The mighty 5K is by far the most popular race in the U.S., with around 9 million registrants annually. USA TODAY 10Best editors and a panel of running enthusiasts compiled a list of their top 20 5K races, then we asked readers to vote for the best – and the results are in. Running From Yeti was voted the 3rd Best 5k in North America in 2023!
Additional race information can be found at https://www.heartlandracingco.com/running-from-yeti.html.
5940 NW Waukomis Dr.
Kansas City, MO US 64151
In Nepal's folklore, Yeti is an "abominable Snowman", who looks like an ape, is taller than an average human, and is believed to live in the Himalayas, Siberia, Central and East Asia. Yeti, during pre-19th century, has been believed to be a "Glacier Being" who was worshipped by the indigenous communities.
However, in Western, MO, he is a cute big fellar that we can't wait to see this March 2nd, 2024 to playfully run from him, take pictures with him, high-five him, and have a chilly party with him! Freddie is excited to come to Kansas City for the first time EVER and CANNOT wait to see you!
Come join us and:
- Earn Your Comfy Hoodie!
- Choose Between One of the Bonus Swag
- Enjoy Tasty Treats and Food
- Wear WHITE to match Freddie!
- AND Dance to Some YETI MUSIC
2023 Recap Video
As of 2023, 32 States Represented!
City Specific Swag
All participants receive a City Specific Hoodie, Distance Specific Finishers Medal, Custom Bib, Choice of Camelbak Water Bottle OR Running Hat, and a REALLY GOOD TIME!
Friday, March 1st, 2024
- 3:30-6:00pm Packet Pickup @Line Creek Community Center
Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
- 7:00am Event Site Open to Participants
- 7:00-7:40am Late Out-of-Town Packet Pickup
- 7:45am Pre-Race Meeting & Opening Ceremonies
- 7:50am Half-Marathon Starts
- 8:00am 10k Starts
- 8:05am 5k Starts
- 8:30 am Food Trucks open
- 11:30am Course Closes
Custom Insulated Camelbak Water Bottle OR Running Hat
- Custom to Event
- Keep drinks and ice cool
- $16 Value!
- Custom to Event
- +7 Speed and Cool Points
- $36 Value!
Join us at Spring Hill Suites Kansas City Airport for $159 per night. Only a short 12 minute drive to race site. Please book your room before Dec 12, 2023 to receive discounted rate. You are able to book Friday night only, Saturday night only, or a combination of both nights to spend the weekend!
Race Contact Info
Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Running From Yeti - Kansas City, MO.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
GPS Progress Alerts
- Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.
Live GPS Tracking
- Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.
- Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.
Virtual Results (virtual events only)
- Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.