Training

Our BRAG program can help you train for a 10K (6.2 miles) or Half Marathon (13.1 miles). Or join us just to get into a regular running/walking routine. Together, we can make running and walking more enjoyable, so you can reach your goals.

When

Saturdays from June 16 through October 27 at 6:45 a.m.

Where

A new location around the metro each month (Hang out afterward for coffee, breakfast and conversation!)

Cost

$40 + race entry fee; Fee includes:

  • Saturday morning group runs/walks with  on-course support (water and Gatorade)
  • Weekly training plan that safely builds  mileage to 10K or Half Marathon distance
  • Guidance from Head Coach Helen Wilms,  with help from KC Express coaches/ mentors
  • Women’s-cut BRAG team tech t-shirt
  • Connections with new and seasoned  runners/walkers
  • KC Express membership, including  discounts at runner specialty stores
Coach

KC Express is excited to announce that Helen Wilms will return as our Head Coach in 2018. Helen is well-known in the KC running community for her extensive experience, her warm and friendly presence, and her professional coaching skills. She will be assisted by KCE members who are RRCA trained coaches.

Goal Events

You can train for any race, but our schedule is designed for the Plaza 10K (Sept) and the KC Half Marathon (Oct).

Questions?  Contact Coach Helen or check the Training Overview

 

Ready to register?  Sign Up HERE

 
Make this the summer you reach your running or walking goals. Become a part of KC Express, a group of active women who love to run and walk together.
Join the KC Express BRAG team today!

Each year, Kansas City Express partners with Shawnee Mission Health for the Living in Vitality (LIV) Women’s Training Team.

This six-week outdoor series helps women and girls (ages 12+) of all ability levels prepare for the Kansas City Express Mother’s Day 5K in a comfortable, supportive, women-only environment.

Each week you’ll get tips on relevant fitness topics and then join other women for a walk/run. KC Express members lead groups of different paces, so you can build your fitness week by week.

Many new walkers and runners join us every year, and many others come back again and again for the fun, support, and fitness.

Congratulations to the 2018 Women’s Training Team participants! We can’t believe our time together is over. We’ll miss seeing all of you every week! We hope you’ve loved your training experience and have made wonderful new friends along the way.  Come see us at a KC Express meeting, or a Saturday walk or run!

When

Tuesdays, April  – May  from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where

New Location! Shawnee Mission Health – Overland Park
7820 W 165th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

Cost

$30/six sessions, including t-shirt and nightly gifts

Details and Registration will be added when available for 2019

KCE Thursday Speedwork Sessions

Come join to build endurance, improve pace, enhance speed and build strength through core and stretching exercises.  We’ll alternate between hill repeats and track workouts and finish with  stretch and core work.

2018 Dates: June 28 – Sept 27
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15 pm
Place: Harmon Park,  7727 Delmar, Prairie Village, KS.  (Park in pool lot.) Later sessions will be held at SM East Track, adjacent to Harmon Park.
Bring: Refillable water bottle and towel to wipe the sweat 😓
Questions: contact Saskia

Though not an official part of KC Express, we also highly recommend 261 Fearless Club Kansas City.  Founded by running legend Kathrine Switzer, the 261 Fearless Club teaches running technique through active games that build endurance, strength, speed, and flexibility.  “Meet Runs” are held each Monday from 6:30-7:30 pm at Roe Park, 104th and Roe, Overland Park, KS.  Learn more here.

Our BRAG program can help you train for a 10K (6.2 miles) or Half Marathon (13.1 miles). Or join us just to get into a regular running/walking routine. Together, we can make running and walking more enjoyable, so you can reach your goals.

When

Saturdays from June through October at 6:45 a.m.

Where

A new location around the metro each month (Feel free to hang out afterward for coffee, breakfast and conversation.)

Cost

$40 + race entry fee; Fee includes:

  • Saturday morning group runs/walks with  on-course support (water and Gatorade)
  • Weekly training plan that safely builds  mileage to 10K or Half Marathon distance
  • Guidance from Head Coach Helen Wilms,  with help from KC Express coaches/ mentors
  • Women’s-cut BRAG team tech t-shirt
  • Connections with new and seasoned  runners/walkers
  • KC Express membership, including  discounts at runner specialty stores
Coach

KC Express is excited to announce that Helen Wilms will return as our Head Coach in 2018. Helen is well-known in the KC running community for her extensive experience, her warm and friendly presence, and her professional coaching skills. She will be assisted by KCE members who are RRCA trained coaches.

Goal Events

You can train for any race, but our schedule is designed for the Plaza 10K (Sept) and the KC Half Marathon (Oct).

Questions? Contact Coach Helen
Ready to register? Registration will open in April 2018.
 
Make this the summer you reach your running or walking goals. Become a part of KC Express, a group of active women who love to run and walk together.
Join the KC Express BRAG team today!

Each year, Kansas City Express partners with Shawnee Mission Health for the Living in Vitality (LIV) Women’s Training Team.

This six-week outdoor series helps women and girls (ages 12+) of all ability levels prepare for the Kansas City Express Mother’s Day 5K in a comfortable, supportive, women-only environment.

Each week you’ll get tips on relevant fitness topics and then join other women for a walk/run. KC Express members lead groups of different paces, so you can build your fitness week by week.

Many new walkers and runners join us every year, and many others come back again and again for the fun, support, and fitness.

When

Tuesdays, April 3 – May 8 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where

New Location! Shawnee Mission Health – Overland Park
7820 W 165th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

Cost

$30/six sessions, including t-shirt and nightly gifts

Details and Registration

Visit Shawnee Mission Health

We offer speed training during the summers. Check back in mid-spring for details!

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