Monday, June 24, 2013

July 2013 Kansas City Area Races

July 4 @ 7 am
Summit Fair Shopping Center, Lee's Summit, MO 
Celebrate Independence Day by running or walking in this event. Participants will enjoy a beautiful course, chip timing, finisher's medal, event shirt, age group awards, and entertainment by local band, Teacher'z Pet. Lee's Summit Social Services will benefit from this race. 

Be a part of this evening 5K through the Crossroads Arts and Music district of Kansas City. Participants get free admittance to the concert immediately following the race; general admission tickets are $10. All participants will get a tech shirt and finisher's medal.  

The 2nd annual Darren Sproles 5K benefits Sproles Empowered Youth which focuses on helping teens become responsible, successful adults. In addition to the run, participants and spectators will enjoy an autograph booth, music, free food, kids fun zone, and more. 
A benefit for Northland Neighborhoods, Inc., the Northland Hot Trot consists of a 5K and a 1 Mile family run/walk. Afterwards, celebrate with food, drinks, and live music. Awards will be given to the top three males and females in each age group. 

Meritex Lenexa Executive Park, Lenexa, KS
Escape the summer heat with the Jingle in July 5K in the cool Underground. Participants will receive a shirt, Jingle Bell Run necklace, food and drinks. Wear a holiday costume while helping the Arthritis Foundation.

The 3rd annual Julia's Warriors Run for Hope, benefits St. Luke's Medical Foundation, Smithville Cross Country, and the Julia Bargman Hope Foundation's Scholarship Program. Medals will be awarded to the top three in each gender/age group, and plaques will be awarded to the top three overall males and females.

A part of the Amelia Earhart Festival, the 2K and 8K run/walk begins and ends in front of the Atchison Family YMCA. The race is open to all, including strollers and wheelchairs. Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher in each age group.

Escape the roads and run on the grass at the KCXC Challenge. The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a cross country runner or someone who has always wanted to run a cross country course, everyone is welcome at the KCXC Challenge.
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