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!

    • Chair Yoga — you can do it anywhere! chair-yoga

      At our next “First Tuesday” meeting on Aug 1, KC Express Coach Helen Wilms (who is also a certified yoga instructor) will teach us yoga moves you can do from a seated position. So whether you are at your desk, in an airplane seat, have mobility issues, or are just looking for a few feel-good stretches, these will be easy and helpful additions to your daily routine!

    • 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 2017 season on Saturdays from June 17 – October 28 at 6:45 a.m. If you’ve done a 5k and are looking for a fun, new challenge, we can help!

      We are pleased to announce that Helen Wilms is back as Head Coach for 2017. Helen is well-known in the KC running community for her warm and engaging presence and her extensive coaching experience. See more on Helen here.

      For more information, view our 2017 BRAG FLYER and the 2017 BRAG SCHEDULE. You can sign up BY MAIL or ONLINE. Check our BRAG Team page for more!

    • New! KCE Wednesday Speed-work Sessions speedwork-group-

      Come join to build endurance, improve pace and enhance running efficiency. We’ll alternate between hill repeats and track workouts.

      Dates: Wednesdays, May 24 – September 27
      Time: 6:00 pm
      Place: (May 24) Harmon Park, 7727 Delmar, Prairie Village. Park at the pool lot. Later sessions will be held at Shawnee Mission East HS track.
      Bring: your own fluids (water/Gatorade) and towel for those who sweat.
      Questions? Contact Marilyn L.: mvlappin@gmail.com