Put on your cape and join your fellow superheroes when you run or walk the Inaugural DC Wonder Woman 5K or 10K! Experience heroic race course entertainment, earn the stunning Inaugural DC Wonder Woman finisher's medal and celebrate with your fellow superheroes at the post-race party!
Running Events in Kansas City, Missouri
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!
A beautiful but challenging run on hilly trails. This course is very different in many ways from the February "Run Toto Run" Race.
Come celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and a 5k! Each finisher receives an awesome 3 medal, technical t-shirt, and a free meal voucher for the after-party! Celebrate your big finish with one of the best fireworks displays in KC!
Join us for the annual North KC Firecracker Flight, a Fourth of July themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family - you are not going to want to miss this one!
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.
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.
Join us for the annual East KC Firecracker Flight, a Fourth of July themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family you are not going to want to miss this one!
Rock the Stockyards 5K is a fun evening event in the Stockyards District near Downtown Kansas City and include great live music before and after the race! Participants receive cool finishers medals and compete for age group and overall awards!
Race is Sunday, July 21, at Waterfall Park in Independence, MO Ice cream at the finish line for all participants (and everyone if theres enough)!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is Kansas Citys largest and most exciting annual race event!! The route takes runners on a tour of the citys most beautiful landmarks and cool neighborhoods, including the National World War I Museum & Memorial, the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Waldo, Westport, the Jazz District at 18th & Vine and more.
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
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.
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!
Our goal is to offer a 10K & 5K race which achieve the balance of professionalism for our serious runners/walkers with those who want to experience a more relaxed family focused day.
Proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Project which offers prevention and education services and help ensure HIV/AIDS patients have access to health care.
NEW Starting Point! 41st Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk, 5K and 5 Mile Run, August 24.
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.
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.
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.
The Olathe Charities 5K is a fun, family friendly run that brings the community together for one race, in support of multiple organizations.
A Family friendly 5k Run/Walk for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) with 100% of all proceeds going to making a Impact for families that use RMHC.
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.
Join the PHight to Kick Pulmonary Hypertension: One Event and One mile at a time!
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.
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.
The Heartland 30K Series consists of three 10Ks - The Plaza 10K, Great Plains 10K and the Dot to Dot 10K. View each race's website for specific information on that race.
Join us Saturday, August 3rd, for the 8th annual Make It Count 5K.
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.
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.
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."
Ready for another run? We are! The run takes place August 24th. As before, the race includes a 10K, 5k and Kids Run.
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.
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.
Find local Running races
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.