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!
New Runners Class
5:45pm at Garry Gribbles Running Sports, Ward Parkway Shopping Center at 85th and State Line. Classes run 10 weeks and the new class started Monnday January 27th. You will be asked to join KCTC ($20 for one year individual or $25 for family membership fee ) You can become a member online before the class starts here, or you can join that night! If you are already a KCTC member, you can just show up ready to run! email@example.com Map We have several of these classes, throughout the year.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org , Northland Runners Info, Map
Sunday Prairie Village- 6am with Coach Carstens. Park in front of Hen House and start running from the Shell Station. Questions? Contact John Carstens, email@example.com Map
Monday Night Run in Brookside- 6pm Meet behind The Brooksider in the parking lot in the heart of Brookside. We will meet inside the Brooksider in inclement weather. Run any pace, any distance along the Trolley Track Trail, then hang out with new and old running friends at Brooksider with $3. beers and free appetizers for every 4 people! Ask where KC Track Club is sitting. We will have reserved seating on the patio during nice weather and inside if it’s raining or cold. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Map to the Brooksider
Mud Babe Mondays- 6pm at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219 at the Marina Parking Lot. All paces and distances welcome. email@example.com FB page
Wednesday Morning Run- 5:30am on the Plaza, Millcreek Park fountain. Katie Brake, firstname.lastname@example.org, leads this group for a 7 mile run or shorter on the Trolley Trail.
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.
Thursday Night in Overland Park- 5:30pm in Corporate Woods for a three to seven mile run. Alison Rierson, email@example.com, 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 & College Boulevard, within Corporate Woods. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/110462452329715/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com leads this group. Map to Start
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. John Carstens, a certified coach, 913-432-8347 and Marvin Mastin are the coaches. 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.