Friday, April 25, 2014

May 2014 Running Races around Kansas City

May 3 @ 8 am
Waterfall Park, Independence, MO
Participate in the free third annual Independence Park Trot. The free Park Trot is brought to you by the City of Independence Health Department and the Centerpoint Medical Center to promote increased use and access of the city's parks and trails. Event t-shirts can be purchased online.
May 3 @ 8:30 am
Theis Park, Kansas City, MO
The Purple Stride 5K benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. The 5K race starts and finishes in Theis Park and in addition to the race there will be music, refreshments, and children's activities.
May 4 @ 8 am
Theis Park, Kansas City, MO
The 10th annual LAKC Run for Justice 5K starts in Theis Park and runs along Brush Creek toward the Plaza. The 5K will be followed by a free kids run. Awards will be given to top overall finishers, top three in each age group, the largest team including participants and volunteers, and best team costumes. Proceeds from the Run/Walk benefit Legal Aid of Western Missouri.
May 4 @ 8 am
Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS
Outpacing Melanoma is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research and increasing public awareness of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Participate in the event to help this cause. The run/walk will take you through Corporate Woods in Overland Park and is followed by a kids fun run.
May 4 @ 8 am
Garmin World Headquarters, Olathe, KS
The KLL Memorial Foundation offers scholarships to young adults who have lost a parent to cancer. These scholarships are primarily funded by proceeds from the Triumph Over Tragedy 5K. Participants will receive an event shirt and can enjoy post-race food and beverages.

May 9 @ 6 pm
Oakhill Day School, Gladstone, MO
As a participant of the Neon Rush 5K, you will receive an event shirt, a large finishers medal, age group finisher awards and overall gender finisher trophies, fun giveaways at each of our three Neon Zones along the course, and post race food and beverages. All Fun Dash participants will receive t-shirt, goodie bag and a neon ribbon. Each participant will be entered in a drawing to win a Garmin Forerunner 210!
May 10 @ 7:30 am, 8 am
Queen of the Holy Rosary School, Bucyrus, KS
Enjoy the rural scenery at Running with the Cows half marathon and 5K. The race benefits the Holy Rosary School and Catholic Relief Services. Half marathon participants will receive a tech shirt, cowbell, and finisher's medal; 5K participants, a cotton event shirt and commemorative cowbell. Plenty of refreshments will be provided after the race.

May 17 @ 9 am
Lucy Franklin Elementary, Blue Springs, MO
The inaugural Leopard 5K Run/Walk will take place at Lucy Franklin Elementary. The race will be chip-timed and participants will receive an event shirt. Proceeds from the event will be used to upgrade technology at Lucy Franklin Elementary. Bring your family, friends and neighbors out to support the community.

May 17 @ 8 am
Irene B. French Community Center, Merriam, KS
This fun 5K run/walk is part of the Merriam Turkey Creek Festival. The race starts at the Irene B. French Community Center. Participants will receive finisher's medals, a dri-fit shirt, and swag bag. The event benefits the Merriam Parks, Recreation & Community Center Foundation Youth Scholarship Fund.
May 18 @ 8 am
Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS
Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K in Corporate Woods to support Girls on the Run whose mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. This positive youth development program inspires third through eighth grade girls to stay true to themselves and learn to boldly pursue their dreams.
May 26 @ 8 am
Loose Park, Kansas City, MO
The Amy Thompson Run is celebrating its 27th annual event! Offering an 8K, 5K, a one-mile walk, and kid's run, the Amy Thompson Run is a great event for participants of all levels of physical activity. The course starts and finishes in Loose Park and will take you along Ward Parkway. The event benefits the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City.
May 31 @ 8:30 am
Theis Park, Kansas City, MO
As the signature fund-raising event for the American Heart Association since 1995, the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. The Heart Walk is an opportunity for people to improve their health and simultaneously raise funds to help fight cardiovascular disease and stroke. The event starts and finishes in Theis Park near the Country Club Plaza.
May 31 @ 8 am
Blue Springs South High School, Blue Springs, MO
The Miles Against Melanoma 5K will raise money to support melanoma research, education and advocacy. The organization also assists families who are in financial need of help. Participate to help raise funds for research and awareness of Melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. The race starts and finishes at Blue Springs South High School.
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