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

Looking to have more fun, running with friends and family? Don your turkey hat, pose for pics and earn your pumpkin pie after running along meandering Ward Parkway.

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 at 10:15AM (or after the last 5K participant crosses the finish line).

All Tiny Trotters will receive:

  • short sleeve cotton race shirt (pictured)
  • finisher medal
  • goodie bag
  • a mini pie!

*Pie, medal and goodie bag are given at the finish line. 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 win prizes.  The top 4 times, per team, are added together for the team score. Register Your Team Here

*Save time with our Concierge Packet Pick-up. Email 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
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

*No walkers on the 10k route


For all information in one place, read our Participant Guide!

Packet Pick Up

Saturday, November 17th  –  11AM – 4PM
Tuesday, November 20th  –  3PM to 6PM
Wednesday, November 21st  –  10:30 AM to 6 PM
Garry Gribble’s Running Sports (located inside the Ward Parkway Center)
8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114

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.

*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 17th.


Timing & Pace
Look for the pace signs at the starting line and 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, there’s 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.

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!


– The first 25 people to finish get a can of whipped cream for their pumpkin pie!

– Thanksgiving Themed 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+.

– Awards 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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