The Seventh Annual Kade Meyer Celebration Run will be held on September 16, 2017, at Celebration Park in Gardner, Kansas. It includes a 5k and 10k Run/Walk, as well as a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run/Marathon Mile. The Kids 1-Mile Fun Run/Marathon Mile will begin at 8:00am. The 5k/10k will begin at 8:30am. The race will run rain or shine, however, safety is first. In the event of heavy rains or lightning the race may be postponed or canceled. The race director has the right to cancel due to weather. No refunds are given.
KIDS MARATHON MILE
Again this year, in addition to the Kids 1-Mile Fun Run, the Kade Meyer Celebration Run is offering a chance for kids to take it a step (or 25.2 miles) further with the Kids Marathon Mile! Although the route and distance will be the same as the Kids 1-Mile Fun Run, the Marathon Miles encourages kids to stay active through the summer by running and tracking their mileage on a training log. Their goal is to build to 25.2 miles during the spring and summer months, and then complete their final marathon mile at the Kade Meyer Celebration Run as part of the 1-Mile Fun Run. If your child is interested, please click here for the training log. Also, on the registration form, be sure to mark the box indicating if your child will be taking part of this special event! Every child who participates in the Fun Run or Marathon Mile will receive a t-shirt and medal!
Biggest Team - Not part of a gym, but want to add some competition to you race day? Grab a bunch of friends, family, co-workers - heck, even friendly strangers you met in the check-out line at Price Chopper! - and register as a team. The team with the most members will be awarded Biggest Team, and the team picture will be prominently placed on all print marketing material for the next year's event. In addition, the winning team will receive up to three free registrations for the next year's event.
Registration is easy as 1-2-3-RUN! Simply identify a team captain, who will then register the team name here. When members from your gym go to the website to register, they will choose to register as part of the team name. There is no additional cost to register a team - and teams of 4 or more get a discount off each member registration!
Registration can be done three ways: online, by mail, or on-site at packet-pick or race day. However, please note that only registrations received by September 1, 2017 will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. Online registration will close on September 13, 2017. Race day registration will be available from 6:00-8:00am
Also, we are excited to announce that this year, we are offering the option to register as a team or family for the 5k race only. To do so, your group must include at least four people. Each person will receive a $2 discount at checkout. Please note that team/family registration can only be completed online. A parental or guardian signature is required for underage participation.
5K Run/Walk (Individual): $25 through 9/1, $30 after 9/1
5k Run/Walk (Group/Family 4+): $23 per person through 9/1, $28 after 9/1
10K Run (Individual): $35 through 9/1, $40 after 9/1
Kids Fun Run/Marathon Mile: $10 though 9/1, $15 after 9/1
Packet pick-up will be available at two locations: Thursday, Sept 14th, 3-8:00pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 306 E. Madison, Gardner, KS; and Friday, Sept 15th, 5-7:00pm Gary Gribbles Running Store, 11908 W. 119th, Overland Park, KS. Packets can also be picked up on race day from 6:00-8:00am.
The Kids Fun Run/Marathon Mile will be run around the pond in Celebration Park. The 5k/10k races will begin in Celebration Park, exit the park onto neighboring streets, and finish in the park.
A FREE Kids Zone will be set up at the race site. The Zone will include a bounce house and craft projects. All children are encouraged to participate in the Kids Zone. While volunteers will be present, parental supervision is required.
Parking is available at Celebration Park and Pioneer Ridge Middle School (south of Celebration Park).