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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”.


Airport Information

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

View Driving Directions to Crown Center.


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 am, 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, Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

The celebration starts here! Join us for the 2023 Hospital Hill Run Health & Fitness Expo and packet pickup. For 2023, we will offer an open-air venue, on the Pavilion (Ice Terrace) at Crown Center, Friday, June 2nd, 9 am – 7 pm only, with the packet pickup open until 8 p.m. The Expo is free and open to the public. Come support and enjoy our great expo booths.

We will have great speakers with topics to encourage and inform participants. Check expo signage for subjects and times.

Sampling of Truly Hard Seltzer and Dogfish Head, along with Just the Haze, non-alcoholic beverage, will be available. Must be 21 to sample. Fun games by @KCCrew!

Health & Fitness Expo Parking:

The Health and Fitness Expo at the Crown Center Square 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 2 hours of free parking.

Packet Pickup

Enjoy the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Jacket! Please note that, due to the overwhelming response to this year’s 50th Anniversary event, your selected jacket size may not be available at packet pickup. If that occurs, we will make sure it is shipped to you post-event at no charge. Size exchanges will only be allowed on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 7:00 – 10:30 am, if available.

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


Friday, June 2, 2023
Health & Fitness Expo 
Packet Pickup
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Packet pickup is open until 8:00 p.m.

Gear Check

Participants will be able to check their gear at Crown Center Square near Panera.

Expo Parking

The Health and Fitness Expo will be held at the Pavilion (Ice Terrace) at Crown Center, 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 2 hours of free parking. Validation tickets will be available at Crown Center tent at the expo.

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.
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 2, 2023

Health & Fitness Expo Packet Pickup
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Packet pickup is open until 8:00 p.m. Speakers throughout the afternoon.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Runner’s Reunion Cocktail Hour – Lower level by Sea Life.
  • Enjoy reuniting with your running community friends
  • Cash Bar – Light Hors D’oeuvres (While supplies last) (ID required)

Crown Center Square

Health & Fitness Expo Parking:
The Health and Fitness Expo will be held at the Pavilion (Ice Terrace) at Crown Center, 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 2 hours of free parking. Validation tickets will be available at Crown Center tent at the expo.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Event Starting Times
*All events will have the same starting line on Grand Blvd. just north of Pershing Road to head North.
6:55 am – 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 am – Half Marathon, 10K, 5K 

Finish Line Celebration  – June 3, 2023

7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crown Center Square
Race Day Celebration

Join our Finish Line Celebration at Crown Center Square, “FUN” sponsored by Truly Hard Seltzer and Dogfish Head. There will be a non-alcoholic beverage Just the Haze available as well.

Enjoy live entertainment from the band Retroactive on the Pavilion (Ice Terrace).

BBQ Breakfast Burritos available to all participants. (Vegan burrito options will also be made available at the Burnt End BBQ tent)

Fun games by @KCCrew!

Award Ceremony: Stage at the Pavillion (Ice Terrace)

8:00 am – 5K Awards Ceremony
8:30 am – 10K Awards Ceremony
9:00 am – Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

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.

New for 2023: Crown Center  Parking will resume their regular parking policies as of 2pm on Race Day. Parking will be free until 2 pm 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 2023, 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 am and will not allow cars to leave before 8:30 am race day.

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 am race day.

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 am and will have limited access to exit after 8:30 am.

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 3rd, 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: 

Road Closures

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

KCPD will close streets on course at 7:00 am 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 OR come cheer along the participants along the course.

Still have questions? Email Community Relations Manager, Cameron Aly: 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.

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


Half Marathon, 10k, 5k Course Maps

As we approach our 50th anniversary, Hospital Hill Run will bring back once again 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
Course Time Limit – 3 hours, 30 minutes 
Course Celebration

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Hospital Hill Run, music by Joe KC (@djjoekc) and his team will be on the course playing decades of music. The start line will start out celebrating the 70’s!

The Aid Stations will be holding a contest of the most fun, and full of cheer. Dressing up in a decade of their choice and enjoying the celebration! Once you are at the post-race celebration, feel free to vote for your favorite aid station by clicking on the QR code on signs throughout the expo area. The Aid stations will be numbered 1-7.

We have asked neighborhoods along the course to compete in a contest as well! NOTE: No strollers, joggers or dogs allowed on the course.

Finish line: After you conquer the hill, enjoy a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal: Our medals will have a QR code on the back, which takes you to our “ROAD TO HOSPITAL HILL RUN” video. We are excited to bring the history to life through showcasing many that have been so involved in the fifty years of the Grandfather of all Kansas City Road Races, to tell their stories, memories and history of this Kansas City Running Tradition.

Course Map

Turn by Turn Directions Per Course:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


857 FT


506 FT


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.

Prizes & Awards

Half Marathon Prize Money

🥇 $500 for Male/Female First Place
🥈 $300 for Male/Female Second Place
🥉 $100 for Male/Female Third Place
🏅 $100 for Male/Female First Place Masters

Male/Female 10K First Place
Male/Female 10K Second Place
Male/Female 10K Third Place
Male/Female 10K First Place Masters

Male/Female 5K First Place
Male/Female 5K Second Place
Male/Female 5K Third Place
Male/Female 5K First Place Masters

John Garrison Memorial Award

John Garrison was a well-known figure of the Hospital Hill Run, having participated in every event except the first. Sadly, he passed away in 2022 after the 49th annual run, while pursuing his passion for running. He was a beloved friend and mentor to many in the Kansas City running community, including his accomplished daughters, Laura Marriott and Marty Garrison.

John’s fastest Hospital Hill Half Marathon time was 1:12, so we will honor the 1120th finisher in the 2023 Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon.

Learn more about the John Garrison Memorial Award here. 

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 2023 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 are posting online 2 hours after the last participant has finished.

2023 Results – Click Here

View Half Marathon Awards

View 10k Awards

View 5k Awards

Click the year below to view the results.

2023 Results (not live until after the race)

20222021, 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.


Finisher Pix is our official photographer. A link will be provided and photos will be available within 24-48 hours to view your photos.

Click here to view the 2023 photos.

They will take photos along the course and at the finish and post-race celebration.

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:






All frequently asked questions can be found here. 

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