Race Information

cliff drive 1cliff drive 2Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is pleased to serve as Cliff Hanger Run’s naming sponsor and host site. The race will begin and end on KCUMB’s campus. Cliff Drive offers a beautiful wooded route for runners and walkers in distances of both 5K and 8K. After the race, join us at KCUMB for a pancake and egg breakfast.

Cliff Drive in the Historic Northeast is one of America’s designated “Scenic Byways” and was featured in the KC Star as one of 25 Reasons to Love Kansas City. Experience the Historic Northeast with its rich mix of cultures, stately mansions along Gladstone Boulevard including the Kansas City Museum, and its historic neighborhoods.

Start Times

8am – 5K Start
9am – 8K Start

To make the race more fun, safer and more competitive, we will have an early start at 8am for the 5K and the 8K will  start at 9am.

Awards will be given for both races. The 8am and 9am races will be timed and awarded separately. The 5K and 8K are a part of The Kansas City Track Club Race Series. Only the 8K is a part of the MARA Grand Prix. 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+. There are special kids award categories for under 14.  There will also be awards for first place male, female, co-ed and largest teams.  Teams can be as large as you like and the three fastest times per team will be counted.

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

Registration & Packet Pickup

Registration Through October 13th              Individual  $25.00                            Team (per runner) $23.00
Oct 13th through Oct 31st                             Individual  $30.00                            Team (per runner) $28.00
At Packet Pick up & Race day                     Individual $35.00                             Team (per runner) $33.00
Kids 12 and under $10.00

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.

Saturday, November 1st : 12pm – 5pm
Garry Gribbles Running Sports
Ward Parkway Shopping Center, 87th and State Line  Map

Sunday, November 2rd : 7:00am before the race.
Kansas City University of Medicine & BioSciences, 1750 E Independence Ave  Kansas City, MO 64106  Map

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

 Start and Finish

The start/finish will be at Cliff Drive and Highland Avenue, just inside the park gate.

Parking

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 at Kansas City University of Medicine & BioSciences in the Quad, Student Cafeteria. Friends and Family members can purchase additional meal tickets for $6.  Map

Awards

Awards will be given for both races. The 8am and 9am races will be timed and awarded separately. The 5K and 8K are a part of The Kansas City Track Club Race Series. Only the 8K is a part of the MARA Grand Prix. 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+. There are special kids award categories for under 14.  There will also be awards for first place male, female, co-ed and largest teams.  Teams can be as large as you like and the three fastest times per team will be counted.

 Teams

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: male, female, co-ed and largest team.  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.

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