Category Archives: MDR5K News

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.

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

March 03, 2017

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!

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

March 03, 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.

BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN

January 01, 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.

You’re Invited to our Summer Party!

June 06, 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 7 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Medical Center, I-435 and State Line Rd
Community Center Auditorium, Building D

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!

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!

Results are in!

May 05, 2016

Congratulations! You’re awesome, and here’s the proof! This Results Link shows your official Finish Time and a Video Clip of your finish! Take advantage of your bragging rights and share by posting on the MD5K Facebook page or on Twitter at #KCEMD5K.

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

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.

BRAG Team is back

May 05, 2015

BRAG Team, our popular 10K and half marathon training program for beginners, will be back for the 2015 season on Saturdays from June 6 – October 17 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 Schedule. You can sign up BY MAIL or online.

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.

Let’s talk about the weather.

May 05, 2015

Don’t let the gloomy forecast spoil your Mother’s Day 5K fun! The run/walk will be held RAIN OR SHINE. Even if it’s raining when you leave home, it may be sunny at race time. This is Kansas City, after all!

If the weather really is dangerous — like lightning directly overhead at Corporate Woods — the Race Director may delay or cancel the race for everyone’s safety. As with other local races, no refunds will be given.

Check our Facebook page for last-minute updates if weather conditions are unstable on race morning.

Gentle reminder: Sign up soon! (We sold out last year)

May 05, 2015

Don’t miss out on one step of the fun! Every race entry includes:
–Limited edition 2015 race shirt and finisher’s charm
–Tiaras, great food, FREE photos, kid’s activities
Plus, a sense of accomplishment, camaraderie, and shared memories!
REGISTER NOW!

Choose your favorite race tee

April 04, 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.

Get noticed in 2015

April 04, 2015

You can’t go wrong wearing your MD5K t-shirt on race day. But lots of past participants have dressed for success in their own original creations. Whether it’s togas, tutus, or team shirts, we love to see your creativity. And we may even give you a shout-out from the announcer’s stage.