A Running and Walking Club for Women


Are you ready to train for your first 5K? Set a personal record in your favorite distance? Or shed a few pounds? Whatever your personal walking or running goals may be, you’ll find friends among the women of KC Express.  We offer free Saturday walking and running groups, hold monthly meetings on topics relevant to women’s health and fitness, and host the popular Mother’s Day 5K.  Join us and stay healthy while having fun!

    News and Events
    • clock2 Time to renew your KCE membership

      Help us make 2015 the best year yet! Your officers have wonderful plans to make some changes to KC Express, including more diverse meeting topics and more social activities. We need your input and involvement to learn how to make KC Express work best for you. Sign up now with online registration, or check the membership page for a print-and-mail form.

    • water-stop Go Runners! Go Royals! Go Aprons!

      Our water stop for the KC Marathon morphed into a KC Royals cheering station when the World Series beckoned. Our volunteers wore their best Royals garb, topped with a crown, while passing out thousands of cups of water. See photos of all the water stop action here. Bonus: photos of our BRAG Team graduation “Apron Run” included in this link. We are really good at outfits!


    • PhyllisB Phyllis Bahner Pacesetter Award

      Each year the Phyllis Bahner Pacesetter Award is given to a member who has made a special contribution to our club. Sometimes the winner is a high-visibility member whose work is obvious, but we also strive to acknowledge those who work behind the scenes on the good things we do. Please show your appreciation for a fellow member and send your nomination asap to last year’s winner,Trudy Nepstad, who will present the award at the December meeting.

      ← Here’s a great old photo of Phyllis. She’s the one on the right, with the short shorts and tall socks. She would be LOL to know these are being worn by runners again.

    • olive-run Martini Madness- “The Olive Run”

      Check out this fun event on Aug 17! It’s a run to remember Olive Drew, a great lady and KC Express member, who loved running from the instant she started– at age 80! She ran ’til she was 93, expanding the age range in every local race she entered, and she took home some gold at the National Senior Olympics, too. Here’s a photo of the cute t-shirt for the 2nd annual event. This is an afternoon trail run, with post-race libations available for purchase at The Other Place, a friendly bar and grill in Olathe. Learn more here.

    • BRAG-Team-pic-header BRAG is back

      BRAG Team, our popular 10K and half marathon training program for beginners, will be back for the 2014 season on Saturdays from May 24 – October 18 at 6:45 a.m. If you’ve done a 5k and are looking for a fun, new challenge, we can help! See our Run/Walk/Train page for more info. Here’s the Training Schedule Overview.

    • You're-Invited! You’re Invited!

      Mark your calendars for June 3 at 7 p.m. for the Mother’s Day 5K 10th Birthday Bash! We’ll have champagne and cupcakes to help you CELEBRATE your MD5K success and CONNECT with a community of active women through involvement in KC Express. View the invitation for details.