KCR 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.
The Weekly Group Runs do change times and/or locations occasionally so keep an eye on our website or “like” the KCR Facebook Page for any weekly reminders! If you are not a KCR member, you’re welcome to attend any of these runs just by showing up! Try one out a few times, and join once you have decided it is a right fit for you. You can join here!
Info on Weekly Group Runs, Beginners Class & Half Marathon Training
Sunday – Northland Runners at 7:00am (June-September) / 8:00am (October-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. Have questions about the Northland Runners? Click here for more info, or email our Northland group leader, Stacey. Oh, and here’s a map!
Monday – Brookside Run at 6:00pm Meet at The Brooksider Sports Bar and Grill parking lot (West side of the building) in the heart of Brookside. We will congregate inside the back door in inclement weather. Run any pace, any distance, along the Trolley Track Trail. Then hang out with new and old running friends at The Brooksider with beer specials! Ask where KC Running Club is sitting if you care to join us just for the social portion of the evening. Email us with questions, or follow our Trolley Trail Group on Facebook!
Tuesday – Country Club Plaza at 6:00pm Meet at Shake Shack on the Country Club Plaza. Megan Manion will be there to meet you, and will have courses for 3-6 miles. Shake Shack will have discounts and specials for you to enjoy!
Tuesday – Northland Run at 5:30pm Meet at Macken Park, North Kansas City. Join the Northland Runners and get in a workout at any pace you like. Have questions about the Northland Runners? Click here for more info, or email our Northland group leader, Stacey. Oh, and here’s a map!
Tuesday – Liberty Run / Track Workout at 6:30pm Mid March through Oct. Meet at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S Withers Rd., Liberty, MO 64068. It’s an out and back 5-6 miles with a track workout or option to not do the track. Follow our Liberty Group on Facebook.
Tuesday – Blue Springs Run at 6:30pm. Join us for a run from a rotation of locations: Adams Dairy Parkway, from the Northeast side of the parking lot at The Home Depot in Blue Springs. The parkway offers a wide asphalt/concrete sidewalk for up to total 14mi (out/back). This path is also well lit for most of the way with a few water fountains to help keep you hydrated. You can run any distance you want. ALL paces are welcome… walkers too!! Other Start Locations are: Lucy Franklin, Little Blue Trace Trail from Saints in Independence, Burr Oak Woods and Lake Remembrance in Blue Springs. “Like” our Blue Springs | Independence Group on Facebook for updates, or mail Stacey or KCR with questions.
Wednesday – Intervals & Speed Sessions at 6:00pm Location to be determined for 2019. If you want to learn to pace yourself, you can do tempo work at these sessions. For those that want to get faster, speed work / intervals are offered as well. These sessions are offered from mid-March until mid-October each year. Click here for more info. Be sure to bring your own water bottle… you’ll likely need it! Follow our Intervals Group on Facebook.
Wednesday Night Run at 6:00pm at a different location throughout Kansas City. Join a Kansas City running tradition since 1982! Several times each quarter we invite you to join runners and walkers who meet at a host’s home for a run followed by a potluck dinner. It’s a great opportunity to go fast, then slow down to meet new people and see new areas of KC! Be sure to visit and “like” the KCR Facebook Page for a current listing of upcoming Wednesday Night Run (WNR) locations.
Wednesday in Liberty at 6:30pm Follow them on Facebook for each week’s location. Troy Turley will meet you and create the supported courses. Stay after for food and drinks if you like.
Thursday – Northland Run at 5:30pm Meet at Macken Park, North Kansas City. Join the Northland Runners and get in a workout at any pace you like. Have questions about the Northland Runners? Click here for more info, or email our Northland group leader, Stacey. Oh, and here’s a map!
Saturday Morning – Near the Country Club Plaza at 7:00am Meet 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 breakfast (be sure to ask for the Running Club Special!) or coffee afterward for some good laughs with new friends. Questions? Email Nancy. And, just in case you need a map to Aixois.
Saturday Morning – Lee’s Summit Run at 7:00am Meet at Gusto! Coffee Shop across from Longview College (3390 SW Fascination Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081). We would love to have you join us for some warm, delicious coffee afterwards. Questions? Email us or “like” the Lee’s Summit Group on Facebook. Ah, and here’s a map to Gusto! Coffee Shop.