Sat April 9, 2022 Kansas City, MO 64114 US Directions
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9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO US 64114

The 2022 Rock the Parkway half marathon and 5K is Kansas City's largest half marathon and is run along Kansas City's favorite half marathon course on historic Ward Parkway!  Both events start and finish in front of the world headquarters of our host, Burns & McDonnell.  The half marathon race is run separately from the 5K which starts after the half marathon participants have departed the starting area.

Finishers Medals and Awards

Rock the Parkway is known for it's beautiful course along historic Ward Parkway, high quality half marathon and 5K finisher medals, live music along the course, tech shirts, and more!  All participants will compete for age group and overall awards that will be awarded in more than a dozen age group categories.  You can opt in to receive your results right after you finish by text message when you sign up!  

Course Map

The tree-lined residential Rock the Parkway course features tree lined boulevards, urban parks, distinctive architecture and fountains and has been voted a favorite among area runners.  The course is a fairly flat, undulating terrain with a 1.5 mile downhill to the finish.  There will be water/Gatorade stations every 1.5 to 2 miles along the course with Gu or similar products at one or two of the later water stations.

Race Contact Info

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Our Host

We have partnered with our host, Burns & McDonnell, since the beginning of Rock the Parkway and we are grateful that they are once again partnering with us in 2022!  Burns & McDonnell not only hosts the event, they also provide scores of volunteers without whom we would not be able to hold the event.  Learn more about this world leader in engineering and architectural services, at!

Charity Partner

We are excited to once again partner with Children's Mercy, the region's top children's hospital, as our charity partner for the event.  Learn more about Children's Mercy and the great work that they do for children from all over the world, at!

Race Expo

We will be having the expo at the Double Tree Hotel in Overland Park (10100 College Blvd in Overland Park) on Thursday, April 7, from noon to 6pm and Friday, April 8, from 10am to 6pm.  Participants can pick up their shirt and packet at the expo and take in more than two dozen vendor booths featuring other area events and running related merchandise and services.  Those who are not able to attend the expo can pick up their race packet at the race site on race morning beginning at 6:30am.


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