Girls on the Run 5K

Saturday May 4, 2019 • 7:45AM registration and activities, 9:00AM 5K start time. • Children's Mercy Park • Varies

1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111, Kansas City, KS, 66111
7:45AM registration and activities, 9:00AM 5K start time.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Where: Children’s Mercy Park (home of Sporting KC): 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111

Time(s): 7:45AM registration and fun zone opens, 9:00AM 5K start time.


Pre-race festivities including the Fun Zone will take place at the Children’s Mercy Park plaza area at 7:45 a.m. The Fun Zone will have activities including face painting, colored hair spray, our gratitude garden, photos at the selfie station, and dancing with the DJ. This is open to all participants!

The race begins at 9:00 a.m. Please plan to arrive between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Your GOTR girl will meet her team in School Village along Village West Parkway next to Children’s Mercy Park (flags lined in alphabetical order by team name). This is also a great place to meet family members who are coming to watch the 5K. All participants should be at their team flag at 8:45 a.m. This is their assigned location to begin the race. Community runners will line up at the “Community Runners” feather flag near the start line. 

Teams will be released onto the course in waves to eliminate congestion. Please do not begin until the wave in front of you has left. There will be a one minute break in between each wave. Please stay with your wave until a Girls on the Run volunteer releases your wave. 
The race will go on, rain or shine! In the unlikely event of dangerous weather, Girls on the Run may cancel the race or amend the course for everyone’s safety. No refunds will be given.

Parking is available in the Children’s Mercy Park white and blue lots (will be marked with parking signage). Parking attendants will be on site to guide cars to the appropriate parking lots. Please do not park in the Nebraska Furniture Mart parking lot unless you are a volunteer.