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!

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 Monday 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!  Map  We have several of these classes, throughout the year.

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.

All runs will start at 55th and Brookside Blvd. Cost is $15 plus KCTC membership if you are not already a member. 

 Registration Includes

  •  Weekly training plan. Mileage will increase slowly.
  •  Saturday morning group runs with aid stations- water and gatoraide
  •  Guidance from KCTC certified coaches
  •  Free KCTC logo tech shirt
  •  Meeting new running friends

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. , Northland Runners Info,  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 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.  FB page

Monday in Harrisonville – 5:30pm-  start 706 Ash St. Harrisonville, MO 64701. Shannon Briscoe, or 816-380-8976, leads this group.

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. 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 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. Rout Shannon Briscoe leads this group

Thursday Night in Prairie Village- 5:30pm  for a three to seven mile run. Alison Rierson,, 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. 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 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.  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. 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, leads this group.  Map to Start

Saturday in Harrisonville-7:30am-  start the elementary school Harrisonville, MO 64701. Shannon Briscoe, or 816-380-8976, leads this group.

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.