The Rock the Parkway course, along historic Ward Parkway, is one of the most scenic in the Midwest. The fairly flat terrain, together with the long downhill finish, makes it one of the fastest half marathon courses in the area. It has been voted a “Best Race Course” by area runners, year after year.

The USATF-certified course will:

  • Be well marked with traffic cones, turn arrows, pavement marking and large mile markers
  • Be closed to traffic
  • Have numerous aid stations for participants with water and sports drink
  • Have a convenient bag drop located at the front drive of the Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters

Download Half Marathon and 5K Map

Please note, to allow us to satisfy city permit requirements for street closures, half marathon participants must maintain a pace of 14 minutes per mile or faster. Read more about pacing on the Training/Pacing page.

Saturday, April 6, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri
Half Marathon | 7:30 A.M.
5K | 7:50 A.M.