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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Spring into action

March 31, 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?

March 31, 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


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


Bring some friends, save some cash

March 19, 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

March 15, 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!

MD5K 15 tees

Choose your favorite race tee

January 1, 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.

Mary Allison

Daisy is bold in 2015

January 1, 2015

We’re excited to unveil the 2015 MD5K logo (in the banner above), designed by long-time KC Express member and volunteer extraordinaire, Mary Allison. We love her choice of bold shapes and colors!

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