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!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Race begins promptly at 8 a.m.
Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, May 5th from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop located at 18001 Bass Pro Drive in Independence or on Saturday, May 6th from 7 a.m.-7:40 a.m. near the Mardel Parking lot on Bass Pro Drive.
Children 10 and under are eligible to compete in a Kids' Run, which will begin after the completion of the 5K Run/Walk.
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.
The race start/finish location is between Mardel's and Bass Pro Shop. View course map of the run.
The Run/Walk will be 3.1 miles in length and is a certified distance course.
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 17 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+
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.
Registration must be completed for each person participating in the event. You must register by April 23 in order to be chip timed.
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 Megan Cooper at the Independence Health Department at (816) 325-7003 or MCooper@indepmo.org. Please provide your name, age, email, phone number and desired volunteer position if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.