Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.8
(5 Ratings)  (5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.4
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4.8
The Plaza 10K is the premier stand-alone 10k in Kansas City, with a flat and fast course that runs along the banks of Brush Creek and goes through the heart of the Country Club Plaza! The Plaza 10K benefits Saint Luke’s Homecare & Hospice. Enjoy live music, great food, a … MORE
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Recent reviews

    jkelling FIRST-TIMER '23

    Where to start...it's the Plaza 10k. Nobody who races in the KC area doesn't know this race and hasn't done it at least once (usually more than once, sometimes many … MORE

    Where to start…it’s the Plaza 10k. Nobody who races in the KC area doesn’t know this race and hasn’t done it at least once (usually more than once, sometimes many more). The energy is very high before and during the race as neighborhoods come out to cheer on the racers, even the ones towards the end. I was lucky enough to see a couple people I knew from other races. I was unlucky enough to not have my camelback, so I was a little dehydrated. There seemed to be water stations every couple miles, but since I have body armor on when I race I kind of need to carry my own water, too. Bad planning on my part. Despite that, still set a 10k PR at that part in the season. Interestingly, the temps seem to alternate high-low-high-low every year, so next year should be cooler. Don’t know why. Go figure. The post race celebration consists of several blocks of the shopping center and I’m not sure if the energy was actually higher then or at the start, but it’s a wonderful place to meet up with your fellow racers afterwards and celebrate what is sure to be at least one PR in any given group (more so on cool years). Lots of signs, lots of love, lots of spectators along the path, and this time of year the hottest (temperature) races are largely behind you but it’s not cold (or rainy) enough to worry about what are you going to wear so early in the morning. Even with the construction on the roads making the final approach to the last bridge less picturesque, looking down the slight incline and seeing it up ahead on the left is a beautiful site and one everyone should see firsthand if they’re serious about racing the greater KC area. This was my third race in just over 24 hours, and if I can PR here it is absolutely possible for just about anyone else. Might as well have fun doing it.

    The medal and shirts are always nice, and Plaza has a look worthy of its legacy status here. This is also the first race in the Heartland 30k challenge (great extra swag opportunity).

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    jgregg42 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    great way to see KCMO and enjoy a beautiful course. I highly recommend this to new runners. lots of positive energy here. Be sure to sign up. MORE

    great way to see KCMO and enjoy a beautiful course. I highly recommend this to new runners. lots of positive energy here. Be sure to sign up.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    jgregg42 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I have done this run several times. great swag and medals. I just have not gone back because of the price increases. but it would be great for any first-time … MORE

    I have done this run several times. great swag and medals. I just have not gone back because of the price increases. but it would be great for any first-time 10k runner.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    KateBrummel FIRST-TIMER '16

    You can't ask for a better run than through the Plaza in September. The weather was great and the course was perfect. The race shirt is one of my favorites! … MORE

    You can’t ask for a better run than through the Plaza in September. The weather was great and the course was perfect. The race shirt is one of my favorites! I would love to run this again in the years to come!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    LaurynPerz REPEAT RUNNER '14

    This was the second race of the 30K Series I ran in 2014 and 2015. The 2014 results aren't archived. The Plaza has nice scenery and the weather is great … MORE

    This was the second race of the 30K Series I ran in 2014 and 2015. The 2014 results aren’t archived. The Plaza has nice scenery and the weather is great that time of year (in the morning).

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
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    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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