Welcome!

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 3500 women and girls.

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


    NEWS
    • February is ♥ month! Cecelia and Christine

       
      Join us at the Feb 7 “First Tuesday” when our own food chairs, Cecilia and Christine, will demo some heart-healthy recipes — and we’ll get to enjoy some heart-healthy burrito bowls for dinner!

      Please bring your own favorite healthy recipes or cooking hacks to share with the group. And please wear red to the meeting!

    • Get organized in 2017 drowning-in-clothing

      Shirts, skirts, shorts, tights, light jackets, fleece hoodies, reflective vests, sportsbras, rain gear, gloves, headbands, hats, shoes, socks, sunglasses, water bottle carriers, and a ton of new race shirts – whew! If you’re a typical runner/walker, you’ve probably amassed a ridiculous amount of stuff a nice wardrobe to go along with your active lifestyle. The challenge becomes how to store it all, so you don’t have to dig through a heap every day to get out the door.
       

      We can help! Join us at the Jan. 3 “First Tuesday” for a talk on “How to organize your workout clothes for quicker prep and less stress” by Professional Organizer Chelsey Lauer. Chelsey owns JLB Simplify, a local business offering a wide range of organizational services.

       

      Chelsey will first address basic principles of organization, then she’ll open up discussion for your specific questions or problem areas. And if you have your own organizational tips to share, bring them… we’ll take all you’ve got.

    • Here’s to our 2017 KC Express Officers! img_1874

       
      Welcome to the KCE officer newbies: President-Elect Rebecca Heidlage and Treasurer Corliss Jones (who will job-share with Treasurer Peggy Morgan while she learns the ropes.) They join President Saskia Jacobse, who has been President-Elect the past two years, and Belinda Ambrose, who is continuing as Newsletter Editor/Secretary. Thank you all for serving as our club’s leaders for 2017!

    • Time to renew your KCE membership clock2

       
      Help us make 2017 the best year yet! Our officers have wonderful plans for the coming year. Sign up now or renew your membership at online registration or check the membership page for a print-and-mail form.

    • Congrats to Tracey W, PaceSetter Award Winner img_1877

      Tracey has generously given her service to our club as KCE President for the past two loooooong years. She brought her high energy level and her open-minded, collaborative leadership style to help our club in many ways. She honored club traditions while inviting new ideas, which made us stronger. She created a culture of optimistic problem-solving within the club. She remembered, always, that it’s good to have fun together even while working together.

      Here are a few of her specific accomplishments:

      1) She initiated the club membership survey to identify strengths and weaknesses, and made changes to address them.

      2) She improved our training programs, a very important part of our club’s mission. For the SMH-MD5K Training, she organized a “train the trainer” class to help us communicate better with new runners/walkers. And for our BRAG training, she engaged an experienced coach, Helen Wilms, to lead and administer the program.

      3) She made membership recruitment a priority, and was markedly successful. About 65 women attended our Holiday Party in December!

      Tracey, we thank for your outstanding service to KC Express!