Race Information

Saturday, August 29, 2020
Half Marathon | 7:00 A.M.
5K | 7:30 A.M.


Rock the Parkway has become the premier half marathon in Kansas City and one of the largest and most popular half marathons in the Midwest! Hosted by Burns & McDonnell since the beginning in 2010, the Rock the Parkway half marathon and 5K offer many features that continue to make it a fan favorite:

  • Amazing route along scenic Ward Parkway that has been voted “Best Race Course in Kansas City”
  • Two-day race expo prior to the event, featuring dozens of vendors
  • One of the largest, coolest half marathon finisher medals you’ll find
  • Free searchable and downloadable high-quality photos
  • Post-event plaza at Burns & McDonnell with great food and beer from some of Kansas City’s favorite restaurants and food vendors
  • Technical shirts for all participants
  • Personalized race bibs
  • A convenient bag drop located at the front drive of the Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters
  • Live music along the course and at the post-event plaza
  • A wave start for the half marathon
  • Prize money for top half marathon finishers
  • VIP pre- and postrace amenities available for sponsors, groups and individuals
  • Mylar blankets for all finishers