It is no longer a secret! The Hospital Hill Run UMKC School of Medicine 5K is moving…
The Hospital Hill Run UMKC School of Medicine 5K will have a new event date (Friday, June 6, 2014), a new event time (7:00 p.m.) and a brand new course. However, many of the things you love about Hospital Hill Run will remain the same including the start and finish line on Grand Blvd. in front of Crown Center. All UMKC School of Medicine 5K participants will receive the sports backpack, a one-of-a-kind finisher medal, ChronoTrack timing, and a great family-friendly post-race party at Crown Center Square on Friday night. And, of course, everyone participating in any of the Hospital Hill Run event distances will still Conquer the Hill!
Some super participants will take up the new challenge of participating in the UMKC School of Medicine 5K on Friday night and either the 10K or half marathon on Saturday morning. These people will affectionately be called the Hospital Hill Re-Runners!
Everyone in the Hospital Hill Re-Run will receive a sports backpack AND a special Re-Run shirt. They’ll get finisher medals for both the 5K and their Saturday event (10K or half marathon) PLUS a unique Re-Run medal, two participant bibs, two opportunities to win age-group and overall awards, and two opportunities to Conquer the Hill!
Hospital Hill Run is the oldest road race in Kansas City and one of the oldest run half marathons in the country. First held in 1974 with a field of 99 runners, Hospital Hill Run grew in size and stature in the ensuing years recently being named one of the top races in the country by Runner’s World magazine. In 2012 Hospital Hill Run hosted its largest field for the fifth consecutive year.