Race Day Information
The 2017 Race for the Cure is locally presented by Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Saturday | 10.07.2017 | Black & Veatch | 11401 Lamar
- Race Day Venue & Parking Map
- Race Day Parking & Street Closing (North of venue)
- Race Day Parking & Street Closing (South of venue)
- Race Day Course Map
Team Registration Deadlines
Team members that are registered by 09.29.17 (900P) will be included in the packaging for all Teams including those having their shirts/supplies delivered or picked up during Race Week. NOTE - Teams with 50 or more participants can have their shirts/supplies delivered on MON/TUES to your office location. If a team member registers after that time/date, they can still join your team but their shirts/supplies will not be packaged with the Team delivery and shipment that week.
Deadlines aside, there is ALWAYS time to add more team members! Registration never closes, even on Race Day. Please send one more e-mail, make another phone call and get as many of your friends and family registered today if possible!
T-shirt Pickup (Pre-Registered or Late Registration)
- 10.03.2017 Teams (Tuesday) | Dick's Sporting Goods - Leawood | 10A – 7P
- 10.04.2017 (Wednesday) | Dick's Sporting Goods - Leawood | 10A – 7P
- 10.05.2017 (Thursday) | Dick's Sporting Goods - Lee's Summit | 10A – 7P
- 10.06.2017 (Friday) | Dick's Sporting Goods - Zona Rosa | 10A – 7P
- 10.07.2017 (Race Day) | Black & Veatch | 11401 Lamar | 330P – 530P
Team Captains & Team Members can turn in their fundraising dollars at any of the Late Registration & Packet Pickup events through Race Day, 10.07.17. On Race Day: Look for the Komen Piggy Bank for the Cure display including a 12' tall pink pig in the center of the Expo area. You can drop off your fundraising there as well!
Teams T-shirt Contest
Have you created your own Team T-shirt Design for the 2017 Race? Send pictures of your designs (Electronic files submission &/or the actual t-shirt) to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to 8900 State Line Road, #333, Leawood, KS 66206 by 09.29.17 to be entered in to the Team T-shirt Contest held on Race Day.
Team/Group Photos on Race Day
ALL TEAM PHOTOS WILL TAKE PLACE TO THE WEST OF THE STAGE BY THE AMERICAN FLAG POLE. PHOTOS MUST HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED.
We encourage you to schedule a Team photo on Race Day! They are free to schedule! Photos - with our cameras or yours – can be scheduled between 300P and 600P on Race Day. Please send us an email to schedule your specific time slot on Race morning! Slots are available every 5 minutes and locations are based on Team size. Email us at email@example.com with your time preferences and we will confirm available time slots and location.
Saturday | 10.07.2017 | Black & Veatch | 11401 Lamar
Below is the most current Race Day information from Komen Kansas City:
Race Day Schedule
- 300P – Teams Park & Parking Lots Open (Sprint, Black & Veatch & Misc.)
- 300P – Late Registration & Packet Pick Up Open
- 330P – Expo, Survivor Pavilion & Kids for the Cure Open
- 330P – Food Truck Rally Begins
- 345P – Runner & Walker Warm Up @ Main Stage
- 400P – Opening Ceremony Begins @ Main Stage
- 430P – 5K Timed Race Start @ Start Line
- 445P – 5K Untimed Runners & Walkers Start @ Start Line
- 500P – 1 Mile Runners & Walkers Start @ Start Line
- 615P – Luminary Celebration & Survivors Parade
- 645P – Post-Event Concert (Main Stage) & Food Truck Rally Continues
The Race is scheduled to proceed rain or shine. Susan G. Komen may delay the start times or various aspects of the Race venue if the weather becomes dangerous to those participating. Please be sure to check our Website and social media channels to get the latest Race Day information. More ways to stay connected are below.
Handicapped Parking: Northwest corner of the Black & Veatch parking lots. Please use Lamar to 112th Street to access handicapped parking. Be sure to have your permit in plain view!
With more than 10,000 participants, supporters, volunteers and vendors, parking can be challenging. Plan ahead and be prepared. Additional parking information – as we know it today – is as follows:
Sprint Campus Parking (Free): Enter Westbound from Nall & 115th; Turn left on Sprint Parkway. Parking will be authorized for Race Day in Lots C, D & E (Look for Komen KC Volunteers & signs).
Black & Veatch Parking (Free): Enter on the north side of the campus from 112th & Nall; Turn left at designated parking lot entrances. Parking will be authorized for Race Day on the north side only (Look for Komen KC Volunteers & signs).
Road Closings & Delayed Traffic: 112th St. (EB & WB) will be closing at 300P. 115th St. (EB & WB) will have limited access from 400P until after the Race is complete. 117th St. (EB & WB) will be closing at 430P until after Race. Lamar & Outlook (NB & SB) will be closing at 300P until after Race.
Get your special Komen Kansas City Race hotel room rate for our 10.07.2017 event. Stay the night before (or the night after) Race at Sheraton Overland Park. Click here for the special rates or call them directly!
There are still volunteer opportunities for before, during and after Race. Click here to see what volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteers will receive email reminders prior to their shift. All Race day volunteers, unless otherwise told, should plan on meeting at their designated locations at their assigned times.
Race Day Maps
Certified 5K Race Course
The USATF Certification Code is: KS17013TJD
- 5K Timed: Meet at 415P at Start Line (Please allow those with BLUE/PINK timed runner bibs to move to the front of the start line)
- 5K Untimed: Meet at 430P at Start Line (Please allow those with BLUE/PINK timed runner bibs to move to the front of the start line)
- 1 Mile Family Fun Walk/Run: Meet at 445P at Start Line
- All Runs/Walks finish on 115th Street (Eastbound) in front of Black & Veatch
The Race course map contains five (5) water stations and portable restrooms along the Race course. There are water stations and restrooms at/near the finish line as well. A special thank you to all of our Water Station Sponsors!
All Race courses finish at 115th Street heading eastbound in front of Black & Veatch. Runners and walkers should proceed through the finish line, grab a bottle of water, and feel free to go back to the Expo space or the Food Truck Rally to relax after their Race is completed. Timed runner results will be posted online after all of the Races are complete (after 6P on Race Day).
Food Truck Rally
A special thank you to the Kansas City Food Truck Mafia for securing the following food trucks for our event (Note: trucks will be onsite from 300P until 900P or when they have run out of food). Each truck takes both cash and credit cards for their food and drink. No alcohol is allowed on the Black & Veatch campus:
Trucks at the Rally (as of 09.16.2017) include:
- El Tenador
- Monk's Roast Beef
- Twisted Taters
- Savana Joe Sweets
- Ohana's Shaved Ice
- KC Pinoy
- Polar Oasis
- Tito's BBQ
- Cooter Brand
Stay Connected (Digitally)
Our Social Media Command Center will be active from 200P through the end of the event (approx. 900P). Please use the hashtags above or email us to ask questions/report issues with the Race.
Social Media Hash tags for Race Day include:
Kids for the Cure
All kids must be registered and wearing their Race shirts, Race bibs or a specially-designed wristband to use the inflatable village. No exceptions.
We love kids! To ensure all kids and families have a great experience please stop by our special Kids for the Cure section on the southwest corner of the Black & Veatch campus (Open from 330P until Sunset). Inflatable village, games, food and fun! All kids need to show their Race Bibs to gain entry to the Kids Zone via the Northeast corner of the space. Additional entry fees can be purchased at the Registration tent.
Survivors Pavilion & Survivors Parade
Join us in the Survivors Pavilion between 330P and 830P on Race Day. Survivors and one (1) guest are invited to visit the pavilion on Race Day for some extra special pampering, gifts, food, drink, music and more! Please be sure to wear your PINK Race bib to indicate you are a breast cancer survivor.
The annual breast cancer survivors parade will take place at (approx.) 615P. Meet in the pavilion at 600P. This will be preceded by a special luminary celebration involving everyone on campus.
Your safety is our number one concern on Race Day. The First Aid Tent is located in the Expo space and is clearly marked. Any staff member and volunteer can point you in the right direction if needed. In addition, we have numerous uniformed police officers stationed throughout our venue and Race course. Thank you to all of our first responders for their assistance.
Our photography and social media team will be scattered throughout the Race Expo and Race course on Race Day. All Race day photos will be available for viewing and free downloads by 10.10.17 at noon.
Lost & Found
If for any reason you misplace an item on Race Day please check with our events team at the Main Stage (directly in front of the Black & Veatch front doors). All items found will be kept for two weeks.
Your safety is our number one concern on Race Day. The First Aid Tent is located in the Expo space and is clearly marked. Any staff member and volunteer can point you in the right direction if needed. In addition, we have numerous uniformed police officers stationed throughout the Expo space and Race course. Any of them can assist you as well. If you observe something out of the ordinary or are concerned about something on Race Day please see a uniformed officer or speak with one of our Race Day staff (identified by their Race Day staff badges and located throughout the Race venue, at the Fundraising Tent and the Main Stage).
Please check back often as we continue to update these pages.