Move for a cause
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 2017
Event starts 7:00 am Race starts 8:00 am
First held in 2014, the success of the Rainbow Coalition 5K Walk/Run led to the foundation of the Rainbow Coalition for Equality + Diversity. This walk/run has become our signature fundraising event held each August. It allows members of the LGBTQ community and allies an opportunity to unite in the effort to end discrimination and achieve equal opportunities for all in Kansas City, no matter the fitness level!
Walk, run, roll, or crawl. It doesn’t matter how you identify or how you move, join in the fun and help raise awareness for LGBTQ issues in our community! Costumes that show your pride and support are ALWAYS welcome!
a portion of the proceeds
This year we have partnered with the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP). KCAVP is committed to providing advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community concerning domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes.
KCAVP is the only LGBTQ-specific domestic violence or sexual assault organization providing services in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa. KCAVP was created to address this gap by providing support and services in the region, with a home base in the Kansas City area and services throughout Missouri and Kansas.
The Winding Byway
We walk/run along the scenic Cliff Drive Byway inside Kessler Park. Touted as "Missouri's only urban scenic byway", it's five miles of paved roadways wind through a beautiful forested landscape that provides some well deserved shade, a few waterfalls and amazing views.
In 1971 George Edward Kessler, the Landscape Architect and Engineer who was a driving force in creating Kansas City’s Parks and Boulevard System, was honored by the Board of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Commissioners when they renamed one of the early parks created through Kessler’s master plan as George E. Kessler Park. The park’s previous name was North Terrace Park and it was an important part of the master plan presented in the first Report of Park and Boulevard Commissioners of Kansas City, Mo. in 1893.
Get your body moving!
People of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels will love the 15 minute fun and goofy warm-up our friends at OneLife Fitness - Kansas City have come up with! What better way to start off your walk/run than to get your body moving!
Meet me by the Gazebo
The race will start in the park next to the Kansas City Museum. We will be parking along the streets of the surrounding residential neighborhood and we encourage you to carpool or even Uber to the event! The event is located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64123. Once you've parked, look for the gazebo. That's where the race will start!