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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Race KC Series March Update!


Here is the latest standings in the series! We keep track of all runners finishing in the top 5 of their age groups(standard age groups) for each race and at the end of the series, we cross check to see who are members and have placed in at least 3 of the races to determine who is eligible for the READ MORE »

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 29 – Pizza 51 on Oak

5060 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-1151

Tonight we will start out near the north end of the Trolley Trail at one of our favorite spots. We will be enjoying the run and the yummy pizza – AND the great company around the table. READ MORE »

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 22 – Red Door Café at Brookside

6324 Brookside Plaza

Tonight our Wednesday Night Run is at an exciting new place in downtown Brookside, the Red Door Café. It is on the west side of the street in a bright new store front that will jump out at you. See you there for this great opportunity to welcome this amazing restaurant to our world. We will READ MORE »

Monday, February 13, 2017

March 15 – Jerry Cullen

645 W. 61st ST
KCMO 64113
(913) 940-1668 (mobile)

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day early tonight. Hooray for the Brookside run route and hooray for Jerry’s wonderful cooking. Have some fun at Jerry’s lovely Brookside abode tonight. READ MORE »

Monday, February 13, 2017

March 8 – RUN 816

Run 816 Store
304 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 569-0106

Come to Westport Road and Broadway and turn east for half a block on Broadway tonight for a fun run route and an upbeat gathering at the Run 816 store afterward. This route provides us with some NEW SCENERY. What could be better? Bring those wonderful side READ MORE »

Monday, February 13, 2017

March 1 – Waldo Pizza

Waldo Pizza
7433 Broadway St.
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 363-5242

Follow your nose to Waldo Pizza to meet up with your friends. We will have our table of fun after our run. READ MORE »

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 22 – Bella Napoli

Bella Napoli
6229 Brookside Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 444-5041

It has been a while since we have met at Bella Napoli. It will be fun to return to our local version of Italy this evening for a wonderful Trolley Trail run followed by that great Italian fare. READ MORE »

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 15 – Spin Pizza (south of the Plaza)

4950 Main St.
(816) 561-7746

Let’s gather at 49th and Main Street tonight at the Spin Pizza. We will run east from Main Street down the hill to the Trolley Trail and then do the distance each of us chooses. Upon our return we will chow on some yummy pizza and tell all kinds of stories. READ MORE »

Thursday, January 26, 2017

February 8 – Michael Forbes Grill

Michael Forbes Grill
128 West 63rd Street
(816) 333-4355

We start in the Brookside area tonight. Enjoy that run before you chow on the wonderful Michael Forbes’ fare. We can ask the wait staff if there have been any pies in the face lately. READ MORE »

Thursday, January 26, 2017

February 1 – Pizza 51 on Oak

Pizza 51 on Oak
5060 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-1151

We will tackle the Trolley Trail from the north end tonight and then return for some more yummy pizza. We’ll check the progress of the Whole Foods store construction as we run by. READ MORE »

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 25 – Maggie McCoy

4402 W. 63rd Terr.
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 558-6924

Let’s keep the party going tonight. Maggie will try to rise as close to Trudy’s level of culinary delight as possible. Come see how she does. The streets of Prairie Village are calling to you again. You don’t want to disappoint them. READ MORE »

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 18 – Waldo Pizza

Waldo Pizza
7433 Broadway St,
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 363-5242

I know you love this pizza. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy it with your wonderful running friends after a nice workout on the Trolley Trail. See you there tonight! READ MORE »

Monday, January 9, 2017

UPDATED January 11 – Gribbles Running Sports Store at Ward Parkway Center

Gribbles Running Store at Ward Parkway
8600 Ward Parkway
(816) 363-4800

We get to return to Garry Gribbles’ Running Sports at Ward Parkway tonight. We will get a chance to try out some new Saucony shoes if we choose to. Bring your usual side dish. Gribbles will supply the main dish for us. Also, we will get to READ MORE »

Sunday, January 8, 2017

KCTC Lee’s Summit Group – Featured Runner Dave Borchardt

Featured Runner – Dave Borchardt

The KCTC Lee’s Summit Running Group is pleased to highlight Dave Borchardt as our featured runner for December 2016.  Dave is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and is quite a runner! You can tune in to Sports Radio 810 WHB, where you can listen to him as a post-game soccer analyst READ MORE »

Friday, December 30, 2016

Annual New Year’s Day Fun Run/Walk

A new year is a great reason to celebrate and who better to celebrate with than the Kansas City Track Club!

Don’t forget to join us this SUNDAY, January 1st at The Athletic Club of Overland Park! The fun begins 10AM, but don’t forget to show up a little bit early to sign our waiver.

Completely free event, 0 to READ MORE »

Sunday, December 25, 2016

January 4 – Trudy Nepstad

4937 Wells Drive
Roeland Park, KS 66205

It is the first WNR after the New Year, so guess where we get to go!!!! Trudy’s castle in Roeland Park will be our location for friends, fun, running, and eating some amazing food. Bring your side and enjoy. READ MORE »

Sunday, December 25, 2016

December 28 – Brian, Marilyn, Clare and Cara Lappin

3810 W 74th St.
Prairie Village, KS

Now that the holiday shopping and gifting and exchanging are all behind you, it is time to enjoy a run form the Lappins’ Prairie Village home. They have stepped up to host us during this crazy time of year for several years now. It is always fun to learn the latest events READ MORE »

Friday, December 2, 2016

December 21 – Lisa and David Holiman

9709 Shepherds Drive
Kansas City, Missour 64131
(816) 522-3961

The Dave Cave is calling the guys, and the yummy food and fun chatter are calling the gals tonight. Come enjoy the artful streets, food, and home of the Holimans. Mark those calendars. And, follow these directions: On Bannister Rd, go east of Troost to Lydia. Go south on Lydia to READ MORE »

Friday, December 2, 2016

December 14 – Tanner’s Bar and Grill

7425 Broadway St
Kansas City
(816) 822-7525

Come enjoy the Trolley Trail tonight and then the wonderful comradery at Tanner’s afterward. READ MORE »

Friday, December 2, 2016

December 7 – Foo’s Fabulous Custard (Jeff Stottle)

9421 Mission Roard
Leawood, Kansas 66206
(913) 383-3667

We get treated to a run from Gribbles at Ward Parkway Shopping Center tonight. This will be fun to eat, socialize, and peak around the store. Bring a side dish to go with the main dish that Gribbles will provide us. Enjoy!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Race KC Series Awards and Chili Run

The final results are in! You can view them here Race KC Series page

Come join KCTC for our first annual Chili Run with the awards to follow shortly. All particpants must be a good standing KCTC member or guest member, go here to renew/sign up

KCTC Membership
KCTC Guest Membership

All nonmembers who attend the chili run have a READ MORE »

Friday, October 14, 2016

November 9 – Karen Williams and Andy Geoghegan

11/09/16 Karen Williams and Andy Geoghegan
5740 Cherry, KC, MO 64110, #816.926.0551

Karen and Andy are ready to host our post-election WNR tonight! Come ready to celebrate or commiserate. I am hoping for the former option. Either way, a run on the Brookside streets will feel great. See you at Karen and Andy’s! READ MORE »

Friday, October 14, 2016

November 2 – The Novoveskys

11/02/16 the Novoveskys (Dan, Denoya, and kiddoes)
8615 Marty, OP, KS, (2 blocks west of 87th and Metcalf) #913.381.9358

Be ready tonight for a nice run route, an artistic main dish, wonderful comradery, AND all kinds of entertainment from the Novovesky crew. What more could we ask for? READ MORE »

Friday, October 14, 2016

October 19 – Waldo Pizza

10/19/16 Waldo Pizza
7433 Broadway St, ·
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 363-5242

Join us at the Waldo Pizza front door at 6:00 tonight. Then we will pound it out on the Trolley Trail. The pizza will welcome us back after our miles. Now be sure to join us tonight. READ MORE »

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 12 – Mary and Doug Edwards

800 Huntington
KC MO 64113 (corner of 60th and Summit)

Mary and Doug will be greeting us tonight in their yummy smelling kitchen. Come ready for some real fun after our run through the Brookside streets. Mary created the Wednesday Night Run 35 years ago. It is great to get to come to her house to celebrate that. READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2016 Race KC Series Update & Save the Date!

There is a short list showing runners who both meet the minimum requirement of placing in 3 races and those who have at placed in 2 races and need only to place in 1 more to become eligible for the competition. This short list is posted on the Race KC Series page. Please note – this does not reflect whether READ MORE »

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 28 – Ann Asel

9/28/16 Ann Asel
108 W. 123rd Terrace,
Kansas City, MO 64145


We get to return to Ann’s fun home with the double decks for us to lounge on as we eat our apres run meal. Come prepared for whatever temperatures might be going on as the evening progresses. We will get to enjoy our surroundings, indeed. READ MORE »

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 21 – Mary Young

9/21/16 Mary Young
12 E. 57th Terr.
KCMO 64113

Mary will treat us to a run in one of our favorite neighborhoods tonight. She worked hard to find us an open Wednesday in her busy schedule. That open Wednesday is today! Mary’s home is just ½ block west of Brookside Blvd. on 57th Terrace. READ MORE »

Thursday, September 8, 2016

September 14 – Carolyn and Brian Purcell

9/14/16 Carolyn and Brian Purcell
9627 Summit Street
KCMO 64114

Carolyn, Brian and Declan will be entertaining us tonight. That’s right. There are now THREE in the Purcell family! Not only do we get to have a lovely run route and good food, but we get to meet young Declan. READ MORE »

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 7 – WNR ReRun at Loose Park

9/07/16 WNR ReRun at Loose Park
Loose Park Pavillion
51st and Wornall Road
KCMO 64112

Wow! The ReRun is a BIG celebration this year. We will have a wonderful run along the Trolley Trail, complete with a Poker Game, which Dave Boone will
lead. When you return, be ready for some wonderful food and celebration. We will have Waldo Pizza READ MORE »

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 31 – Tanner’s in Waldo

8/31/16 Tanner’s in Waldo
7425 Broadway St, KCMO 64114

(816) 822-7525

It’s the trolley trail tonight!! Then it is the fun Tanner’s Bar and Grill. Come for the run, the fun and the yum tonight. READ MORE »

Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 24 – Jerry Cullen

8/24/16 Jerry Cullen
645 W. 61st ST, KCMO 64113.
913-940-1668 (mobile)

We get to return to Jerry’s place tonight. We get to enjoy the Brookside neighborhood as we run along, and then we get to enjoy Jerry’s wonderful home. Again, we will get to check out Jerry’s latest home improvement. READ MORE »

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 17 – Joe Grimmett

Joel Grimmett
Antioch Park; Shelter #4, next to the lake.
6501 Antioch Rd
Merriam, KS  66202

Tonight will feel like a special treat. We will run through the neighborhood and then return to the lovely shelter next the lake. Joel will do some magic on the grill to provide us with our yummy main dish. Bring a delightful side dish to READ MORE »

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August -10 Ironman

Mr. Ironman
5901 Central
KCMO, 64113


Don’t miss our last chance to do our WNR at Ironman and Georgia’s place. Ironman will be moving to Seattle soon, so we will be saying ‘good bye” to his wonderful home. This will be a celebration of the wonderful times we have had with these two. We will be hoping for some READ MORE »

Thursday, July 28, 2016

August 3 – Cameron Aly

8/03/16 Cameron Aly
3527 Kenwood Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64109

Last summer we were treated to a wonderful WNR party at Cameron’s home. Now we get to return. This is a lovely historic area of Kansas City, and we get to gawk at the beautiful homes as we do our run. Then we get to return to Cameron’s house with READ MORE »

Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 27 – Lou and Sonja Joline

7/27/16 Lou and Sonja Joline
Lake Tapawingo Clubhouse
Dockside Drive
Lake Tapawingo

Tonight we celebrate Lou’s birthday while we run and then get some great opportunities for fun when we return for our feast.

This is how you get to Lou’s birthday WNR this year:
Go east on Interstate 70 to the Woods Chapel road exit. Go south on Woods Chapel road READ MORE »

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 20 – BJ and Jerry Thornberg

7/20/16 BJ and Jerry Thornberg
6101 West 102nd Court
Overland Park

Find the Thornberg empire by taking 103rd Street to Beverly (one block east of Lamar). Go north up the hill. BJ and Jerry live in the house immediately on your left. BJ and Jerry will send us off onto the trail to run tonight. Then we get READ MORE »

Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 13 – Misty and Rich McNally

7/13/16 Misty & Rich McNally
7236 Belleview Ave
Kansas City MO 64114
(816) 523-0221

We get one of those magical nights at the McNally’s tonight. Misty and Rich will be all rested up after a big business trip to……………

Bring your dish that will go along with the yummy creation that Rich and Misty will put forth. READ MORE »

Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 6 – Waldo Pizza

7/6/16 Waldo Pizza
7433 Broadway St,
Kansas City, MO 64114
(816) 363-5242

We will get a nice big table to party around with our pizzas after the run tonight. See you in front of Waldo Pizza at 6:00 tonight before we head out to run the trolley trail. READ MORE »

Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 29 – Janet and Steve Porter

6/29/16 Janet and Steve Porter
12302 Mohawk Lane
Leawood, KS 66209

Head to Janet and Steve’s artistic back yard for tonight’s WNR. Make sure you run hard, because you won’t want to stop eating those incredible culinary creations here upon your return. We can talk with our mouths full. READ MORE »

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 22- Bob and Annie Cook

June 22- Bob and Annie Cook

10712 W. 101st Street, (not Terrace or Place) Overland Park,  KS 66214

Oh boy – running, feasting, and soaking up beautiful piano music. Bob and Annie treat us like royalty. Put on your crown and come on over to the Cookers’.tonight


Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 15 – Margaret and David Stockdale

June 15 – Margaret and David Stockdale

2718 NW Chipman Rd, Lees Summit, MO 64081  816-246-6939

Margaret and Dave have put June 16th on their calendar to be sure to be in town so we can come run and party in their neighborhood. See you there! READ MORE »

Sunday, June 5, 2016

KCTC Max Hospital Hill 5K

Way to Represent KCTC Max: Luke Oberrieder, Courtney Breitkreutzy, Mark Westfall, and Bruce Gilbert!


Friday, June 3, 2016

June – 8 Fleet Feet Running Store

June 8th at  Fleet Feet Running Store
6911 Tomahawk Rd.
Prairie Village, KS

Tonight we get to return to this wonderful running store in the Prairie Village Shopping area. We had a great time here in March, even though a warning of 95% chance of thunderstorms was in effect until 15 minutes before we met. We enjoyed READ MORE »

Thursday, May 26, 2016

June 1 – National Running Day at Kansas City Bier Company

June 1 – National Running Day at Kansas City Bier Company

Kansas City Bier Company

310 W 79th St, KCMO 64114

This is a BIG celebration that you won’t want to miss. We get a dollar off the beer and will be treated to pizza and salad. Bring a little something to add to the fare and MAKE IT A READ MORE »

Friday, May 20, 2016

Intervals/Speed Sessions

Intervals/Speed Sessions are Starting!

What: Speed Sessions – Sponsored by KCTC and RUN816

When: Every Wednesday – 6:30pm

Where: Shawnee Mission East H.S. Track

Descriptions: We rotate thru one of three different workouts each week.

Click here for more information!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 25 – Heartland Racewalkers at Leawood City Park

May 25 – Heartland Racewalkers at Leawood City Park

Leawood City Park, main shelter house

10601 Lee Boulevard, Leawood KS 66206

Our friends, the Heartland Racewalkers, really know how to treat us well. Are we ever lucky!

Bring a side dish to go along with the wonderful main course they provide for us in the lovely shelter house. We READ MORE »

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 18 – RUN816 Store

May 18 – RUN816 Store

304 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111

Tonight we get to run along the lovely routes that Nick Pigg finds for us from his Run 816 store on Westport Road just east of Broadway. Bring your side dish and be ready for a great WNR. READ MORE »

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 11 – Pizza 51 on Oak

May 11 – Pizza 51 on Oak

5060 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-1151

We will run along the trolley trail and check out the progress with the Whole Foods Market being constructed there. We will return to chomp on our pizzas together. Yea! READ MORE »

Monday, May 2, 2016

KCTC Max Independence Half & 5K

KCTC Max ROCKED the Independence Half & 5K on April 30th! Congratulations to ALL of our racers who PR’d, won awards, and our KCTC Max Pacers. AWESOME day and course!!

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

May 4 – Cinco de Mayo at the McCamy’s home

May 4 –  Cinco de Mayo at the McCamy’s home: Ryan, Lisa, Grace, and Zoe McCamy

5215 West 64th St. Prairie Village, KS 66208

The McCamy’s will create another Mexico at their home for us tonight.

The delightful Mexican fare will magically transport us to a south of the border experience right here in Prairie Village after our run. Traigen


Friday, April 22, 2016

April 27 – Maggie McCoy and John Anderson

April 27 – Maggie McCoy and John Anderson

4402 W 63rd Terrace, Prairie Village, KS 66208

Let’s see if we can have as much fun this Wednesday as we did last Wednesday at Dan Dougherty’s place.

Come to Prairie Village and celebrate the run and then the food and entertaining company. READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Remembering Don

Ten years ago today the KC running community and the KCTC Board lost Don Welsh, a valuable and dedicated person to running. For those of you who never knew Don, he worked hundreds of races as the club’s finish line and timing expert, when manual timing was used.  Like Lou Joline and Dave Boone, Don would remain calm regardless of the READ MORE »

Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 20 – Daniel Daugherty

Dan is hosting us at his home north of the Plaza at 4456 Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City. It will be fun to get to run in an area we haven’t been to in a while. See you there! READ MORE »

Saturday, April 9, 2016

KCTC Max Rockin’ the Parkway

Congratulations to our racers!


Thursday, April 7, 2016

April 13 – Barb and Ken Bridges

Get on over to the Bridges’ castle tonight at 6931 Charlotte in Shawnee KS.  We will enjoy a lovely trail run followed by some wonderful food at Barb and Ken’s place. Let’s get caught up with the latest in their activities.  Call 913.226.6474 or 913.226.6712 if you have questions.


Thursday, March 31, 2016

April 6 – Mi Ranchito

Come to this lovely downtown old Overland Park location tonight.   We will head south from Mi Ranchito, located at 7148 W 80th Street in Overland Park to get in some miles.  We won’t quite make it to Mexico on our run, but we will return to Mexico for our after-run fare.  Hope to see you at 6:00!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

March 30 – Fleet Feet Running Store

Come to a new location tonight for WNRCome to the north west corner of the Prairie Village shopping area to hang out at Fleet Feet.  Nick Wilkerson will take good care of us when we return from our runs.  Enjoy those running shoes staring you in the face as you munch on your dinner.

The address READ MORE »

Monday, March 21, 2016

March 23 – Pizza 51

Tonight we return to Pizza 51 at 5060 Oak Street in Kansas City for our running and munching.  

Sounds like we’re going to have some beautiful weather!

Hope you will kick your first week of Spring off with us.  We take off at 6:00!!! READ MORE »

Sunday, March 13, 2016

KCTC Max Race Team

A HUGE shout out to the KCTC Max Race Team for representing the Kansas City Track Club well at the Westport St.Patrick’s Day Run!

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Race KC Series Scorings Reposted

The Race KC Series scores have been reposted to show scorings based on age groups and gender.   You may view them by clicking below.

Monday, March 7, 2016

KCTC Lee’s Summit Featured Runner Profile

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Featured Runner – Tim Hazlett 

The KCTC Lee’s Summit Running Group is pleased to highlight Tim Hazlett as our featured runner for March 2016.  Tim is more than a genuinely nice guy, he is a well-rounded and talented individual to boot! He is soft spoken and very humbled both by and with his accomplishments. Tim is a dedicated runner READ MORE »

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Race KC Series Current Standings

The current standings for the Race KC Series are now posted on the top of the Race KC Series page (under the Races Tab)! The results are listed in alphabetical order and include the top 5 women and men from each age group (beginning with ages 20-24) from each race. Remember, you must either be a current KCTC member or READ MORE »

Saturday, February 27, 2016

KCTC Redefines Going Green

Going green is going to cease being what it is on March 11, 2016. It will resume on March 13, 2016. What about March 12? That is when KCTC redefines ‘Going Green’ as Kansas City knows it.

Men, women, and children come out by the thousands. They wear funny socks, strange hats, skirts they wouldn’t be seen in anywhere else, READ MORE »

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Kansas City Smoke – Taking Kansas City Running to a Higher Level

We love confirmation that what we are doing here at KCTC is making a difference.  From hosting a Beginning Runner’s Class to supporting the Kansas City Smoke elite racing team, our priority is to invest in runners and make Kansas City a better place to run.  And apparently it’s working!
The Kansas City Smoke is a nonprofit racing team.  Runners READ MORE »

Monday, February 8, 2016

Running on Solid Ground

Come join us as at the Kansas City Plaza Library (4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112) this Tuesday, February 9.  Sarah Farsace will be in the Large Conference Room from 6:30-7:30 and you don’t want to miss her story.  She’s persevered through physical pain and sickness only to come out on the other side stronger and wiser with quite a READ MORE »

Thursday, February 4, 2016

KCTC MAX Racing Team

It’s a new racing year and the KCTC MAX Racing Team has already been out there shining.  The Groundhog Run was the first race of the year and they haven’t slowed down on collecting the awards!  Great job MAX Runners!   Mark your calendars for their upcoming races and go cheer them on!



Monday, February 1, 2016

Westport St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

This year you will have the option to enjoy breakfast after the Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run on March 12.

We are partnering with Gambal’s and KC Taco Company to provide a buffet style breakfast from 11am – 1pm at Gambal’s.

The menu is below and we will update this page with the link to purchase tickets as soon as READ MORE »

Monday, November 23, 2015

November – National Running Safety Month

Running safely is something we believe strongly in at KCTC.  We have several weekly group runs and an Out of Town Buddy System because we know there is safety in numbers.

We have posted several safety tips on the Kansas City Track Club Facebook page throughout the month of November.  We hope you will take the time to scroll through the page READ MORE »

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kansas City Smoke – Taking Awesome to a New Level

smokeThe Kansas City Smoke was published in the first edition of Indie Fit.  We’ve been sponsoring them for approximately one year and are very proud to have our logo on their jersey’s.  They practice hard, work hard, but are never hard to find when you need a helping hand in the running community.  Take some time to look up this READ MORE »

Friday, September 25, 2015

KCTC Grandview Running Group

Our group runs are exploding!  We have a new one meeting in Grandview on Saturday mornings. Walkers and runners are covering short and long distances.  All paces are welcome!  Come to Cafe Main at 7:00 a.m. and let us help you get your shoes acquainted to the pavement.  Plan to stay afterwards and join us for some coffee and great conversation! READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

KCTC Lee’s Summit Camaraderie in Action

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If you enjoy energy, motivation, and lots of cheering at a race, you would’ve loved the vibes flowing through the air in Lee’s Summit this past Sunday morning.  Several runners from KCTC were in attendance at the inaugural Lee’s Summit Half Marathon and they are not quiet about their presence!  While the READ MORE »

Sunday, August 2, 2015

KCTC MAX at the Spencer Duncan 5k

The Kansas City Track Club racing team (KCTC MAX) has been working hard, and it showed yesterday at the Spencer Duncan 5k.  This was the team’s first official race of the season and they represented KCTC very well!

KCTC MAX Runner's attend at first team race.

KCTC MAX Runner’s attend at first team race.

They brought home several age group awards and an overall award.  Those 5:00 am READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Safety – The Most Important Part of Your Run – YOU!

Running is such an adventure in the Kansas City and surrounding area.  Just think of the running gear we accumulate compared to that of a runner living in an area without such drastic weather changes.   Our socks vary from ClimaCool to SmartWool.  We have a jacket for every weather change; wind, rain, ice, snow, temperatures that drop to zero and READ MORE »

Friday, June 26, 2015

Half Marathon Training Plan

Half Marathon Training plan for June 21 to Oct 17.

For a printable version half marathon training plan 2015
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Monday, June 1, 2015


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Saturday, May 30, 2015

KCTC MAX – Kansas City’s Newest Competitive Running Team

The Kansas City Track Club is excited to announce our new competitive racing team: KCTC MAX.  This team was put together to allow local runners the opportunity to run competitively without the pressure of maintaining strict elite level standards. Members will have the opportunity to form supportive relationships by training together, and build comradery competing together in area races.  There READ MORE »

Thursday, May 28, 2015

June 3 – Celebrate National Run Day with us at Kansas City Bier Company

WNR runners will join the party celebrating National Run Day.  Try to get to Kansas City Bier Company at 79th and Brookside Road (across the street from the KCTC Clubhouse) before 6:00 tonight.  See you there for this wonderful celebration.  Yes, we will get to run, so come prepared. READ MORE »

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Join us as we Cheer on the Runner’s at Hospital Hill!!

Here is your opportunity to be a part of KCTC and work aid station #9 at Hospital Hill Run, Saturday June 6th at 54th and Brookside Blvd. 6:30am-10am. This is a great location for us with a coffee shop and a $6 KCTC signature breakfast if you want one after- just one block away at Aixois. Go to the link READ MORE »

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

100 Head/Heart/Feet Movie Screening TONIGHT!

If you thought 26.2 miles was tough, lace up your running shoes for a journey into the world of ultra running…

100: Head/Heart/Feet” follows Ultrarunner Zak Wieluns as he attempts to run The Vermont 100 Endurance Race. The film focuses on Zak’s intensive training regiment and its impact on his relationships while exploring the reasons he was singularly dedicated to READ MORE »

Monday, March 9, 2015

Socialize, Get Faster, Get Smarter, and eat Pie!

We have stuffed this week full of running and hope to see you at as many of these events as you can make!  Join us for any of our weekly group runs, our traditional Wednesday Night Run, Interval Training, or the Running on Solid Ground Lecture Series.  

Those events will be enjoyable, but Saturday will READ MORE »

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Four of the Largest 4 Mile Events in a Series – Sweet16!

KCTC Sweet16

Run four of the largest 4 mile events in the Midwest starting with the Westport St. Patricks Day Run on March 14.  Following that race, are the infamous Trolley Run, the Patriotic Four on the Fourth, and the scenic Kansas City Zoo Run.  No need to check your calendar for availability either because a virtual option is available.  It’s a WinWin situation – READ MORE »

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Take the Scout Strong Challenge!

If you think it would be awesome to leave your mark on a racetrack, but have never had the opportunity, then here it is!  The 2015 Scount Strong Challenge starts and finishes on the inside of the Kansas Speedway on May 16, 2015.  Not only do you get to run on it, parking and the after party are held in READ MORE »

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Feb 25 – Pizza 51 West

Tonight we get to return to Pizza 51 at 5938 Mission Road in Fairway KS.  We have a nice route to run from here, so don’t miss tonight.  We can be deciding what all we want on our pizzas as we run along. READ MORE »

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Feb 18 – KCTC Clubhouse

Join us at the Clubhouse  for this one.  We’ll run along the Trolley Trail and then return to enjoy some wonderful food and conversation.  Don’t forget to bring your side dish! We’ll take off from 208 West 79th Street at 6:00. READ MORE »

Monday, February 9, 2015

Bob Schluben talks marathons!!!

Don’t miss Running on Solid Ground this Tuesday, February 10.  Bob Schluben will be there filling you in on every aspect of the marathon.  He ran one every week in 2012, so he’s covered all of the physical and the mental.  He’ll be at the Plaza Library tonight at 6:30 in the Large Conference Room located at 4801 Main St., READ MORE »

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Feb 11 Mi Ranchito

Get ready for a fun new location for WNR tonight. We will go to downtown Old Overland Park tonight to run a friendly neighborhood and then enjoy some good Mexican fare.  We’ll meet at Mi Ranchito,  7148 W 80th St, Overland Park KS 66204 at 6:00.
(913) 642-7500 READ MORE »

Monday, February 2, 2015

Feb 4 – Bella Napoli

You can’t beat this menu for a great reward at the end of your workout! They are saving us a table in the coffee shop side of Bella Napoli, 6229 Brookside Blvd, where we can share all kinds of stories with our friends as our taste buds enjoy Italy. Take off is at 6:00 – Don’t miss it!


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Westport St. Patrick’s Day Apparel

We don’t have all of the final apparel in yet, but we cannot wait to show you this stuff! The infamous KCTC tech hat that you see at every race is now available in this fun Spring color with the St. Pat’s logo.

The best socks EVER are on their way too. Along with one of the most popular READ MORE »

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jan 28 – McCoy and John

01/28/15  Maggie McCoy and John Anderson

Perfect Village awaits you tonight.  The pavement is already yearning for your souls – oops, I mean “soles”.   These are some sweet run routes for you.  Then, Maggie will even feed you something.  You might even like it.  Get on over there and find out.

4402 W 63rd Terrace, Prairie Village, KS

#913-558-6924 READ MORE »

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KCTC to Adopt MARA Grand Prix in 2016

This year will be the last year that MARA is conducting the Grand Prix race series.  Starting in 2016, it will be adopted by the KC Track Club.  The current standards will still be in place, but we will also be kicking it up a notch with some new components.  We are very excited about this and will be updating you READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SeeKCRun; Ten Years Spent Making Runners Feel Like Rock Stars

Runners love running photos and nobody knows that better than Dick Ross, former owner/operator of SeeKCRun.  He stood in the rain with us, got pelleted with sleet, got beat up by the wind, endured the sun beating on him and the humidity soaking his clothing, rose before the sun to beat us there, and stayed up hours past sundown so we could wake READ MORE »

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jan 21 – Tanner’s Bar and Grill

01/21/15  Tanner’s Bar and Grill

Tanner’s is one fun spot!   And – they like the track club – sooooo, don’t miss the chance to run the Trolley Trail from the other direction this Wednesday.   After your run, then come enjoy the food and the friendly, festive atmosphere at Tanner’s.

7425 Broadway St, Kansas City · (816) 822-7525 READ MORE »

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Get Through the Winter with KCTC!

 We thoroughly enjoyed having so many of you join us at our New Year’s Day run.  It was fun seeing so many families and friends gathered together to kick off 2015 with a running start.  We don’t plan on letting the cold weather stop us and neither should you!  We’ve got plenty of activities lined up to keep you moving on READ MORE »

Friday, December 12, 2014

KC Track Club Annual New Years Day Fun Run – FREE!

New Years Day FlyerEnjoy your first run of the year with us at the KC Track Clubs Annual New Year’s Day Fun Run.  We will be taking off from The Athletic Club of Overland Park at 10440 Marty (one block west of Metcalf on 103rd then one block south on Marty).  We aren’t starting until 10:00, and we are providing free child care so READ MORE »

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Race into 2015 with KCTC

In less than four weeks, all of our 2014 calendars will be marked off and we will be penciling in activities for 2015.  As we reminisce of this past year, we hope you have enjoyed your participation with the KC Track Club as much as we have enjoyed having you.  Just as we focused on you in 2014, we are READ MORE »

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kick Off Thanksgiving Day With A 5K!

When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you think of?  Family?  Turkey?  Pie?  Running?  Fun?  Then you must be thinking the same thing we are here at the Kansas City Track Club;  Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day 5k!  This year, all runners/walkers receive a pie and a shirt!  Those on the more competitive side can race a turkey to the finish READ MORE »

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Its Marathon Weekend!

The Kansas City Track Club has alot of activity around the KC Marathon! Join us for any of our activities: 

Kansas City Track Club will be in booth 207 & 209 at the KC Marathon Expo on Thurs 3-8pm and Fri 11am-8pm. Stop by for giveaways and awesome deals on running clothing. Haven’t signed up for Cliff Hanger yet? Stop READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Economic Impact of Races

864684d2-83e0-4c0e-8e79-5d91840fccd9Ever wonder how your race entries impact the economy? KCMO’s run, ride, race and walk permitting is coordinated through KC Parks. Approximately 65 road based events are permitted each year. The economic impact of these events to our city is indisputable, here is one example from Kansas City’s largest race. Read all the details here READ MORE »

Friday, September 26, 2014

KCTC Looking for Volunteers at Marathon Aid Station

kcm-logoKC MARATHON AID STATION TShirt deadline is Oct 1st! If you want a shirt, sign up now!
Looking for the best way to enjoy the Kansas City Marathon? We will once again be sponsoring one of the hottest aid stations along the course at the Kansas City Marathon on October 18. Not only will you have a blast volunteering; you’ll READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

KCTC Sponsors The KC Smoke Elite Running Club

10574247_524700970963336_3415479058548474419_nThe Kansas City Track Club continually strives to meet the needs of every runner in this community. We offer a Beginning Runner’s class for the new runner, weekly group runs for the social runner, coached interval training for those wanting to improve speed, half and full marathon training by RRCA certified coaches, a racing series for the competitive runner, and educational READ MORE »

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wednesday Night ReRun Annual Celebration This Wed.

WNR Post CardWe look forward to every Wednesday Night Run (WNR); and why not? What could be more fun than running, eating, drinking, and good conversation with all of you?!?! This Wednesday, September 10, 6pm, we are going to kick it up a notch with our annual celebration of the KCTC Wednesday Night Run, the ReRun. We will take in the beauty READ MORE »

Friday, September 5, 2014

History of the Wednesday Night Run

At the first Wednesday Night Run, on February 25th 1981, Mary Edwards, Susan Ng Williams, and Nate Krug went out on a 10 mile from Mary’s house followed by some food and drink…..and it was all good.  So good in fact that the following week they were joined by the late Jack Boyer and others in the ensuing weeks READ MORE »

Monday, August 25, 2014

Strutt with Your Mutt

strut 2014It’s almost time to grab that leash and your four legged friend for the Annual Strutt With Your Mutt 5K Race & 3K Walk.  This is the 24th year of benefiting Wayside Waifs and homeless pets in Brookside.  It takes place at 8:00 on Sunday, September 21, and as you can imagine, this event takes a lot of READ MORE »

Friday, August 22, 2014

Clothing Drive for Youth Runners

The KC Track Club has been given an exciting opportunity to help the local youth running community, and we want to include you! We have been contacted by more than one coach/athletic director with the desire to implement or re-establish a youth running program in their school or organization. At this time, there is no funding within their organizations to READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Your “Girls” Best Friend

Your “Girls” Best Friend
Running can relatively be one of the least expensive sports out there. Essentially all you need is a good pair of shoes and socks then the rest is icing on top. But for women runners the story is a little different. In addition to taking care of your feet, you also need to take care of READ MORE »

Monday, August 11, 2014

History of the Monday Night Run

Many members ask us for the history of KCTC so we thought you would enjoy reading the history of Monday Night Run

20 yrs ago in 1994, Mark Lidman, Brian Butcher & Bob Cook started running on Mon nights from Gribbles Ward Pkwy running to Loose Park and back for 9-10 mi. After returning to GGRS they would change clothes READ MORE »

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Nov 19 – Lisa & Dave Holiman

Lisa and David Holiman

Oh boy, we get to go to the magical home of the Holimans.  Not only do Lisa and David take on the important role of managing Exchange Station #1 on the Brew to Brew route each year, but they treat us to an evening in their home for WNR!   Just watch out for that Dave Cave, READ MORE »

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Oct 29 – Karen Williams and Andy Geoghegan

 Karen Williams and Andy Geoghegan

Woweeeee!  Tonight’s WNR will be at the Crestwood neighborhood home of Karen Williams and Andy Geoghegan.   As we zoom along the streets, we can dream of that wonderful gathering we will have after our run.

5740 Cherry, KC, MO 64110,

#816.926.0551 READ MORE »

Friday, August 8, 2014

Running Free Program

running freeThe KC Track Club was able to assist in providing 50 pairs of running shoes from Soles for Souls for the inaugural Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) Running Free 5K. It took place on July 26, 2014. and raised more than $425 for the Kids In Need Foundation.

The Running Free Program meets weekly at LCF and allows men that are READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

History of Cliffhanger


Each autumn for 29 years Kansas City runners look forward to a special race on Cliff Drive in the historic Northeast. The first Cliff Hanger took place in 1985, starting at the Concourse on Gladstone Boulevard. Over the years, the 5K and an 8K race has been staged on several courses in the Northeast area including the streets READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

History of Brew to Brew


Brew to Brew 43 Mile Relay

At the conclusion of Blue Springs 24 hour Run, March 7, 1994, Race Director Lou Joline proposed a local point to point adventure relay like the River to River run in Illinois. The popular Free State Brewery in Lawrence, about 50 miles away, was the logical destination. There had been two fun runs to READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday Night Run is going to the Dogs!!!!

Your dog has always been there  giving you support on those long runs, now you can help out some of his fellow canines. The July 30th, Wednesday Night Run is a supply fundraiser for a local rescue and care group called Chain of Hope KC. They are a local 501 c3 organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of neglected and READ MORE »

Friday, July 18, 2014

Support The KC Smoke!

10534528_748828058535310_3565243671006434760_nJoin the Kansas City Smoke at the 2014 KC Cross Country Challenge on August 2! Kansas City Track Club members use our KCTC promo code for 5 bucks off. The KCXC Challenge 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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KCTC Half Marathon Training Begins Sat July 20th



The KCTC Half Marathon Training Program will prepare you for 13.1 miles

A 14 week Half Marathon Training will start at 7am on Saturday July 19th at 55th and Brookside! Jennifer Ristau, an RRCA certified coach will lead this group to glory and ensure you can go the distance at any of the spring half marathons.

All runs will start READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WNR Hosts for August Needed !!!

Are you sad that you haven’t been able to use your BBQ grill, deck or patio enough this summer? We have a solution for that! Wednesday Night Run is in need of hosts for August. These dates are just waiting for your name to go next to them! Contact Maggie at if you’d like to host one of these runs. READ MORE »

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Wednesday Night Group Run in Liberty

For those north of the river, here is an “open to all” running group that meets on Wednesdays at Rock & Run Brewery in downtown Liberty, 110 Kansas St. Starting time is 6:30pm but may fluctuate depending on weather conditions. Water stop and mapped, marked courses every week. Stay after with your friends to eat and drink and get READ MORE »

Monday, June 30, 2014

12/03/2014 Wednesday Night Run

Join us this Wednesday at the Clubhouse at the West End at City Center Apartments complex to enjoy a WNR hosted by two runners who have joined our ranks recently.  After our run, we will be treated to pork enchiladas for a Feliz Navidad celebration. If possible, please bring a Mexican side dish to compliment our main dish.  Here is how you READ MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014

UPDATED !!! Change of Venue Heartland Racewalkers 25th anniversary celebration

Heartland Racewalkers will celebrate their 25th anniversary on July 5. The club has 50 members and meets weekly on Saturday mornings. They represent Kansas City in various competitions around the country and world.

The group will gather at Kingswood Manor at 10000 Wornall at 9 a.m. July 5. Current and past members are invited to attend. Awards will be READ MORE »

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Heartland Racewalkers win awards at the Missouri State Senior Games

Congratulations to the Heartland Racewalkers for their recent awards at the Missouri State Senior Games! Way to go!

Check out this article from the KC Star

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kansas City Track Club Race Series

For Kansas City Track Club Race Series participants, your next race is on July 4th,the Ward Parkway Four on the Fourth Run/Walk! This fun, family event takes you along scenic Ward Parkway and includes a fantastic post-race celebration! Nike tech shirts, Finisher Medals, Rootbeer Floats and alot of raffle items!  Go to register.

Don’t know what READ MORE »

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dec 3 – JoAnn Shipps & Mary Young

12/03/14 JoAnn Shipps and Mary Young

West End at City Center Apartments Clubhouse

17410 W. 86th Terrace

Lenexa, KS 66219



Come to the clubhouse at the West End at City Center Apartments complex to enjoy a WNR hosted by two runners who have joined our ranks recently.  Here is how you get there:  From I-435 in READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

OP Double Road Race

The DOUBLE Road Race Championship
Series returns to the beautiful, shaded avenues
of Corporate Woods in Overland Park, Kansas on
Sunday, June 29, 2014. This year’s event offers
runners throughout the heart of America even
more running opportunities with the addition of the
Summer Breeze 5K run/walk.

find out more READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Today’s the day YOU start running!

Join us to celebrate

National Running Day!

Wed. June 4th at 6 pm.

Meet at the KCTC office right along the Trolley Trail.

208 W 79th St,Kansas City MO 64114


Let’s run, play games, win prizes, receive a running shirt and then eat some dinner.

KCTC provides the main dish; you bring a side dish, dessert or beverage.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Marathon Training

marathon sticker

Saturday July 5th!

All runs will start in Lenexa KS, at LePeep, 7936 Quivira KS 66215

Cost is $75.00 for individulized training programs,

 plus KCTC membership if you are not already a member. 

find out more


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Beginning Runners Class






5:45 PM



Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cross Country Camp

Summer Cross Country Camp

Monday July 7th – Friday July 11th
9 AM until Noon

University of Saint Mary
4100 S 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048

Get prepared for your Cross Country season!
Come run with college athletes, get in better shape, and learn how to perform at the next level!
This camp is for middle school and high school READ MORE »

Monday, May 19, 2014

KCTC Needs Aid Station Volunteers!

1981776_822926041054241_1560241607_nKCTC will host an aid station at Hospital Hill Run mile 4 at 39th and Baltimore, Saturday June 7th. If you can volunteer, please contact or call Dave at (913) 669-9235.
Volunteers receive a race shirt and a KCTC logo item plus other giveaways! READ MORE »

Friday, May 16, 2014

Summer Read

ben k bookStorm King Wildlands Reserve:

Running is Life in Motion

By Ben Kruser

Are you looking for a good summer read?  Then support a fellow runner and read, Storm King Wildlands Reserve: Running is Life in Motion, by Ben Kruser.  As a runner and an author, Ben writes solid fiction that uniquely combines running and the outdoors with a fast paced READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Run Smart: Run Safe

Run Smart: Run Safe

To help educate and remind all runners to run safe, the RRCA is embarking on a yearlong, public-safety, awareness campaign starting with the launch of the Run Smart : Run Safe animated video developed by Space Chimp Media. This message is designed to remind both new and regular runners to be aware of their surroundings at READ MORE »

Friday, May 9, 2014

Our Next WNR is May 14th Hosted by Carol Smith

Carol Smith

Kenilworth Apartments Clubhouse

4120 W 94th Ter · Prairie Village

Enter the Kenilworth Complex off Mission Road or 95th Street.  Then follow the signs to the Leasing Office and you will find the Clubhouse.

Heartland Racewalker, Carol Smith is treating us tonight.  Her home base is a lovely place from which to run and to party down READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cinco de Mayo @ the McCamy Casa

Cinco de Mayo at the McCamy’s home
Ryan, Lisa, Grace, and Zoe McCamy
4617 W 69th Terr., Prairie Village, KS 66208

Tonight is the night to witness the annual identity transformation for Prairie Village.

You will be convinced that you are south of the border. The McCamy’s work this magic

as they put out a fantastic Mexican spread to READ MORE »

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sept 24 – Malenda Shahane

3204 Windsor Ave, KC MO 64123,   MAP

The next WNR (Sept 24th) is at Malenda Shahane’s wonderful home at 3204 Windsor Avenue in the neighborhood by the Kansas City Museum.  Runners can find Malenda’s home by taking I-70 east along the north side of downtown and merging onto Highway 24 East, which becomes Independence Avenue.  Go east on READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Thursday Night Group Run

Join the new group run happening on Thursday nights. Every one is welcome!


6:00 pm Meet at the Founder’s Park Gazebo in Corporate Woods
9401 Indian Creek Pkwy (W 109th St), Overland Park, KS 66210

Daniel Brazzell, of Team Red, White & Blue Kansas City
will lead the runs, with support from KCTC. or find them on Facebook.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Our Next WNR-Come celebrate the completion of the Brew to Brew Relay

Let’s celebrate another wonderful Brew to Brew Relay complete! Come to Paul Gorman’s magical home in a former church this Wednesday for WNR where we get to enjoy Paul’s wonderful food!

4/9/14 Paul Gorman
1862 South 7th St (the corner of South 7th St. and Shawnee Dr.)
KCK 66103
So, you runners who are coming from Johnson County, Jackson County, READ MORE »

Monday, April 7, 2014

Would you like to be a Wednesday Night Run host? Better hurry, they’re filling up fast!!!


There are only 3 open Wednesdays left looking for a host. Host provides a main dish and their home, back yard condo community room, park shelter or any other great place to have runners. Don’t have a location but want to host? You can use the KCTC office along the Trolley Trail!  Get a FREE WNR t-shirt for being READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Brew To Brew Team Information Here!

Here is the information you have been waiting for! Using your Captain’s name  you can  Click on the link for your Team or Solo information, start times and route. We moved some teams to time slots other than requested. If this start time causes hardship with babysitting, transportation, etc contact us at and we will get you READ MORE »

Monday, March 31, 2014

KCTC needs volunteers for Brew To Brew on race day Sunday April 6th

 KCTC needs volunteers for Brew To Brew on race day Sunday  April 6th, at various aid stations along the course. The race starts at 6am in Kansas City, MO and ends at approx 5pm in Lawrence, KS. Let us know what time you have available and we can match you up to a spot that works. If you can volunteer all or any portion of time on READ MORE »

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Half Marathon Training Starts March 8th!

307347_10151248584306862_1963136226_nThe KCTC Half Marathon Training Program will prepare you for 13.1 miles.

A 14 week Half Marathon Training will start at 7am on Saturday March 8th at 55th and Brookside! Jennifer Ristau, an RRCA certified coach will lead this group to glory and ensure you can go the distance at Hospital Hill half marathon.

Saturdays starting March 8th at 7:00


Monday, February 24, 2014

Intervals Sessions Start Tues March 4th!

thWant to run faster, at a consistent pace or just look like a gazelle as you run the streets of Kansas City?   Intervals start next Tuesday March 4th, Shawnee Mission East High School track, 75th and Mission Rd. Park behind the school off of 75th St. These sessions start the first Tues in March and continue each Tues until READ MORE »

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Special ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! Westport St. Patrick’s Day discount

Come out to our new clubhouse for tonight’s Wednesday Night Run and sign up for the Westport  St. Patrick’s Day 4 Miler and get your entry for only $25. What could be a better way to spend your night then hanging out with friends, going for a little run and saving big on the best St. Pat’s day run around! READ MORE »

Saturday, February 1, 2014

CANCELED – Due to Weather-Feb. 4th -Running On Solid Ground

This month we have a great discussion about running shoes. Please join us on February 4, 6:30pm “Putting the Right Shoe on the Right Foot” by Eric Hunt who discusses the proper running shoe, and Dr. Tom Cotter, DC will discuss minimalist shoes and custom orthotics. Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nov 5 – Mary and Doug Edwards

 Mary and Doug Edwards

We get to have another wonderful fall WNR at Mary and Doug’s home.  You will want to mark your calendar to come to the home of an original WNRite tonight.  This will be a special time to celebrate running and wonderful friendships.

800 Huntington, KC MO 64113 (corner of 60th and Summit)
#816.361.7143   READ MORE »

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Oct 8 – Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard

Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard (Jeff Stottle)
9421 Mission Road  Map 
Leawood, Kansas 66206 

Our wonderful friend, Jeff Stottle, will be hosting us again tonight at Foo’s in the Ranchmart area.  Bring your usual side dish tonight to Foo’s meeting room to go along with Jeff’s main dish.  You may want to peruse for some of the yummy items in READ MORE »

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bob Schluben Achieves Big Goal

1527113_267042166782499_389836519_nBob Schluben, a KCTC ambassador, just achieved his goal to run a marathon every weekend. Congratulations Bob! We are so glad to be able to follow your journey. Bob also found time this year to fetch thousands of donated cups from a vendor so you can thank Bob when you see all the cups at the KCTC events! Way to go,

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Running On Solid Ground

runningonsolidfrontThe Kansas City Track Club (KCTC) presents “Running on Solid Ground,” a series of four clinics this winter/spring to improve your fitness during the inclement weather.  The clinics are on the first Tuesday evening of the month from January to April with the first three events at Kansas City Plaza Library’s (4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112) Large Conference READ MORE »

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Half Marathon Training Starts Sat Jan 11th


The KCTC Half Marathon Training Program will prepare you for 13.1 miles.

A 14 week Half Marathon Training will start at 7am on Saturday January 11th at 55th and Brookside! Jennifer Ristau, an RRCA certified coach will lead this group to glory and ensure you can go the distance at any of the spring half marathons.

Saturdays starting January 11th


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Free KCTC New Years Day Run

Join us for a free fun run at 10am, Athletic Club of Overland Park, 10440 Marty, Overland Park, KS. Free coffee, hot chocolate and donuts after the run!

NewYear’sdayflyer2014 READ MORE »

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Thursday Night Group Run

Looking for a group to keep you company on Thursday Nights?  Meet in Overland Park- 5:30pm in Corporate Woods  for a three to seven mile run. Alison Rierson,, 785.766.1910 will lead the group. It will start at the water fountain (turned off for the winter) and run on the trail that is a quarter mile from the intersection of Indian Creek Parkway & READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Don Welch Bequest Received

Don Welch family presentation2The Kansas City Track Club recently received a bequest of $1,500 in the name of Don Welch, a longtime member of KCTC.

Don was a track club board member for many years. He would often be seen working at the finish line of races. Don died several years ago while out on a run.  Several years ago, the club purchased READ MORE »

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Thursday Night Group Run Forming

Come join the group any Thursday at 6 p.m. for a three to seven mile run from Corporate Woods!
Alison Rierson, will lead the group. It will start at the water fountain (turned off for the fall and winter) on the trail that is a quarter mile from the intersection of Indian Creek Parkway and College Boulevard, within the Corporate Woods READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A New Life – the story of Makunda Newton

Hello, my name is Makunda Newton and if I could have a few minutes of your time I’d like to take you on a journey of my life and how it leads me to this point. I am a 36 year old mother of 4 great children and I have a husband that I’ve been with for 12 years. We READ MORE »

Friday, October 4, 2013

KCTC Hosts KC Marathon Water Stop- Volunteer Now!

This is a fun activity so bring your family, friends and co-workers!!
Kansas City Track Club Water Stop #2-3.9 mi into race
Location: 3129 Main, Contract Furnishings.
Time: 6:15-9:00 am Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Parking: Park behind the store or on a side street.
Free Shirt: All volunteers receive READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Issue of Club Running Magazine is Online

Club Running is the complimentary publication for the household members of the RRCA. Club Running is made possible from support by our advertisers and through a partnership between the RRCA and the Running Network LLC.    Enjoy! READ MORE »

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Beginning Runner Class Starts Monday Sept 23rd!

993680_10151516581336862_1857676490_nDo you, or someone you know, want to get into running? We have just the group for you! It’s a fun and informative beginning running class.

Lou Joline is gearing up to teach his beginning running course starting at 5:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 at  Garry Gribbles Running Sports Store in Ward Parkway Center.

The best news is all you have READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wednesday Night Run with Paige and Dylan Lowder

wnr9/18/13 Paige Lowder, 520 E. 57th Street, KC, MO, 64110.  House on corner of Cherry & 57th  with bright gold Mizzou flag out front!

Ok, you Jayhawks, Wildcats, Gorillas, Hawkeyes, Blue Devils, Kangaroos, and others!  We can walk in under the Tiger flag to Paige’s home without incident.  Just hold your breath, and you will be ready for a wonderful run READ MORE »

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wednesday Night ReRun on Sept 11th.

WNR Post Card9/11/13 Rerun!!!  Loose Park Pavillion, 51st and Wornall Rd. 6pm

Come join us for our annual running celebration- over 30 years of Wednesday Night Run. We have never cancelled so show up rain or shine! Run or walk 1-6 miles or more.  KCTC provides the main dish and everyone else brings a side dish, salad, dessert or beverage. Special guest: Cameron READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday Night ReRun Annual Celebration 9/11/13

WNR Post CardSave the date for Wednesday September 11th, 6pm at Loose Park Pavillion, Kansas City, MO to celebrate over 30 years of Wednesday Night Run. We have never cancelled so show up rain or shine! Run or walk 1-6 miles or more, eat dinner, play games, contests, prizes and enjoy meeting new and old friends. If you are a betting person, READ MORE »

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Celebrate with Billy Mills & the Double Road Race!

Billy_MillsBilly Mills comes to Kansas City for the first annual Double Road Race of Overland Park, KS as a part of his birthday celebration in which the Kansas City Track Club is honored to host Friday the 28th, two days before the first Double Road Race 2013. Billy Mills is the last American distance runner to win a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in READ MORE »

Monday, June 3, 2013

Next Brew Ha Ha June 18th

Attention all Brew Ha Ha lovers— the next KCTC Brew Ha Ha will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 18.

Come join us at All*Star Pizza, 61 NW 63rd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64151.

We’ll have BEER (duh…) pizza, brats, indoor/outdoor seating. We’ll see you there!!!!! :)))

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Help out Oklahoma

Hello my well connected friends!

Below is the link for a supply donation group that is going around the KC area picking up supplies to drive down to OK. Please share this link and information with your groups to try and collect a lot of supplies in a short amount of time. This is what I posted on Facebook.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Upcoming WNRs

5/22/13 Heartland Racewalkers, Alan Poisner

Leawood City Park, main shelter house

At the south end of Lee Boulevard

We get the blue ribbon treatment again tonight!   Alan and the Heartland Racewalkers are great at putting on a first class spread.  You don’t want to miss it, so get on out to the main shelter house at Leawood City Park.


5/29/13 Lou READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Last Chance: KCTC Royals Night at the K

LAST CHANCE to sign up for this year’s KCTC Night at the K! This year, the Track Club will again be providing a group discount to members and their families who wish to come out and enjoy a ball game at gorgeous Kauffman Stadium. This year’s game will be on Friday, May 24th. Tickets are only $16and can be READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Wed Night Run:  5/8/13 Cinco de Mayo celebration at the McCamy’s home at 4617 W 69th Terr., Perfect Village, KS 66208
Ryan will be sharing his artful skills with the grill tonight. All we have to do is show up, run a few miles, share our side dishes, and then we get to be suddenly delivered to Cancun, Kansas. Come READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday Night Run 5/1/13

WNR Post Card


Wednesday Night Run: 5/1/13 at the Novoveskys (Dan, Denoya, Danny, and Mary Elizabeth)
iRise fitness, 12831 West 87th Street, Lenexa, KS

Happy May Day! Denoya and family will be treating us to a wonderful location for our run tonight. There is childcare available at the gym for $5. We will have our potluck after the run when we get READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Volunteer of the Year- Lou Joline


Lou Joline, our club Vice President, won the Volunteer of The Year Award 2013. Truth is, Lou spends much time and makes a  huge contribution every year. Lou is the race director for Brew to Brew, our premier event coming up this weekend. Thanks for all you do, Lou! READ MORE »

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 20th: Lee’s Summit Running Group, Longview Lake Run

3/20/2013 Lee’s Summit Running Group, Courtney Foster
J. Bean’s Restaurant and Gathering Place
3365 SW Fascination Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Phone : (816)763-0220

Venture south today.  You will be surprised to find how short the drive is.  Courtney will be sharing her wonderful Lees Summit Runners’ route, and we will get the chance to eat at a new restaurant READ MORE »

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 27th: Annette White, Grandview Run

3/27/13 Annette White

Candlelight Appartments
6500 E. 125th St.   Apt #12
Grandview, MO 64030

Hey there, runners!   We have something new for you tonight.  It has been many moons since we have had a WNR in Grandview.  Annette will be treating us to a new run route in a new environment for us.  This is what it READ MORE »

Monday, March 4, 2013

April 3rd: BJ Thornburg, Indian Creek Trail Run


6101 W. 102nd Ct. OP 66207 on the corner of 103rd & Beverly, just a block from the Indian Creek trail

Now that you have all gotten past April Fool’s Day, we can celebrate our success at BJ’s home.  Come ready for a wonderful run along the trail and some nice refreshments and fun conversation afterward. READ MORE »

Monday, March 4, 2013

April 10th: Mizuno WNR at Gribbles Running Sports


4/10/13 Mizuno WNR at Gribbles Running Sports
Gribbles Running Sports,  Ward Parkway Center store

Get to Gribbles at 6:00 to get in your run before you settle down to pizza, fun,
and shoe information.
Push your limits in the quest for a more Brilliant Run. Test the new zero drop,
high mileage Evo Cusoris or the new high performance READ MORE »

Monday, March 4, 2013

April 24th: Trail Nerds at SMP

4/24/13 Trail Nerds
Shawnee Mission Park – Shelter 4 (by the marina)
7900 Renner Road, Shawnee

We will abandon the streets and head for the trail tonight.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to run in a different world from our usual runs. READ MORE »

Monday, March 4, 2013

May 1st: The Novoveskys


5/01/13 the Novoveskys (Dan, Denoya, Danny, and Mary Elizabeth)
iRise fitness at 12831 West 87th Street, Lenexa, KS

Happy May Day! Denoya and family will be treating us to a wonderful location for our run tonight. There is childcare available at the gym for $5. We will have our potluck after the run when we get back to the READ MORE »

Monday, March 4, 2013

May 22nd: Heartland Racewalkers, Alan Poisner

5/22/13 Heartland Racewalkers, Alan Poisner

Leawood City Park, main shelter house
At the south end of Lee Boulevard

We get the blue ribbon treatment again tonight!   Alan and the Heartland Racewalkers are great at putting on a first class spread.  You don’t want to miss it, so get on out to the main shelter house at Leawood City Park. READ MORE »

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Half Marathon Training Starting March 2nd


Are you wanting to run a half marathon this spring but aren’t sure of how you will do your runs or have a training schedule in place? Well the track club is here to help you out, we have RRCA coach lead program that will get your ready for your half marathon.

This program will you lead you to the newest READ MORE »

Friday, February 15, 2013

231The February KCTC Newsletter is out! Read all the latest news. READ MORE »

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Interval Training Starts again on March 5th!

The days are getting longer and training is starting to rev into first gear, so that means it is time for interval training again!

Starting at 5:30pm on March 5th at Shawnee Mission East High School track, (75th and Mission Rd.)  John Carstens, a certified coach, will lead interval training.  If you want to learn to pace yourself, you can READ MORE »

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 20th: Waldo Pizza

2/20/13 Waldo Pizza
7433 Broadway St (75th & Wornall). (816) 363-5242

They have pizza here for all of our tastes and dietary needs.  They give us a table in a space we can fill up.  Forget the side dish tonight, but don’t forget the running shoes.  You don’t get any pizza until after you run the trolley trail. READ MORE »

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Westport St Patrick’s Day Run!




Why go to New Orleans when you can participate in the 35th Annual Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run/Walk! Just $25 ($22 for KCTC members) will grant you adventure and treasures untold …plus a pretty awesome long sleeve technical race shirt.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WNR at Next Door Pizza

Tonight our run starts and ends at a great place to get some awesome local Pizza!!  We will meet in front of Next Door to take off on our run, which will be in the beautiful Longview Lake Area.  Then we will return to eat some great local food!

Location Detail Here!

WNR’s are FREE and anyone is welcome,starting at READ MORE »

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hospital Hill Discount for KCTC Members!

Hospital Hill is offering a special 20% off discount code for Kansas city Track Club members to use when registering for the Hospital Hill Run.  The code is 2013HHRKCTC.  To use the code, go to and follow the online registration instructions.  On the payment page there will be a coupon code line, enter the code and click REDEEM.  READ MORE »

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Hoodies are Here!

Mark 2

We just got some great new hoodies in that you will want to take a look at! These come in men and women sizes, have a full zipper on the font and have a hoodie. The inside of the coat is nice and soft. I have been wearing my jacket over and over again, its pretty awesome and the best READ MORE »

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WNR this week at Waldo Pizza


This week is the time of year that we want to stay close to the Trolley Track Trail.  We will be there again tonight.  That’s not all that tonight has in store for us. The wonderful pizza that we devoured in a nano-second at our WNR at Gary Gribble’s Running Store last December will be on our plates again tonight. READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Get ready for the Brew Ha Ha


Save the Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26!

Come One, Come All and  help decide who has the hottest Chili around and put out the fire with some Boulevard Beer. Raul Flores is the defending champion: will he triumph again?

For just $10 taste all the chili your belly can take and wash it down with a few drinks of your choice.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Leawood Beginners Running Class and Group Run

Thursday Night in Leawood Park, RRCA certified coaches  Jennfier Ristau and Courtney Foster are going to be leading two new additions to the Kansas City Track Club lineup!

The beginners class will start Thursday, January 31st at 6:15. The class will have a 15 minute chat session and some hands on lessons for new runners to get an overall feeling of how READ MORE »

Monday, January 14, 2013

May 29th: Lou Joline and Courtney Foster at Loose Park


5/29/13 Lou Joline and Courtney Foster

Loose Park


Come to our old WNR ReRun hunting grounds tonight.  Lou and Courtney are putting their creative skills together to produce a WNR masterpiece.  Come be a part of it. READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

February 13th: Red Dress Wednesday Night Run


Red Dress Wednesday Night Run

Kansas City Express at Terry and Ken Mann’s home

5540 Belinder, Fairway, KS  66205, #913.262.5102

Mark your calendars now – and find those red dresses.  We will change the color of the streets in Terry and Ken’s neighborhood tonight.  This is in honor of Women’s Heart Health Month.  Guys and gals alike will look great in READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

February 6th: Pizza 51

 Pizza 51

5060 Oak Street, KC, MO 64112

Hey there runners!   Is there anything better than pizza to get us on the run?   Make note that tonight we will be at the original Pizza 51 on Oak Street just west of UMKC.  We’ll be back on our trolley trail for our run tonight. READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 30th: WNR CHANGE: Michael Forbes Bar and Grill



Michael Forbes Bar and Grill

128W 63rd Street  (the northeast corner of 63rd St. and Brookside Plaza)



We will head to Brookside this evening.  We will be running on that Trolley Trail that we like so much and then returning to Michael Forbes to enjoy some yummy food as we check out the many photos of Kansas City in bygone days READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 23rd: WNR at Next Door Pizza


Next Door Pizza

3385 SW Fascination Drive, Lees Summit, MO 64081

Telephone: 816-763-1200

How’s this for an invitation you can’t pass up?  “Please join our Lees Summit Running Group for WNR! We will be meeting at Next Door Pizza in Lees Summit for a group run at the beautiful Longview Lake. If you have any questions contact Courtney Foster”   To get READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

WNR at Bella Napoli this week!


This week our run starts and ends at a great place to get some Italian food.  We will meet in front of Bella Napoli Restaurant to take off on our run, which can be along the Trolley Track Trail.  Then we will return to walk through the door right into the country of Italy.


Location Detail Here!


Monday, January 7, 2013

January 16th: WNR at Waldo Pizza


Waldo Pizza

7433 Broadway St (75th & Wornall). 

Telephone: (816) 363-5242

This is the time of year that we want to stay close to the Trolley Track Trail.  We will be there again tonight.  That’s not all that tonight has in store for us. The wonderful pizza that we devoured in a nano-second at our WNR at Gary Gribble’s READ MORE »

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 9th: WNR at Bella Napoli


Bella Napoli

6229 Brookside Blvd

Kansas City, MO

The people at Bella Napoli are ready for “the runners” to show up tonight.  We get our own area on the south side of the establishment.  Nothing like a wonderful Italian dinner creation calling to me to get me to run faster.  See you in Brookside tonight!  This is a good night to READ MORE »

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What’s Happening in January with KCTC?

Kick off the new year with some group runs, new classes and seminars!

January 8th: Running on Solid Ground Series will kick off with Eladio Valdez, if you haven’t met Eladio this is the perfect time! He is the coach for Runner’s Edge and will be presenting on a 12 week strategy for training for a half marathon. This is a free READ MORE »

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WNR: Christmas Lights Run

Our Wednesday Night Run is one you do not want to miss this week! Not only are we going to enjoy the beautiful lights in Kansas City, we are also going to be supporting a good cause and enjoying some pizza together!

Location: 4950 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112

Information: We will meet at SPIN Pizza on Main Street READ MORE »

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WNR this week at Maggie McCoy and John Anderson’s House

This week join us at Maggie McCoy and John Anderson’s House! What better place to be proving to Santa that you are deserving of all those gifts you are hoping for?  Impress us all.  We’re ready.

Location Information is Here

WNR’s are FREE and anyone is welcome,starting at 6:15 PM with a 3 to 8 mile run or walk (and everything READ MORE »

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Do you have plans for New Year’s Day?

Hope you all can join the Kansas City Track Club for a run up to 10 miles on paved trails! READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

December 26th: Pizza 51 West


Pizza 51 WEST

5938 Mission Road

Fairway, KS

Make note:  We will be running from a new Pizza 51 tonight!  This Pizza 51 is on the west side ofMission Road at the corner of Mission Road and 60th Street.  We will meet up with our friends at our usual time, between 6:00 and 6:15, head out for our runs, and then come READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

December 19th: Lisa and David Holiman


Lisa and David Holiman

9709 Shepherds Drive, KCMO 64131


 Yes indeed – tonight is the night for our visit to the Holiman home and our run in their southern KC neighborhood.  Get ready to enjoy Lisa and Dave’s creativity.  Oh, and you might want to mention your thanks for their long running support of the READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

December 12th: Christmas Lights Run

12/12/12  Christmas lights run!

SPIN Pizza

4950 Main Street  Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 561-7746

 Tonight we meet at SPIN Pizza on Main Street to run down to and around the Country Club Plaza to admire the Christmas lights.  After our run we get to take advantage of a 10% off special for our pizza.  We also have the opportunity to make this READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 28th WNR Stride Against Sally

The Kansas City Track Club, in cooperation with Garry Gribble’s Running Sports,  is turning over our Wednesday Night Runs to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. This is a casual fun run and welcome everyone to come and share with friends so we can show the Northeast that Kansas City is here to help!

The location of the run will be READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

WNR and the Lenexa YMCA this week!

Denoya Novovesky has arranged for us to come to her YMCA for tonight’s WNR. We will meet at the Y to start our run. To reward ourselves, we will go next door to Callahan’s for our dinner.

Location: Lenexa YMCA 12831 W 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215

WNR’s are FREE and anyone is welcome,starting at 6:15 PM with a 3 to READ MORE »

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Beginners Running Class Starting In January

Get Moving!

Want to start running and meet some new friends? Come join Lou and his crew for the fall session of our beginners running class!  Starting Monday, January 21st , you can join us at 5:45 in Ward Parkway Mall at Gary Gribbles Running Store!   This is a class for new walkers/joggers/runners,  those who gave it up but want to start again, READ MORE »

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stride Against Sandy Run

The Northeast was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and while many of us are unable to go up in help we can help by packing the streets on Wednesday November 28th to run in support for all those who were victims of this storm. The Kansas City Track Club, in cooperation with Garry Gribble’s Running Sports,  is turning over our Wednesday Night Runs READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 14th WNR at Bella Napoli

Tonight our run starts and ends at a great place to get some Italian food.  We will meet in front of Bella Napoli Restaurant to take off on our run, which can be along the Trolley Track Trail.  Then we will return to walk through the door right into the country of Italy.

Location Detail Here!

WNR’s are FREE and READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 7th WNR at the McNally’s

Want to get properly stretched and ready for Turkey Day gobbling? Or maybe you’d like to exercise? Richard and Misty McNally promise some good eats, good friendship, and a great run.

Location Detail Here!

WNR’s are FREE and anyone is welcome,starting at 6:15 PM with a 3 to 8 mile run or walk (and everything in between) followed by dinner READ MORE »

Friday, November 2, 2012

November 21st: Lenexa YMCA


Lenexa YMCA
12831 W 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215

Denoya Novovesky has arranged for us to come to her YMCA for tonight’s WNR. We will meet at the Y to start our run. To reward ourselves, we will go next door to Callahan’s for our dinner. READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Spooktacular WNR this week!

This week’s spooktacular WNR will be at the Novovesky’s house! Come out of the trick or treat potluck dinner!

Click Here for address information

WNR’s are FREE and anyone is welcome,starting at 6:15 PM with a 3 to 8 mile run or walk (and everything in between) followed by a Potluck Supper. Please bring an already prepared dish, fruit, veggies, READ MORE »

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Run on Over to the Monday Night Run!

Halloween is not only for kiddos but also for runners!

Already have a costume planned out,?No need to just wear a costume one day why not several times next week?

The Monday Night run is hosting a Run For Your Life Fun run at The Brooksider this week! They have several different maps planned out and you can hang out READ MORE »

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Track Club Jackets Available Now!

Hey track club we just got some great new jackets in and you can buy them today over here!

We have men and women sizes available and they have great little features like strategically placed ports for earphone cords and drawstrings on the inside bottom to help keep wind out!

The price of these jackets are $35 dollars and shipping READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wednesday Night Run This Week!

Tomorrow the WNR will be at Monica Lazkani house! We get to see Monica’s new home. Get on over for run and fun as we cruise the streets of Old Leawood.

Click Here for address information

 WNR’s are FREE and anyone is welcome,starting at 6:15 PM with a 3 to 8 mile run or walk (and everything in between) followed READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kansas City North Face Run Discount

Kansas City North Face Endurance Challenge

50k, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k on November 17th, 2012

Register Here for a 15% discount into the upcoming North Face Endurance Challenge in Kansas City!  You must click on this link in order to get the discount!

After you pick the distance you want and fill out the registration information you will READ MORE »

Monday, October 22, 2012

KCTC at the KC Marathon


KCTC took time this week to meet several runners at the KC Marathon Expo! We were able to chat with local and visiting runners about the club, some of our fun races that we put on and our awesome KCTC apparel!

After all these years, Mark Westfall finally met Bill Rogers at the KC Marathon Expo. Mark dug out Runners READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall Beginners Running Class

What a great looking class! The Fall Beginners Class is off and running, join in if you would like on Monday Nights, 5:45 at Garry Gribbles Sports! READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Garry Gribbles Diva Night

Garry Gribbles Running Sport wants to invite our members to join in the Diva night they are hosting October 25, 2012 from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm at GGRS Ward Parkway!

Dr. Kimberly Roys and Darla Mouce from Johnson County Imaging Center will be presenting on the importance of breast exams and mammograms in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And like every


Monday, October 1, 2012

KCTC Members Compete in Kansas Senior Games

Three members of the KC Track Club recently took part in the racewalking events at the Kansas Senior Games in Topeka on Sept. 23. They included two veterans and a rookie. The veterans were BJ Thornburg and Alan Poisner who have previously won medals at the National Senior Olympics-and they had no problem winning medals in Kansas. BJ was 1st


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Upcoming Wednesday Night Runs

We have one last Wednesday Night Run going on this month, so don’t forget to check it out!

September 26th- Mary and Doug Edward

The month of October is going to be a fun month for our WNR’s, can’t wait to see you at them!

October 3rd: Paul Gorman

October 10th Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard (Jeff Stottle)

October 17th: Karen READ MORE »

Sunday, September 23, 2012

November 14th: Bella Napoli

11/14/2012 Bella Napoli

6229 Brookside Blvd

Tonight our run starts and ends at a great place to get some Italian food.  We will meet in front of Bella Napoli Restaurant to take off on our run, which can be along the Trolley Track Trail.  Then we will return to walk through the door right into the country of Italy. READ MORE »

Sunday, September 23, 2012

October 31st: Halloween at The Novoveskys


The Novoveskys (Dan, Denoya, Danny, and Mary Elizabeth)
8615 Marty, OP, KS, (2 blocks west of 87th and Metcalf)

Who could be better than the Novovesky clan to host us on Halloween? We are guaranteed a howling good time tonight. Hmmmm. . . . now, what should we wear on this run???? READ MORE »

Sunday, September 23, 2012

October 24th: Monica Lazkani


Monica Lazkani
9601 Chadwick Drive, Overland Park, KS 66206

Oh boy, tonight we get to see Monica’s new home. Get on over for run and fun as we cruise the streets of Old Leawood. READ MORE »

Sunday, September 23, 2012

October 17th: Karen Williams and Andy Geoghegan


Karen Williams and Andy Geoghegan
5740 Cherry, KC, MO 64110, #816.926.0551

Andy and Karen will guide us to a wonderful running tour of the Brookside area. We can enjoy the streets or the trolley trail or a mixture of both. Bring your appetite. READ MORE »

Sunday, September 23, 2012

October 10th: Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard (Jeff Stottle)

Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard (Jeff Stottle)
9421 Mission Road
Leawood, Kansas 66206  (913) 383-3667


Yummy!  Jeff is treating us to WNR at Foo’s tonight.  Bring your usual side dish, but you might want to give into that urge to treat yourself to one of those mouth watering items that are featured at Foo’s.  We will gather in the READ MORE »

Sunday, September 23, 2012

October 3rd: Paul Gorman


1862 South 7th St  (the corner of South 7th St. and Shawnee Dr.)

KCK 66103


Is your mouth watering already?  It should be.  We get an interesting run route tonight before we sit down to the best bbq in the Midwest.  Here is what Paul is promising for his 3rd WNR he has hosted READ MORE »

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall New Beginners Running Class

Get Moving!

Want to start running and meet some new friends? Come join Lou and his crew for the fall session of our beginners running class!  Starting Monday, September 24th, you can join us at 5:45 in Ward Parkway Mall at Gary Gribbles Running Store!   This is a class for new walkers/joggers/runners,  those who gave it up but want to start READ MORE »

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Monday Night Run is Moving!

After a good year at The Well, the Monday Night Run is moving down into the heart of Brookside! With an awesome ReRun event at The Brooksider, a decision has been made to move our run into the center of the Trolley Trail. Each Monday night the group will meet in the back of The Brooksider and run out READ MORE »

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Groceries want to cut driveways in the Trolley Trail!

Two new groceries are in the planning stages-a Whole Foods Market at 51st & Oak and a Hen House at 77th & Wornall at the site of the Bingham School. They both want to cut driveways through the Trolley Trail to Brookside and Wornall. KCTC along with BikeWalkKC, neighborhood groups and boulevard preservationist don’t want this to happen. Driveways will READ MORE »

Thursday, August 30, 2012

KCTC Fall Race Series Starts Sept 15th

Want to get more out of running and give more to your community and fellow runners? This is a running series for everyone! It is designed to provide motivation and fun for runners or walkers whether you are a beginner or a veteran; slow or extremely talented, you can participate and WIN!

Runner Requirements:

-Runner must be a KCTC member


Thursday, August 23, 2012

KCTC Annual Wednesday Night ReRun Sept 5th, 2012

Join Kansas City Track Club on Sept 5th at 6pm.
The Brooksider, 6330 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri 64113

Hello to the total running community:
The ReRun 2012 is set for September 5th at the Brooksider patio. This is a new setting for the ReRun at an exciting location. The Brooksider is a wonderful neighborhood feeding and watering spot just READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cliff Hanger Registration Is Open!


Registration for the 27th Annual Cliffhanger Run is now open! Come out and support KCTC and enjoy the pancake breakfast.

Did you know that Cliff Drive in the Historic Northeast is one of America’s designated “Scenic Byways” and was featured in the KC Star as one of “25 Reasons to Love Kansas City”? Experience the Historic Northeast with its READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Visit KCTC At Health Fairs

KCTC will be at the following health fairs:
Human ARC Health Fair Spet 14 from 12:20-2:30 (plaza area)
Kansas City Art Insitiute Health Fair Sept 20 11-1 (plaza area)
Standard Motor Products Oct 10 6-12 (Edwardsville, KS by Kansas Speedway)

Creative Marketing November 21st (time to be annouced) (leawood)

AMC Entertainment (date to be determined)

If your company has a READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Buddy System

KCTC Members! Here is your chance to meet runners from out of the area and help them make their experience in KC a positive one. We are making plans to start a new program; The Buddy System. The Buddy System will be on our website offering out-of-town runners a “buddy” during their race weekend here in town. The buddy would READ MORE »

Monday, August 6, 2012

Volunteer At Harvesters With KCTC!

Volunteer for a shift at Harvesters with the KC Track Club! Register to volunteer at:
When: Saturday, September 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Harvesters, 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO
What: Working to organize or sort food donations at the food bank/distribution center
Join us after for pizza or a cool beverage at Pizza 51, across from READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Can’t Get To Intervals Sessions?

Been craving some speed work? Want a simple five week speed progam? Attached is the distilled KCTC wisdom on intervals. You can do these anytime that fits your schedule.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sept. 26th- Mary and Doug Edwards


800 Huntington, KC MO 64113 (corner of 60th and Summit)



Check this out!   We will be heading over to Mary and Doug’s home in Brookside for this evening’s run.  If anyone knows how to treat us royally, it is Mary and Doug.  Can’t wait. READ MORE »

Thursday, July 19, 2012

9/19/12 – WNR

Thursday, July 19, 2012

9/12/12 – Jennifer Ristau


5629 Nall Ave

Roeland Park, KS

816 853 0842


This Wednesday we get to hop on over to Jennifer’s place.  Can’t imagine not having fun here.  While we are at it, we can get in a run followed by some refreshment.  Hooray!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sept 5th- ReRun!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Aug 29th-Misty & Richard McNally


7236 Belleview Ave

Kansas City MO 64114

(816) 523-0221


Rich (aka “Falsies”) and Misty (“Looney Tunes”) will have a Hash for you Harriers again this year. This means: Scout for trail, find trail, lose trail, drink beer, sing nasty songs. If you prefer, you may opt out of trail-finding and just run. (Wankers.) No children, please. On on! READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

August 22nd- Tom and Emily Cotter


5866 Granada St (not Ln)

Fairway, KS 66205.


If coming from Roe, turn east onto 59th Street.  Then go past Granada Lane to the second intersection, Granada Street, and turn north to 5866.


Fantastic!  We get to see our friends Emily and Tom in their new home tonight.  This will be fun to see their new digs as we get READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

August 15th- Dan and Tamera Kovacs

11075 Century Lane OP KS 66210 (entrance to their neighborhood is across the street from JCCC)    #913.663.0268 

Come for the lovely off road running on the trails near Dan and Tamera’s home.  Come for the patio.  Come for the delightful creations of a masters in the kitchen.  Just make sure you are up to all this READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8/8/2012 Nancy and Raul Flores

6600 Wyoming, KC MO 64113

Run the shaded streets of  Meyer Circle area and bring your swimsuit and towel so you can cool off after your run. The pool is perfect temperature.  For safety reasons, no children please 🙂


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

8/1/2012 Fuzzie’s

10157 Wornall Road  KCMO 64114 

This may look like a big number, but not to worry.  Just go to the Quick Trip on Wornall Road, just north of I-435 and look to the east side of the street.  There, nestled in among the tanning salon and the Dunkin Donuts is none other than Fuzzie’s.  This is a fun, friendly READ MORE »

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Racing Series Update

Having completed the Ward Parkway Four on the Fourth Run/Walk yesterday, the KCTC Summer Racing Series is flying by faster than Lou Joline’s minivan! We are nearly halfway through the Series and a dozen people are lined up to load up on tons of free prizes –just for participating! Check out the standings here. With five events remaining, it’s READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

KCTC Launches a Jogger Stroller Loan Program!

Lou Joline saw a “like new” Xterra Jogger Stroller at a garage sale last week and bought it because he knew someone would love to have it!  Lou’s idea was brilliant since there are many new moms who stop running because they don’t have babysitting or a stroller they can jog with.  And that is how the KCTC Jogger Stroller READ MORE »

Friday, June 8, 2012

Recap: KCTC Spring Racing Series

As we dig into the KCTC Summer Racing Series, we thought we’d give you a quick recap on the Spring Series …just in case you missed out. The Spring Series consisted of 8 fun events across Kansas City. Each participant was required to participate (whether running or volunteering) in at least 3 of the 8 events. Though many submitted READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

KC Track Discount Day Tues May 29th

KC Track Club Members Enjoy 20% off at Garry Gribbles Stoll Park location on Tues. May 29th on Saucony shoes. The Saucony Wear Test Van will drive up 3-7 pm and you have the opportunity to test out the latest Saucony’s and save a bundle. There will be food and giveaways so don’t miss this opportunity!

Availability… the setup of READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Beginner Runners Class

Get Moving!


Want to start running and meet some new friends? Come join Lou for the Summer session of our beginners running class this summer!  Starting Monday, June 4th, you can join us at 5:45 in Ward Parkway Mall at Gary Gribbles Running Store!   This is a class for new walkers/joggers/runners,  those who gave it up but want to start READ MORE »

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Brew To Brew Donations

Lou Joline presented checks for Brew To Brew donations this week in the amounts of $55,000 to Cystic Fibrosis, $5,000 to Shriners, $1,000 for the water rescue group at the boat crossing  and $1,300. to  St. Joseph School for the Deaf . Thanks so much to everyone that made this possible! READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7/25/12 Lou and Sonja Joline

64 Anchor Dr.,Lake Tapawingo  (Enter off Highway 40.  Bear right ¼ mile.  Park on side of road away from the water.)



“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you . . .”  Come celebrate Lou’s bday  tonight.  Come prepared to run and then take a dip in Lake Tapawingo before we start in on the song. READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7/18/12 Mel Baldridge

4426 Sunrise Dr, KC MO 64123



Wow, here it is 4 months and 4 days after Pi Day, and we get to return to Mel’s home.  Is there some mathematical significance here???  Mathematics, schmathematics, we will have a great time as usual on these great top of the world streets and at Mel’s home afterward. 


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7/11/12 Susan Robinette

6718 Vahalla Dr., Shawnee, KS,



(near 435 and Midland Dr.)


Let’s just keep on celebrating tonight.  The Shawnee hills are alive with the sound of our feet.  Enjoy every note.  Then let’s chow and watch for deer. READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

7/04/12 Maggie McCoy and John Anderson

4402 W 63rd Terrace

Prairie Village, KS 66208



Get in your run and your dinner at Maggie’s house tonight.  After dinner, we will go out on our street to watch the fireworks set off at the nearby country clubs.  Don’t miss this red white and blue WNR! You may want to bring a portable chair to watch READ MORE »

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Racing Series

The brand new KCTC Spring Racing Series is under way! Last weekend we kicked it off with the 34th Annual Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run. Click here to see the leaderboard after one event.

This year’s racing series is unlike any racing series that has preceded it. It is seasonal, consisting of 8 races over a 3 month span. READ MORE »

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spring II Beginning Runners Class


Dust off your running shoes and get them out of the house and onto the pavement this week! With such a great response to our Spring I class, we have decided it was time to start a Spring II Beginning Runners Class! This Monday night, March 5th, you can join us at 5:45 in Ward Parkway Mall at Gary Gribbles READ MORE »

Friday, February 10, 2012

St Pat’s 4 Miler

THE KANSAS CITY TRACK CLUB’s 34TH ANNUAL ST. PAT’S DAY RUN Join us on March 10, 2012 at 10 AM.  New this year is a green running shirt for each participant. Get your costumes ready! We are giving away green KCTC Logo neck warmers to the first 180 runners that show up on race day with a costume on.  Bring your READ MORE »

Friday, January 27, 2012

Brew Ha Ha Feb 9th!

The next Brew Ha Ha is Thurs. Feb 9th, 6-9pm at Granite City Tavern at Zona Rosa. Free appetizer pizza and Granite City is offering up $6. pitchers of beer. We will have give aways and raffle items! This is a short drive across the river and will be well worth it. Join the Northland Runners for a fun evening READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

Need Motivation? Go To “Running On Solid Ground”.

Let Kansas City Track Club (KCTC) assist you with one of your New Year’s Resolutions, “Eat better, avoid injury, train in inclement weather, run through the mental blocks, run a marathon, or simply improve your fitness level as KCTC presents “Running on Solid Ground.” This five series program on Thursday evenings will be conducted at the Kansas City Plaza Library’s READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

Registration Is Open for KCTC’s St. Pat’s 4 Miler!

THE KANSAS CITY TRACK CLUB’s 34TH ANNUAL ST. PAT’S DAY RUN Join us on March 10, 2012 at 10 AM. This fun 4 mile run/walk begins at the intersection of Westport Rd. & Pennsylvania Ave and takes you through the heart of Westport. Register Here READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

You Don’t Need to Leave Home For RRCA State Championships

KCTC’s St Pats 4 Miler, Brew To Brew & Cliff Hanger have all been named as State Championship Races by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). According to the RRCA: “The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

Alan Poisner Does It Again!

Alan Poisner, long time member of KCTC is the USATF National Race Walk Committee’s Race Walker of the Year for his age division (age 75-79). He won a gold medal at the USATF Indoor, 3,000-meter walk in Albuquerque in March, took gold at the National Senior Games in Houston in June (1500 meters and 5K); and earned three golds at READ MORE »

Monday, December 19, 2011

New Years Day Run 10am

Don’t miss an opportunity to start your year off right at the KCTC New Years Day Run 10am, Athletic Club of Overland Park.  This year the route will go West on the trail. Run as far as you like and KCTC will have up to 10 miles marked. Free coffee and donuts indoors at the Club after you run! This READ MORE »

Thursday, December 8, 2011

WNR at Bella Napoli

Some of the runners and friends enjoying the food and half price wine specials after a run on the Trolly Trail.  Even though the day started off below 20degrees, shorts were seen by evening.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beginning Runners Class

Beginning Runners Class: The spring session will begin Mon, Jan 23, 2012, and will be led by Lou and other club members. The classes are free to all current Track Club members and members can attend as many sessions as you like. There are ten weekly runs, each lasting from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, READ MORE »

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Three MO Age Group Records at Cliff Hanger!

Three very fast and classy ladies set MO State Age Group records at the 2011 KCUMB Cliff Hanger according to records guru, Mike Lundgren.

Audrey Smith 9 yrs in the 5K and Kathy Johnson and Cindy Cameron in the 8K.  Cindy and Kathy were also RRCA MO State Champs in the 8K.  You can check the latest updated awards standings READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Another Wonderful KCUMB Cliff Hanger 5K/8K

The weather on Sunday morning was perfect for some very fast times on beautiful Cliff Drive.  Runners in the Elite Start were flying.  Almost 1100 runners and walkers enjoyed the course and the pancakes.  The 8K was an RRCA State Championship event.  You can check the  Award  Results by clicking here. READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

KCUMB Cliff Hanger is Nov. 6

It’s time to sign up for the Cliff Hanger, KCTC’s fall race that raises money for charities in the Historic Northeast and MO Special Olympics.  This year we have a special Elite Start at 8 am and the regular Recreation Start for slower runners, walkers and strollers at 9 am. Of course we still have the free pancake breakfast, great READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Watch For Our New Signs!

KCTC has some new signs! Watch for these at all of our group runs and invite runners to join us. READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chili Cooks Unite

Last week’s Chili Contest at the Boulevard Brewery was just too much fun! The contest winners were: Raul Flores, Joe Fitle, Tom Summers, Dan Werkovitch and KeKe Pounds. There were alot of secret ingredients revealed so expect some stiff competition again next year!! READ MORE »

Monday, October 17, 2011

Aide Station A Success!

Thanks to our 53 volunteers that helped KCTC with Aide Station #2 at 3.9miles. It was fun and Lou and Dave had a special surprise- each volunteer received a KCTC logo hat and custom dyed orange gloves to wear that morning. At least we know the fashion police won’t be after KCTC members!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Expo Excitement

Everyone had fun at the KC Marathon Expo last weekend. It was so great to see all our runner friends the two days before the marathon. We hope you all had a successful race! KCTC had two booths and we thought our time was well worth it to let everyone know what’s up with KCTC and wish them well in READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Lee’s Summit Group Run Forming!

Lee’s Summit Runners! A new group run/walk is starting Sat. Oct 22 at 7am at Gusto Coffee across from Longview College (3390 SW Fascination Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081). We plan to run/walk from there every Sat. at the same time. We will head towards the dam & back or around the neighborhood. Plan to have some coffee afterwards if READ MORE »

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Going To The KC Marathon Expo?

KCTC will be at the KC Marathon Expo in booth #216. Stop by to see our high quality/low cost logo apparel.  Receive a Free KCTC coffee mug designed by Lou Joline when you join or renew your membership. Thurs. noon -7pm and Fri. 10am-9pm. See you there!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Are you a Beginning Runner or Fast Walker?

The beginning runners class started Monday with 38 new runners! Its not too late to join. Show up at 5:45 any Monday for the next 9 weeks at Garry Gribbles Running Sport, Ward Parkway Center 87th and State Line and join in! For information contact READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Grandma Trudy Inspires Grandaughter to Run

KCTC thinks Trudy Nepstad is as inspiring as her grandaugher does! Read this beautiful article about Trudy! READ MORE »

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cliff Hanger is Nov 6, 2011

KCTC proudly presents the 2011 KCUMB Cliff Hanger 5K/8K.  We’ve added an 8 am start for Elite Runners and the 8K is an RRCA State Championship Race.  But if you want to walk, run slower, or sleep in there’s the same 9 am start you love.  And speaking of love, there’s the same free pancakes and tees and one of READ MORE »

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Strutt Your Mutt Was A Huge Success!

Strutt with your Mutt was an overwhelming success with beautiful weather, more participants, and more dogs then ever before. Plus the event had a record number of sponsors. KCTC’s Dave Boone is posing with event director Ashlee Parker of Wayside Waifs READ MORE »

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Want To Lead Out A Race on a Bike?

Dana Meier, a new track club member and cyclist was asked to lead out the Helen Gold 5K on his bike. He not only did a great job but had such a good time, he wrote an article about it.   Race Leader Article READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Cooker Completes Great Prostate Challenge

Bob Cook, long time KCTC member, completed the Great Prostate Challenge 5K this weekend along with a whole team of friends. We hope Bob is on the road to recovery! READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Great Wed Night ReRun

This years annual Wed Night ReRun included a Scavenger Hunt Run, lots of prizes to spin for and a party at The Well. What a great time. Can you believe this has been going on for 30 years? READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Beginning Runners Class Starts Sept 26th

The fall new runners and walkers class will start at 5:45 pm on Monday, September 26th. The tenth and final class will be November 21st. The classes start at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports store in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center, between State Line Road and Ward Parkway, and between 85th and 89th Streets. The class is for fast walkers, new runners, and READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stacey Slover At Heart of America

Stacey Slover won her age group 40-45 at the Heart of America Marathon in Columbia, MO on Labor Day. Stacey travels to Columbia for this race annually and she PR’d at this one! READ MORE »

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Are you running with no ID? KCTC has FREE SHOE ID TAGS. Get yours at any of our events, from a board member or group run leader or at Garry Gribble Running Sports Stores- displays at the cash register! You can use these on your running shoes and your kids sneakers. READ MORE »

Thursday, August 25, 2011

KCTC Ambassador Program

The Kansas City Track Club Ambassadors are a tight-knit community of runners and walkers in the Kansas City area. As a KCTC Ambassador you do not have to be the fastest runner, or the most experienced, but you do have to be passionate and dedicated to helping grow the running community in Kansas City. KCTC Ambassadors are role models in


Thursday, August 25, 2011

WNR is going strong – join us

We were chillin and grillin on 88th and Roe when Tom Cotter and Jeff Remsburg hosted WNR at their month old Active Health Solutions practice.  Tom’s a runner and Jeff’s a triathlete who are very new to the KC area but already have discovered how much fun KCTC is.  What a beautiful night to run or walk the nearby park READ MORE »

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Way to go, Dave!

Dave and Friend

Our very efficient KCTC Treasurer, Dave Boone, is BACK!  Dave has a brand new hip and just took 2nd in his age group at the Chance for Children 5K. READ MORE »

Monday, August 15, 2011

KCTC Day At Harvesters

We had a great turnout at Harvesters on Saturday–and thank you to all of you who came! Where else would you be able to wear a green hairnet???   Photo Album READ MORE »

Friday, August 12, 2011

Meet John Carstens

Meet John the KCTC Intervals Coach. Intervals sessions are FREE for KCTC members and are Tuesdays at 5:30pm in Franklin Park, Prarie Village just south of Somerset and Roe Blvd and Saturday 6:30am leaves from Aixois at 55th and Brookside Blvd with training in Mill Creek Park on the Plaza.  Run from Aixois to The Plaza for your warmup. If you need READ MORE »

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

KCTC August Newsletter

There is alot happening at KC Track Club. Stay informed and join us for our many events. Read Here READ MORE »

Friday, August 5, 2011

We Will Miss You Kari Waggoner!

I am heading back to Manhattan to begin my senior year at K-State, and the thing  I will miss the most about Kansas City is the Kansas City Track Club. I moved to Kansas City for the summer as an intern. Being from a small town, running alone in the city was intimidating. Luckily, I stumbled upon the Kansas City READ MORE »

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cliff Hanger Registration Is OPEN!

For More Information:


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Steve Fuller competed in all 50 states & every continent

It would be unfair to call Steve Fuller’s bucket list an actual list. There are just too many categories to it. In the course of a conversation with the North Kansas City attorney, he’ll rattle off the number of Mexican states he’s visited or tell you about his goal of getting to every country in the world. “It’s actually two READ MORE »

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lou’s WNR draws a crowd

Every July runners, bikers and friends gather to wish Lou Joline a Happy Birthday and jump in Lake Tapawingo.   Last Wednesday about 45 people faced the heat to run and were rewarded with a cooling soak.   Lou is front wearing the floral trunks. READ MORE »

Friday, July 22, 2011

Looking Forward To Brew To Brew

Looking for inspiration to train for the 2012 Brew To Brew?  This article appeared in UltraRunning magazine – July 2011/  Brew to Brew Coverage_July UltraRunning Magazine READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Group Run In Independence

Who wants to run on Sunday in Independence? You can run Independent(ly) or with a group, your choice. We will meet at 6:30 am behind the old O’Charlies (behind Cold Stone Creamery), at the start of the Little Blue trace trail… There is a lot of trail to be tamed! Run as far or as short as you would like READ MORE »

Friday, July 15, 2011

The 6th Annual Psych Night Trail Run

10K & 5K, Friday Night, Aug. 5, 8pm-ish, Wyandotte County Lake, KC, Kansas (Start/Finish is near the main park entrance)  More Info    Register Now 

This is an out-and-back course, with a “lollipop” at the end of the out and back. A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP IS REQUIRED TO RUN ON THIS COURSE.  This is the oldest night trail READ MORE »

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sunday Run – New Time Option

The Sunday Long Run will now start at 6:30am and then we will run back to meet anyone that wants to start at 7:30am instead!  Meet at the Hen House parking lot in Prairie Village Shopping Center at 71st and Mission Road. This is usually a large group with all paces from 7.5-13 minute miles. It’s HOT…bring a water bottle to carry READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Something For Everyone on Sat. Morning!

There’s alot of buzz about the new Sat 6:30am running group meeting in front of Aixois at 55th St and Brookside Blvd. The plan is to meet your needs wherever you are in your running life. We will have a course mapped out for any distance from 3-12miles. 12 miles this week is where you want to be if you READ MORE »

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Race Walker National Senior Games in Houston

The Heartland RaceWalkers  competed on June 24-25th in the National Senior Games in Houston, TX. The weather was hot and humid. All competitors had won medals in their state games.  The 1500-meter race was held at a high school track (35 miles from Houston) that had been upgraded to world-class status in order to be ready for the National Junior READ MORE »

Friday, June 24, 2011

New Saturday Group Run

Reminder about new Sat 6:30am running group meeting in front of Aixois at 55th st and Brookside Blvd. We will leave at 6:35am and run as long or short as you want. Have coffee at Aixois after the run if you have time! READ MORE »

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another Great Job by Lou

Lou designed some coffee mugs for KCTC members. They are 15oz ceramic with a navy interior. Both sides are printed- one side with KCTC logo and the other with another great cartoon by Lou Joline! Go HERE  to buy! READ MORE »

Friday, June 17, 2011

Marathon Training Starts Sunday!


Want to run the KC Marathon? KCTC has a marathon training group starting Sun. June 19th in conjunction with our regular long run group. Meet at 7:30am at Mission and Tomahawk Roads in the Hen House/US Bank parking lot. As distances increase, marathoners will meet earlier. Bring your own water bottle.  Program Description 








Sunday, June 12, 2011

KCTC at Dog n Jog

KCTC was working the finish at Dog n Jog this Sunday on the Plaza.  These guys seem to be enjoying the crowd. READ MORE »

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

KCTC Harvesters Day

Volunteer for a shift at Harvesters with the KC Track Club!

When: Saturday, August 13, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Harvesters, 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO

What: Working to organize or sort food donations at the food bank/distribution center

Join us after for pizza or a cool beverage at Pizza 51, across from UMKC. RSVP to Misty McNally,

mistymcnally at READ MORE »

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Walking Group on The Kansas Side!

To meet the needs of walkers on the Kansas side, KCTC has formed a new walking group meeting every Saturday at 9am at Antioch Park in Merriam, KS. This group will meet at shelter 3 at approximately 8:50am beginning June 11th. Free to KCTC members! READ MORE »

Sunday, June 5, 2011

KCTC at Hospital Hill Expo

Steve and President Nancy at the KCTC booth at the Hospital Hill Expo.  It was a great chance to meet some new and old friends and tell people about the all the great running and walking opportunities with KCTC.  BTW, the KCTC TEAM won the Saucony Team Challenge event. The runners on our team: Dale Dexter, Matthew Chesang, Michael Pierce! READ MORE »

Friday, June 3, 2011

Beginning Runners Class Starts Monday!

Feeling the need for some motivation? Any KCTC member gets a FREE entry for Lou Joline’s Running 101 class which starts Monday June 6th. The class meets at 5:45 pm at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center.  You can walk, walk and jog or try running the entire way. The class lasts 10 weeks.  Or check out any READ MORE »

Friday, May 27, 2011

KCTC Brew Ha Ha

After ten days of rain and tornado warnings,  clear blue skies greeted the first KCTC Brew-Ha-Ha. About sixty members and guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers, on the outside patio at The Well in Waldo.

Leaders of club activities (Trail Nerding, Intervals, Long Runs, Beginning Running, Run/Walk Local groups) were introduced.  Inside, President Nancy set up a colorful display of club READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

First Ever All Member Brew Ha Ha May 26th!

First KCTC Brew Ha Ha! is tomorrow, May 26, 6 to 8 pm at The Well in Waldo. We’ll have free appetizers, a cash bar and a chance to meet our board, coaches and run leaders, as well as other members. Come out and kick off the long weekend with KCTC. READ MORE »

Monday, May 23, 2011

KCTC Weight Watchers WALK !T 5K

KCTC, RRCA and Weight Watchers put on the largest 5K WALK !T event in the US on Sunday at Macken Park in North KC.  We had 1000 people participating and smiles galore as Weight Watchers members accomplished their goal of doing a 5K.  KCTC already has 2 Walk Local events on our calendar and if you have a walking group READ MORE »

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Group Run Thursday AM on The Plaza

Thursday Mornings on The Plaza, 6am, Meet Ryan Knapp at Mill Creek Park at the fountain (corner of Broadway & Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.). Distances will vary and it will be an out and back on The Trolley Trail and some core workout if you are interested. You can park on Broadway in front of the park. Email with READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our Friends at KCBC host Tour De Lakes Ride

10th Annual Tom Logan Memorial Tour de Lakes Bike Ride, Saturday, June 25,   7 a.m.

Experience one of Kansas City’s Most Beautiful Rides Fully supported with 4 SAGS – 3 distances: 10.7 miles around Longview Lake; 30.8 miles around Longview and Raintree Lakes; 62 miles around Longview, Raintree, Lakewood,  READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Northland Runners “Take” The Five Trails 1/2!

We entered a team at the Leavenworth Five Trails Half Marathon in the Mixed Masters Division.  There were 6 runners (see below) and we all did well.  Some did especially well.
Stacey Slover won the women’s masters 1st place.
Mark Lindman won 2nd in his age group.
Katy Harvey and Tom Summers set PRs
The team “Northland Runners” won 1st READ MORE »

Friday, May 13, 2011

KCTC Adds 2 Walking Groups To The Schedule!

KCTC is sponsoring a Weight Watchers Walk on May 22nd at 8am in Macken Park. The walk is FULL with  1,001 people  registered! We need volunteers so contact if you can donate a couple of hours! Even better news- KCTC is starting walking groups in two locations- Macken Park in North KC and Loose Park  every Saturday at 8am starting May 28th. READ MORE »

Thursday, May 12, 2011

WNR – Run, Walk, or Ride

Our Wednesday Night Run Czar, Maggie, gets special treatment.   And she deserves it! READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

First Ever KCTC Brew Ha Ha

Save the date! Thursday May 26th at 6pm is the first ever Kansas City Track Club Brew Ha Ha, a fun get together for Track Club Members and guests at The Well in Waldo. KCTC says “It’s not another boring meeting”… There will be a cash bar with drink specials. KCTC is providing free appetizers or you can come early and READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday Night Runners Hang Tough in Hot Weather!

The first Monday Night Run took place with 13 runners pounding the hot gravel on the Trolley Trail.  About 8 more runners joined us just for beer and food afterward. The service at The Well rocks. Runners are welcome to join us anytime.  We will be there every monday 52 weeks per year! READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Monday Night Run Group Forming

KCTC is sponsoring a Monday Night Run from The Well in Waldo every Monday at 6pm. All paces and distances and FREE to KCTC members. After your run, cool off with $3. beers and free appetizers. Ask where the KC Track Club is sitting that night. We will have reserved space on the rooftop during nice weather and inside when its READ MORE »

Monday, May 2, 2011

Law Day 5K

KCTC was out helping at the Law Day 5K on a chilly Sunday Morning.  The run along Brush Creek and through the Kauffman Center gardens raises money for Legal Aid. READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Law Day 5K May 1, 2011

Come out and run the Law Day 5K along Brush Creek from the beautiful Kauffman Gardens to the Plaza and back.  Past years have featured way cool gavels just like Judge Judy wields for the winners.  Examine the evidence in more detail and sign up at READ MORE »

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday Long Run Group

Looking For A Long Run Training Group? KCTC sponsors a year round Sunday morning Long Run Training Group every Sunday at 7:30am. The group leaves at 7:35am sharp. Meet at Prairie Village Shops at Mission & Tomahawk Rds and Park in front of Hen House. David Virtue of BIG MILES TRAINING will organize the run.  Participants will be grouped into 3 paces- Fast, Slow and Slower. This READ MORE »

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Team Jan at Steps to the Cure 5K

KCTC was at the Steps to the Cure 5K benefiting Parkinson’s.  This is a part of the large Team Jan who braved the cold for a great cause.  BTW  KCTC member Matt Greer won the race in a bit over 19 minutes. READ MORE »

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Trail Nerds on Runner’s World website

Runner’s World website features an article on the trails around Perry Lake by Ben Holmes. READ MORE »

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

KCTC Sponsors Long Run Training Group

Start: Sunday April 17th at 7:30am. The group will leave at 7:35am sharp.
Location: Prairie Village Shops at Mission & Tomahawk Rds. Park in front of Hen House & the bank.
David Virtue of BIG MILES TRAINING fame will lead this group.
The group will have 6mile & 10 mile options & will increase distance as needed by the participants.
Coolers will not be placed along READ MORE »

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Age group winner – 1 week!

We’re not kidding when we say Wednesday Night Run has all ages.  Here’s the youngest, Issac and mom Angie who came with dad Matt and big brother Ethan.  Angie and Issac walked but we’re sure he’s got the running genes.  A wonderful evening to be out. READ MORE »

Monday, April 4, 2011

44 Miles in 80+ degree heat – Piece of cake!

Brooks Williams and Andy Henshaw

Brooks Williams, the ultra runner with cystic fibrosis who’s been written up in Runner’s World won the solo Brew to Brew title this year.  He’s shown with Andy Henshaw (red shirt) who holds the B2B course record.  What a great day for running and fun!  And raising money for CF.  KCTC expects to donate nearly READ MORE »

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Roasterie Volunteer Party

A few of our over 200 volunteers

Brew to Brew could not happen without our wonderful volunteers.  KCTC wants to thank the Roasterie for again allowing us to use their space to host our volunteer briefing/supplies pickup.  Dana Wilson from Cystic Fibrosis spoke and of course there were some words of wisdom from Lou and Maggie. READ MORE »

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New KCTC Race Series for 2011 Season

 Want to get more out of running ? This is a running series for everyone! It is designed to provide motivation and fun for runners or walkers whether you are a beginner or a veteran; slow or extremely talented, you can participate and WIN!



Runner must be a KCTC member

  • Runner must be 18 years old
  • Runner

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Walkers and Runners

It was a beautiful night for a WNR!  Racewalker Alan and runner Elizabeth compared notes after enjoying the route to Loose Park.  Apparently everyone else in KC agreed since the Loose Park trail was packed with people after a long cold winter.  Come on out the winter is officially over. READ MORE »

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Braden Is An Inspiration

A very inspirational (short) video for Braden’s Hope Mile & 5K.
Check it out:
Event Details: Saturday, April 16, 2011
2nd Annual Braden’s Hope Mile & 5K
(Paved) 5K & 1-Mile Run/Walk
And Fundraiser
10:00 a.m.
Unity Village Campus, Lee’s Summit, MO READ MORE »

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Luck Of The Irish

KCTC hosted the Westport St. Patrick’s Day 4 Miler with 3,600 runners. The day was perfect for a race and everyone was able to party afterward- outside! Pictured is Roger Samuel, KCTC member, crossing the finish line and two aliens that flew in for the race.   READ MORE »

Friday, March 11, 2011

Brew To Brew Relay is Full!



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Alan Poisner Takes Gold!

The USATF National Masters Indoor Track & Field Meet was held in Albuquerque March 4-6.  A KC Track Club member, Alan Poisner won a Gold Medal in the 3000-meter walk in the 75-79 age division on a banked track in the convention center. His time (19:47) would have been good enough to take Silver Medals in the 65-69 and 70-74 READ MORE »

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tuesday Intervals Starting 3/8 5:30pm

Want to run faster and sharpen your skills? Intervals Training starts next Tuesday at  75th and Mission Rd, Shawnee Mission East Track at 5:30- 7pm.  Sessions are free to KCTC members and you can sign up that night.  Join in anytime you need to and just show up. John Carstens leads this group and is available at 913-432-8347.

KCTC membership READ MORE »

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Terry’s Bugles Birthday

Bugles and Terry are a Wednesday Night Run tradition.  So this week to wish Terry a happy birthday there was a very unique Bugles Cake.  Photo shows Terry, the cake and an authentic bag of Bugles. READ MORE »

Friday, February 25, 2011

WNR at Karen & Andy’s

KCTC runners and walkers enjoyed clear streets, 60 deg temperatures and great food and friends at WNR.  We also presented Trudy with a birthday card and flowers.  Trudy has way more countries on her passport than candles on her cake and shows no signs of slowing down.  Yes, running does keep you young. READ MORE »

Friday, February 18, 2011

WNR at Bella Napoli

The WNR crew filled several tables at the Bella Napoli in Brookside.  The Trolley Trail was a little muddy but everyone loved the Big Thaw. READ MORE »

Thursday, February 3, 2011

KCTC and The KC Express at Ground Hog

KCTC and the KC Express were busy handing out flyers for Brew to Brew (April 3, 2011) and the Mother’s Day 5K (May 8, 2011)  to everyone walking out of the Ground Hog Run Sunday.  Left to right, Shelia, Terry, Steve and Sue. READ MORE »

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Northland Runners are Growing Strong

Northland Runners are known for their talent and dedication. There are always runners in the group training for races of every distance and also in recovery. Join them on Tues or Thurs evenings at 5:30pm in Macken Park. Northland Runners do not cancel and run in any type of weather! READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

KCTC Volunteer of the Year

Dave Boone, former KCTC President, received the Volunteer of the Year award at the annual board get together on Sunday.  The award  should probably read Volunteer of the Decade to begin to do justice to Dave’s contributions.  Thanks Dave for all hard work! READ MORE »

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Trail Nerds WyCo Ice 5K video

Wyco Fire and Ice 5K The Trail Nerds got some nice coverage on the local news for their Ice 5K trail run on  Jan. 16th.  Click on the link and check  out this winter run. READ MORE »

Monday, January 17, 2011

Want To Be a Girls On The Run Coach?

Girls on the Run of Johnson County is expanding to 24 sites this spring and is in need of volunteer coaches. Volunteering as a coach is a life-changing experience. You share your time and energy, and instill a positive self-image in girls 3rd-8th grade.

Added incentives this season:
1.  If you sign up to coach and have a daughter participating READ MORE »

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Psycho Winter 5K Trail Run

Psycho 5k Ice Version Trail Run

Age Group Results

January 16, 2011

RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail

Overall Female Overall Winners

Place Name City Bib No Age Overall Time

Female 10 to 19

Place Name City Bib No Age Overall Time

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lou’s Legendary Running Class Starting

Got the post holidays blues and feeling the need for some motivation.  Any KCTC member gets a FREE entry for Lou Joline’s Running 101 class which starts Jan. 24.  The class meets at 5:45 pm at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports in the Ward Parkway Shopping Center.  You can also sign up through UMKC Communiversity. Or check out any of our READ MORE »

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kyra Bronson at Walt Disney World

KCTC member Kyra Bronson won a KCTC raffle for a free registration to Walt Disney World Marathon. With all that money she saved, she bought herself a special running outfit.  Kyra is a new runner, started with Lou’s beginning runners class and now leads the KCTC Leawood Thursday Night Running Group.  Way to go, Kyra! READ MORE »

Thursday, January 6, 2011

WNR – Happy Birthday to You!

Over 30 runners and walkers celebrated the birthdays of three special KCTC members at Trudy’s always wonderful WNR. Here’s the WNR Czarina,  Maggie, blowing out the candles.  Raul and Vic also got a chance to make a wish.  We had a special African soup and lots of goodies and yes, we did a little running too.  Thanks to Dick Ross READ MORE »

Sunday, January 2, 2011

KCTC New Year’s Day Run

Over 120 runners and walkers gathered at the Athletic Club of Overland Park to welcome the New Year with a run on the nearby trails.  At the club there were snacks and hot drinks and a chance to catch up with old friends.  This year was cold but sunny with no ice on the roads and trails – a perfect READ MORE »

Friday, December 31, 2010

Ticket Raffle for Hood To Coast Movie 1/11/11


KCTC is raffling 6 tickets to Hood to Coast Movie showing on 1/11/11 at the Town Center Theatre 7:30pm. Eligibility: be a kctc member, if you have a facebook acct “like” our page and sign up for our newsletter at Email:
HOOD TO COAST follows four quirky teams on their epic journey to conquer the world’s

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Best Christmas Presents

The best presents have to include good health and good friends.  A Dec. 26th run at Raul and Nancy’s  with some of the Northland Runners and  KCTC folks and friends.  What’s best after a cold morning run?   A hot Irish coffee. READ MORE »

Monday, December 27, 2010

Free New Years Day Run

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Don’t forget the New Year’s Day fun run at the Athletic Club of Overland Park, 10440 Marty.  Jan 1, 2011, 10 am.  No fees, no awards, just show up and run or walk.  Snacks and hot drinks inside the club after the run. READ MORE »

Thursday, December 16, 2010

WNR at Lisa and Dave’s

Lisa explains the route


Old and new friends gathered despite freezing drizzle warnings for a mellow evening with a bit of outdoor activity.  Although KCTC never plugs area businesses, we have to tell you to check out Lisa’s new boutique, Luticia Clementine’s, on the square in Independence.  It’s soon going to be called Lily Wolfgang (a much cooler name READ MORE »

Monday, December 13, 2010

Northland Runners Move Inside For The Winter

Northland Runners are meeting at runners homes on Sunday mornings at 8am from now until April. Dan Hatcher, Ron Bodine and Raul Flores enjoy coffee and breakfast after their run. READ MORE »

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kansas RRCA meeting in Topeka

KCTC attended the kick off meeting of Kansas RRCA Road Runners Clubs of America affiliated running clubs.  Representatives from the KC Express, KCTC, Sunflower Striders, Washburn U, the Manhattan Cross Country Club, Run Lawrence, the Lawrence Trail Hawks, the Trail Nerds and the Kansas Ultrarunners Society all came to Topeka to learn more about what area clubs are doing and READ MORE »

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Trail Nerds Alternate Chili Run

The KC Trail Nerds did their 9th Alternate Chili Run at Wyandotte Co. lake.  The Nerds start early and do the tough WyCo trails before the rest of us start off to circle Wyandotte Co. lake on nice asphalt roads at the MARA sponsored Chili Run.  The Alternate Chili Run is a great preview of Run ToTo Run aka PsychoWyCo READ MORE »

Thursday, December 9, 2010

WNR at Metro Walk & Run

The Metro Walk and Run and  Sports Medicine Store at 95th and Metcalf hosted  us with some good food and store specials on running gear and potential Christmas gifts. READ MORE »

Sunday, December 5, 2010

KCTC member at NYC Marathon

Bruce Gilbert, long time KCTC member, ran his 63rd marathon at the 2010 New York City Marathon, Nov. 7th.   He reports #63 was a blast followed by  Gobbler Grind 2010 for #64.  He’s been doing marathons for 42 years.  Way to go, Bruce! READ MORE »

Thursday, December 2, 2010

WNR with lights

Ziva with two cute guys

Lots of beautiful holiday lights on our WNR from Ziva’s, including her blue and white Hanukkah decked house.  From now until New Year’s we recommend the Brookside / Plaza area for some great ligh displays, like the Country Club Plaza and Romany Road off Ward Parkway. READ MORE »

Thursday, November 25, 2010

KCTC at Sprint Thanksgiving Day 5K

KCTC was doing the finish line again this year at the Sprint Thanksgiving Day 5K.  About 7000 people came  out to run fast or walk slow before the big meal.  That’s Trail Nerd Brad Bishop one of our great volunteers.  And really it wasn’t that cold after you get used to it. READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winter Running Advice

Many people need motivation in the winter to keep running. Here is Lou’s advice to keep you going through the cold, dark months!

  • Wear a reflective vest
  • Subscribe to Runners World so that receiving the monthly magazine reminds you that you are a runner 
  • Find and join a running group; this can be just one person who likes to run

Monday, November 22, 2010

Leawood Thursday Night Runners

The KCTC Leawood Thursday Night Runners have a new, warm winter meeting place: Elite Cycling (and running) 10673 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206. If you can’t google a map, call the store at 913-648-6277 for directions. Meet at 5:30pm every thursday and wait for your friends in a warm place! The store is giving KCTC members a 10% discount on any merchandise READ MORE »

Sunday, November 14, 2010

From the brain of Lou…

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Beautiful 2010 Cliff Hanger!

Some of our special people - Aiden and Ciaren running with dad Tim Baldridge.

Bodies by Brad and Jen fielded the largest 8K team-Wow!

Another perfect morning on Cliff Drive for over 1300 runners and walkers.  For more photos of the run and the Historic Northeast go to and Hyperblogal.   KCTC wants to thank everyone who ran, walked READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cat Woman at Blue Springs 50/50

Race Director and local running legend, Lou Joline, poses with Cat Woman,  Carol Frike, who did 50 miles in 8:33:48 in costume all the way. Sunday was the 16th running of 50/50 now run on the Little Blue Trace trail in Blue Springs, MO.  The run billed as a 50 miler or 50k, has added shorter distances like the marathon READ MORE »

Monday, November 1, 2010

Steve Fuller Brings Home Award

Steve Fuller, long time KCTC member who has run multiple marathons on every continent placed 3rd in 60-64 age group at the Boulder Marathon READ MORE »

Friday, October 29, 2010

Like Father – Like Sons

KCTC board member, Steve Mathews and sons, Colby on the left and Gregory on the right, after finishing the Wisconsin Dells Marathon last weekend.  Note the KCTC and Brew to Brew shirts.  These guys are some great advertising for KC running. READ MORE »

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Colonnade Ecological Restoration Workday 11/13

Colonnade Ecological Restoration Workday and Clean Up Saturday, November 13, 2010 (Rain Date: Nov. 20) 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Colonnade on the Concourse Lunch for volunteers Help bring back the beauty and safety of a historic Cliff Drive path. Join us as we remove invasive shrub honeysuckle that threatens the incredible, fragile Cliff Drive wild places and clean READ MORE »

Monday, October 25, 2010

KCTC Scary Skedaddle Fun Run

KCTC was at the Landing in Parkville on a beautiful fall afternoon with a fun run on the trail along the river, a pot luck dinner and some great costumes. READ MORE »

Saturday, October 23, 2010

KCTC at COR Sacred Steps 5K

Over 1,100 runners and walkers came out to support Church of the Resurrection’s AIDS project in Africa. READ MORE »

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CliffHanger 5K, 8K Sun. Nov 7th 9am

It doesn’t get any better than this! Join us for a beautiful autumn run or walk on Cliff Drive and a free pancake breakfast… Get a heavy weight long sleeve tee, and help Neighbor to Neighbor, Gladstone Elementary and Special Olympics…Presented by KCTC!  Register at READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scary Skedaddle Fun Run & Party

 FREE RUN & PARTY  Sun Oct 24th 4pm Parkville, English Landing Run! Any distance but watch out for treats & goblins along the way. Or you can walk if you dare See your friend’s goofy Halloween Costumes. Prizes will be awarded for: Best Overall, Are You Kidding Me?, Spookiest, Most Creative, Least Functional  Reverse Trick or Treat. Bring an item for Harvesters READ MORE »

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cheering the runners on – literally

KCTC had Bishop Miege cheerleades at our aide station cheering the runners on. READ MORE »

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Workin’ both sides of the street!

KCTC had 40 super volunteers at our aide station at 31st & Main by Mark Lowe’s  Contract Furnishings.  Note that the crew is wearing KCTC hats.  Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer. READ MORE »

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chance To Win Entry to Walt Disney Marathon

KCTC is offering 2 free admissions to the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon.  This is a $135 value and gives a you a chance to run in Florida in January.
If you would like to put your name in a drawing for the free registration code please email The deadline to register for the drawing is November 1st. More READ MORE »

Friday, October 15, 2010

KC Marathon Expo

The KCTC booth at the Marathon Expo was a busy spot.  Steve Mathews was our main man, working two long days with some of the rest of us stopping by to help out.  And yes we did give out candy. READ MORE »

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cliff Hanger is Nov. 7, 2010

Here’s a beautiful photo of Cliff Drive, the venue for the 25th Cliff Hanger 5K/8K.  The photo is by David Remley, a photographer who lives in the Historic Northeast and often photographs around the KC Museum and Cliff Drive.  You can see more photos of Cliff Drive on his blog, hyperblogal and you can find out all about the READ MORE »

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jared Coones 5K – starting em young!

Dick Wooten, Sam Micelli, Bruce Baldwin

The Olathe Running Club and Sam Micelli, staged the biggest Jared Coones 5K yet with 3500 participants – 1500 were grade school and middle school students!  As one older runner observed, “they are the future of running”.     Some of the schools even had their own tents, banners and special tee shirts.  The READ MORE »

Friday, October 8, 2010

A beautiful night in old Leawood

Danielle, Monica (our host) and Raul after a wonderful run through old Leawood.  We got to see some special 1950’s Drummond houses on the route.  And enjoy the fire pit on patio.  Our next WNR is at Governor Stumpy’s close to the Trolley Trail and with $3 drafts. READ MORE »

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ann dances with wolf?

BJ and Ann Nelson at Dick Ross’ Volunteer Appreciation Party at SMP.  Dick was doing his thing and taking photos of the guests. READ MORE »

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mike Schupp Retires

After 41 years working at Hallmark, longtime kctc member, Mike Schup retired Friday. Yep, he started there when he was 17.  Now he has more time to run and pursue his artistic interests. READ MORE »

Saturday, October 2, 2010

KCTC members at Roots & Blues 1/2

It was a good day for some kctc members at the Roots and Blues half marathon in Columbia, MO. Awards were bottles of wine from one of the sponsors!
Stacey Slover. 1:36. First in age group
Mark Lidman. 2:05. 2nd in age group
Donna Romans.  first in her age group. Sorry, we didn’t get Donnas photo. READ MORE »

Monday, September 27, 2010

Smithville Dam Run

KCTC Northland Runner, Dustin Criscione from Liberty, age 31 placed first in his age division and 6th overall at the Smithville Dam 10K.  In spite of high head winds, Dustin prevailed. Way to go Dustin! READ MORE »

Saturday, September 25, 2010

KCTC was at Strut Your Mutt

Saturday morning went to the dogs with KCTC busy helping with the first 5K at Strut your Mutt in Brookside.  This family likes to have a “big and a small dog” and they really mean BIG.  (It’s only a puppy – really) READ MORE »

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Longview Lake Trail Group Run

Josh Littrell will lead a Longview Lake Trail Group Run on weekday evenings around 6pm. Josh is a coach and is flexible about meeting times. The Longview Lake Trail is recently completed and is easy on your knees with beautiful scenery. Or you can meet up to run in Independence on the Little Blue Trails  on Saturdays at 6:30am. To contact READ MORE »

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Union Hill Neighborhood Group Runs

The Union Hill Neighbors met for the first time this morning. You can join them every Saturday at 7am at Crown Center Fountains for a run of whatever distance or pace suits the runners that morning. Kimberly Saunders is leading this group and you can contact her at  Run Local and create a sense of community in Union Hill. READ MORE »

Thursday, September 23, 2010

WNR at Pizza 51

It was a perfect night for a run on the Trolley Trail and pizza with friends.  Ryan and daughter Grace and new-to-KC runner Erin were part of the KCTC crew. READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Beginning Runners Class

The new session of the beginning runners class started last night. The class toughed out the unseasonably hot weather and came back after 3 miles looking like seasoned runners. Anyone can join the class at any time.  Every Monday, 5:45pm at  Garry Gribbles in Ward Parkway Shopping Center for the next 9 weeks. We know this is a very bad READ MORE »

Monday, September 20, 2010

Northland Runner Stacey Slover wins at Zoo Run

One of our favorite Northlanders, Stacey Slover, shows off her way cool trophy after winning the  women’s masters division at the Zoo Run 4 miler with a blistering  26:46. READ MORE »

Monday, September 20, 2010

David Cudmore 1st Overall at Ray Caffrey Race

David Cudmore, age 50, from Lee’s Summit placed first overall in Shawnee Mission Park on Saturday at the Raymond Caffrey Memorial 5K.  The weather was perfect for this first year race. Watch for this race again next year as the organizers are “pumped” about  what they will add in 2011. READ MORE »

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Nice Old Fashioned Small Town Run

Sue and Steve pulling tags

Melissa doing the results the old fashioned way – by hand at the Jesse James 5K/10K in Kearney, MO.  KCTC was punching in times, pulling tags and tallying results like back in Jesse’s day.  BTW Jesse is buried in the cemetery just across from the finish line and the 10K goes by his farm. READ MORE »

Saturday, September 18, 2010

S.S Hope 5K September 18,2010

S.S Hope 5K

S.S Hope 5K

Age Group Results

September 18, 2010

RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail

Overall Female Overall Winners


Name City

Bib No





Jenny Young Lees Summit MO






Unknown Age


Name City

Bib No





Dina Conseco Lees Summit MO






Friday, September 17, 2010

Soggy WNR

Only the bravest KCTC members drove in torrential rain to Dave and Janes house but WOW was it worth the drive! We always eat well at this WNR and the cookies are the best you will ever have. Jane and Dave met at Wed Night Run many years ago so we take credit for their success! READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Old friends are riding across the US

Many of you know Mary Edwards, Deb Callaway, Nancy Weber  and Margi Sells all long time  members of the Kansas City running community and of KCTC.  The four friends are bicycling across the US (with some great support) and are documenting the journey on a blog with beautiful photos.  Check in on their journey on Bodies in Motion. READ MORE »

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Helen Gold

Bradley Brooker with his mom, Shirley Brooker, and kids after the race.  Bradley and Ron Gold started the race to honor their mothers and to raise money to fight Parkinson’s.  BTW, Derek Tate set a course record in the 5K with a 15:14. READ MORE »

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday Night Re-Run-derful Evening

Emma (top) beat out some serious competition, twice her age, to win the overall Hula Hoop event.

It was a perfect evening for the annual WNR ReRun at the Loose Park Pavilion when old friends and brand new WNRunner’s gathered to celebrate another year of WNR (thanks Maggie!).   There was of course lots of food and a run – READ MORE »

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Heart of America Marathon Winners


Northland Runners, Stacey Slover won first in Masters and Steve Fuller won third in his age group at Heart of America Marathon in Columbia, MO .  The marathon is an annual group trip for the Northland Runners. READ MORE »

Monday, September 6, 2010

Suzie Turner in Cliff Hanger Hat

Suzie Turner at the Leawood Labor Day 5K modeling the way cool Cliff Hanger cap.  BTW,  Suzie was second in her age group.  Want more info on the upcoming Cliff Hanger?  Go to READ MORE »

Monday, September 6, 2010

Connie Abbott – Wins Leawood Labor Day 5K

Fastest Woman, Connie Abbott and friends (Connie is 2nd from right) after the Leawood Labor Day 5K where Connie ran a blistering 17:37. READ MORE »

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dan Werkovitch Impresses WNR Friends

Dan Werkovitch completed a 340 mile endurance race across Missouri in a boat and astounded his KCTC  friends.  Dan endured  miles of wind, heat, bugs and rain and finished in less than 88 hrs.  It wasn’t no mama’s boy float trip. AND THEN he whipped up some barbeque and potato casserole for WNR with friend Andy OHara at his new condo.  The READ MORE »

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


John Anderson and Maggie McCoy were part of the KCTC crew at a  sag stop for the Summer Breeze Bike Ride put on by the Kansas City Bicycle Club last Sunday. READ MORE »

Monday, August 30, 2010

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it…

Mel at Mud and Muck after pulling people out of the mud pit. Yes, KCTC asks a lot of board members. READ MORE »

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Celebrity sighting in SMP

One of our favorite running divas, Carolyn Mitchell and daughter Connie were out  in Shawnee Mission Park this weekend.  They’re training for Carolyn’s upcoming 100th marathon in Oct.  Oh, BTW, did we mention that she’s already done the SEVEN continents. READ MORE »

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Beautiful Morning at Chance For Children

KCTC members won hardware at Chance For Children 5K on Saturday. Dave Bierschmit, the founder of KCTC, won first in his age group and Larry Everly won 2nd in his age group. READ MORE »

Sunday, August 22, 2010

KCTC volunteers at Harvesters

KCTC volunteers work an assembly line making up packages for the BackSnack program that feeds over 8000 area school children.  The kids take home a backpack filled with food for the weekend, and for many this may be the only food they get.  We got a wonderful response to our email blast asking for volunteers and special thanks go to READ MORE »

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mud and Muck is August 28!

Come out and get muddy – very muddy and help raise some money for Harvesters. There’s a MUD PIT to cross and a Mud Slide!
Costumes are encouraged & prizes will be awarded in many categories!
Spend part of your weekend getting down and dirty. Post race facilities will be provided to “clean up your act”.

For those that just want READ MORE »

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Heidi and Herb at Farmstead Stampede 5K

Heidi Bryant Englert and Herb Brown after  the Farmstead Stampede 5K on Saturday.

Heidi was the women’s 3rd overall finisher and Herb was third among men 70- 74. READ MORE »

Friday, August 13, 2010

RRCA Rep visits WNR

Bob Cook, Maggie and Janice Woolery

Janice Woolery, the Kansas State representative of the Road Runners Clubs of America, joined the WNR crew at Bob and Anne Cook’s.  Latest on the Cooker’s recovery saga – Bob ran 3 miles at noon Wednesday.  He’s back. READ MORE »

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dog days of summer

Regis dropped by yesterday’s  Wednesday Night Run to socialize and pick up any food dropped on the floor. READ MORE »

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Donna Murphy Celebrates Birthday

Birthday Girl, Donna Murphy

KCTC friends surprised Donna with a birthday and wedding anniversary party and some surprise guests: son Michael, daughter Susan, son-in-law Brian, and children.  Grandsons Max and Teddy took the microphone and wished Grandma a Happy Birthday.  Donna’s husband Dick was also suprised by Dick’s brothers Roger from Iowa and Bruce with his wife Ginette, all the way from Canada. READ MORE »

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cool KCTC hats are here!

Mario and Raul model the new KCTC summer hats.  Want one?  Come to a Wednesday Night Run or other KCTC event and pick one up.  They’re free for KCTC members. READ MORE »

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lou’s Birthday Party was a cool event

The Birthday Boy chillin

Celebrating Lou Joline’s birthday at Lake Tapawingo is a KCTC tradition. READ MORE »

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Divine Run 5K Hardware

KCTC members went home with medals and prizes from the Divine Run in Corporate Woods Saturday. George Macgregor and Thomas Moore placed 1st in their age divisions. Congratulations!

George Macgregor

Thomas Moore


Monday, July 26, 2010

Heartland RaceWalker’s World Class Clinic

The Heartland RaceWalkers have invited Dave McGovern for a World Class Racewalking Clinic, Overland Park, KS Aug 6-8. 2010
Friday: 6:30 Pasta dinner and orientation, Saturday: 9:00-5:00, Sunday: 8:00-4:00
Fee: $175, Registration Closing Date Sunday July 31, 2010 @ 11:59 PM
Description:Clinic fee includes individual video-taped technique analysis; group technique and training instruction; use of Polar Heart Rate Monitors; all READ MORE »

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hot Weather Running

Here’s some tips from the RRCA for hot weather running.  Stay safe.   SummerRunning READ MORE »

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday Night Run

Wed Night Runners Chow Down

It was the hottest, most humid day of the season so far but kctc members stayed  tough and ran from Dan & Tamera Kovacs house. Thanks to Dan and Tamera for a great course and fun evening!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Donny Danner Places at Kirk Veach 5K

KCTC  and Northland Runner member Donny Danner places 2nd overall out of 204 runners at the Kirk Veach Memorial 5K in Lawson, MO. Kirk Veach 5K is an annual event to raise funds for Organ Donation and is part of the Lawson Annual 3 Day Picnic complete with Parade, Festival, Strawberry Festival and much more. READ MORE »

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Eudora Horsethief 5K Horseshoes

Dee Boeck, Kathy Johnson and Jane Tompkins show off some real hardware – horseshoes and ceramic mugs were given to Masters Winners at the Eudora 5K Horsethief run July 10.    Kathy Johnson also won a Garmin as the age graded fastest runner in the race.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Bike & Run

The Thursday Night Leawood Runners have added a bike option to their workout routine. Meet at Leawood City Park at 5:30pm to bike and 6:30pm to run. You will always know who is going to show up by going to their facebook page.  Bring your bike and /or running shoes to the parking lot adjacent to the basketball courts. This READ MORE »

Sunday, June 20, 2010

KCTC worked the Father’s Day Run

Steve Mathews with two excellent high school volunteers at the Village Shalom Father’s day Run. This is the 23rd year for the run and KCTC has been involved for most of them. READ MORE »

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Cooker is almost good as new!

The Cooker, aka Bob Cook, long time KC runner and KCTC member is out of the hospital (twice) and recovering after falling off a ladder and breaking 6 ribs. The lesson here is: 1.) hire someone to clean your gutters and 2.) running keeps you in great shape. Bob’s doctors told him his great physical condition and strong lungs saved READ MORE »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Shawnee Park is a great place to run!

Maranatha Academy students enjoy some delicious shade and water after a hot Friday morning run. Students and coaches run in Shawnee Park during the summer to get ready for fall sports like cross country and soccer, or just to stay fit. Do you have a favorite running spot around KC? Send us a photo and we’ll post it. READ MORE »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Brush and Floss Everyday!

Barb Schup DDS, holds the coveted Gold Tooth Award given to the KCTC runner with the best dental hygiene habits. Ok, just kidding but Barb really is a dentist. She and husband Mike hosted Wednesday Night Run this week. With a downpour outside, many of us decided to run short and get right to the food and socializing. READ MORE »

Thursday, June 17, 2010

7 Heartland Racewalkers Qualify for the National Senior Games

From the KC Star June 17, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

St Joe Parkway 5K Results 2010

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Age Group Results

May 29, 2010

RDTS…Questions About Results e-mail

Men: 0-10 11-14 15-19 20-26 27-33 34-40 41-47 48-54 55-60 61-66 67-72 73-99

Women: 0-10 11-14 15-19 20-26 27-33 34-40 41-47 48-54 55-60 61-66 67-72 73-99

Overall Female Overall Winners


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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Girls on the Run with KCTC and RDTS

KCTC and RDTS staged the Olathe Girls on the Run 5K, May 22. Photo is by our friend Dick Ross. READ MORE »

Saturday, May 22, 2010

KCTC at BE 1! Cross Country 5K

KCTC helped put on the 2nd annual BE 1! cross country 5K in Swope Park. BE 1! is a way to make a difference in the lives of students in KCMO schools.
To BE 1! means choosing to invest in the lives of scholars in the Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD). It’s about recognizing that the gifts we have READ MORE »

Thursday, May 13, 2010

KCTC Best Porta Potty again!

Once again the design power house – Jane Smeltzer and friends grab the coveted Best Porta Potty Award at the KC Express’ Mother’s Day 5K. Photo by our friend Dick Ross, READ MORE »

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Heart & Sole Classic is a KCTC favorite

KCTC members and friends love the Heart & Sole Classic 5K/10K put on by the Olathe Running Club. Photo by our friend Dick Ross, READ MORE »

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Free State Trail Run

Another great off road race by our KC Trail Nerds and Mud Babes. Check out their featured link for all things off pavement. READ MORE »

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Broadway Bridge Run

Yes, you get to run across THE Broadway Bridge. KCTC helps the KC Police stage a race for MO Special Olympics. READ MORE »