Kilometers for Kicks 5K

Sat June 16, 2018 Olathe, KS 66061 US Directions

Kilometers for Kicks 5K

The funds raised at this event will go to buy new running shoes for cross country and track programs in low-income schools in the Kansas City area. Thanks to partnerships with Shoe Kansas City, the region’s largest shoe charity, and Brooks Running, we will be able to buy these shoes cheaply in order to ensure that more kids can have the joy of a new pair of shoes.

Quality running shoes provide greater protection from injuries caused by overpronation and supination than typical sneakers or basketball shoes and are also more efficient to run in, making the sports of track and cross country far more enjoyable for its participants. By providing these shoes, underprivileged students will not have to worry about the high price tags usually associated with quality running shoes and instead enjoy the safety and comfort of shoes meant for the sport. Also, by being involved in school sports, students typically have higher GPAs and are more likely to graduate. One study by the University of Michigan found that male Kansas students who participated in sports were 11% more likely to graduate than their non-athlete peers and there are far more studies that have reached similar conclusions.

This spring, we are providing shoes for members of Northeast Middle School in Kansas City, MO, and we hope to be able to raise enough funds to serve more deserving schools like Northeast at this event.

Top Donors

$1,668 Raised By 45 Donors

$200 On Behalf Of Lexa Alley
$110 On Behalf Of St. Mark's UMC members
$100 On Behalf Of Brian Beach
$100 On Behalf Of Dawn Downes
$100 On Behalf Of Greg Spanel
$50 On Behalf Of Brian Sommer
$50 On Behalf Of Danielle Danielle
$50 On Behalf Of honor of Brian Beach
$50 On Behalf Of Joshua Lemmer
$50 On Behalf Of Karen Stephens
$50 On Behalf Of Karina Peralta
$50 On Behalf Of Shelby Leiker
$50 On Behalf Of Tori Jensen
$50 On Behalf Of Vicki Houlahan
$40 On Behalf Of Theron and Jeryn Miller
$30 On Behalf Of Carrie Lahey
$30 On Behalf Of Del and Nadine Davidson
$30 On Behalf Of Greg Bogart
$30 On Behalf Of Russ and Rebecca Mehl/Bennett
$30 On Behalf Of Tom and Mary Barrett
$25 On Behalf Of Bill and Marilyn Anderton
$25 On Behalf Of Charlotte Davis
$25 On Behalf Of David & Melissa Berry
$25 On Behalf Of Jan Starling
$25 On Behalf Of Jeanne and Jim Flucke
$25 On Behalf Of Kari Bollinger
$25 On Behalf Of Larry and Darline Cyre
$25 On Behalf Of Michael Charest
$25 On Behalf Of Michael Houlahan
$25 On Behalf Of St Mark's Youth
$20 from Anonymous
$20 On Behalf Of MEGAN ORME
$20 On Behalf Of Sara Morris
$15 On Behalf Of Valerie Mosher
$12 On Behalf Of Don Seifert
$10 On Behalf Of Brian Beach
$10 from Anonymous
$10 On Behalf Of Kimberly Dicus
$10 On Behalf Of Margaret Ackley
$10 On Behalf Of Matthew Seifert
$10 On Behalf Of Peggy and Paul Lee
$10 from Anonymous
$5 On Behalf Of Tisha Teasley
$4 from Anonymous
$2 On Behalf Of Windy Ziegler

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