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!

    • New! KCE Monday Speed-work Sessions fast-runner

      Come join to build endurance, improve pace and enhance running efficiency. We’ll alternate between hill repeats and track workouts.

      Dates: Mondays, May 1 – September 25
      Time: 6:00 pm
      Place: (May 1) Harmon Park, 7727 Delmar, Prairie Village. Park at the pool lot. Later sessions will be held at Shawnee Mission East HS track.
      Bring: your own fluids (water/Gatorade) and towel for those who sweat.
      Questions? Contact Marilyn L.: mvlappin@gmail.com

    • Help for KC Publicity Volunteer

      KCE Volunteers needed to help staff our booths and promote MD5K!

      1. Rock the Parkway Expo, Friday, April 7 from 11-7. New location this year: Drive 5 Sports Center, 12140 W 135th OP, KS. Approximate shifts: 11 – 2:30, 2:30 – 5:30, 5:30 – 7. Need 2 people per shift.

      2. American Heart Assn Go Red Expo, Friday, April 21, 10-12 am at OP Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. Need 2-3 people.

      If you can help at either (or both!) of these events, please contact Terry Mann: krmann@mindspring.com

    • Women’s Training Team is coming up FAST Training-Team-Crew-shirt-2017

      The SMH Women’s Training Team starts April 4. See details below & SIGN UP NOW! In addition to helping 350 women & girls get ready ready for our race, you’ll get a great shirt with our 2017 Crew design.

    • Women’s Training Team Volunteers Needed Training-Team

      No “First Tuesday” meeting in April! Instead, SIGN UP and be part of the KC Express Crew for the LIV Women’s Training Team at Shawnee Mission Medical Center! It’s Tuesday nights for 6 weeks, April 4 thru May 9, from 6-7:30 pm.
      Every year about 350 women participate to get ready for our MD5K, and we help them by walking or running with them and encouraging them. It’s one of our most important and rewarding club activities. We have helped many women do their first 5K and become regular walkers or runners — and some join us as KCE members, too!

      Sign up for as many nights as you can attend, using the link below. When you open the link, you must click on each individual date you will attend, and select walker, walk/run or runner. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

      1) Click this link at SignUp.com.

      2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

      3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com, and they do not share your email address with anyone.

      For more info contact Tracey Weatherly, who is coordinating our KCE Training Team Crew.
      PS: THANK YOU! You’ll get a t-shirt, too. And we hope you’ll join us after the training each night for Taco Tuesdays at Dos Reales, right across the street from the hospital.