Burns & McDonnell is partnering with KC Running Company for the sixth annual Rock the Parkway. With 8,500 runners expected, Rock the Parkway has more than doubled in size since its beginnings in 2010 and is now one of the largest running events in the area.
Burns & McDonnell is partnering with KC Running Company for the sixth annual Rock the Parkway. Voted the "Best Race Course in Kansas City," participants run along scenic Ward Parkway in either the 5K or the half marathon. With 8,500 runners expected, Rock the Parkway has more than doubled in size since its beginnings in 2010 and is now one of the largest running events in the area.
The race begins at Burns & McDonnell's world headquarters at 9400 Ward Parkway, where half marathon runners will travel Ward Parkway north to circle Loose Park via West 57th Terrace, Belleview Avenue, West 61st Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, West 55th Street, Wornall Road, West 51st Street, West 52nd Street, Summit Street and West 56th Street before turning south on Ward Parkway to return to Burns & McDonnell. Vendors will greet runners at the end of the course with food from some of Kansas City's favorite restaurants.
Police will be stationed throughout the race to monitor traffic. Drivers will be allowed to cross the route during the race, but will be asked to yield to runners when they are on the course.
Contributions from the race will be donated to the 2015 Rock the Parkway beneficiary, Science City, which has funded the "Get in the Action" exhibit and is also home to Burns & McDonnell's Battle of the Brains exhibits promoting STEM education. Rock the Parkway participants and volunteers can take up to four family members and visit Science City for free on April 11 or 12 by showing their race bib or volunteer confirmation at Union Station ticketing at the time of purchase.
Saturday, April 11
Half marathon starts: 7:30 a.m.
5K starts: 8 a.m.
Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Click here for maps of the course