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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
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(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
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4.5
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3.5
Hearts For RMHC 5K & 10K is a family-friendly 5K Run/Walk and 10K, 1 Mile Walk, with a Kid’s Fun Run for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City (RMHC). A majority of the proceeds will benefit the local homes of Kansas City to make a impact for the families … MORE
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    jgregg42 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This is a relatively flat course on crushed rock. You get a great view of the river and no traffic to compete with. If you want to see Parkville's beauty … MORE

    This is a relatively flat course on crushed rock. You get a great view of the river and no traffic to compete with. If you want to see Parkville’s beauty along the river, run this race.

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    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    jkelling FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was a very great race despite it being a hot summer, we got a little bit of a reprieve that day and the RD made it all the better … MORE

    This was a very great race despite it being a hot summer, we got a little bit of a reprieve that day and the RD made it all the better by picking the alternate English Landing 10k route that doesn’t involve doubling up on the first 2-mile section of zero shade. Much appreciated on that one because I always prefer doing that part of the course only once. There was low fat chocolate milk galore at the end, which, as somebody with a heart condition, I appreciate the low-satfat tastiness that provides. I’m the one late to the party on this one, because a lot of frequent faces in the scene showed up to this one and now I see why. For those who don’t know, English Landing park is a great location for a few races every year including the KC Hometown Half Marathon. The humidity was nicer today and the wind coming in off the river was pleasant. It took a little while to get everyone spaced out at the start. Maybe a half mile, and if this race gets much bigger it might benefit from a tight wave start, as the path narrows around mile 0.5 and you want to be spaced out before then if you can. Small undulations that I wouldn’t even call hills make up the majority of this course, but there is a slight gradual decline on the way out that you’ll have to come back up on the way back. It’s not bad and you may not even notice it’s so slight, but it is there. That stretch of the race isn’t the most scenic as you’re on the path behind a fuel storage tank or something like that, but most of the race is at the park or the trail right outside of it with the river visible for most of it. I love all the races at English Landing Park but the RD seemed to have this ironed out perfectly. There is a fair amount of parking in Parkville (where the race actually is) but you may want to get there early as it does seem to fill up with the race and whatever is going on downtown that day. As my third race in just over 24 hours (15k-5k-10k) and the day after a punishing Summer Sizzler, I’m not going to say I had any chance of PR’ing on this one, but it is otherwise a good fast course if you’re not in a full weekend schedule. I’m looking forward to it next year and will be signing up for this one early. Say hi when you pass me and save me some chocolate milk.

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    2
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    5
    SCENERY
    4
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    4

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