Are you ready to train for your first 5K? Set a personal record in your favorite distance? Or shed a few pounds? Whatever your personal walking or running goals may be, you’ll find friends among the women of KC Express. We offer free Saturday walking and running groups, hold monthly meetings on topics relevant to women’s health and fitness, and host the popular Mother’s Day 5K. Join us and stay healthy while having fun!
KCE BRAG Team is back!
13 May 2013
The KC Express BRAG Team (Beginning Runners Achieving Goals) is our own 10K and half marathon training program. If you’ve done a 5K and are looking for a fun, new challenge, you’re ready to join us! We’ll help you build mileage slowly but steadily to form the habit of regular running. And you’ll meet friends and training partners all along the way.
The 2013 BRAG team meets Saturdays, May 18 through Oct 19 at 6:45 a.m. Training locations vary around the metro each month. Cost is $40 and includes a weekly training plan, a women’s cut BRAG Team tech tee, discounts on goal races, and membership in KC Express. You can train for any race, but we hope you’ll join us for a local goal race this fall or our road trip to the See Jane Run Half-Marathon on 9/14 in Wichita.
12 May 2013
… to everyone who participated in the Mother’s Day 5K. We hope you had a wonderful time!
You’re invited to our Open House
12 May 2013
If you haven’t yet met the women of KC Express, now’s the time! We’re known for our awesome event, the Mother’s Day 5K, but we’re so much more. We’re a fun, easy-going group of runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. We host various activities throughout the year. Drop by for snacks, socializing, and an informal introduction to the club.
Tuesday, June 4 at 7 pm
St. Joseph Medical Center
I-435 and Stateline Road
Community Center, Building D
We ♥ Volunteers
12 May 2013
A big, big thank you to the 150+ generous volunteers who helped make the 2013 MD5K a wonderful success. We truly couldn’t do it without you.
10 May 2013
Sincere thanks to all of you who helped make our 2013 Mother’s Day 5K a SELL OUT event!
7 May 2013
We created a great new batch of the famous “momism” posters that dot the MD5K route at our poster party/KCE meeting on May 7. We have some previously hidden poster-artist talent in our club. Check them all out on the MD5K race course May 12!
KCE Goes Red
24 Apr 2013
More than 1,000 attended the American Heart Association’s Go Red Luncheon on April 19 at the Overland Park Convention Center, and we were there, too. We had fun talking to women about our club, our race, and the health benefits of exercise. KCE volunteers were Dawn Green, Sheila Wood, Jane Smeltzer, Virginia Harmer, and Terry Mann. The Go Red campaign supports education and research to prevent heart disease in women.
KCE Centipedes in St. Pat’s Race
17 Mar 2013
Irish or not, your eyes will be smiling at these photos from the St. Pat’s 4-miler. KC Express had two centipedes in the costume division!
For her 50th Birthday, Kelly dressed as a cupcake, and her colorful teammates ran along with her as “the sprinkles”. They looked great and won the fastest centipede prize.
For our traditional Irish centipede theme, other KCE members ran and walked as the Shamrockettes. Though we had sparkly green outfits and a killer dance routine, we didn’t win any prizes. But we had fun, and couldn’t help noticing we were “most photographed.”
KCE ♥ Red Dress Wed Night Run
18 Feb 2013
Red frocks rocked when KC Express hosted the WNR on Feb. 13. We adopted this fun fashion tradition about 4 years ago, and the outfits just keep getting better! John and Paul became “poster dudes” for women’s heart health when their red dresses made the Valentine’s Day edition of the KC Star.
Thanks to all who came out, wore red, brought food, and added so much fun to our annual turn hosting Wednesday Night Run.
By popular request, here’s the recipe for Linda’s heart-healthy slaw. Thanks to Susan Pfanmuller, KC Star photographer, for reporting on the event and to Misty McNally for the group photo.
Mary Allison is our 2013 Pace Setter
10 Dec 2012
Congratulations to Mary Allison, who received the Phyllis Bahner Pace Setter Award from Janet Baker at the December meeting. The award is given annually to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to our club. Mary is very deserving! Read all about Mary’s activities on our behalf in Janet’s Award Presentation.
Meet the 2013 KC Express Board
8 Dec 2012
Look what special gifts came along with Mrs. Claus to our Holiday Party – a new KCE Board for 2013! Treasurer: Jane Smeltzer; President Elect: Tere Gathright; Secretary: Jimmi Lossing; President: Alisa Mueller; Race Director: Melissa Stringer. These ladies are giving their their time and talents to lead our club for the coming year.
Phyllis Bahner Pacesetter Award
6 Nov 2012
Each year the Phyllis Bahner Pacesetter Award is given to a member who has made a special contribution to our club. Sometimes the winner is a high-visibility member whose work is obvious, but we also strive to acknowledge those who work behind the scenes on the good things we do. Please show your appreciation for a fellow member and send your nomination asap to last year’s winner, Janet Baker. Janet will tally the secret votes and present the award at the December meeting.
The winner must be someone who has not received the award before. Previous winners include: Janice Young Miller, Virginia Harmer, Sheila Wood, June Moore, Saskia Jacobse, Amy Medina, Jean Nearing, Jan Dunham, Fritzi Hazelrigg, Jean Buchanan, Ann Lento, Terry Franzen, Karen Raymer, Terry Mann.
Here’s a great old photo of Phyllis. She’s the one on the right, with the short shorts and tall socks. She would be LOL to know these are being worn by runners again.
30 Oct 2012
News and Events
SAT GROUP WALK
SATURDAY GROUP WALK
Saturdays at 7 am
May: Roe Park, 104th and Roe, Overland Park, KS
SAT GROUP RUN
SATURDAY GROUP RUN
Saturdays at 7 am
May: Panera, 2405 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO (by the fountains at Crown Center)
June 4: It’s our annual Open House! Join us for snacks, good company, and an informal introduction to the club.
Details: St. Joseph Medical Center, I-435 & Stateline Road, KCMO, in the Community Center (Building D) Auditorium. Socialize and light dinner at 6:30; meeting begins at 7:00.
KC EXPRESS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE