2020 RACE UPDATES

Since the cancellation of the April 4th Rock the Parkway Half Marathon/5K in accordance with the City of Kansas City’s ordinance put in effect to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus, we have been working on developing alternative options for registrants who signed up before registration was suspended on March 14.  We have been in contact with our host, Burns & McDonnell, our charity partner, Children’s Mercy, and the City to develop next steps.

We are happy to announce that the we have been able to reschedule the race!  We plan to host Rock the Parkway 2020 on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 7 a.m. at Burns & McDonnell.

We understand this new date may not work for all registrants. So, we are offering registrants who signed up for Rock the Parkway, the Heartland 39.3 Series or the Heartland 15K Series, the following options:

  1. Join us for a rescheduled Rock the Parkway event on Saturday, August 29 at 7 a.m. at Burns & McDonnell,
  2. Convert your registration to a virtual registration and participate virtually when and where you would like (a drive through packet pickup for virtual registrants, including the participant shirt, bib number and finishers medal, will be April 2 and 3 from 2-7pm at the KC Running Company Store in Martin City at 200 E 135th in Kansas City, MO). Virtual registration packets will not be mailed out, but if you are not able to come to packet pickup, you will be able to get them at the Rock the Parkway expo in August.
  3. Transfer your Rock the Parkway registration to the Plaza 10K on Sunday, September 13 (available to the first 400 transferees),
  4. Transfer your Rock the Parkway registration to the Great Plains 10K on Sunday, September 27 (available to the first 400 transferees) or
  5. Transfer your Rock the Parkway registration to the Longview Half Marathon, 10K or 5K on Saturday, November 7 (available to the first 400 transferees).

These five options, above, are the only options available and there are no deferrals or refunds for any reason as we have already incurred the costs associated with your registration for Rock the Parkway.

You will be able to go into your Rock the Parkway registration to select which option you would like to choose at https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/KansasCity/rocktheparkway. There will be a pop-up window there that will allow you to select to either Stay in The Race, Switch to Virtual Race or Transfer to Another Race.  Once you select which option you would like to pursue, click on Tell Me More under the option you selected as there will likely be additional steps required to complete your selection.  We would ask that you complete your selection of which option you would like to select by midnight on Wednesday, March 25, so that we can continue to move forward with fulfillment of the virtual registrations.

It is possible that you may encounter an obstacle to transferring to another race if you originally registered for Rock the Parkway offline or if you registered for the Heartland 39.3 or 15K Series and your entry was then manually entered into the Rock the Parkway event.  If you encounter such an obstacle, or if you have any questions, you can contact us at info@rocktheparkway.com and we will get back to you.  Please note that the transfer options are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

We hope you can join us for Rock the Parkway on August 29 and participate in person!

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