Running Events in Kansas City, Missouri

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JUN30
Moxie's Mission: 6 legged Fun Relay Run

Moxie is my service dog in training and we are on a mission! I feel so thankful to have Moxie and want to pay it forward by raising funds to fully fund, fully trained service dogs for individuals in need through American Service Dog Association. Form a team of 5 (and at least one dog) and run a fun relay race to help!

$25
Moxie's Mission: 6 legged Fun Relay Run
AUG10
Royals Charities 5K

Join us for the Royals Charities 5K & 10K Run/Walk at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 10. Participants will be able to run on the field of your Kansas City Royals as part of the 5K and 10K courses. Each runner/walker will receive an exclusive T-shirt and a ticket to an upcoming Royals game at Kauffman Stadium with race registration. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female runners.

$35
Royals Charities 5K
JUN30
Stars & Stripes 5K - Overland Park

We are excited to bring the Stars & Stripes 5k to Overland Park, KS! The event will be held at the beautiful Prairiefire Shopping Center and will feature a fast course, great event shirts, large finisher medals, post event snacks and much more! Start a new family tradition at the inaugural Stars & Stripes 5K in Overland Park, KS.

$36
Stars & Stripes 5K - Overland Park
JUL4
Freedom Run
Lenexa, KS, United States

Join 1,600 of your closest friends and start your Independence Day off with a 5K or 10K at the Lenexa Freedom Run. This is a family-friendly event celebrating our countrys independence. We welcome runners, walkers and strollers in the race.

$30
Freedom Run
AUG3
Run for Raptors

Friends of Lakeside Nature Center (FOLNC) is proud to be hosting its fourth annual trail run. We are the 5013c non-profit organization that helps support Lakeside Nature Center with volunteers and funding to help run one of the largest native wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the state! You will experience a challenging and beautiful 5K walk, 5K and 10K run set in the wooded dirt single track of the Swope Trails, designed and built by Heartland Outside.

$35
Run for Raptors
JUL27
Midnight Run - Special Olympics Kansas
Leawood, KS, United States

Escape the summer heat and run at midnight at the Midnight Run 5K/10K for Special Olympics on Saturday, July 27 at 11:59pm! This event is presented by the Leawood Police Department, a participating agency in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Kansas, and features a flat and fast course along Indian Creek Parkway in Leawood. Dress up as your favorite movie character for this year's event as we will have a movie theme for the race!

$40
Midnight Run - Special Olympics Kansas
JUL28
Grant’s Cause for Spina Bifida 5K
Independence, MO, United States

This years event is sure to be a crowd pleaser! We have moved to the beautiful Waterfall Park in Independence! This park is conveniently located off of 70 & 291 Hwy near many shops and restaurants and is nestled between Bass Pro Shop, a relaxing waterfall and overlooking view of water. Many fun things for the whole family to enjoy again this year!

$30
Grant’s Cause for Spina Bifida 5K
JUL13
Bubble RUN Kansas City!
Bonner Springs, KS, United States

This is where you'll find all of the information you will need for race day and the days leading up to it. Please plan on arriving 60-90 minutes prior to your wave start to give yourself plenty of time to park, get your Bubble RUN swag, check in if needed, and get situated.

Free
Bubble RUN Kansas City!
AUG11
BIGGSteps Kansas City 5K

The Kansas City race will be held on the scenic University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park on August 11th. This course is unique in that it is part trail run, part road race. The 5K and 10K begin by winding around the KU Edwards Campus and then pick up on the beautiful Indian Creek Trail. There is also a one mile Family Fun Run and a Kids Dash and for people that cannot make it to the race - a Virtual Run!

$25 - $30
BIGGSteps Kansas City 5K
JUL12
Foam Glow – Kansas City
Bonner Springs, KS, United States

Walk, run or dance your way through the awesomely fun Kansas City Foam Glow. Bound to be one of your favorite nights of the year as you and family and friends get blasted by colored foam along the course. Come for some craziness, some great music and to support local charities.

Free
Foam Glow – Kansas City
SEP8
Plaza 10K

THE NINTH ANNUAL PLAZA 10K IS KANSAS CITY'S SIGNATURE 10K EVENT AND IS THE LARGEST 10K IN KANSAS AND MISSOURI. JOIN US FOR THIS EVENT, BENEFITING SAINT LUKE'S HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, AND ENJOY THE FLAT AND FAST COURSE THROUGH THE HEART OF THE PLAZA, TOGETHER WITH GREAT POST RACE ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS. BRING THE KIDS FOR THE KIDS RUN FOLLOWING THE 10K!

$12 - $60
Plaza 10K
AUG24
Restoration Run

Join us for the second annual Restoration Run benefiting Synergy Services & the Atkins-Johnson Museum! Runners will enjoy a beautiful route along the farm property and White Chapel Cemetery. Walkers will get to take in the scenery of the Farm. Kids 12 and under are FREE! All participants are encourage to tour the farm house after the race.

Free - $25
Restoration Run
AUG25
Go Girl Run Kansas City

Are you ready for 13.1 miles of awesomeness? The Go Girl Run Half Marathon distance is the premier distance of the Go Girl Run. Congrats on thinking about signing up for the half. The Kansas City Half Marathon is the perfect course for first timers and experienced runners. Its flat (with a few rolling hills), its fast and its scenic! The race takes you on a tour through picturesque areas of Kansas City and the wonderful trail system. The Half Marathon is sanctioned through USATF.

$40 - $89
Go Girl Run Kansas City
AUG10
BVRC Special Olympics 5K/1Mile

BVRC Special Olympics 5K/1Mile is a not-for-profit race that benefits the local community. The Blue Valley Blue Streaks, is a local Special Olympics team, that participates throughout the year in local, regional, and state events. Money raised from the BVRC Special Olympics 5K/1Mile will help to purchase equipment, uniforms, entry fees, awards, scholarships, and transportation for the Blue Streaks Special Olympics team.

$20
BVRC Special Olympics 5K/1Mile
JUL27
Heartland Soccer Association’s 5K Run

Please join Heartland Soccer Association for our Annual 5K Run! Proceeds from the event will go towards efforts to support several programs impacting the lives of young people in our community by creating leadership, mentorship and scholarship opportunities for players and referees, along with outreach in the community to help bring opportunity, access, healthy lifestyles and soccer to all.

$25
Heartland Soccer Association’s 5K Run
OCT6
Race for Dignity

5k run/walk to support and raise awareness for Giving the Basics. Giving the Basics efficiently tracks the need for our products and distributes them to more than 76 local organizations and 261 schools, making the basics accessible to 230,000 people monthly.

$30
Race for Dignity
SEP2
Leawood Rotary Labor Day 5K
Leawood, KS, United States

Join us this Labor Day, Monday September 2nd, at the Leawood Rotary Labor Day 5k. The race will start and finish at American Academy of Family Physicians, 11400 Tomahawk Creek, Leawood, KS 66211. The course will be flat and fast course along Tomahawk Creek Parkway

$28
Leawood Rotary Labor Day 5K
SEP28
Prairie Pride 5k and Fun Run
Prairie Village, KS, United States

The Prairie Pride 5k and 1 mile fun run is a great way to stretch your legs through the scenic neighborhoods of Prairie Village and Fairway while helping raise educational funds for the kids of Prairie Elementary School. If you're a serious runner, you'll love the scenic, shaded, fast course with chip timing and online results. If you want to get out with your family the 1 mile fun run is the way to go. Either way, this is a great community event that benefits the kids of Prairie Elementary School. As one of the few races in Prairie Village, it's a great way to tick off another KC area city if you're participating in the I Run the City Club.

$25 - $30
Prairie Pride 5k and Fun Run
JUL13
Great Escape 5K
Leavenworth, KS, United States

The 2019 Great Escape 5K will be taking place on 13 July at 9:00AM, with start and finish at the Old USDB parking lot. Come participate in the annual event that takes you running through the historic sites of Fort Leavenworth!

$20
Great Escape 5K
SEP7
Helen Gold 5K – 10K

The 18th Annual Helen Gold 5K 10K charity event September 7th has grown from 200 runner-walkers in 2001 to over 1,000 participants. Our race is part of the Race KC Series, supported by the KC Running Club and RaceDay Timing and is heralded as one of the best-organized runs in the Metro Area.

$10 - $28
Helen Gold 5K – 10K
SEP15
Great Plains 10K - Longview Lake
Lee's Summit, MO, United States

The Great Plains 10K is a running event that invites runners of all abilities and ages to challenge themselves to take the next step. Whether your next step is going for your 10K PR or simply running your first 10k, these events where designed with you in mind.

$45
Great Plains 10K - Longview Lake
SEP14
Chasing Salifu

The world needs heroes. We love stories which defy the odds, tales of overcoming, rising above, or stretching for yes when everyone is saying no. Salifu has such a story. Though Sal is gone, friends and family want to see Salifus legacy of determination live on. All the proceeds from the Chasing Salifu event will be donated to the Salifu Sesay Perseverance Scholarship.

$20 - $30
Chasing Salifu
AUG17
Lunartic 5K
Smithville, MO, United States

The Lunartic (Lunar-tic) 5k run/walk is a nighttime event on the eve of a full moon along the beautiful shoreline of the Smithville Lake trails. The name was derived from the craziness of running under a full moon! This is a fun, family-friendly event. Because it does get very dark under the tree canopy, a headlamp or flashlight, or other blinky things, are recommended.

$30
Lunartic 5K
SEP21
Joyful Morning 5K + Fun Run

All race proceeds will benefit Joyful Morning, Inc. The race will start and end at South Creek Office Park, Overland Park, KS. We will run if it should rain, but if it is unsafe to continue, the race director reserves the right to cancel the race. Shirts may be exchanged for a different size, if available, after the completion of the race.

$28
Joyful Morning 5K + Fun Run
SEP29
Step Beyond Celiac KC5K

The KC5K is a fun run/walk event is back! This event will raise funds to support new research investigations. It also helps to develop a global patient registry of people diagnosed with celiac disease who want to participate in research studies, including clinical trials.

Free - $30
Step Beyond Celiac KC5K
SEP11
Patriots’ Run

The traditional Patriots Run is a family-friendly race with community party atmosphere. The day begins at noon and we race for nine hours, eleven minutes to honor first responders and those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Individuals or teams can choose to run for nine hours, eleven minutes, or for any portion of the day. The individual and team with the most laps at the end of the day, wins the race. You can also participate in the marathon, half marathon 5K or Ultra Divisions.

$35 - $50
Patriots’ Run
OCT12
Nebraska Furniture Mart 5K Halloween Run/Walk benefiting Charlie’s House of Kansas City

Nebraska Furniture Mart is holding a 5K Halloween Walk/Run with events starting at 7:45am. The kids fun run starts promptly at 8:15am and the 5K Walk/Run will start at 8:45am. All participants will receive a t-shirt, bib and finisher medal. There will be awards for the top 3 runners overall for men's and women's and an award for the Best Costume, Scariest Costume and Funniest Costume.

$5
Nebraska Furniture Mart 5K Halloween Run/Walk benefiting Charlie’s House of Kansas City
OCT6
Pink Laundry 5k Run/Walk & Kids Race
Lee's Summit, MO, United States

Join us for the annual Pink Laundry 5K that supports the Stephanie Vest Foundation. The Stephanie Vest Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Our foundation awards financial grants to local families dealing with cancer issues. Our mission is simple: "We are not curing cancer; our goal is more basic: We are bridging a gap...We are keeping people in their home, with the utilities on, while they go through treatment."

$10 - $40
Pink Laundry 5k Run/Walk & Kids Race
OCT5
On the Move…for Warmth
Blue Springs, MO, United States

Join us for our annual On the Move 5K and 1 mile walk. This year, we are On the Movefor Warmth with 100% of all registration fees supporting Community Service League of Blue Springs and City Union Mission in Kansas City to help keep people warm through the winter.

$15 - $25
On the Move…for Warmth

What you need to know about Running Events

Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

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Today, with international organisations, local clubs and national events to choose from, there are thousands of races to discover, and we want to help you find them quickly and easily. Below you’ll find selections by running type, running location and some exceptional events to take part in.

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