29th Annual Children's TLC Groundhog Run

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Hunt Midwest SubTropolis | Kansas City, MO  view map »

Click here to register for the 2012 Groundhog Run!

Individual registration is completely full, team partnerships and volunteer opportunities are still available. If you are interested in team partnership opportunities, which grants your team full access to the hospitality suite during the event, please visit http://www.childrenstlc.org/Events_GroundhogRun.html

If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to sign up online. Thank you for supporting Children’s TLC, a therapeutic learning center for children with disabilities.

29th Annual Children's TLC Groundhog Run

Visit the Children's TLC Official Website
Make a Donation

Schedule

When: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Where:
Hunt Midwest SubTropolis
8300 NE Underground Drive
Kansas City, MO 64161

5K Race:
9:00am
10K Race: 10:00am

registration packet pickup

5K Race: $40.00
10K Race: $40.00

Registration is limited to the first 3,500 applications.

No race day registration.

Packet Pickup
Garry Gribbles (Ward Parkway Mall, 8600 Ward Parkway KCMO 64114, 816.363.4800)
Friday, January 28th from 12:00 noon - 7:00pm
Saturday, January 29th from 9:00am - 2:00pm

Race Day: Hunt Midwest SubTropolis (8300 NW Underground Drive KCMO 64161)
Sunday, January 30th BEFORE the first race, exact times TBA

race categories & Teams

5K: Wind your way through Hunt Midwest SubTropolis on this 3.1 mile MARA certified course.
10K: This 6.2 mile certified course is part of the MARA Grand Prix Series. (Two laps along the 5K course.)

All teams will be handled by Children's TLC directly and are considered "Corporate Partners". Corporate teams should register as a General Participant using their promotion code.

Sponsor a 4-person team for $600 and receive access to the hospitality suite, training plans and team recognition. Call Children's TLC at 816.756.0780 (ext. 2105) for more information.

Don't feel like running? Register as a Fundraiser Only to create your personal fundraising page for Children's TLC.

810 Sports radio challenge

810 Sports Radio is challenging you to put your best foot forward in the race to raise the most money for Children's Therapeutic Learning Center. The competition for this year's Grand Prize is hot but the incentives along the way are cool. The challenge is open to both registered runners and those who may chose to hibernate on race day. By raising your first $25 you are providing a winning start for over 550 children with disabilities in the Greater Kansas City area. So what are you waiting for? - Sign-up today and create an easy to use online fundraising page. Ready, set, GO!

Fundraising Incentives for Registered Runners

  • $25: deck of cards provided by GEMACO
  • $50: tech shirt + deck of cards provided by GEMACO
  • $75: $15 RoadID gift certificate + tech shirt + deck of cards
  • $100: $25 Garry Gribbles gift card + $15 RoadID gift certificate
  • $300: $50 Garry Gribbles gift card
  • $500: $150 Garry Gribbles gift card
  • $810: $200 Garry Gribbles gift card + chance to enter GRAND PRIZE 810 Sports drawing

Fundraising Incentives for Hibernators

  • $25: Groundhog Run race day t-shirt
  • $50: tech shirt + Groundhog Run race day t-shirt
  • $75: $15 RoadID gift certificate + tech shirt + Groundhog Run race day t-shirt
  • $100: $25 Garry Gribbles gift card + $15 RoadID gift certificate
  • $300: $50 Garry Gribbles gift card
  • $500: $150 Garry Gribbles gift card
  • $810: $200 Garry Gribbles gift card + chance to enter GRAND PRIZE 810 Sports drawing

Grand Prize - Everyone who raises over $810 will be entered into a drawing to win an opportunity to sit in live during an 810 sports broadcast (winner's choice) and tour Union Broadcasting. For the first $810 raised, the fundraisier will be entered into the grand prize drawing and will receive a $200 Garry Gribbles gift card. For every additional $810 dollars raised, the fundraiser will be entered into the grand prize drawing (unlimited amount of entries). Odds of winning are based on overall fundraising participation.

The top individual fundraiser will be recognized on race day, receive a custom award, and be recognized on the Children's TLC website.

The top five individual fundraisers will receive free registration for the 2012 Children's TLC Groundhog Run.

All incentives will be distributed according to total dollars raised. Prizes are not cumulative and Children's TLC reserves the right to substitute other prizes in place of the shirts and deck of cards based on availability. Prizes may be picked up at packet pick-up and on race day at the designated table. Any prizes not picked up during those times will be available at the Children's TLC office (3101 Main Street, KCMO 64111) until February 28th, 2011. Cash value may not be substituted for prizes. Pledges and donations are not a substitute for either the collector's or donor's entry fees. Pledges and donations are non-refundable. All money raised will go directly to the children served through the Children's TLC programs.

  • Click here to make a general donation to Children's TLC!
  • Do you know someone who is running and would like to support them? Click here and make a donation to their Personal Fundraising page!
  • Already registered but haven't made your Personal Fundraising page yet? Click here and get started!!

awards

Awards will be given top individual and team runners, as well as top individual and team "hibernators"/fundraisers.

Runners

  • The top two teams in the 5K and 10K races
  • The top individual male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K races
  • The top 3 male and female in each age group in the 5K and 10K races
    Age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29. 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
    60-64, 65-69, 70 & over

Fundraisers

  • The top individual fundraiser will be recognized on race day, receive a custom award, and be recognized on the Children's TLC website.
  • The top five individual fundraisers will receive free registration for the 2012 Children's TLC Groundhog Run.

Races Directed by:
Mid-America Running Association
Race Director: LeRoy Unruh 913.599.6079

volunteers

The Children's TLC Groundhog Run would not be possible year after year without the generous support of our volunteers. We have a variety of duties and shifts to choose from below.

Duties include:

  • Pre-Race Preparation: assist with pre-packet pickup volunteer jobs
  • Packet Pickup: distribute bib numbers, chips, t-shirts, tech shirts, instructions, and directions
  • Race Day: course monitor, race day packet pickup, hospitality, parking, start/finish line

Please sign up today by clicking here or call Children's TLC 816.756.0780 ext. 2105 for more information.

about the children's tlc groundhog run

The Children's TLC Groundhog Run, the agency's largest and longest annual fundraiser, was founded in 1982 by Van Cooper, a long-time volunteer and Board member. Since his death in 1991, a memorial trophy has been given in his name to the first place 10K team. A 5K event was added in 1998 and the first place team received a memorial trophy honoring Martha Steadman, volunteer, friend and former Board member of Children's TLC.

The Children's TLC Groundhog Run is believed to be one of the only 5K/10K race in the nation that is totally underground. With a consistent temperature of 65 to 68 degrees, the Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is the ideal venue for the 3,500 runners to compete in this annual winter event! The races are sanctioned by the Mid America Running Association. This year's run will be on Sunday, January 30, 2011.

contact

For more information regarding the 29th Annual Children's TLC Groundhog Run, please contact Ali Fisher at AFisher@childrenstlc.org. For common questions regarding runner registration, fundraising, and event details please visit www.childrenstlc.org/Events_GroundhogRun.html for a downloadable FAQ sheet.

For technical registration questions, please contact Carrie Helfers at chelfers@sportkc.org.

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