City launches race info website

The city is giving you more ways to get information about the many races that can tie up traffic in Midtown.

The city’s park department has launched a new website called, calling it a  one-stop shop for organizers and residents to locate details about events.

race-day-logoThe department says races, runs, bike rides, and walks are a common way for charities to raise money and bring visitors to Kansas City. However, as the number of road-based events increase, so too does the impact on residents and businesses located along the routes.

Here’s more from a city press release:

In 2013, the City hired a dedicated race manager to provide a single point of contact to oversee permitting and other aspects of races, walks, and rides taking place on City streets.  was created to further facilitate communication, awareness, and coordination of these events to the general public.

“We are pleased to offer this resource to improve the race day experience for residents, businesses, organizers and participants,” said Mark L. McHenry, Kansasa City Parks and Recreation director. “It has always been our goal to make Kansas City a viable location for runs, races and rides.  assists us in reaching that goal.”

“Race organizers can use the new site to apply for a permit and better understand event policies and guidelines,” adds Kansas City Race Manager Jenny Chronister. “The site will expedite the application process and afford groups more time to plan great events.”

For Kansas City residents and businesses, the new website provides detailed information on each road-based event. The site includes a calendar, FAQs, route maps, and registration to receive information for permitted events that occur in a specific neighborhood or business district.

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