November 22, 2018 | 10K 8:35am | 5K 9am Register Now

Kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebration with a great morning run with friends and family! Dress up, use our props and turkeys for great pictures and get your pumpkin pie!

10K Start: 8:35AM | 85 St. and Ward Parkway- east side of the Ward Parkway Center.

5K Start: 9:00AM | 85 St. and Ward Parkway- east side of the Ward Parkway Center.


Kids Shirt 2018

Tiny Turkey Trot
A Kids Fun Run for ages 12 & under.  This run is not timed, is approximately 200 yards long and will start as soon as the last 5K participant is across the finish line.

All kids will receive a short sleeve cotton race shirt (pictured), a finisher medal, a goodie bag and a mini pie!  Parents are welcome to run alongside their tiny turkeys. Read more about the Tiny Turkey Trot

Team Division
Families and groups of 4 or more receive a discounted entry! To register your family as a team, select the “5K/10K member of a group/team” option when you register.  The fastest three teams will win prizes.  The top 4 times per team are added together for the team score. Register Here

Be sure to take advantage of our Concierge Packet Pick-up if you register as a team or family. Save time by emailing us at with each runner’s name. We’ll pull your bibs and shirts so you don’t have to wait in line at packet pick-up!

Scenic Course
Click here to see the course map along scenic Ward Parkway!

Registration and Pricing

    Through 10/22
10/23-11/19 11/20-11/22
5K $29 $34 $39
5K- Team of 4+
$27 $32 $37
10K $39 $44 $49
10K – Team of 4+ $37 $42 $47
Tiny Turkey Trot
$12 $12 $15



Packet Pick Up

Tuesday November 20th from 3PM to 6PM
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, inside Ward Parkway Center
8600 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64114

Wednesday, November 21st from 10:30 AM to 6 PM
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports (located inside the Ward Parkway Center)

Thursday Nov 22nd (race morning) from 7:30-8:55 AM inside a retail space on east side of the mall, between Trader Joe’s and Maurice’s.

*You may request to have us pull your group’s bib numbers and shirts for faster pick-up! Please email with your name and group info prior to Wednesday November 14th.


Timing & Pace
Look for the pace signs at the starting line to line up according to the pace you’ll run.

Your start time is recorded when you cross the starting line by the chip on your bib. Your time will be accurate and there is no need to pass people until you cross the start line. (sign up for immediate SMS text updates)

When you register, you will choose one of 3 categories; Elite Runner (8 min pace or faster), Runner (above 8 min pace) or Walker/Non-Competitive.  Elite runners will go out first, then runners over 8 min pace and then walkers and strollers.


Have updates sent immediately to your phone (and to your family’s phones). Click the “Manage Updates” link at the bottom of your registration confirmation email. You may also follow this link.

There will be a “Results” tent at the finish line festival. Be sure to attach your bib correctly.


Parking Map The best place to park is on the west side of State Line Road, in the Ward Parkway overflow parking lot.  You won’t be able to drive through the tunnel for the safety of all the runners walking to the start line.

You may also park in the mall parking garage, on the east side of the mall. Please enter the garage from 89th St & State Line, Ward Parkway will be blocked for the race. There will be parking attendants to help you find a space without searching the area!


Thanksgiving Theme medal will be given to top male and female finishers and top 3 finishers in age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

Award given for Best Thanksgiving Themed Costume and top 3 fastest family teams!


We’ll be serving fall treats and light snacks after the race. Starbucks will be serving coffee. All participants receive a 6in pumpkin pie, look for the “Pie Pie!” sign!


Strollers Welcome
Walkers with strollers are welcome in the 5K and will start behind the runners so everyone will be safe!


The Single MOM KC and Harvesters Community Food Network.  Please visit our Charity Partners page for more information.


No refunds will be given for the event but you can choose to switch to the virtual race option if your plans change for Thanksgiving. Anyone switching to the virtual option should email us at


E-mail us at or contact us on our Facebook page.

Note: No motorized vehicles, roller blades, bikes or dogs will be allowed on the course as our insurance policy does not cover these. Protection will be provided at all intersections by volunteers or the Kansas City Police Department.   

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