Race Information

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Start Times

8am – 5K Start    9am – 8K Start


All runners will receive a 2015 Cliff Hanger Shirt, a finisher medal, and Breakfast after the race!

Registration Through October 1st           $25.00                             Team (per runner) $23.00
Oct 2nd through Oct 30th                       $30.00                              Team (per runner) $28.00
At Packet Pick up & Race day               $35.00                               Team (per runner) $33.00
Kids 12 and under                                       $10.00

Youth Program Sponsorship $25.00

Kansas City Track Club’s Cliff Hanger Run provides free entries, running shoes and incentives to kids who would otherwise not have a running opportunity. Each youth runner completes a 6 week training program leading up to Cliff Hanger Run and race day is their celebration. The youth runner you sponsor receives a entry includes a 5k race, bib, shirt, medal, meal, goodie bag and transportation to and from the race.  Youth Program Sponsorship

We highly encourage everyone to register online since this saves KCTC time and money for data input.

Mail-in Registration Form

The Kansas City Track Club is now offering a virtual race option.  No matter what comes up, a family emergency, a change in work schedule, or a stuffy nose, you don’t have to worry about forfeiting your registration fee, shirt and finishers medal.  Click here for more details.

Packet Pick Up

Saturday, October 31st : 12pm – 5pm
Garry Gribbles Running Sports
Ward Parkway Shopping Center, 87th and State Line  Map

Sunday, November 1st : 6:30 to 9:00am before the race.
Kansas City University of Medicine & BioSciences, 1750 E Independence Ave  Kansas City, MO 64106  Map

Start and Finish

The start/finish will be on Cliff Drive at the gate adjacent to Paseo Avenue.


Parking is available at Kansas City University of Medicine & BioSciences, 1750 E Independence Ave  Kansas City, MO 64119 Map

Participants may park in any parking lot except those blocked off by race organizers.

Post Race Events

The post race free pancake and egg breakfast  is in the Strickland Education Pavilion (SEP).   Runner’s are free, but friends and family members will need to purchase an additional meal ticket for $6. MAP


Both the 5K and 8K will be bib chip timed.

Awards will be given for both races. The 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. races will be timed and awarded separately at the Post Race Breakfast at KCU. The 5K and 8K are a part of the Race KC Series.  In both races, awards will go to the top three male and female finishers and to top three in age groups 14 – 19, through 80+. All kids under age 14 will receive a finishers medal and a KCTC drawstring bag.

The top three teams will receive awards.

For your safety we do not allow dogs, headphones, skateboards, inline skates or bicycles.
Strollers must walk, remain behind the runners.


Get your friends together and form a team. Teams can be as large as you like and the three fastest times per team will be counted.
Categories: Receive $2.00 off per runner when you sign up as a team.    Register Now

Chip Timing

Both the 8K and 5K will be bib chip timed.

Driving Directions to KCUMB Campus

From the north: I-29/I-35 south Over the Christopher Bond Bridge  Take first left exit to the Paseo Blvd.  Turn left on Independence Ave. (24 Hwy)  Turn left on Woodland
From the east:  I-70 west Take exit 3A (the Paseo exit—north) Turn right and go eight blocks (to the seventh stop light) Turn right on Independence Ave. (24 Hwy)  Turn left onto Woodland
From the west: I-70 east Take exit 2H (24 Hwy East) Turn right onto Independence Ave. (24 Hwy) Take Independence Ave. to fourth stop light Turn left onto Woodland
From the southwest: I-35 north or I-670 east Take I-70 east Move to the left lane immediately  Take 2N exit which is I-35 north Take 2H exit which is Admiral Blvd. Turn right on Admiral Blvd. Turn left onto Woodland


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