Are you ready…
- To train for your first 5K?
- Set a personal record in your favorite distance?
- Or shed a few pounds?
Whatever your walking or running goals may be, you’ll find friends among the women of KC Express. We host:
- Free Saturday walking and running groups
- Monthly meetings on topics relevant to women’s health and fitness
- The popular Mother’s Day 5K
Join us – and stay healthy while having fun!
Talking with Kathrine Switzer almost 50 years after Boston
In case you don’t know the story: In 1967, Katherine Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon; she registered using her initial “K. Switzer” because women were not considered strong enough to do the marathon distance back then. When Race Director Jock Semple saw her on the course, he reportedly said “Get the hell out of my race” and tried to tear off her bib. Kathrine’s coach and her boyfriend blocked him, and she became the first official woman finisher in the Boston Marathon. She remains a strong and vocal advocate for women’s running, and she compliments KC Express for doing so as well! Listen to her interview with KCUR’s Steve Krasky on 4/7/16 here. (She mentions KCE about halfway through at 7:11.)
KCE is looking for a few good men – ok, more like a lot of good men – to help make the Mother’s Day 5K a success. We need volunteers on the course during the race, plus helpers before and after for all kinds of activities. What’s in it for you? The appreciation of 4,000 happy, healthy women. Plus, a men’s volunteer t-shirt – no pink flowers!
Learn more and sign up here. (Ladies: we’d love to have your help before or after the race too.)
Help others do what you love
Join the KC Express Volunteer Crew for the Women’s Training Team at Shawnee Mission Medical Center! About 200 women will participate to get ready for the MD5K, and we help them by serving as on-course pacers and mentors. It’s one of our most important activities, and it’s also one of the most rewarding.
The Women’s Training Team meets Tuesday nights for 6 weeks, March 29 thru May 2, from 6-8:30 pm. Sign up to volunteer for as many nights as you can. The participants like to see familiar faces from week to week, but even if you can only be there a few times, we would be glad to have your help. Volunteer here.
Our MD5K 2016 design
Our own race, the KC Express Mother’s Day 5K, is our biggest project of the year. We’re excited to unveil the 2016 daisy logo, designed by long-time KC Express member, Trudy Nepstad, with help from Lori Barnes of Blue Chip Athletics (our outstanding t-shirt printer). We love this fresh springtime design and the cornflower blue t-shirt color. When you see Trudy, tell her thank you!
May 3: Poster Party! Help create the fantastic posters that line the MD5K course. Note: this meeting will be held after the Training Team at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Life Dynamics Building, 9120 W. 75th St, Rooms 2 & 23, from 6:30 p.m. onward. Poster supplies provided & dinner will be served!
Details: Shawnee Mission Medical Center, I-35 & 75th Street., 6:30-9 pm.
SAT GROUP WALK
SATURDAY GROUP WALK
Saturdays at 7:30 am
April: Panera, 8300 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66206
SAT GROUP RUN
SATURDAY GROUP RUN
Saturdays at 7 am
April: Einstein Bros Bagels, 6970 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208
KC EXPRESS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
KCE President’s Message Jan 2015
Prez Tracey Weatherly, far right, and some of her peeps.