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
    • 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 »

    • A Summer to BRAG About IMGP8058a

      Woohoo! BRAG starts this Saturday at 6:45 a.m. Whether you’ve been building gradually to this commitment, or recently woke up with the burning desire to run a 10-K or half marathon, it’s time to get started! (If you’ve been stalling, register NOW.) This is going to be a summer of fun and challenges. New friends,… read more »

    • BRAG is back BRAG-Team-pic-header

      BRAG Team, our popular 10K and half marathon training program for beginners, is back for the 2015 season on Saturdays from June 6 – October 17 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 Schedule. You can sign up BY MAIL or online. Check our Run/Walk/Train page for locations. It’s not too late — you can register through June 30.

    • Self Defense for active women calendar 2

      For our next GNO, we are offering a 2-hour self defense class for KCE members on Friday, July 24 at 6 pm at Healthridge Fitness Center at K-10 and Ridgeview Rd. The class will be geared toward women runners and walkers. There will be hands-on practice, so come dressed to move.

      Sign up by contacting Melissa Hart. KCE will pay the $25 class fee as long as you register in advance and show up for the class.