Don’t miss the chance to be a part of an historic race right here in Kansas City! The KC Spirit 5K was born out of a vision to change the way people view the east neighborhoods of Kansas City. 18th & Vine has played a significant role in our development and history, yet remains largely under-served. By simply running and choosing to be present in this neighborhood, we as a running community can begin to break down the walls of segregation and division.

HOW TO RUN THE 5K:  In order to participate in the 5K event, you must first run a qualifying time at any other 5K. Once you hit that qualifying time, you are eligible to sign up for the KC Spirit 5K. If you do not hit the qualifying standard, you can still participate in the 5K by raising/donating just $100 to a local charity through our charity entry program. If neither of those options work for you, consider participating in The Paseo Mile, open to anyone!

DATE: Saturday, June 23, 2018

START TIME: The first wave will begin at 7:30 AM.  The start of the race will be broken up into waves based on the time you registered with.  If you run a faster qualifying 5K time after registering for the event, email info@kcspirit5k.com to update your seeding.

LOCATION: The race starts on Truman Rd, just east of The Paseo.  The race finishes near the intersection of The Paseo & E 17th Terrace

ENTRY FEE: $35 through June 21st. $40 packet pickup & race day. Entry includes a commemorative race shirt, chip timing, free race photos, one free class at KC Endurance, and access to post-race festivities (including food, drink, and music)!
If you or someone you know has qualified for the 5K but simply cannot afford the entry fee, please email info@kcspirit5k.com and ask about our scholarship program!

Online registration closes at noon on Thursday, June 21st. Participants may still register in person at packet pickup.

PACKET PICKUP: American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Friday, June 22nd, from 3 PM to 6 PM
Saturday, June 23rd, from 6:15 AM to 8:45 AM (please note that the 5K begins at 7:30 and the 1 Mile starts at 9)

AWARDS/PRIZES: Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 Overall Male and Female finishers, plus the top overall Masters Male and Female Finisher.  Awards will also be given to the top 3 finishers in each age group.  Overall winners do not qualify for age group awards.
1st Place Male/Female: $500
2nd Place Male/Female: $200
3rd Place Male/Female: $100
1st Masters Male/Female: $100

SPECTATORS: We encourage spectators to cheer anywhere along the route!  The course is lined with wide sidewalks and plenty of scenic cheering locations.

QUESTIONS: Contact us here.

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