KC Running Company Signature Events


Monster Dash 5K
The Monster Dash 5K Run winds through the spooky West Bottoms and gives the costumed participants a chance to win age group awards and costume awards. There will be plenty of treats for everyone in this holiday themed event and the flat and fast race course gives everyone a chance for a PR!

Longview Half Marathon
Scenic race course. Beautiful views of Longview Lake. Large finisher's medal. Quarter zip long sleeve training shirt. Post-race festivities!

Great Santa Run 5K
The Great Santa Run 5K will get you into the holiday spirit with a free Santa hat for all participants in addition to a great long sleeve shirt and the best post race breakfast in Kansas City. This race, benefiting the kids of Operation Breakthrough, also features an indoor venue for pre-race and post-race activities.

Rock the Parkway
Rock the Parkway Half Marathon 5K Run takes place along Kansas City's famed Ward Parkway, one of the most beautiful tree-lined routes in the country - and all six lanes are reserved just for you. This regal parkway features historic statues and sculptures, beautiful mansions, classic gardens, and gorgeous fountains - a long, downhill finish just might propel you to a personal best time. Participants also enjoy live music and delicious food and drinks at the event plaza after the race.

Heartland 39.3 Series
The Heartland 39.3 Series is a challenge for all of the half marathon fanatics who love to run half marathons and who want to take on the challenge of participating in three area half marathons in five weeks!

Mustache Dash 5K
The Mustache Dash is a fun new 5K run/walk that celebrates the art of fine grooming and encourages all participants to enjoy wearing a mustache, if only for the race! In addition to a great course, participants in the chip timed Mustache Dash 5K will receive a great shirt, fake mustache kit, and finisher's medal!

Plaza 10K
The inaugural Plaza 10K Run/Walk, presented by Farmers Insurance, is the only signature 10K race in Kansas City and features a flat and fast course along the boulevards and parkways in and around the Country Club Plaza! This new event, which includes a 10K run/walk, a 2 mile fun run/walk and a kids dash, is destined to become one of the most popular races of the year in Kansas City.

Rock the Crossroads 5K
Rock The Crossroads is an evening race in the heat of the summer that takes participants through the streets of the Crossroads arts and music district. Their reward for beating the heat is a free concert and an ice cold beer! This event benefits youth music programs and the winners receive originals works of art from local sculptor Stretch, who also host the event at KC Crossroads at Grinders.

4th of July Stars and Stripes 5K
Join us for the inaugural Stars & Stripes 5k on Wednesday July 4th at 7:00AM. This event will start and finish at Summit Fair Shopping Center in beautiful Lee's Summit, MO. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Lee's Summit Social Services. Runners and walkers will enjoy a great course, chip timing, age group awards, great food and beverage and short sleeve tech shirts. Participants and spectators at this event will also be treated to live music from Teacher'z Pet a local cover and original band that has been rocking the KC area since 1996.

Glow Run 5K
The Glow Run is a one of a kind 5K Run/Walk experience. We light up the night with glowing runners making their way through the 3.1 mile course followed by a post race after party featuring a beer garden and local DJ's spinning music late into the night. Grab your friends and come show us how you GLOW!

Boots and Daisy Dukes 5K
Everybody has a little country in them and it's time to let it out at the Boots and Daisy Dukes 5k Run/Walk at Bass Pro Shops in Independence, Missouri. This family themed event will have a kids run and other great activities in addition to the 5K Run/Walk

Easter Egg 5K
This fun family event features a beautiful course that you are sure to enjoy plus great event shirts, post race food and drink and overall and age group awards. In addition to the 5k we will have the Lil' Bunny Fun Run for kids 10 years old and younger! A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Marillac.

Diva Dash 5K
The Diva Dash 5K is the newest all women's running event in Kansas City and participants enjoy not only a great course, but great food, awards and prizes too! The charity partner for this event is Girls on the Run of Johnson County, whose mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Be a part of this exciting new spring event at Park Place at 117th and Nall in Leawood, Kansas.

Sweetheart Run 2014
This Valentine's Day weekend event is a fun 5K run where participants compete for individual age group prizes and team with friends and family members to compete for two person team prizes! Held in Overland Park, KS and Columbia, MO. This event benefits the Head For The Cure Foundation.

Battle of the Bean
Who doesn't love a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a cold winter's day? Pick your team, Team Coffee or Team Cocoa and come be a part of the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bean 5k!

Kansas City Cross Country Championships
The Kansas City Cross Country Championships Open Run is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities and gives you an opportunity to escape the roads and jump on the grass for a unique course at a unique summer event. Whether you are a high school cross country runner or someone who has always wanted to run a cross country course, everyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate the sport of cross country!

Kids Club
Kansas City Running Company Kids Club is committed to promoting health and wellness for today's youth through education and a series of kids' fun runs. Our hope is that children will gain confidence, enjoy exercising and feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.