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This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the Pilgrim Run 5K, and we are so excited to celebrate with you! Sign up for our email list here: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/t/823742765E1B7D64 or like us on Instagram or Facebook @pilgrimrunkc to stay tuned for more details to come.
Of course it is also an unusual year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing. We have been continuously monitoring the number of cases in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the emergency orders from Mayor Lucas, and we have made the decision to shift the 2020 Pilgrim Run to an ENTIRELY VIRTUAL EVENT.
That means you can run your 5K wherever and whenever you want! We will still mark the course and stream live (from inside the Pilgrim Chapel; no spectators allowed) on Thanksgiving Day, but you can upload your time and finish photo whenever you've completed your race. Choose your own route or run our usual course (marked on the sidewalks this year). If you would like to use an app or device to time your run, that is fine, but we also welcome self-recorded times (use the stopwatch function on your phone or watch or just check the time when you start and stop). This year is not about who ran the fastest but about who got out there and finished! That's why the first 800 registrants will receive a customized bib, long-sleeve t-shirt, and finisher medal, featuring our new logo, celebrating ten years of the Pilgrim Run. Run Pilgrim!
In order to ensure everyone's safety, this year's packet pick up will be drive-through ONLY. It will be held on Monday, November 23, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., just behind the Pilgrim Chapel, at the Notre Dame de Sion Grade School, 3823 Locust Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64109.
Our volunteers will be wearing masks, and we ask that all registrants picking up packets remain in their vehicles and follow the posted signs for directions. Please be patient as we do our best to accommodate everyone!
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Community Programs of the Pilgrim Center. Although this year is an ALL VIRTUAL event, the start and finish (both southbound) for the usual course is marked on the sidewalks, beginning in front of the Pilgrim Chapel at 3801 Gillham Road.
• The course will take the runners and walkers through Hyde Park, Gillham Park and the Hyde Park neighborhood.
• When the Pilgrim Run is not all virtual, all 5K participants (runners & walkers) are chip timed.
• The course has been certified by the USATF.
5K runners and walkers will receive a long sleeve color T-shirt (shirts not guaranteed if registering after Nov. 15).
Age Groups: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-84, 85+.
When the Pilgrim Run is a live event, the Children's Dash for kids 8 & Under is held at the conclusion of the 5K run and walk. Divisions are: 4 & Under, 5-6, and 7-8. The younger two divisions run 100 yards and the older division runs 200 yards. Dash participants receive a T-shirt and the same finisher medal as 5K participants this year (shirts will not be guaranteed if registration is after Nov. 15).
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