Click here for 2021 race results. Raceday photos will be posted here by Friday, June 11.

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Registration | Training | Travel | Expo | raceday | Results & More

Registration

Registration is currently open for the Hospital Hill Run. You can register here. 

If you’d like to edit your registration, you can do so via the directions below:

Begin by logging into your account here, and go to your “Profile” page. On the “Profile” page, see Races under Upcoming Events. This shows a list of all Race(s) that are coming up. You are able to manage the registration for the Race by clicking “Manage Registration”.

Training

The Official Hospital Hill Run Training Program

The Hospital Hill Run has brought families together year after year as a family tradition. Many have run this event for many years, but we also have those who have never run before and want to start running and see how they can conquer the hill!

So, you might wonder, isn’t it super hard with all of the hills? The key to success is training!

We work very hard to make sure we offer training groups throughout the city and some training schedules online to help you to prepare and feel good as you turn onto Grand Ave, down the awesome finish into Crown Center.

Join one of our official Hospital Hill Run training teams to best prepare yourself for the upcoming event!

Here’s what you can expect when joining a training team.👇

Training team participants receive:

  • Discounted registration.
  • The option to purchase training team shirts.
  • Race-specific training plans and coaching in a fun, group environment.
  • This page will be updated as new training teams are added!
 

We have some wonderful success stories from first-time Hospital Hill Runners. Check out this great story:

Become a Training Program Partner
Join us for a friendly competition between Hospital Hill Run training teams around the city to see who will have the most members participating in the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon events, and enjoy a post-race party in Crown Center Square. The winning team will receive a fun prize package.

Contact Rachel at Rachel@hospitalhillrun.com for further details.

Looking for a free online Half Marathon, 10k or 5k training program?

View and download our 2021 training plan from our official coach Eladio Valdez III by clicking the link below. 

Travel & Hotels

Airport Information

The closest airport is Kansas City International (MCI). For more information regarding air travel go to: http://www.flykci.com/

View Driving Directions to Crown Center.

Host Hotels

The Westin Crown Center Hotel at Crown Center is the official hotel of the Hospital Hill Run. Spend the weekend in beautiful Kansas City and wake up near the start/finish line on race day.

The Westin Crown Center is conveniently located near the start/finish area and offers participants a special rate with or without breakfast.

Join us for our group rate of $172.00 USD per night for a single or double occupancy with breakfast or $155.00 USD per night without breakfast for a single or double occupancy.

2021 Hospital Hill Run
Start Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
End Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Last Day to Book: May 17, 2021
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center for 155.00 USD per night.
Book your group rate for the 2021 Hospital Hill Run.

2021 Hospital Hill Run W/Breakfast
Start Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
End Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Last Day to Book: May 17, 2021
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center for 172.00 USD per night.
Book your group rate for 2021 Hospital Hill Run W/Breakfast.

(816) 474-4400
1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri

Pacing

Are you looking to run your personal best?

Run with a Pace Team on race day to achieve your goal! Experienced Pace Team Leaders will help you meet your half marathon performance goals and are available for free to all runners.

Pace Team Leaders are proudly supplied and managed by The Runner’s Edge Training Program.

Why should I run with a Pace Team?
Running with a Pace Team is a fun way to run with a group and accomplish a specific time goal. Pace Team Leaders are experienced half marathoners who will encourage you throughout the race and help you achieve your performance goal. Their objective is to help you have a great time while running a great time!

What is the cost of joining a Pace Team?
Running with a Pace Team is free!

What are the finish times available for the Pace Teams?
1:25, 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:25, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00, 3:10, 3:20, 3:30

Which Pace Team should I join?
Choose a pace that reflects your training and ability level and allows you to run at a comfortable pace throughout the Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon. If you can’t decide between two paces (for example, 1:55 and 2:00), it is recommended that you start with a slower pace, as you can always pick it up later in the race. Click here to find out how to accurately select a pace team given your race times.

What is the actual pace per mile for the different Pace Teams?
The chart below lists Pace Team times and corresponding average pace per mile times:
Overall Time: 1:25 Per Mile: 6:29
Overall Time: 1:30 Per Mile: 6:52
Overall Time: 1:35 Per Mile: 7:15
Overall Time: 1:40 Per Mile: 7:38
Overall Time: 1:45 Per Mile: 8:00
Overall Time: 1:50 Per Mile: 8:23
Overall Time: 1:55 Per Mile: 8:50
Overall Time: 2:00 Per Mile: 9:09
Overall Time: 2:05 Per Mile: 9:30
Overall Time: 2:10 Per Mile: 9:55
Overall Time: 2:15 Per Mile: 10:20
Overall Time: 2:20 Per Mile: 10:41
Overall Time: 2:25 Per Mile: 11:05
Overall Time: 2:30 Per Mile: 11:27
Overall Time: 2:40 Per Mile: 12:12
Overall Time: 2:50 Per Mile: 12:58
Overall Time: 3:00 Per Mile: 13:44
Overall Time: 3:10 Per Mile: 14:30
Overall Time: 3:20 Per Mile: 15:16
Overall Time: 3:30 Per Mile: 16:01

What will the pace strategy be throughout the race?
Pace Team Leaders will utilize the ‘Smart’ Pace Strategy, which has proven to be the most effective way to race. It avoids the two most common mistakes runners make: starting out too fast and rushing through the early aid stations. Click here to find out more about this strategy.

Where can I get a pace band with the pacing strategy?
Complimentary waterproof, tearproof Races2Remember pace bands with the pacers’ pace strategy & times will be available at the race expo pacer booth.

Do any of the Pace Teams offer a run/walk method?
Yes, all of them will briskly walk through most of the aid stations for 15-60 seconds to ensure that you drink enough, while others will incorporate additional strategically planned walk breaks for 30-60 seconds on uphills or every mile. Please stop by the pacer booth at packet pickup to pick up a complimentary pace band for the pace time of your choice while getting to know the pacers and their specific strategies.

How will I find my Pace Team on race morning?
Pace Team Leaders will line up in the center of Grand Boulevard before the race begins. Pace Teams Leaders will be in place by 6:30 a.m., holding large signs marked with their corresponding paces. Plus, they will be wearing uniforms to help identify themselves. During the race, Pace Team Leaders will share the duty of carrying a smaller Pace Team sign. Race start times may change for participant safety.

What if I have to go to the bathroom?
Pace Team Leaders will not plan any bathroom breaks during the race and will not wait for you. If you need to use the bathroom, it is suggested that you run ahead of your pace team before breaking to use the bathroom, then jump back in with the team or catch up to them.

How does the Pace Team handle drinking at the aid stations?
Each Pace Team will take water and energy drink from every aid station to ensure that runners remain well hydrated throughout the race. Pace Teams will stop at the middle to end tables, where it should be less crowded. Teams that stop to walk while they drink should walk quickly to keep the crowd moving through the aid station. If you need to stop completely, go past the aid station and move off to the side of the road and out of the way of other runners.

Do I have to stay with my Pace Team throughout the race?
No. Runners are welcome to use the Pace Teams for whichever portion of the race they think will help them most. You can run ahead or drop back at any time.

Do Pace Teams go by clock time or chip time?
Chip time. Pace Team Leaders will start their watches at the start line as they cross the chip timing mats.

For more information or questions about the Pace Team, email Garmin Pace Team Coordinator Eladio Valdez.

Expo & Packet Pickup

Health and Fitness Expo and Packet Pickup 

The celebration starts here! Join us for the 2021 Hospital Hill Run Health & Fitness Expo and packet pickup.

New for 2021, the expo moved to an open-air venue, on the Pavilion (Ice Terrace) at Crown Center, Friday, June 4th, 9 am – 7 pm only, with the packet pickup open until 8 pm. The Expo is free and open to the public.

All participants will need to pick up their bib numbers and participant shirt. There will be a wide variety of exhibitors featuring products and services geared towards runners, walkers, and healthy-minded consumers as well as the latest advancements in the sport of running, fitness, and nutrition.

We strongly encourage all participants to pick up their bib and shirt during packet pickup, or send someone else to pick up their items on their behalf. If this is not possible, you will need to purchase the option of Race Day Packet Pickup in order to be able to get your bib and shirt the morning of the race.

We will NOT have open packet pickup race morning. Instead, anyone who purchases this option in advance will have their items prepared in advance and ready for pickup.

You can modify your current registration to include Race Day Packet Pickup by following these steps:

  1. Log into your RunSignUp account.
  2. In the upper right corner, there is a circle with a silhouette of a head…select this and choose “Profile.”
  3. Under Upcoming Events, you should see the Hospital Hill Run event listed. Select “Manage Registration.”
  4. On the next page, select “Add-ons” from the top bar of menu options.
  5. The Race Day PPU option should appear on the next screen. Page down to select your quantity, then select Continue.
  6. Continue with completing the transactions.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please feel free to contact us at support@hospitalhillrun.com.

Schedule

Friday, June 4
Health & Fitness Expo 
Packet Pickup
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Packet pickup is open until 8:00 p.m.

Expo Parking

The Health and Fitness Expo will have free parking. When you enter the parking garage off McGee Street you will get a parking ticket. Please bring that ticket to the Crown Center booth at the Health and Fitness Expo to get a free 3-hour validation slip.

Raceday Schedule

Friday, June 4, 2021

Health & Fitness Expo Packet Pickup
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Packet pickup is open until 8:00 p.m.
Crown Center Ice Terrace
 
Health & Fitness Expo Parking:
The Health and Fitness Expo at the Crown Center Ice Terrace will have free parking. When you enter the parking garage off McGee Street you will get a parking ticket. Please bring that ticket to the Crown Center booth at the Health and Fitness Expo to get a free 3-hour validation stamp.
 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Event Starting Times
*All events will have the same starting line on Grand Blvd. just north of Pershing Road. All start times may change upon the direction of the city ordinances at the time of the event. Stay tuned to this page for updates.
 
6:55 a.m. – Wheelchair start for the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K. Wheelchair athletes will line up in front and begin the race 5 minutes prior to runners.
7:00 a.m. – Half Marathon, 10K, 5K 
Please line up with your assigned corral. Volunteers will be available to help you at the start line.
 
* corals will be used in 2021

Finish Line Festival  – June 5, 2021

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Crown Center Square
Race Day Celebration

Family-friendly event! Meet our sponsors and charity partners, enjoy a relaxing post-race stretch, cheer for participants, and much more!

Raceday Live Tracking

Enjoy Raceday Tracking through RaceJoy!
RaceJoy is a GPS-based tracking app that follows your progress in real-time as you run the Hospital Hill Run. Both you and your spectators must download the app here and keep your phones with you – but with a few easy steps, you have access to a number of great features.
 
Live Tracking
You and your supporters can know precisely where you are on course during raceday.

GPS Progress Alerts
Receive progress alerts for yourself and others as you cross milestones along the course.

Cheers
Your family and friends can send motivational, pre-recorded audio cheer clips or personalized Text-to-Cheer messages to race participants leading up to, during, and after the race.
 
To get set up, it’s simple, just download the app here in advance of race day.  If you want to be tracked on race day, follow the directions here. Once you do so, you’ll be able to be tracked, and any spectator that also downloads the app will be able to follow you and send you cheers on race day.

Parking & Road Closures

Please download this PDF of the latest parking map updated for construction.

Parking is free for all athletes, volunteers, and spectators on race day. There are many different parking lots to park in. It is highly recommended that you arrive on-site by 6:00 am to ensure plenty of time to park and make your way to the start line.

NOTE: For 2021, the start times may change. Check our website for up to date information.

Parking Garage – Enter on Pershing Road at McGee Street. This entrance will close by 6:45 a.m. and will not allow cars to leave before 8:30 a.m.

Parking Garage – Enter on Grand Boulevard from either the east or west side of the street. You will not be allowed to head south on Grand Boulevard from Pershing Road, so you will need to follow Pershing Road to Gillham Road to 27th Street. Take 27th to Grand Boulevard and enter the parking garage. These lots will not allow cars to exit until after 11:00 a.m.

Surface Lots – There are various surface parking lots available for Hospital Hill Run participants, volunteers, and spectators. There are two lots located at 26th and Warwick Trafficway, one lot at 27th and Warwick Trafficway. Lots will remain open until 6:45 a.m. and will have limited access to exit after 8:30 a.m.

Street Parking – There is limited street parking located on Main Street north of Pershing and on McGee Street north of Pershing. Please be sure to obey all street signs.

NOTE : Both the Sheraton and Westin have parking garages close to the start and finish areas. These lots are not free and the Sheraton and Westin will charge for use.

Road Closures

ROAD CLOSURES: In effect from 6:30am to 11:30am

KCPD will close streets on course at 7:00am when race begins (drivers should expect to wait).

Live or work near the course? Please plan ahead and use alternate access routes. Business owners are encouraged to review the course map and coordinate delivery services around the road closures.

Download the Waze Navigation App (free) to get around the course on race day.

GET INVOLVED: Volunteer on the course near your house and get a race shirt. Sign up at hospitalhillrun.com/volunteer OR come cheer along the participants along the course.

Still have questions? Email Community Relations Manager, Cameron Aly: cameron@hospitalhillrun.com or call 636-346-6291

*Streets will close and re-open on a rolling schedule. These times are estimates based on previous years. Volunteers and police will be at intersections to work with traffic and athletes. For the safety of everyone involved, we appreciate your patience as we work together.

Course

Half Marathon, 10k, 5k Course Maps

Click here to view the full route in Map my Run.

START ELEVATION

857 FT

ELEVATION GAIN

506 FT

MAX ELEVATION

1,011 FT

COURSE ELEVATION
Click here to view the full 10k route in Map my Run.
Click here to view the full 5k route in Map my Run.
Hospital Hill Run Course Map

COVID-19 Policy

All registrants are required to read and agree to our policy regarding COVID-19. To read the current policy, click here

 

Wellness Protocols

Runner safety is the number one priority for the Hospital Hill Run and its staff. In accordance with city, state, and government officials, we’ve created a safety policy in which we update each week. To read the full safety policy with all the latest 2021 safety precautions, click here.

Masks are highly recommended, but not required on raceday.

Weather Policy

Safety is our number one priority. Although we recognize the hard work and commitment that goes into preparing for an event such as the Hospital Hill Run, safety will always come first. If weather conditions present a threat, the Hospital Hill Run, race officials and/or government officials reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event or alter the course or course(s). Unfortunately, registration fees cannot be refunded if unsafe weather cancels the race.

In absence of unsafe weather conditions, the Hospital Hill Run will be held rain or shine. The average temperatures range from a low of 64 degrees to a high of 83 degrees.

Results

Results are posting online 2 hours after the last participant has finished.

Click the year below to view the results. 

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014. 2013, 2012, 2011. 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000.

View 1981 – 1999 results here. 

Photos

Race day photos will be uploaded 24 – 28 hours after the event has finished. We will provide a link below as well as send it to you via email. 

Past photos:

2020(Virtual)

2019

2018

2017

Shop

Shop the latest Hospital Hill Run Gear in our Online Store!

 FAQ

All frequently asked questions can be found here. 

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