Heroes for Hospice is Kansas City’s first and only 5K to benefit hospice and palliative care. The fifth annual race was held on June 9th, 2018 starting at 7:30AM at the REI parking lot in Prairiefire. Stayed tuned for 2019 details!
It takes the help of a lot of people like you to pull off a great race like this. Join our team to make this year’s event the best one yet!Volunteer
Packet pick-up will be held at REI in Prairiefire on Friday 6.8.2017 from 12:00pm - 6:30pm. If you cannot make it to the scheduled packet pick-up we will have packets available at race time. However, please note that the race will start at the scheduled time regardless of lines and packets.
Children 8 and under run for FREE, that's right...FREE! Please make sure they sign up HERE so we can track their times. If they would like a T-Shirt the registration is $10.
Yes, strollers are allowed. We simply ask you to be courteous to other runners and ask that you gather at the back of the of the group runners at race time. Pets. However, are NOT allowed per official race rules.
Yes, we ask that you are aware of and courteous to other runners and keep your headphone volume at a level that you can hear others.
Yes, you will receive your chip timer in your packet and official results will be recorded through the KC Running Company and will be available after the race. Results will also be posted on our website shortly after the conclusion of the race.
Yes, there will be an aid station mid way through the course. There will also be water/snacks at the end of the race courtesy of several donors.
Parking will be available at the REI parking lot, with additional parking available around Prairiefire if the REI lot is Full.
With the help of Fox 4's Karli Ritter we will be ahead of the curve in knowing the conditions. That being said, the race will be held rain or shine!
Yes, there will be plaques given to the overall male/female finishers and the overall masters male/female finishers. Medals will be given for the top three finishers in each age group. 19 & Under, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59, 60 and above.
All participants will receive a Heroes for Hospice 5K running shirt.