On Saturday, the Waddell and Reed Kansas City Marathon will take place. There will be a marathon, ½ marathon, 5k and a kids route. The races are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. For a race map or more information visit http://kcraceday.org/races/waddell-reed-kansas-city-marathon-ivy-funds/ or contact Sarah Dee at 816-377-6971.
The marathon will begin at 22nd Street and Grand Avenue, go north through Downtown, south on Main toward the Liberty Memorial, through Westport, Brookside, the Plaza then returns to the finish line at 18th Street and Grand Avenue. The ½ Marathon will also take place in that area. The 5k will begin at 22nd Street and Grand Avenue and finish at Pershing and Main Street. The Kids Route will begin at Pershing and Main streets, go toward 26ht Street, loop on Pennway Street and finish at Pershing and Main Streets. Expect street closures throughout the race area.
The Barstow School Mind, Body, Character 5K Run/Walk will take place from 7:30 -11:30 a.m. on Saturday in the area of Barstow School, 11511 State Line Road. The race begins at the school and proceeds to 112th and Summit and then returns to the school. For a race map or more information visit http://kcraceday.org/races/barstow-school-mind-body-character-5k-runwalk-wellness-expo// or contact Megan Culver at 816-695-5874.