KC Spirit 5K & The Paseo Mile

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of an historic race right here in Kansas City! This event benefits two charities in the very neighborhood of the race-- the Police Athletic League and American Jazz Museum.

In order to participate in the 5K event, you must first run a qualifying time at any other 5K. Once you hit that qualifying time, you are eligible to sign up for the KC Spirit 5K. If you do not hit the qualifying standard, you can still participate in the 5K by raising/donating just $100 to a local charity through our charity entry program. If neither of those options work for you, consider participating in The Paseo Mile, open to anyone!

The first wave will begin at 7:30 AM. The start of the race will be broken up into waves based on the time you registered with. If you run a faster qualifying 5K time after registering for the event, email info@kcspirit5k.com to update your seeding. The Paseo Mile begins at 9:00 am.

The race starts on Truman Rd, just east of The Paseo.  The race finishes near the intersection of The Paseo & E 17th Terrace.

Entry Fees:

KC Spirit 5K $35, 7:30 am
The Paseo Mile $20, 9:00 am
The Paseo Mile (children 12 and under) $0, 9:00 am

Registration for the 5K closes on June 18th at 11:59pm. Registration for the 1 Mile will stay open through race day. Registration can only be completed online here. Entry includes a commemorative race shirt, chip timing, free race photos, one free class at KC Endurance, and access to post-race festivities (including food, drink, and music)!
If you or someone you know has qualified for the 5K but simply cannot afford the entry fee, please email info@kcspirit5k.com and ask about the scholarship program!


Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 Overall Male and Female finishers, plus the top overall Masters Male and Female Finisher.  Awards will also be given to the top 3 finishers in each age group.  Overall winners do not qualify for age group awards.
1st Place Male/Female: $500
2nd Place Male/Female: $200
3rd Place Male/Female: $100
1st Masters Male/Female: $100

We encourage spectators to cheer anywhere along the route!  The course is lined with wide sidewalks and plenty of scenic cheering locations.





KC Spirit 5K


American Jazz Museum
1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States