Local Training Programs

Join one of our official Hospital Hill Run Training Programs through our local running stores and clubs. Training program dates and locations are listed below.

Ad Astra Running/ Heartland Galloway

Program Overview

Ad Astra Running’s Heartland Galloway training program in Lawrence, KS, is a fun, safe, and effective way to prepare for the 2022 Hospital Hill Run. Utilizing Olympian Jeff Galloway’s popular Run-Walk-Run® method, you can complete a half marathon enjoyably and injury-free on just three days training per week.

Training Programs & Dates:
  • ½ marathon: 18-week program kicking off February 19th at 8am at Lawrence High School Track.
  • 5K distance: March 19th at 8am at Lawrence High School Track
Meetup Time & Locations

Saturdays @ 8:00am (location will vary)

Contact: J. Jenkins
Phone: 785-830-8353
Email: j.jenkins@adastrarunning.com

Newbie Run Club Couch to 5k

The Running Well Store
Program Overview

Want to start running?

The Running Well Store Newbie Run Club is a Couch to 5k training plan with a dedicated coach gearing you up for the Hospital Hill 5k. This program is for first-time runners and walkers who have never completed a 5k, have had some time off from running, or have taken part in one event but want support finishing a second.

This virtual meeting will include details about the run club, a 15-minute informational presentation on footwear, socks and have a free sock raffle and introduce the race director for the Hospital Hill Run, so for questions about the event.

Training Programs & Dates:

April 21st, 2022 at 6:30pm at the Running Well Store – Mission

Phone: (913) 400-2013
Email: MissionManager@therunningwellstore.com

The Runner’s Edge

Program Overview

This program is designed for those that want to:

  • Train for the Hospital Hill Run 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon in a safe, fun, effective way while boosting their social, mental, and physical health during this pandemic.
  • Enjoy the company of others and convenience of aid stations along with a variety of marked, scenic courses
  • Experience the benefits of a highly successful training plan with Kansas City’s largest & longest running group.

This program is designed for all three distances in the Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k. 

Training Programs & Dates:

March 26th at 7am at Garry Gribble’s in Overland Park

We will meet at a different location every Saturday morning at 7am – they will receive our list of locations when they sign up or they are welcome to email me to view the list to determine if they want to sign up

Please RSVP by May 13 for the May 15th run.

To RSVP & for More Info

Contact: Coach Eladio Valdez

Phone: 816-914-1430

Email: runnersedgekc@gmail.com

KC Endurance

Program Overview

We are are coached training team that builds individual training programs for runners of all abilities. Our coaches are highly experienced with degrees in Exercise Science. 

We meet 3 times per week and have a fantastic team training environment. Athletes are monitored through Training Peaks with a weekly schedule and are able to contact their coach any time during the week for any training related questions. 

Training cost is $230 per person.

Dates & Times:

Half Marathon Training – February 12

KC Smart Runners

Program Overview

The KC SMART Runners Club works with runners just beginning or very early on in their Half Marathon journey. The KC SMART Runners program will teach runners about key race preparation, such as fueling, pace and distance to run to reach your goal, remaining injury free when increasing your distance, walk run techniques and flexibility of training schedules just to name a few. KC SMART Runners group runs are a welcoming and supportive environment that won’t judge you on speed or distance you can run. KC SMART Runners welcomes all skill levels of runners and helps train them to get to the next level.

Training Programs & Dates:

Half Marathon Trainings begins April 2 2022.

Where: Saturday mornings at Barry Road Park; 8299 N Congress Ave; Kansas City, MO 64153


Phone: 757-570-1072

Email: kcsmartrunners@gmail.com

KC Running Co. Group Runs

KC Running Company Group Runs
Program Overview

Join an upcoming group run hosted by KC Running Company.

Group Run Dates & Times:

Wednesday, April 7: Brew Crew Run. This will be at Brewery Emperial (1829 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64108) 6:00 PM.

Sunday, April 11th: The Sunday Runday group run is at 7 A.M. at the KC Running Company store at 200 E 135th St, Kansas City, MO 64145.