Monday, August 26, 2013

September 2013 Kansas City area running races

The Plaza 10K is the area's LARGEST 10K. With a course running along Brush Creek and through the Country Club Plaza, the Plaza 10K offers a flat, fast course where you are sure to set a PR! After the 10K there will be a 2 mile fun run/walk and kids run. The event benefits Kids TLC whose mission is to provide opportunities that transform kids and families in crisis while ensuring a safe environment. Register to help their cause. Participants will receive a shirt, large finisher's medal, great food and drinks provided by KC restaurants while enjoying LIVE MUSIC! 

  September Races

September 2 @ 7:30 am
Leawood City Park, Leawood, KS
Open to participants of all fitness levels - "Whether you're a veteran runner, a beginner, a wheelchair athlete or even a walker, this event is for you!" Get your family and friends to join you for the run. After the race, you can enjoy an "ALL YOU CAN EAT" pancake breakfast provided by the Leawood Lion's Club for no additional cost. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female and the top three in each age group.
September 7 @ 8 am
Paola High School Stadium, Paola, KS
At the Paola High School Track, the On Your Mark 5K will be a flat, fast course. This family-friendly event is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. In addition to the 5K, there will be a 3K walk, Heroes walk, and Kid's Run plus food and games! The event is hosted by Heads Up Brain Injury Support which provides support and services to those with brain injury, their families and caregivers. Participate in the event to support this cause!
September 7 @ 8 am
Blue Valley Recreation Complex, Overland Park, KS
The 3rd annual Strut for the Streaks 5K benefits the Blue Valley Blue Streaks - the local Special Olympics team. There will be a 5K run/walk as well as a 1 Mile Fun Run. The 5K course is certified and chip-timed. Participants will receive a shirt and FREE POST-RACE BREAKFAST. Awards will be given to top overall, top masters, and age groups.
September 7 @ 8 am
Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO
Run in the third annual 5K run/walk at Powell Gardens! There will be a competitive, timed 5K followed by a non-competitive trail trek, and you are welcome to run in both. The course will take you through the beautiful Powell Gardens with views of the lake. After participating in the run enjoy garden-fresh snacks and all-day access to the gardens!
September 8 @ 7 am
City Market, Kansas City, MO
The 2012 Broadway Bridge Run tied for third place as the Best Organized Foot Race/Run in The Pitch's Best of KC. 2013 will be even better! The route starts in historic City Market; from the scenic course you can see the Broadway Bridge, the Charles B. Wheeler Airport, and the downtown skyline. With different length courses, this is a race for all running levels. The event raises funds for Special Olympics activities in Missouri.
September 21 @ 7 am 
Flat Branch Park, Columbia, MO
Be a part of the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival by running the half marathon or 10K while enjoying great music along the course! Delicious BBQ and drinks will be awaiting you at the finish line! All finishers will get a finisher's medal. Participants will also receive a collector's shirt and 50% discount on tickets to the festival. Check out the website to see the complete lineup of festival artists. 

September 21 @ 7:30 am 
Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS
The 7th annual Paulina Cooper Dot to Dot Run/walk will take you through Corporate Woods on the 10K or 5K course. This race is named after Paulina Cooper who battled a brain tumor at the age of 5 while remaining "brave, peaceful, comforting and wise." Her ability to connect is the inspiration behind the name, participate in the event to "connect the dots" with others. Proceeds from this event are donated to pediatric brain tumor research. 

September 21 @ 8 am 
Historic Downtown Square, Independence, MO
Participate in the first annual Flee the Flu 5K run/walk! Hosted by the Jackson County Health department and Truman Medical Centers (TMC), the 5K event is open to ages 8 and older. After the 5K, there will be a fun run for kids ages 8 and under. Every participant will get a free flu vaccination and event t-shirt. Fight the flu in fun way this September!

September 22 @ 8:30 am 
Village of Seville Shopping Center, Leawood, KS
The Free to Breathe 5K hopes to double lung cancer survival! Participate in the event to give support to lung cancer survivors, those fighting it and their family and friends. The beautiful, tree-lined 5K course runs through the Leawood South Golf Course. The 5K will be followed by a Kids' Dash. Face painting and other family-friendly activities will be available. All participants will receive a t-shirt and can participate in a silent auction with items from local businesses!

September 22 @ 8:30 am 
Panera Bread, Town Center, Leawood, KS
Participate in the first annual Diabetes Dash for Life 5K! The event is presented by Panera Bread and benefits the local chapter of JDRF - funding research to cure Type I Diabetes. The certified 5K course runs through Town Center and surrounding neighborhoods in Leawood. Awards will be given to the overall male and female and the top three males and females in each age group.

September 22 @ 8 am 
University of Kansas Edward's Campus, Overland Park, KS
The inaugural BIGGSteps 5K is a fundraiser for the Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation which raises awareness of the causes and prevention of cancer, assists those affected by cancer, and supports cancer research. Participate in the 5K to be a part of the foundation's mission. The scenic course starts at the University of Kansas Edward's Campus in Overland Park. In addition to the 5K race, there will be a 1-Mile fun run and a Kids' Dash. 
September 28 @ 8 am
Pony Express Museum, St. Joseph, MO
The Pony Express Run starts and finishes at the Pony Express Museum. The courses will take you through downtown St. Joseph with the 10K course running through the Remington Nature Center. Participants will receive a shirt, food and drinks and fun activities after the race! The race is hosted by the Junior League of St. Joseph along with the JDRF; proceeds will help the Junior League to make positive changes in the St. Joseph community and the JDRF to improve lives and cure type I diabetes.

September 29 @ 8 am 
UMKC Volker Campus, Kansas City, MO
Support UMKC students by participating in the Regalia 5K run/walk. Children can participate in the kids' Kangaroo Hop! The course runs through the heart of UMKC's Volker Campus and the race is followed by the "Graduation" Block Party! This family-friendly event benefits UMKC students by providing scholarships. All participants will receive a finisher's tassle!

September 29 @ 8 am 
Community America Ballpark, Kansas City, KS
The Charlie's House 5K starts and finishes at the T-Bones Community America Ballpark. Following the 5K, there will be a kids' fun run starting on the field! Proceeds from this event benefit Charlie's House, an organization whose mission is to prevent injuries to children in and around the home. Support this cause and their ultimate goal of opening a safety demonstration home and training facility in the Kansas City area where caregivers can experience firsthand how to safety-proof their homes.
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