Kansas City's Big 12 Run
Saturday, March 12, 2016
10:00 AM

Celebrate college basketball and wear your team's colors for this fun running event.  Kick off March basketball by participating in the Big 12 Run.  Set in the heart of downtown Kansas City, strollers are welcome for the 5K family-friendly event.  Everyone that crosses the finish line for either distance will receive a finisher's medal.

Hosted by:


 Race Results:

Click here for the race results. 

Race Day Photos:

After the race, get your race day photos here.

 The race will go on regardless of weather conditions.  However, if it is determined that it is unsafe to walk/run, the race director reserves the right to cancel the event.

Each participant will receive a hoodie and finisher's medal.


Start/Finish: 12th & Grand Blvd
12K Certification Code: MO15008LJ

Race Day Parking:

Click here to see the parking map.

Race Morning Questions:

If you have questions on Saturday morning before the race, or need help with road closings and an alternate route, please call 816.377.6971.

Road Closure Information:

Road closures begin at 10 a.m. and could last up to 2 hours in these areas:

  • Power & Light District
  • Government District
  • 18th & Vine
  • Crown Center
  • The Crossroads District

Packet Pickup & Late Registration

Friday, March 11
Time: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Ultramax Sports, 6911 Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village, KS

Saturday, March 12
Time: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Location: 13th Street & Grand Blvd, under blue KC Sports Commission tent

Switch from 5K to 12K

If you want to go a little bit further than 3.1 miles and want to move up to the 12K, then email contact@sportkc.org for instructions.  You just pay the difference.  After Wednesday, March 11 all switches will need to be done onsite at Packet Pickup and morning of the race.

Refund Policy 

NOTE: In order to protect our participants and insure a safe event, each individual participating in this event must be officially registered under his or her own name with accurate  personal information.  Failure to do so will void the registration and prohibit participation.  Registration entries and race numbers cannot be transferred to another person under any circumstances  or used by registrant  in subsequent years.  Registration fees are non-refundable in all cases regardless of inability to participate or event cancellation.  The race director reserves the right to cancel the event because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances which pose a significant danger to the participants. 

What event could be successful without the help of volunteers?  There are various opportunities for volunteer participation.  We can't do it without your help!  Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt.

Become a volunteer!

Volunteers are needed to help with the following:

  • Packet Pickup
  • Water Station
  • Finish Line Food/Water
  • Chip Removal
  • Course Monitoring

Prizes will be awarded to the overall Male and Female winners.

12K - Overall Male and Female:

  • $1,000 in Phillips 66 gas card
  • 2 tickets to Championship Big 12 Basketball game

5K - Overall Male and Female:

  •  $500 in Phillips 66 gas card
  • 2 tickets to Championship Big 12 Basketball game

Age Group Categories of Winners Men and Women:
17 & under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

Everyone that crosses the finish line will receive a finisher's medal.

Race Results

2014 Results
2013 Results

Thank you to our sponsors for their support!  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here.

Title Sponsor:


Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:





Bronze Sponsors - Big 12 Corporate Sponsors:


Contact Us:

Email us at contact@sportkc.org




Internship Program

Looking for an internship?  Apply to be a Sports Commission Intern.  Click here for more information.

Online Registration

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