5K Run/Walks in Kansas City

5K racing season is once again upon us. Which fun run do you and your family expect to participate in? Choose a race and an organization that you would like to benefit from below and have a great time this summer.

Jingle in July

Location: Worlds of Fun, 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave. Kansas City, MO

Fees: $25 for just the run

$42 for an admission to the park and the run

Time: 7 am July 23, 2011

Put on your most festive accessories for the Christmas holiday and join in a fun run this July. The run is raising money for the fight against arthritis and is a great family run. Run around the grounds of Worlds of Fun with Santa running in the pack with you in red shorts and top. All participants are eligible for discounted tickets to Worlds of Fun that don’t have to be used on that day if you wish to go home and recoup after the run/walk.

Jazz in the Woods

Location: Corporate Woods, Building 40
9401 Indian Creek Parkway

Fees: $20 each for family fun run or $75 for whole family 1k fun run

$25 for the 5K

Date: 7:30 AM, Saturday, June 25, 2011

Enjoy this run with your family as New Orleans style jazz is drifting through the woods keeping up your pace and a smile on your face. This year’s race is to benefit the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center , The Love Fund for Children, Operation Breakthrough and the Overland Park South Rotary Foundation.

Participants will receive a tee shirt with their entrance fee and will be able to hear live jazz music throughout the day. Award will be given for overall male and female finishers as well as those that place top three in each event.

Farmstead Stampede OP 5K

Location: Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Road , Overland Park , KS 66221

Fees: $20 before July 25th

$15 for children under 14

Date: 6 AM August 13, 2011

This fun run will wind through the gardens of Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and use part of the trails of Overland Park that will run by St. Andrew’s golf course. Cash prizes will be given to the top male and female runners at the awards ceremony following the race.

Mud & Muck- Kansas Cities Dirtiest Fun Run

Location: Unity Village Campus, 1901 NW Blue Parkway , Lee’s Summit , MO 64065

Fees: 5K Run/ Walk OR 1-mile Mud Dunk Run-$30.

$40 after August 6, 2011.

Kids’ Price –

Children 14 & under (includes youth t-shirt, but no mug) $15 per child (for either event). $20 after August 6, 2011.

Date: 9 AM August 27, 2011

This is one of the dirtiest and most fun that you and your family could have during the 5K racing season. The charity that will benefit from your families fun and sweat will be Harvesters Community Food Network, a great organization to support.

Make sure to bring an extra set of clothes for everyone to go home in and maybe a towel to help get some of the mud off before getting into the car. Kids and mud, what better way to spend an August day?