8th Annual Independence
Park Trot 5K RUN/WALK

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Waterfall Park
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Independence 5K Run/Walk aims to promote increased use and access of the City's parks and trails. The Run/Walk will take place at Waterfall Park, south of Bass Pro Shop. We hope families will enjoy the event and want to spend more time visiting the many parks and trails Independence has to offer!

Celebrating 8 years of 5K


Race Date:

Saturday, April 27, 2019


Race begins promptly at 8 a.m.

Bib Pick-Up:

Bib pick-up will be available on Friday, April 26th from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop located at 18001 Bass Pro Drive in Independence or on Saturday, April 27th from 7 a.m.-7:40 a.m. near the Mardel Parking lot on Bass Pro Drive.

Kids' Dash (50m sprint):

Children 10 and under are eligible to compete in a Kids' Dash, which will begin after the completion of the 5K Run/Walk.

Location/Course Map:

Directions to 5K Run/Walk site: From I-70, take the M-291/I-470 exit headed south. Stay in the right lane and take the first exit onto US 40 Hwy. Take a right on US 40 Hwy and head west. Take the first right onto Bass Pro Drive. Take Bass Pro Drive north to the event parking lots located at Bass Pro.

ROUTE The race start/finish location is between Mardel's and Bass Pro Shop. View course map of the run.

Race Length:

The Run/Walk will be 3.1 miles in length and is a certified distance course.

Chip Timing:

Chip timing will be utilized during the event and results will be posted on the website soon after the race. Results will also be available at the Run/Walk. You must register by April 14th in order to be chip timed.


Parking will be available at Bass Pro Shops. You must enter the parking areas off the 40 Hwy entrance near Cheddars. Arrive early to secure a parking space. You will not be able to use the Lee's Summit Road entrance to the parking areas as it will be blocked off. View map of the available parking areas.


This is a free 5K Run/Walk event.


Awards will be given based on time completion of run for the following age groups:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 54-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Weather Notice:

The event will take place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.


Strollers are welcomed, we just ask that those using strollers start behind those wanting to run the course.


No pets are allowed.


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Registration must be completed for each person participating in the event. You must register by April 14th in order to be chip timed.

Registrant Information

Please select the event(s) you would like to register for. Select all that apply.


By checking the box below, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age, or the parent/legal guardian of the registrant.


Contact Information
If you have questions or concerns about the Park Trot 5K or the Couch to 5K, please contact Selena Good at SGood@indepmo.org or 816-325-7187.

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Become A Volunteer

We are in need of volunteers! If you are interested in assisting with packet pick-up, race registration and course monitoring, please sign up online or contact Mary Ripley at the City of Independence at mripley@indepmo.org. Please provide your name, age, email, phone number and desired volunteer position if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!


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