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!



    • Runner Spotlight: Sarah Johnson and Sylvia Davison SarahSylviahug_cropped

      Lots of women think of their running friends as their sole sisters, but for running partners Sarah Johnson and Sylvia Davison, family really is the tie that binds. The mother-daughter duo has always been close, but in the last 18 months, running has opened up a whole new world of goals, accomplishments, and experiences for them. It all… read more »

    • What Makes Someone a Runner? tortoise

      I don’t know about you, but there are a fair amount of things that I thought about long before actually taking any action. Some were as “simple” as taking on a cleaning project at home, while others took the shape of a new endeavor like continuing education or a new job. Another thing on that list was… read more »

    • Learning to Accept Ourselves As Is images (4)

      At KCE’s July meeting, Erin Brown, a writer, speaker, and body-image activist from Lawrence, KS, shared her personal strategies for overcoming negative self-talk and learning to love oneself. Erin is a fun and inspiring speaker, and the smart ladies of KCE also chimed in with questions, insights, and reading suggestions. Here are the highlights. Erin’s Story… read more »

    • Top 3 Race-Day Treats watermelon

      Many KCE runners — including our newest BRAG crew — will be running Four on the 4th this Saturday. I won’t be able to join you, but that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming about the ice-cold treats I’d want after a hot race. Here are my top 3: Easiest: Watermelon I love watermelon after a run. It’s cold… read more »

    • How I Made Peace with My Pace BeYourself_home

      A few years ago, I lined up at the start of the Rock the Parkway half marathon with my close friend and running partner, Barbara. I felt good. I’d recently run a PR, and I’d been training well that spring. I could feel another fast (for me) finish just a couple hours ahead. My plan… read more »

    • Drink Smart to Run Safe runner-water

      A quick Google search on “dehydration and running” brings up countless articles, but no consensus. Some advise drinking to thirst, while others say thirst is an unreliable indicator of dehydration. Some research suggests that even 2% dehydration reduces running performance, but other data isn’t nearly so clear. With so much contradictory information, what’s a runner to… read more »

    • Keep Your Cool on Hot, Humid Runs ice-cubes

      If you’ve spent even one summer in Kansas City, you know that humidity can make all the difference between a hot day and an unbearably hot day. An 80⁰ degree day with 40% humidity feels like 80⁰, but 80⁰ with 90% humidity feels like 86⁰. And this is never more true than when you’re running…. read more »