Shook Kansas City will again sponsor four of the city's iconic spring run/walk events: the 15th Annual Run for Justice, the 46th Annual Hospital Hill Run, the CCVI Trolley Run, and AIDS WALK Kansas City.
Runner's World lists the Hospital Hill Run as one of the top 25 road races in the United States. This year, participants can register for one of three events: a half marathon, a 10K or a 5K. The race starts at Crown Center, and the course landmarks include the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Midtown and Brookside, and the World War I Memorial. Since its founding in 1974, the race has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charitable organizations. The event is June 1, 2019, and Partner Mike Walden is coordinating Shook runners and volunteers.
The Lawyers Association of Kansas City's Run for Justice will begin at Theis Park at 47th and Oak, continuing through the Brush Creek Greenway Park and will end at the Kauffman Foundation. There also will be a kids' run after the 5K. The event, which is a benefit for Legal Aid of Western Missouri, is May 5, 2019. Partner Rick Shearer is coordinating runners and volunteers.
This year, the 31st Annual AIDS WALK Kansas City is partnering with the Prevention Access campaign to highlight its global U=U (Undetectable=Untransmittable) campaign. Groundbreaking antiretroviral therapy is changing lives and helping to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS. The proceeds from the event also will benefit local AIDS service organizations. The 3.5-mile walk will start from Theis Park on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Michael Donnici is working with Shook walkers and volunteers.
The CCVI Trolley Run is a benefit for the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired—one of only eight schools in the country that serves children who are blind or visually impaired from birth to school age. The four-mile race, which begins in Waldo and ends on the Country Club Plaza, is a USA Track & Field-certified course. This year's race is on April 28. Partner Christopher Nease is coordinating Shook runner and volunteer participation.