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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”.

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 and The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center are the official hotels of the Hospital Hill Run. Be sure to get in on our host hotel block for the 50th Anniversary 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 and Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center are conveniently located near the start/finish area and offer participants a special rate. Join us for our group rate of $163.00 USD per night for a single or double occupancy or $148.00 USD per night for a single or double occupancy Sheraton Kansas City.

 
2023 Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center
Start Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2023
End Date: Monday, June 5, 2023
Last Day to Book: Monday, May 15, 2023
 
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center for 148 USD per night

 

2023 Westin Kansas City
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center for $163.00 USD per night.
Start Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
End Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Last Day to Book: Sunday, May 14, 2023
 
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center for 163 .00 USD per night.

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 2022 Hospital Hill Run Health & Fitness Expo and packet pickup.

For 2022, we will offer an open-air venue, on the Pavilion (Ice Terrace) at Crown Center, Friday, June 3, 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 3, 2022
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 you will get a parking ticket. Please keep that in a safe place until you exit the garage. The Crown Center booth at the Health and Fitness Expo will provide a validation slip for 3 hours of free parking.

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.

Race day Schedule

Friday, June 3, 2022

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  you will get a parking ticket. Please keep that in a safe place until you exit the garage. The Crown Center booth at the Health and Fitness Expo will provide a validation slip for 3 hours of free parking.
 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

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 may be used in 2022

Finish Line Festival  – June 4, 2022

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

Join our Finish Line Festival at Crown Center Square, “FUN” sponsored by Dogfish Head and Bevy Long Drink.

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

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 2022, 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.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Parking lot:

Directions and parking at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City – 2301 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 for Hospital Hill Run.

Please access BCBSKC Visitor Parking from Grand Avenue and OK Street (22nd Street). OK Street is north of Pershing Road and south of 20th Street. Turn west onto OK Street from Grand and go down the hill. ** Halfway down the hill is the entrance into the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City parking lot. Turn into that entrance and go to the gate labeled Visitors (on the left).

If the gate arm is down, press the intercom button to connect to Security. Let them know you are parking for Hospital Hill Run and would like to enter. Once past the gate, park anywhere in the lot. Upon your departure, press the intercom for Security to allow exit from the garage.

Streetcar options:

Get to the Hospital Hill Run starting line on time with the KC Streetcar. The KC Streetcar will start service early on Saturday, June 4, just for Hospital Hill Run participants. Park for FREE at the two parking lots near the North Loop streetcar stops at 7th & Main & hop on the FREE KC Streetcar. Learn more about parking near the KC Streetcar line here: https://kcstreetcar.org/route/parking/ 

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.

ROADFROMTOCLOSES*RE-OPENS*
Grand27th StPershing3:00pm (6/4)1:30pm (6/5)
GrandPershing22nd St3:00am (6/5)9:30am (6/5)
Grand22nd StTruman6:30 AM8:00 AM
TrumanGrandOak6:45 AM8:15 AM
OakTrumanGillham6:45 AM8:45 AM
GillhamOak28th St6:45 AM9:00 AM
29th StGillhamMcGee Tfwy6:45 AM11:00 AM
McGee Tfwy29th St27th St6:45 AM11:00 AM
27th StMcGee TfwyGrand6:45 AM11:00 AM
Gillham28th StCleaver6:45 AM11:00 AM
39th StGillhamKenwood7:10 AM9:00 AM
Kenwood39th StGillham7:10 AM9:00 AM
41st StGillhamKenwood7:15 AM9:00 AM
HarrisonGillhamCleaver7:15 AM9:15 AM
CleaverGillhamRockhill7:15 AM9:30 AM
RockhillCleaver63rd St7:15 AM10:00 AM
63rd StBrooksideRockhill7:30 AM10:15 AM
Brookside52nd St63rd St7:30 AM10:30 AM
52nd StOakBrookside7:40 AM10:30 AM
OakCleaver52nd St7:40 AM10:45 AM
CleaverOakRockhill7:45 AM10:45 AM
RockhillGillham Rd WCleaver7:45 AM10:45 AM
Gillham Rd WRockhillGillham7:45 AM10:45 AM

Course

Half Marathon, 10k, 5k Course Maps

As we approach our 49th & 50th anniversary, Hospital Hill Run is bringing back many aspects of the traditional race course. This includes: 

  • A view of Kauffman Gardens
  • The revered climb up Rockhill Rd
  • Running down 63rd through the heart of Brookside
  • Minimal stretches with two-way traffic 

Although we have removed some aspects of the former course (Broadway hill, WWI Memorial) due to city planning and construction, the new course features:

  • All of Gillham Park (including longer, flatter stretches)
  • Excursion through the UMKC campus
  • Nelson-Atkins Lawn/Sculpture Park including the famous Shuttlecocks
  • All three courses are USATF certified
 
 

 

Turn by Turn Directions Per Course:

HALF MARATHON

  • Start line on Grand Blvd North of Pershing
  • Go north on Grand Blvd to Truman Blvd
  • Head East on Truman to Oak Street
  • South on Oak Street to Gillham
  • South on Gillham to 39th St
  • East on 39th St to Kenwood
  • South on Kenwood to Gillham
  • South on Gillham to Harrison
  • South on Harrison to Cleaver II Blvd
  • West on Cleaver II Blvd to Rockhill
  • South on Rockhill to 63rd Street
  • West on 63rd Street to Brookside
  • North on Brookside to 52nd St
  • East on 52nd St to Oak
  • North on Oak to Cleaver II Blvd. (47th Street)
  • East on Cleaver to Rockhill
  • North on Rockhill to Gillham
  • East (then North) on Gillham to 29th St
  • West on 29th St to McGee Tfwy
  • North on McGee Tfwy to 27th Street
  • West on 27th Street to Grand Blvd
  • North on Grand Blvd to Crown Center

 

10K

  • Start line on Grand Blvd North of Pershing
  • Go north on Grand Blvd to Truman Blvd
  • Head East on Truman to Oak Street
  • South on Oak Street to Gillham
  • South on Gillham to 41st St
  • Turnaround near 41st St
  • North on Gillham to 29th St
  • West on 29th St to McGee Tfwy
  • North on McGee Tfwy to 27th Street
  • West on 27th Street to Grand Blvd
  • North on Grand Blvd to Crown Center

 

5K

  • Start line on Grand Blvd North of Pershing
  • Go north on Grand Blvd to Truman Blvd
  • Head East on Truman to Oak Street
  • South on Oak Street to Gillham
  • West to detour through Our Lady of Sorrows/Hallmark parking lot
  • South on Gillham to 29th St
  • West on 29th St to McGee Tfwy
  • North on McGee Tfwy to 27th Street
  • West on 27th Street to Grand Blvd
  • North on Grand Blvd to Crown Center
Click here to view the full route in Map my Run.

START ELEVATION

857 FT

ELEVATION GAIN

506 FT

MAX ELEVATION

1,011 FT

Click here to view the full 10k route in Map my Run.
Click here to view the full 5k route in Map my Run.

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 2022 safety precautions, click here.

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.

2022 Results (Not live until after the race)

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. 

View every winner of the Hospital Hill Run dating back to 1974 here.

Photos

Click here to view 2022 Photos sponsored by, Health Science District.

Runners can follow the following steps to help find their images.

  • Search by bib number or name and find a photo of yourself.
  • Click on the box around your face
  • Click on a photo and download by clicking the green download button
  • If you don’t have any photos tagged to your bib number you will see a Sad Panda on the page. You can upload a selfie to search for your photos by face search and then add any photos of yourself to your gallery.
 
Past photos:

2020(Virtual)

2019

2018

2017

FAQ

All frequently asked questions can be found here. 

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