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Featured event - Great Santa Run 5K Upcoming races Holiday Gift Cards & 2017 5K Special Upcoming KCRC events Training groups and Pop Up Run Recent results and photos

Join us for the KC Pumpkin Run! This new event includes a 5K run/walk through the farm, a kids run for kids 8 and under, lots of fun activities for the whole family, and everyone gets a pumpkin! What a great way to kick off the fall season!

You can still sign up for the Great Santa Run 5K & Little Elves Fun Run! Join us to support Operation Breakthrough at the Great Santa Run 5K & Little Elves Fun Run. The 5K is chip-timed and participants will receive a long sleeve hoodie and large finisher’s medal. Fun Run participants (ages 8 and under) will run 50-200 yards based on age on the indoor track and will receive a long sleeve shirt and fun run medal. All participants can enjoy a free breakfast prepared by the Kansas City Chefs Association. Learn more and sign up at

Upcoming races Great Santa Run 5K - December 11 at 9:00 am Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS For more information on the race, view the feature race page or sign up here! Battle of the Bean 5K - January 14 at 8:00 am Foo’s Fabulous Café, Leawood, KS Who doesn't love a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a winter morning? Pick your team - team cocoa or team coffee and come be a part of the 5th Annual Battle of the Bean 5K! The race benefits Happy Bottoms which works to provide diapers to low income families in the Kansas City area. Participants receive a long sleeve shirt and custom mug. Learn more and register here. Groundhog Run 10K, 5K - January 29, 8:00 am Hunt Midwest SubTropolis, Kansas City, MO As the largest annual fundraiser for Children’s TLC, the Groundhog Run has raised over $4.6 million for children with special needs since its inception in 1982. The race is one of very few 5K races, and believed to be the only 100% underground sanctioned 10K race in the nation. With a consistent temperature of 65 to 68 degrees, the Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is the ideal venue for runners from all over the country to compete in this annual winter event. Learn more about the race and sign up here. Kickoff 5K - February 5, 9:00 am Leawood KC Running Company store 4760 W 135th St, Leawood, KS Registration is open for the 2017 Kickoff 5K! Join us at our new location, the Leawood KC Running Company store at 135th & Roe. This fun race is a great way to start your superbowl Sunday! Participants receive a long sleeve race shirt and great finisher’s medal! Learn more and register here.

Holiday Specials are back! Available for purchase now through 12/18/16 KCRC Gift Card Special - Gift card for a free race entry to any 2017 KCRC 5K listed below for $25 each. Does not include any virtual races. Choose to receive gift card via email or regular mail. 2017 5K Race Package - Choose any 10 races from the list below for $250 and get an 11th race free (must be same person for all races), a savings of nearly $200 over the full price! Does not include any virtual races.

Purchase at 2017 5Ks  Battle of the Bean (1/14/17)  Kickoff 5K (2/5/17)  Sweetheart Run 5K (2/11/17)  Easter Egg 5K (4/15/17)  Rock the Parkway 5K (4/8/17)  Glow Run 5K  Stars & Stripes 5K (7/4/17)  Rock the Crossroads  Diva Dash 5K  KC Pumpkin Run  Mustache Dash 5K  Monster Dash 5K  Longview 5K  Great Santa Run 5K

Upcoming KCRC races

Train with KC Running Company KCRC Groupies KC Running Company has a regular schedule of free group runs at both stores. All levels of runners/walkers are welcome! Groupie run participants also save 20% off most full priced merchandise in the store. Follow the KC Running Company Groupies Facebook page and training calendar for updates. Wednesday groupie run - 6pm at Lee's Summit store (1555 NE Douglas St) Thursday groupie run - 6pm the Leawood store Sunday long run - 7am at the Leawood store

Upcoming Events December 7th at 6:30 pm Healthy Running Series - Nutrition for Runners Leawood KC Running Company store (4760 W 135th St, Leawood, KS) Join us for the third presentation of the Healthy Running Series at the KC Running Company store in Leawood! Local runner and Registered Dietician Cara Harbstreit ( will be presenting on ways to eat healthy during the upcoming holiday season while providing the fuel you need to train! In addition to the presentation, all attendees will receive a copy of the very popular new cookbook from elite American runner Shalane Flanagan and and chef Elyse Kopecky. This whole foods, flavor-forward cookbook proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. Finally here’s a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good. This best seller (a $25 value!) will be a valuable addition to your kitchen or a great holiday gift for the active foodie in your life! The program starts at 6:30pm but you can come early and join us for a group run of up to 3 miles before the program. Food and beverages will be provided and there will be a raffle for prizes! We hope you can join us but space is limited so don't wait, sign up today! Follow the Facebook event page to invite your friends and sign up here!

January 5th at 6 pm Pop Up Group Run at Foo’s Fabulous Café 9421 Mission Road, Leawood, KS Join us for a free group run along the course of the Battle of the Bean 5K! We will gather at Foo's Fabulous Cafe at 6pm and enjoy some beverages and snacks at Foo's after the run! We will also raffle off some prizes! The run is free but we would love it if you would rsvp to so we know how many to expect! Follow the Facebook event page here! SAVE THE DATE! February 11th from 8am-3pm KC Running Expo Ritz Charles - 9000 W 137th St, Overland Park, KS The KC Running Expo is returning to the Ritz Charles on Feb. 11! There will be lots of vendors and great discounts! More information to come. Follow the KC Running Company Facebook page for updates on the expo.

Recent results and photos Sprint Thanksgiving Day 5K Girls on the Run 5K KU Veteran’s Day 5K Longview Half Marathon & 5K Run for Adoption 5K Cure of Ars 5K South KC 5K Round-A-Bout Run 5K SAFEHOME Halloween 5K Monster Dash 5K


Store Locations: Leawood - 4760 W 135th St, Leawood, KS Lee’s Summit, MO - 1555 NE Douglas St, Lee’s Summit, MO

KC Running Company December Newsletter