Come together to celebrate the women (and girls) in your life!

The Mother’s Day 5K is all about staying healthy, happy and strong –and doing it together.

  • We’re KC’s only race by women, for women
  • Each year 4,000 women and girls cross the finish line with us
  • And hundreds of dads and sons line the course to cheer us on!

Join us in Corporate Woods on May 10.  Register today!




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Mother's Day 5K News

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Join the MD5K Volunteer Crew (Men Wanted!)

April 16, 2015

KCE is looking for a few good men – ok, more like a lot of good men – to help make the Mother’s Day 5K a success. We need volunteers on the course during the race, plus helpers before and after for all kinds of activities. What’s in it for you? The appreciation of 4,000 happy, healthy ladies. Plus, a men’s volunteer t-shirt – no pink flowers!

Learn more and sign up here. (Ladies: we’d love to have your help before or after the race too.)

MD5K 2015 Finisher's Charms

Check out our new finisher’s charms

April 10, 2015

The 2015 MD5K finisher’s charm is here! We create a new charm every year, and this year’s bright pink daisy adds a new shape and style to our growing collection. This is one piece of bling you can wear long past race day.


Spring into action

April 5, 2015

Spring is finally here! It’s time to get ready for the Mother’s Day 5K– KC’s biggest and best race by women, for women. So dust off your running/walking shoes and take a lap (or three) around the block. You want to be ready for the fun! Register NOW.


Want help getting ready for MD5K?

April 4, 2015

Try the Women’s Training Team at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. This six-week series helps women of all abilities prepare for the Mother’s Day 5K in a comfortable, supportive, women-only environment. Each week you’ll get tips on fitness topics and then join other women for a walk or run.

The Women’s Training Team meets Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m, March 31–May 5, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Cost is $30, which includes all six sessions, a t-shirt and more. Learn more or

MD5K 15 tees

Choose your favorite race tee

April 3, 2015

The MD5K is famous for its cute and colorful women’s-cut t-shirts. We offer two options: a 100% cotton shirt (free with registration) or a v-neck technical fabric shirt (add $7.50). See our Size Chart for more details.


Bring some friends, save some cash

April 2, 2015

New in 2015: groups of 10 or more save $5 on each race registration. That’s worth cheering about! So far, 37 teams have signed up. Get your favorite gals together and SAVE! Details on our Registration page.


Smile! You’re on camera

April 1, 2015

We’ll have a photographer on hand to capture your excitement—and determination—along the course and at the Finish Line. You can also get a photo with the race banner at the KC Express table, or pose with our new “roving picture frame”. Need another reason to smile? All photos are FREE!


Port-a-pot Decorating Contest

March 31, 2015

Do you watch too much HGTV? Here’s something you can do with all that pent-up creativity. Decorated potties are a beloved tradition at the MD5K, and we invite you to take part! We have 40 potties that need some help being beautiful. And this year we have two great top prizes: $50 in movie passes. Yes, you can even volunteer for more than one! Please sign up here and join the fun! More details: port-a-pot flyer

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