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Races in Kansas City 2016

We’re already four months into 2016, so if you want to tackle a few races this year, now is the time to sign up, mark your calendar, and begin training. If you’re new to running, check out a 5k (about 3.1 miles). When you’re ready to bump up the intensity, go for a 10k (about 6.2 miles). More serious runners could try a half marathon (about 13.1 miles), while ambitious and strong runners might give a full marathon a go (about 26.2 miles). Whatever your aspiration, consider signing up for one of the many races in Kansas City 2016.Running Races by Fitness Gallery

Races in Kansas City 2016

Note: This list is not comprehensive. Especially if you’re interested in 5k races in Kansas City 2016, check online for more options if these dates/locations don’t work for your schedule. All of the races below have a 10k, half marathon, or marathon option. In addition, some of the dates are not yet set in stone. These races are marked “Date TBD” (to be decided). 

  • July 2, Firecracker Flight (10k and 5k): Independence, MO
  • July 4, Freedom Run (10k and 5k): Lenexa, KS
  • July 10, Shawnee Mission Triathlon (triathlon and duathlon): Shawnee, KS
  • July Date TBD, We Can Hear You Now (10k and 5k): Independence, MO
  • July 23, Psycho Psummer Run Toto Run (50k, 20 mile, 10 mile): Kansas City, KS
  • July 30, Win for KC (women’s triathlon): Smithville, MO
  • August 7, Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-Up (triathlon): Smithville, MO
  • August 7, Psych Night Trail Run (10k and 5k): Kansas City, MO
  • August 16, Jackson County Triathlon (triathlon and duathlon): Lee’s Summit, MO
  • August 21, Parkville Chamber River Run (10k and 5k): Parkville, MO
  • August 21, Race for Recovery (10k and 5k): Overland Park, KS
  • September 3, Labor Day Dash (10k and 5k): Lee’s Summit, MO
  • September 4, Go Girl Run (half marathon and 5k): Overland Park, KS
  • September 10, Jesse James Festival Classic (10k and 5k): Kearney, MO
  • September 10, Olathe Medical Center (triathlon and duathlon): Olathe, KS
  • September 11, Plaza 10k (10k, 2m run/walk, kids run): Kansas City, MO
  • September Date TBD, Heart of the Summit (10k, 5k, kids run): Lee’s Summit, MO
  • September Date TBD, Run for Purple Peace (10k, 5k, kids run): Lee’s Summit, MO
  • September 17, Helen Gold Run (10k, 5k, kids run): Overland Park, KS
  • September 18, Paulina Cooper Dot to Dot (10k and 5k): Overland Park, KS
  • September Date TBD, Platte County Community Center South (10k, 5k): Parkville, MO
  • September 25, Broadway Bridge Run (half marathon, 10k): Kansas City, MO
  • October Date TBD, Run for the Kids (10k and 5k): Liberty, MO
  • October Date TBD, I Am Second Run (10k and 5k): Kansas City, MO
  • October Date TBD, Larry Mattonen Marathon (50 miles, 50k, marathon, and half marathon): Blue Springs, MO
  • October 29, Halloween Hustle (10k and 5k): Unity Village, MO
  • October Date TBD, Operation Jack Zombie Run (half marathon and 5k): Shawnee, KS


  • November 6, Kansas Half Marathon & 5k (half marathon and 5k): Lawrence, KS
  • November 12, Longview Half Marathon (half marathon): Grandview, MO
  • November 13, Gobbler Grind (marathon, half marathon, and 5k): Overland Park, KS
  • November 19, Turkey Trails (10k and 5k): Independence, MO
  • November 20, Pilgrim Pacer (marathon, half marathon, 10k, and 5k): Shawnee, KS
  • November Date TBD, Dude, Where’s the Trail? (50k and 30k): Blue Springs, MO
  • December Date TBD, Alternate Chill Run (10 miles): Kansas City, KS
  • December 10, Candy Cane Course (10k and 5k): Independence, MO


Training for a race requires dedication and routine. To ensure that you never miss a run, invest in a reliable treadmill from Fitness Gallery. We handpick each piece of fitness equipment sold in our stores, so you know that you’re getting high-quality products at a great value. To learn more, please visit our online store, or stop by our showrooms in Denver (CO) or Highlands Ranch (CO). Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect equipment for your fitness goals.

Good luck to all those participating in races in Kansas City 2016!

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