Monday, May 12, 2014

May 2014 Kansas City Running Races

Saturday, 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. Learn more about the event and register here.
Girls on the Run 5K           
Sunday, 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. Learn more about the event and register here.
 
Saturday, June 14 @ 8 am
Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS

Celebrate Father's Day at the Kevin Gray 5K! This annual event celebrates the life of Kevin Gray, former President of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. Kevin was a father, husband, son and leader! The 5K course will take you past the CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Sporting Park, and the Kansas Speedway. Learn more about the event and register here.
 
Saturday, June 20 @ 11 pm
Leawood Justice Center, Leawood, KS

Come out for a fun night run and support the Special Olympics Kansas which is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development. The race starts at 11 pm and participants will be given glow bands, Zumba fun, and treats! Learn more about the event and register here.
 
Saturday, June 21 @ 8 am
Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS

As part of the Jazz in the Woods Festival, the Jazz in the Woods Run includes a 5K and kids' fun run. The event will run through Corporate Woods in Overland Park and your participation will help support four area children's charities - Sunflower House, Operation Breakthrough, Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center, and Future of Hope - Overland Park South Rotary Club Foundation. Learn more about the event and register here.
 
Saturday, June 21 @ 8 am
CommunityAmerica Ballpark, Kansas City, KS

The SAF-K Spirit Race 5K is a benefit for the Student Athlete Foundation of Kansas (SAF-K), which provides athletic training and medical supervision services for high schools and community leagues and events. The run/walk starts and finishes at the CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Learn more about the event and register here.
 
Sunday, June 22 @ 7:30 am
REI, Overland Park, KS

Join us at the Heroes for Hospice 5K which benefits Kansas City Hospice and Midland Care Hospice of Topeka and Lawrence. Participate to support this cause! Participants will receive an event shirt and awards will be given to the top 3 males and females in each age group. Learn more about the event and register here.
 
Sunday, June 29 @ 8 am
Town Center Plaza, Leawood, KS

With the combined efforts of Jackson County CASA and CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties, the inaugural CASA SuperHero 5K will include the 5K run/walk, kids-caped fun run, family-friendly activities, vendors, costume contests and much more! The CASA SuperHero Run will support both Kansas City-area CASA programs. Learn more about the event and register here.
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