Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spring 2013 Kansas City Running Races

Featured Race
     The Big 12 5K Fun Run and Family Stroll
Sprint Center
Downtown Kansas City, MO

Kick off March basketball by participating in Kansas City's Inaugural Big 12 5K Fun Run & Family Stroll on March 16th at 9am.  Set in the heart of Big 12 country, this 5K course will wind around downtown Kansas City through the Power & Light District. The overall male and female winners will receive $1,000 in FREE GAS from Phillips 66 and be recognized at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship final!

Upcoming Events 

MDA 5K Run/Walk
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 @ 9am
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!  The Shamrock Shuffle 5K supports the Lawrence Arts Center, Ballard Center and the County Fair Swim Club. All registrants get their choice of a pancake feed or traditional Irish breakfast after the race! 

Martin City Whiskey Run 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, March 10 @ 1:00pm
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.  

The Strip Run 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, March 16 @ 7:30am
Downtown Lee's Summit
This inaugural event is a 5K fun run clothes drive for all ages (don't worry, there won't be any nudity). Come bundled up the day of the race with all your unwanted or unused clothing. Stop at our Strip Stations during the race and shed your donations for charity. Stay after the race and unwind with Free Beer from County Beverage Company at our after party on Green Street and stick around afterwards for the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Diva Dash 5K Women's Run/Walk
Saturday, March 23 @ 8:30am
Park Place at 117th and Ash St. Leawood, KS
The Diva Dash 5K Run/Walk is a women-only 5K run/walk in which the participants are treated like divas!  Participants of the Diva Dash 5K will receive a women's cut tech shirt, a large finishers medal with detachable charm, top overall, masters overall, and age group awards, an aid station on the course, large mile markers, and great post race food and beverages!  Lil' Princess Kids Run participants will receive a cotton shirt, tiara and a ribbon! Be a part of the fun while supporting the great programs for girls provided by our charity partner, Girls on the Run!

Easter Egg 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, March 30 @ 8:00am
SouthCreek Office Park at 132nd and Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas
Hop on over to South Creek Office Park at 132nd and Metcalf and join us for the 2nd annual Easter Egg 5K. This fun family event features a beautiful course that you are sure to enjoy plus face painters for the kids, a visit from the Easter bunny, great event shirts, post race food and drink, unique finishers medals for all participants plus overall and age group awards. In addition to the 5K we will have the Lil' Bunny Fun Run for kids 8 years old and younger! A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Marillac.

Circle the Square 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, March 30 @ 8am
Historic Downtown Square Independence, MO
Lace up your shoes and help combat poverty in our area by supporting the Community Services League! The Young Friends of CSL are proud to host this 2nd annual event on March 30, 2013, on the beautiful Independence Square. All fitness levels are encouraged to participate and each participant will receive a t-shirt.
Click here for more information or to sign up!

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