Pee Wee's Run

Sat April 18, 2020 Kansas City, MO 64130 US Directions
Pee Wee's Run - We're Going Virtual!

Hello runners!  To keep our community safe and healthy from the spread of COVID-19, we are switching to Virtual Run options only.  Watch the video below for a special update from our founder and executive director Rosilyn Temple about Pee Wee’s Virtual Run.

We are inviting everyone who has signed up for the physical 5K and 10K to switch to a Virtual Run option.
 For those who are unable to switch to a Virtual Run option, we will offer an opportunity for a refund. 

Thank you all for your commitment to KC Mothers in Charge and keeping our community safe and healthy!

 

Here Are Your Options:

We are inviting everyone who has signed up for the 5K and 10K to switch to a Virtual Run option.  Please let us know which option is best for you.  Please call us at 816-912-2601 if you have questions.  

OPTION 1: Switch to a Virtual 5K or 10K: You will receive a T-shirt and medal.  The race fee payment you have already made will be kept by KC Mothers in Charge.  
OPTION 2: Switch to the regular Pee Wee's Virtual Run: You will only receive a T-shirt.  You may also choose to receive a refund for any payment you have made over $25, not including processing fees. 

We are unable to mail T-shirts and medals.  We plan to hold a T-shirt and medal pick-up event after the conclusion of KCMO's State of Emergency.  The location, date and time of this event will be determined and announced at the end of the KCMO State of Emergency.  If you are unable to attend this event, you may send someone else in your place to pick up your T-shirt and/or medal.  

Thank you for your generosity!  All registration income will benefit the mission of KC Mothers in Charge to reduce violent crime through prevention, education and intervention, and to guide and support the families of victims.  Pee Wee's Virtual Run will kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week.  

We completely understand and hope that you can join us next year.  We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this season.  You will receive a refund for the full race fee.  However, you will not be refunded for processing fees, as those fees were not retained by KC Mothers in Charge.  For example, if you paid $50 race fee and $3.95 in processing fees for the 10K, you will receive a refund for $50.  Please call us at 816-912-2601 if you have questions about this.  

Place
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center
3700 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO US 64130
Description

KC Mothers in Charge - Who We Are

KC Mothers in Charge is a group of mothers, grandmothers, aunts and a caring community committed to working to prevent others from experiencing the tragedy of homicide.  Our Mission is to reduce violent crime through prevention, education and intervention, and to guide and support the families of victims.  Our Vision is a KC community safe for all, where families are empowered and supported.

Pee Wee's Run - Kicking off National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Join KC Mothers in Charge for our 2nd Annual Pee Wee’s Run.  In 2020, we will have both a 5K and 10K race option!  Pee Wee’s Run is named after KC Mothers in Charge Founder and Executive Director Rosilyn Temple’s son, Antonio “Pee Wee” Thompson, who was found murdered in his apartment in 2011.  Pee Wee's Run will kick off National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a week dedicated to promoting victims' rights and honoring crime victims.

Since Pee Wee’s death, Rosilyn has dedicated her life to helping others. KC Mothers in Charge provides support for families who have lost someone due to homicide, including support at the homicide scene, emergency assistance, a 24-hour crisis line, weekly check-in phone calls, monthly support groups, individual, family and group counseling, and lots of love and peer-to-peer support.

Rosilyn responds to nearly every homicide scene in the Kansas City, Missouri area to comfort families at the scene. “I look for the mother first,” Rosilyn says of visiting homicide scenes, “Because I know she needs a hug from me.”

Join KC Mothers in Charge for our 2nd Annual Pee Wee's Run in honor of lives lost to violence in Kansas City. It’s time to come together!

Event Details

As of 3/16/20 - All Pee Wee's Run events have gone virtual.  This is in accordance with the KCMO State of Emergency Precautionary Measures.  Virtual events will not be chip-timed.  See below for event updates.  For runners who signed up prior to 3/16/20, you have the option to go virtual or receive a refund.  Please refer to the instructions at the top of this page.  Call us at 816-912-2601 if you have any questions.  

7:30 a.m. Pee Wee's Virtual 5K (Ages 7 and up): All Virtual 5K registrants will receive a race T-shirt and finisher's medal.  Run at your convenience at a location of your choice.  Email us your 5K time and photo of yourself before/after finishing your run, and we will post it in our Pee Wee's Run race results online photo album. 

7:30 a.m. Pee Wee's Virtual 10K (Ages 7 and up): All Virtual 10K registrants will receive a race T-shirt and finisher's medal.  Run at your convenience at a location of your choice.  Email us your 10K time and photo of yourself before/after finishing your run, and we will post it in our Pee Wee's Run race results online photo album. 

7:30 a.m. Pee Wee's Regular Virtual Run (Ages 7 and up): Prefer a shorter distance?  Don't want to run a 5K or 10K?  Pick your own distance.  Run at your convenience at a location of your choice. Email us your chosen distance, time, and photo of yourself before/after finishing your run, and we will post it in our Pee Wee's Run race results online photo album.  All Regular Virtual Run registrants will receive a race T-shirt and finisher's certificate.  Medals will not be given for this event.   

T-shirts, Medals & Certificates

T-Shirts:

  • All registrants will receive a race T-shirt!

Medals & Certificates:

  • All Virtual 5K and 10K registrants will receive a finisher's medal
  • All Regular Virtual Run registrants will receive a finisher's certificate

Awards: There will not be awards given out for any of the virtual events. 

We are unable to mail T-shirts and medals.  We plan to hold a T-shirt and medal pick-up event after the conclusion of KCMO's State of Emergency.  The location, date and time of this event will be determined and announced at the end of the KCMO State of Emergency.  If you are unable to attend this event, you may send someone else in your place to pick up your T-shirt and/or medal.  

 

Race Announcer Bryan Busby

Bryan Busby is the First Alert Chief Meteorologist for KMBC 9 News, where he has been forecasting Kansas City weather for 35 years. Fun, interaction, and community outreach are key ingredients that make Bryan one of our area's favorite television personalities.  A natural showman, Bryan's performing is not limited to television; he’s also the principal timpanist for the Kansas City Civic Orchestra—performing several times a year. Bryan is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Kansas City Youth Symphony, having conducted that group in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, Kemper Arena, the United States Pavilion at the 1992 World's Fair in Spain, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.  In addition to his musical abilities, Bryan is known by friends to be a terrific imitator of cartoon voices.  To further a hobby he began in grade school, Bryan plans to pursue a job doing voice-overs when he retires from broadcasting.

 

Race Co-Director Cara Gilmore

For her 40th birthday on June 29, 2018, community volunteer Cara Gilmore ran 40 miles across Kansas City, Missouri and raised more than $16,000 for KC Mothers in Charge.  For a second year in a row, Cara brings her expertise to KC Mothers in Charge serving as Race Director for its 2nd Annual Pee Wee's Run.  Cara is a wife and mother of two boys, Owen and Miles. She is an avid runner; she loves the peace it brings and the opportunity to see her city on foot. She moved to Kansas City from St. Louis when she was 12-years-old and has loved it ever since. She is the owner of Power Plus Pilates and has been a Pilates instructor and personal trainer for 14 years. Her work brings much joy as she gets to improve her clients' quality of life by bringing ease of movement and functional exercise into their lives. Cara loves the work that KC Mothers in Charge is doing to provide support to the community. She is continually inspired by the women who are a part of KC Mothers in Charge and how they turned their own personal tragedies into a way to help others and improve Kansas City. 

 

Race Co-Director Estelle L. Brooks

Being active in her community, Estelle L. Brooks has known and been supportive of KC Mothers in Charge.  She knows the dedication that KC Mothers in Charge has on the Kansas City community.  Estelle is excited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Pee Wee's 5K/10K Run.  Estelle is a high-energy certified fitness instructor / personal trainer with a master’s degree in social work and experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds for over 25 years.  Her professional training as a social worker has afforded her the opportunity to correlate the importance of physical activity as it relates to an individual’s mental health status.

Estelle is an energetic 65+ year old that enjoys fitness and working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds of all ages.  Health and fitness of any age is of great importance and she is living her vision of being able to assist people in obtaining optimal health and their fitness goals.  Estelle is the managing partner of Fit 4 U IS 4 U Health & Fitness which provides individual and group sessions to the community.  She provides one-on-one sessions when someone needs extra attention, and groups at schools, churches, senior assisted living facilities, etc.  She is able to travel and brings all the equipment that is necessary.  Estelle's motto is “Helping Others To Maintain A Higher Quality Of Life Through Health & Fitness for Generations To Come.”

 

Packet Pick-Up

Pee Wee's Run has gone virtual!  We will no longer have packet pick-up.  We plan to hold a T-shirt and medal pick-up event after the conclusion of KCMO's State of Emergency.  The location, date and time of this event will be determined and announced at the end of the KCMO State of Emergency.  If you are unable to attend this event, you may send someone else in your place to pick up your T-shirt and/or medal.  

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