RaceDay Events



FEBRUARY 25, 2017 | 10 AM
Grab your krewe and head on down to the bayou for the Mardi Gras 5K Run/Walk! This family friendly event is part of KC’s Mardi Gras Weekend Festival at the Power & Light District.  Beads at every mile, authentic food, festive masks, and massive finisher beads are just some of the things that await you! Who dat say dey gonna run the 5K??
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MAY 6, 2017 | 10 AM
Join us for the Cinco de Mayo 5-Qué (5K) in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City! The 5-Qué Run/Walk, 1K Walk, and Kids Fun Run kick off Saturday's event in what is a weekend long fiesta organized by the Guadalupe Center. Grab some amigos as teams of Cinco+ (5 or more) get $5 off! Participants receive commemorative race shirts, finisher medals, chip timing, free photos and more! Be sure to stick around after the race for the Cinco de Mayo Festival!
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JULY 4, 2017 | 7:30 AM
Before firing up the grill and lighting those firecrackers, head on over to the Ward Parkway Center for Four on the 4th, a festive 4 Mile Run & Walk! All participants receive tech shirts, finisher medals, commemorative bib numbers, and American summertime treats! Discounts and prizes for groups and familes of 4+. So ditch the flip-flops, put on some running shoes, and help us celebrate America's birthday! There's a reason it's Uncle Sam's favorite race.
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Gobbler Grind 

NOVEMBER 12, 2017 | 8:30 AM

Looking to run 13.1 or 26.2 this fall? The Gobbler Grind is one of Kansas City's favorite long distance races and serves as a great opportunity to fulfill the Kansas requirement for those looking to complete the 50 State Challenge and run a fast time on a Boston Qualifying course! Choose between our Marathon, Half Marathon, & Family 5K as we get geared up for Thanksgiving!
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NOVEMBER 23, 2017 | 9 AM  

 The average turkey takes roughly four hours to cook in the oven. While you're waiting, come on out to Kansas City's fastest growing Thanksgiving Day race! Come run or walk our 5K or try out the 10K!  There's no better family tradition than to kick off Thanksgiving morning with a scenic trot down beautiful Ward Parkway at the Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day Walk/Run (...plus it doesn't hurt to make extra room for that 2nd slice of pie). Speaking of dessert, each participant gets both a long sleeve race shirt AND a 6 inch pumpkin pie!

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Santa Dash
DECEMBER 2, 2017 | 10 AM

 Join hundreds of Santas along a 5K course in Westport as we seek to fill Kansas City with Christmas cheer! The Westport Santa Dash gives you the opportunity to become every child's favorite person as each person receives a Santa Suit when they register. Plenty of gifts await you when you finish including a finisher's ornament, hot chocolate, and milk & cookies! Stick around for the Elf Dash Kids Run and then hit up the shops of Westport and nearby Plaza for some great holiday shopping. 
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Sweet 16 SeriesKC SWEET 16 RACE SERIES

Spread out across 2017, the Sweet 16 race series features four of the largest 4 Mile events in the Midwest: the Westport St Patrick’s Day Run, CCVI Trolley Run, Ward Parkway Four on the 4th, and the Kansas City Zoo Run. In addition to saving money on the entry fee for each race, all Series participants will receive an awesome finisher prize for completing the entire Series, all while experiencing some of the best races in the city!

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