Groundhog Run benefiting the children of Ability KC has raised more than $4.75 million for children with special needs since its inception in 1982. The race is one of very few 5K races, and believed to be the only 100% underground sanctioned 10K race in the nation. With a consistent temperature of 65 to 68 degrees, the Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is the ideal venue for runners from all over the country to compete in this annual winter event.
Ability KC brings together Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City and Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center. Annually, 2700 individuals and families receive services for medical rehabilitation, therapeutic preschool, and employment services. In addition, multiple specialty programs and services are offered, such as neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), corporate partnerships for employment opportunities and much more. Ability KC is proud to celebrate 70 years since the beginnings of each agency in 1947. Thousands of lives have been changed and celebrations of successes have occurred due to the generosity of the Kansas City community.
Join us in Aggieville for the 40th running of the St. Patrick’s Day Road Races, which has drawn between 1,200 to 1,600 runners each year since 2015. The 2 mile Fun Run and 2 Mile Walk begin at 10 a.m., followed by the Marvin Hachmeister 10K Road Race at 10:45 a.m. Lots of prizes and good cheer is the order of the day!
This race is chip-timed and will also offer live event announcing at the finish line, results kiosks for runners and the option to have your result sent to you through social media apps.
Plan to spend the day in Aggieville! The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, organized by the Aggieville merchants, begins at 1 p.m.
Download Brochure: St Pat’s Brochure 2018