfast!) and watch for more information at their race site!

Martin City Whiskey Run 5K
Sunday, March 10
135th St. and Washington St. Kansas City, MO
This new 5K run/walk through the streets of Martin City (in South Kansas City) is part of a day long celebration of St. Patrick's Day!  Come for the 5K run/walk and stay for the parade, called "Irishpalooza", following the race.  Save the date for this new event and keep an eye on this web site for more information.
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