Race Day
Information

edited for 2021

Race Day

Mother’s
Day 5K

Join Us: May 9, 2021

Register Now! (coming soon)

Race Morning Schedule

May 9, 2021

6:30 am
Packet pick-up opens

7:45 am
Get in starting line formation

8:00 am
Race starts

COVID Precautions

(Subject to change based on CDC and local mandates.)

  • Participants should maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to wear a mask before starting and after finishing.  Masks can be removed when out on the race route.
  • Staggered start will help spread participants apart.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at Packet Pick-Up, by the portable toilets, and at the Food Tent.
STARTING LINE FORMATION

It’s easy! Just like past years, line up by the sign for your pace: Runners start first (line up by the 8, 9, 10, & 11 mile-per-minute pace signs), followed by Run/Walk Mix, then Fast Walkers, then Relaxed Walkers. Those with baby strollers, please line up by the Stroller Wave sign.

New! To maintain social distancing, we will send participants off in groups of 30-40, with a short time delay between each group. Starting positions, 6 ft apart, will be marked by pink dots on the ground. When you are called forward, stand by a dot until you are instructed to GO! 

Volunteers and signs will help you line up.  Your cooperation will help ensure a safe start. THANK YOU!  See MD5K Start/Finish map for details.

PARKING

Parking is plentiful in Corporate Woods. Enter Corporate Woods from either Antioch or College Boulevard (look for signs with arrows). Plan to arrive no later than 7:15 am as Overland Park Police restrict traffic around the course after 7:30 am. See Course/Parking map for details.

START & FINISH

Start Line & Finish Line are next to Building 40, 9401 Indian Creek Parkway, marked  by our beautiful balloon arch and balloon columns.

RACE NUMBER

Pin on the front of your shirt.

CHIP

You will be timed electronically by computer timing chip. Your chip is attached to the back of your race bib.  Your chip time is recorded when you cross the start and finish lines, and is not affected by when other groups start. But you must cross both the start and finish lines to receive an official time in Race Results.

WATER

Water in disposable bottles will be available near the halfway point, and included in the “grab-and-go” treat bag you pick up after the race at the Food Tent.

COURSE SAFETY

Course safety is important. Although the course is monitored by Overland Park Police and our volunteers, please be careful, follow instructions, and watch out for vehicles.

RESULTS & AWARDS

Your results are available HERE!

Review of the waiver you signed

For everyone’s safety, no headsets or similar devices, skates, bicycles, wagons, dogs, or motorized vehicles are allowed on the course. Strollers or baby joggers must start at the back and may walk only. Please keep your child in the stroller while out on the race course.

Note: The Mother’s Day 5K will take place rain or shine. In the unlikely event of dangerous weather, the race director may cancel or amend the race for everyone’s safety. No refunds will be given. If weather conditions are unstable on race morning, check our Facebook page for last-minute weather cancellation news.

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