Going the Distance for Brain Injury Run includes 10K, 5K, 1.5 Walk for Thought and Fun4kids.This race is the only event held in the beautiful, historic area of Ward Parkway.Click for more information.

Going the Distance is the only race held in the beautiful, historic area of Ward Parkway. Enjoy music, multiple vendor booths, balloon art, great food and the beautiful Loose Park. To find out more details on the different events being held, click on the link below to choose the one that best fits you.

All 10K, 5K, and Walk for Thought participants will receive a high-tech t-shirt with the Going the Distance for Brain Injury race logo. 10K and 5K participants are eligible for age group awards which will be available after the run at the scoring booth. After Memorial Day, all awards can be picked up at Garry Gribbles Running Store. We want to thank everyone for their continued support for Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City and the programs we sponsor..

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Packet Pick-Up will be at Garry Gribbles Running Sports inside Ward Parkway Mall
When - Saturday 5/25 from 10am - 5pm & Sunday 5/26 from 12pm - 4pm.

 Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019
Where: Loose Park Pavilion
5100 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Please keep in mind that parking is very limited in the Loose Park area. Please carpool and give yourself plenty of time to make your event. Parking is available on nearby side streets, Visitation School, Pembroke Hill School & St. Teresa Academy. Streets on the course are closed beginning at 7:30 a.m.

For the safety of our runners on the 10K and 5K courses, no strollers please. Strollers welcome on the Walk For Thought.

Course Highlights: 

10K Run (6.21 miles) 
Start: 8:00 am

The course will take you north on Ward Parkway winding through neighborhoods around Loose Park and the famous Meyers Circle Fountain. The 10K is certified, and chip timed. All 10K participants will receive a finishers medal and age group awards (see below). Timed course begins and ends at the Pavilion in Loose Park. See the section below for awards.

Download 10K Course Map
Click to download a paper registration

5K (3.1 miles) Run/Walk
Start: 8:40 am

Beautiful course that winds through neighborhoods around Loose Park and on beautiful Ward Parkway. This race will also feature full chip timing and age group awards (see below).

Download 5K Course Map
Click to download a paper registration

Walk for Thought (1.5 miles)
Start: 9:00 am

The Walk for Thought event is an opportunity to celebrate someone special to you who was touched by brain injury? The Walk for Thought will begin at the 10K/5K start line and circle Loose Park, ending at the Race Finish line. The Walk for Thought is more about celebration and camaraderie and having fun. Interested in raising funds for programs that support survivors and families? Check out the ‘Team’ page.

Click to download a paper registration

Fun4Kids Event
Start: 9:45 am

Children ages 1-8 can experience the thrill of victory in multiple events including the Kiddie Dash. Fun4kids events will take place on the grassy area adjacent to Wornall Rd. and 55th Street. All children receive an award.

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Packet pick-up and registration will take place at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports in Ward Parkway Shopping Center, 8600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO on Saturday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration on Race day will be at Loose Park Pavilion from 6:30 a.m. until 15 minutes prior to each event start time.

Event Fees: 
10K, 5K, 2K Walk for Thought
Before 3/15
10K-$30; 5K- $25; Walk for Thought -$25
10K- $40; 5K-$35; Walk for Thought -$25
5/16-Race Day
10 K-$45; 5K- $40; Walk for Thought -$25
Fun4Kids Event
$10; Family price 2 or more kids - $20 - For Special Pricing, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online Registration closes May 23rd at 11:59pm.

We are offering a Military and Youth (Under 18) $5 Discount for those participating in either the 10K, 5K or Walk for Thought. We ask that you provide valid ID at Packet Pickup. Online registration closes May 23rd at 11:59pm.

*Late Registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt or inclusion in race results. 10K and 5K – Awards will be given to the top overall Male and Female and the top master (40+) Male and Female in both the 10K and 5K. The top three finishers in each age division in the 10K and 5K, male and female, will receive awards.

Awards can be picked up after the race in the awards booth. After Memorial Day, awards should be picked up at Garry Gribbles Running Store, Ward Parkway Shopping Center. To determine if you are a winner check race results at

Age divisions are:
10 and under
11 – 14
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 69
70 – 74
75 – 79
80 +

The top 3 wheelchair racers, male and female will receive awards.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE: (Be sure to note start times for both the 10K and 5K)
6:30 a.m. – Late registration and packet pick-up begins.
7:30 a.m. – 8K late registration and packet pick-up ends.
8:00 a.m. – 8K START.
8:15 a.m. – 5K-mile late registration and packet pick-up ends.
8:40 a.m. – 5K START.
9:00 a.m – 2K Walk for Thought START (Not a timed event.) 
9:45 a.m. – Fun4Kids Event in grassy area between Pavilion and Rose Garden begins.
Both the 10K and the 5K feature electronic timing.

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