Category Archives: MDR5K News

BRAG Team: Come join the fun!

June 06, 2017

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

Photos are up!

May 05, 2017

MD5K official photos are HERE! Downloads are FREE!
More MD5K photos can be found at the KC Star’s Community Faces, HERE and HERE.
Enjoy … and be sure to tag #kcemd5k when you share!

Results are in

May 05, 2017

Congratulations, you’re awesome! Check your MD5K race results HERE. You’ll see your official Finish Time and a Video Clip of your finish.

BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN

April 04, 2017

Did you know that the Mother’s Day 5K is completely owned, operated, and delivered to you by KC Express, a running and walking club for women? If you enjoy running/walking and staying active, we invite you to join us. We offer weekly group runs/walks to encourage each other to keep moving, educational talks on health and wellness, and friendships that’ll last a lifetime! Learn more at kcexpress.org.

Best perks!

April 04, 2017

We’re known for having the cutest race swag! Here’s our 2017 t-shirt and custom-made pewter finisher’s charm. New this year, everyone gets a breathable, tech fabric tee at no extra cost. And, our tech shirts are an ultra-soft fabric that looks and feels like natural cotton.

Bring some friends, save some cash

April 04, 2017

Groups of 10 or more save $5 on each race registration. That’s worth cheering about! Get your favorite gals together and SAVE! Details on our Registration page.

Get ready for MD5K with the Women’s Training Team!

January 01, 2017

We’ll help you get to the start line and finish with success! This six-week series prepares women of all abilities 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, April 4–May 8, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Cost is $30, which includes all six sessions, a t-shirt and more. Learn more HERE.

Train to run or walk a 10K or Half Marathon!

May 05, 2016

BRAG Team, our popular 10K and half marathon training program for beginners, will be back for the 2016 season on Saturdays from June 29 – October 15 at 6:45 a.m. If you’ve done a 5k and are looking for a fun, new challenge, we can help! For more information, view our BRAG flyer and the Training Overview. You can sign up BY MAIL or ONLINE. Check our BRAG Team page for more info!

Packet Pick Up

May 05, 2016

Get your shirt, race bib, tiara, and more!

Dick’s Sporting Goods, 119th & Nall, on Friday, May 12, 4-9 pm or Saturday, May 13, 10 am to 6 pm. If you can’t make it then, we’ll also have them race morning from 6:30-7:30 am at Corporate Woods.

You’re Invited to our Summer Party!

May 05, 2016

Where can running or walking with KC Express take you? The possibilities are endless: new races, longer distances, better fitness, new friends, active fun! Learn more at our Summer Party:

Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Medical Center, I-435 and State Line Rd
Community Center Auditorium, Building D

Smile! You’re on camera

May 05, 2016

Thousands of MD5K 16 photos from Action Sports Images are ready! Search by name or bib number and see on-course, finish line and candid photos, all FREE to download. And see more fun photos from the KC Star’s Mingle.

Happy Race Day!

May 05, 2016

The sun was shining and 3000 women and girls were smiling– it was a wonderful morning for the MD5K! We can’t thank Mother Nature enough for postponing the rain ‘til the afternoon. And we thank YOU for choosing the Mother’s Day 5K. KC Express appreciates each and every one of you!

Port-a-pot Decorating Contest

May 05, 2016

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: 1) a 4-hour house cleaning from Cleaning Authority, or 2) $25 in movie passes if you enter the kids’ bracket. Yes, you can even volunteer for more than one! Please sign up here and join the fun! More details 2014 Portapot Flyer

Join the MD5K Volunteer Crew

May 05, 2016

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 thousands of 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.)

Join our (in)famous tradition. Decorate a port-a-pot!

April 04, 2016

Not many races brag about their port-a-pots, but we do! 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 there are prizes for the winners! View decorating guidelines here: Portapot Flyer 2017. Sign up HERE!

Tah Dah!

February 02, 2016

We’re excited to unveil the 2016 MD5K daisy logo (in the banner above), designed by long-time KC Express member, Trudy Nepstad, with help from Lori Barnes of Blue Chip Athletics (our outstanding t-shirt printer). We love the fresh, springtime design and colors!

Happy New Year!

January 01, 2016

2017 marks the 13th year of the Mother’s Day 5K! Unlike most races, we come up with a brand new logo design each year. (As women, we know you don’t want the same old thing!) The logo always features a daisy, and it’s always created by a KC Express member. Our 2017 artist is Jane Smeltzer, whose exuberant designs and colors match her personality. Enjoy Jane’s artwork in the web banner above.

Congratulations!

May 05, 2015

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2015 KC Express Mother’s Day 5K. We hope you had a wonderful time! All 4,000 of you looked healthy, happy, and strong streaming across the Start Line under the beautiful balloon arch.

You’re Invited

May 05, 2015

Stop by the KC Express SUMMER PARTY to celebrate your Mother’s Day 5K success, learn more about all that KC Express has to offer, and kick off a great summer of running and walking. Join us Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at St Joseph Medical Center, I-435 & Stateline Rd, Community Center, Bldg D. View the Summer Party Invitation.

Results are in

May 05, 2015

Click here for your MD5K 15 Results! And be sure to watch your Finish Line video clip in the box below your results.