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 this Memorial Day for a family-friendly event that supports Family Promise of Lawrence, an organization that serves families experiencing homelessness. This is a fast, certified course. First-time racers, joggers, walkers, strollers and dogs on leash with their owners are welcome. Teams of four or more receive $5 discount/person. Music, a short fun run and other children’s activities will follow.