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!

    • We need your bodies and your brains… mermaids

      for our fabulous aid station for the KC Marathon, Oct 21, 5:30-9:30 am. We’ll be at the Plaza again, handing out thousands of cups of water and Gatorade. And, as always, we’ll be wearing the best outfits! But we need your help to think up a theme for this year. Contact Saskia with your ideas. And be sure to save the date to work the waterstop, too.

      Here’s an old photo from the year we dressed as mermaids.

    • 261 Fearless Club Kansas City 261-Fearless-KC

      Find out what Kansas City’s 261 Fearless Club is all about! Coaches (and KCE members) Tracey W. & Melissa S. will tell us about the program, and together we’ll try some of their activities designed to improve your running/walking technique while having fun. Come dressed to move. Learn more here.

    • 10 tips for your first 10K Plaza-10k

      KCE’s BRAG team has been training hard, and their first goal race, the Plaza 10K, is coming up soon. To spur them on, we offer these tips for a great race day:

      1. Get lots of sleep two nights before the race in case you have pre-race jitters the night before.

      2. Hydrate well the day before.

      3. Eat breakfast on race day. Carbs with some protein (but not much too fat) will usually do the trick.

      4. Wear nothing new. Race day is not the time to discover that those cute shorts chafe.

      5. Get over the gross-out factor and visit the porta-pots before the race. Once is good; twice is better.

      6. Start out slow – and forgive yourself if you don’t make your goal.

      7. Have fun!

      8. Smile as you cross the finish line.

      9. Hang your medal where everyone, especially you, can see it.

      10. Register for another race ASAP. (The KC half with the BRAG team comes to mind!)