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@jocelyn.pegg

Kansas City, MO Raving since 2019 active 6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Grandview, MO Nov 9, 2019
Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 19, 2019

My Raves

I ran the 10k in 2018 and the half in 2019. This is quickly becoming my favorite race in KC! Put on during early November, it's the perfect time before … MORE

I ran the 10k in 2018 and the half in 2019. This is quickly becoming my favorite race in KC! Put on during early November, it’s the perfect time before the weather gets too terribly awful, and the fall colors are still in peak form.

Flat course, and the scenery is tops! The lake views in the first half are gorgeous, the trail portion on the back half is littered with crunchy fall leaves in beautiful colors. The back half also features crushed gravel, which is both helpful for the knees, but is definitely a different experience if you’re not used to running on that kind of surface. (Practice on gravel a few times before running this, and you’ll be golden!)

I PR’d in the 10k last year, and PR’d in the half this weekend, so if you are needing or wanting a fast race, this is definitely for you!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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I will limit my statement regarding how hilly this course is to this: DEAR LORD THE HILLS! This was my first full marathon and while I was disappointed in my … MORE

I will limit my statement regarding how hilly this course is to this: DEAR LORD THE HILLS!

This was my first full marathon and while I was disappointed in my performance, that did not detract from how much I enjoyed this race. I moved to KC a few years ago and fell in love running the downtown area, so when I made the jump from half to a full, this was a no-brainer. The course takes you through all the major highlights of the city: down town, the “government” district with the art deco city hall and courthouse, the Jazz district, historic residential areas, the ever-beautiful Ward Parkway, and everyone’s fave Westport!

The crowds aren’t nearly as large as a Boston or Chicago, but there are plenty of people who come out and cheer on the random strangers running through their neighborhoods. Tons of fun, unique handouts (I’m talking to you, pickle lady and mimosa/coffee cake house!). Hands down, the best part of the race hits you right around mile 24, just when you really REALLY need it – the wonderful folks at Run 816 in Westport. You couldn’t ask for any group better to push you through the last 2 miles of this ass-kicker of a race.

The expo is amazing, the price is reasonable, they put out a podcast, there are course preview training runs through the summer, the race directors put up a bunch of training plans for everyone’s needs, you can live-stream your race so your friends and family can track you as you move along…. it’s high tech, and down home and quirky and fun all at the same time! KCM is a wonderful race in a wonderful city, and you will feel incredibly accomplished when you cross that finish line.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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