KC Express is a group for women who love to run or walk together. Since 1982, our non-profit club has been helping women find new friends, new races, better fitness, and active fun through running and walking. We host:

  • Saturday morning walking and running groups:  We meet every week, year round.  Bring your energy and a smile, and we’ll provide the structure to make your fitness goals stick: on-couse support, run/walk your own pace and distance, and make friends along the way.
  • “First Tuesdays”: Join us each month for a light dinner, social time, and guest speakers on topics relevant to women’s health and fitness.
  • The Mother’s Day 5K: Every spring we put on KC’s best race for women, reaching 3000 women and girls.

Whatever your running or walking goals may be, you’ll find friends among the women of KC Express.  JOIN TODAY!

    • Join us for a Mediterranean dinner chef-gary-mediterranean-diet

      Of all the diets out there, few have the scientific evidence base for disease prevention and longevity that the Mediterranean diet does.
      We’ve invited Chef Gary Hild back as our featured speaker for the Nov 1 “First Tuesday”, and asked him to focus on the Mediterranean diet. He’s bringing us a chef-prepared dinner — plus his recipes — and plenty of good information for discussion! (Many of you will remember his yummy butternut squash soup from last year.)


      Gary is a long-time runner, bicyclist, and Executive Chef for Cerner Corporation.

    • Living in Vitality Conference liv

      This KCE group atttended Shawnee Mission Med Center’s LIV program on 9/30. We got lots of great info on women’s health and wellness, and some seriously heavy swag bags, too! Of all the excellent speakers, we thought Dr. Kelly McGonigle’s presentation on “The Upside of Stress” was outstanding. Check out her TED talk here. Thanks, SMH, for hosting this important event for women.

    • Train Your Brain brain

      We all know we need to train ourselves physically for running and walking, but do we need to prepare ourselves mentally? Sport psychologists say “The top six inches of the body matter just as much the rest!”

      So we’ve invited local sport psychologist Dr. Andrew Jacobs to our Oct 4 “First Tuesday”, and asked him to talk about the mental factors that can help improve motivation, performance, and enjoyment of running and walking. Dr. Jacobs works with many athletes and teams, and also hosts the Sport Psychology Hour, a radio call-in show on Sportsradio 810 WHB. Learn more about Dr. Jacobs here.

    • Wine and Beer Tasting Party Wine-&-Beer-Tasting

      At our Sept 6 “First Tuesday”, Eddie Crane from Ollie’s Local will talk about different kinds of wine and beer, and then we’ll have samples to taste. (We will also have non-alcoholic beverages available.) This will be a nice change from all that Gatorade you’ve been drinking! To nosh while we sample the beverages, please bring an appetizer to share, serving 4-6 people.

    • The Inside Scoop ice cream scoops

      There’s no one magic formula for getting the benefits of exercise, there are many! At the Aug 2 “First Tuesday”, a panel of KCE runners and walkers will give you the inside scoop– the secrets that help them get the most from their miles. One of the great things about our club is how much we can learn from each other. Join us and get your questions answered or share your favorite tips.