Group Runs

KCTC wants to connect runners and walkers in their own neighborhoods. There is most likely a group run close to you. This is a great way to stay motivated, hook up with runners that run your same pace, log some miles and make some new friends.  Group runs (and walks) are all informal so you just need to show up. If you have an existing group or want to start one, let us know and we will help you find other runners in your neighborhood.

These runs are updated as the runs change; you can attend any of these runs by just showing up! You can also check out of our Facebook page for any weekly reminders! If you are not a KCTC member try the class out a few times and join once you have decided it is a right fit for you! You can join here!

For more information on weekly Marathon Training, Half Marathon Training and Beginning Runners Class

Weekly Runs

Sunday RunDay- 7am-  Garry Gribble Running Sports store location varies. January 2014 runs start at GGRS Ward Parkway Center. Map

Sunday Northland Runners- 7am from June to September & 8am from October through May from Macken Park, on the west side of the park along Howell Street by the restrooms. On Sundays from December through March meet at 8am at members homes and share breakfast after our run. slspurplecat@sbcglobal.net , Northland Runners Info,  Map

Monday Night Run in Brookside- 6pm Meet at Charlie Hooper’s in the parking lot  in the heart of Brookside. We will congregate inside Charlie Hopper’s in inclement weather.  Run any pace, any distance along the Trolley Track Trail, then hang out with new and old running friends at  Charlie Hooper’s with half price burgers and great drink specials!  Ask where KC Track Club is sitting. Email kctcrunner@gmail.com with questions.  

Monday Night Run at Ward Parkway Center- 6pm  Meet inside Garry Gribble Running Sports at Ward Parkway Center, 8600 Ward Parkway,  for a group run or beginning runners class. Follow on Facebook

Mud Babe Mondays- 6pm at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219 at the Marina Parking Lot. All paces and distances welcome.  sophia.wharton@mizunousa.com  FB page

Tuesday Northland Run- 5:30pm at Macken Park, North Kansas City. Join the Northland Runners and get in a workout at any pace you like. slspurplecat@sbcglobal.net Northland Runners InfoMap

Wednesday Night Run - 6:00pm every Wed. at a different location each week. Join a KC running tradition since 1982, where runners/walkers meet at a home for a run followed by a potluck dinner. Meet new people and see new areas of KC.  Click here for a listing of upcoming locations and maps, or call 913-390-3383 for this week’s location.

Wednesday Night at Rock & Run Brewery-  6:30pm meet at 110 Kansas St., Liberty, MO.  Water stop and mapped, marked courses every week. This group is led by TJ Blodgett,  email kctcrunner@gmail.com. Follow on Facebook  Stay after with your friends to eat and drink and get 15% off your tab and a guest tab.  If you run with the group 5 times you get a free R&R shirt. 

Wednesday Night in Raymore- 6:00pm  Raymore State Park, 1021 South Madison Street,  Raymore MO 64083. Meet in the parking lot of the State Park at the corner of Madison & Magnolia Streets. Melissa Darby, leads this group tstmebriscoe@yahoo.com

Thursday Night in Prairie Village- 5:30pm  for a three to seven mile run. Alison Rierson, alisonlouisecu@gmail.com, 785.766.1910 will lead the group at Franklin Park, 88th and Roe Ave.  On Facebook

Thursday Night Run in Overland Park – 6:00pm  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 in Kansas City will lead the runs.  daniel.brazzell@teamrwb.org or find them on Facebook

Thursday Northland Run- 5:30pm at Macken Park, North Kansas City. Join the Northland Runners and get in a workout at any pace you like. slspurplecat@sbcglobal.netNorthland Runners InfoMap

Thursdays Nights in Independence – 6:00pm Run on the Little Blue Trace Trail. Meet at the park behind the old O’Charley’s off Little Blue Parkway in Independence.  Email kctcrunner@gmail.com with questions.

Saturday Near The Plaza- 7am in front of Aixois at 55th St. and Brookside Blvd. This is a group for anyone that is running! We have courses for 3 miles to marathon training in all pace groups. Show up and run as long or short as you like. Join us for coffee afterward if you have time. Nancy English leads this group. kctcrunner@gmail.com  Map to Aixois

Saturday in Lee’s Summit- 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. – towards the dam & back or around the neighborhood. Plan to have some coffee afterwards if you have time. Maria Brown leads this group. kctcrunner@gmail.com. Map to Gusto Coffee Facebook Page for information on the group

Saturday in Liberty- 7am in the parking lot by Buffalo Wild Wings, 9207 NE 152 Highway (152 and Flintlock Rd. Nice 3-6 mile route for runners or walkers.  Melissa West, melissawest06@gmail.com leads this group.  Map to Start

Saturday in Lenexa-6 am- LePeep7936 Quivira Lenexa, KS 66215 Map - Our Marathon training group is running from here and you are invited to run along if you are needing a long or a short run.  Call Bob Schluben if you are running late 913-963-8016 or marathon-coach@usa.net

Interval Training

Tuesday Intervals Prairie Village-  5:30pm at Shawnee Mission East High School track, 75th and Mission Rd. These sessions start the first Tues in March and continue each Tues until the end of October. Water and Gatorade available at each session. Bring your own container. If you want to learn to pace yourself, you can do tempo work at these sessions. For those that want to get faster, speedwork/intervals are offered as well.