Welcome!

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!

 


 

    NEWS
    • Happy Race Day MD5K-16-start

      The sun was shining and 3000 women and girls were smiling– it was a wonderful morning for the MD5K! KC Express works very hard all year long to bring this event to the women and girls of Kansas City, as part of our mission to promote women’s health through running and walking. Thanks to all the participants and volunteers for helping to make it a success!

    • You’re invited to our Summer Party! Summer-Party

      Where can running or walking with KC Express take you? The possibilities are endless: new races, longer distances, better fitness, new friends, active fun!

      Learn more at our annual Summer Party:

      Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.
      St. Joseph Medical Center
      I-435 and State Line Rd
      Community Center Auditorium, Building D

      Summer Party Invitation front
      Summer Party Invitation back

    • Congrats Women’s Training Team! Training Team 2016

      The 2016 Shawnee Mission Medical Center training team included more than 250 enthusiastic and determined women who met to train for the Mother’s Day 5K. Congratulations on sticking with it for six weeks! You’ve worked hard, and it will pay off on Sunday. We hope you have a fantastic time and that you’ll keep walking… read more »

    • BRAG Team Training for runners and walkers BRAG-Team-

      BRAG Team, our popular 10K and half marathon training program for beginners, will be back for the 2016 season on Saturdays from June 29 – October 15 at 6:45 a.m. If you’ve done a 5k and are looking for a fun, new challenge, we can help! For more information, view our BRAG flyer and the TRAINING OVERVIEW. You can sign up BY MAIL or ONLINE. Check our BRAG Team page for more!

    • Talking with Kathrine Switzer almost 50 years after Boston Kathrine Switzer

      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.)