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
    • tie-dye Hippies needed…

      …for our fabulous aid station for the KC Marathon, Oct 18, 5:30-9:30 am. We’ll be near the Westport Landing Shopping Center at 540 Westport Road (corner of Westport Rd & Southwest Trfy), handing out thousands of cups of water and Gatorade. And, as always, we’ll be wearing the best outfits! This year our theme is “hippies”, so all you really need is jeans and a tie-dye t-shirt. To volunteer, sign up here.

      Don’t have a tie-dye shirt? No problem! Bring a plain white shirt to Saskia’s tie-dye party Sun. Sept 28 at 1 pm at her house! RSVP here.

    • 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.

    • thank-you 4,000 strong

      Sincere thanks to all of you who helped make our 2014 Mother’s Day 5K a SELL OUT event!

    • Training-Team-Mentors-Week-3 Thanks KCE Mentors!

      The 2014 Shawnee Mission Medical Center Women’s Training Team wrapped up last night. Thanks to all the KCE members who came out to help make the program a success for the 200+ participants. We made some great new friends! Our involvement in this program is a tangible way we act on our mission to promote women’s health through fitness.