24th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sprint Campus | Overland Park, KS  view map »

24th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll

Please arrive early on race morning!

Join other families as they participate in the Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll presented by Sprint.


Start time: 9 a.m.

  • Long-sleeve t-shirts (guaranteed to pre-registered)
  • First 500 registered will receive a pair of socks!
  • ALL participants will receive chip timing and age group awards will be given.
  • The Tom Murphy Fun Run For Kids
  • Walkers and baby strollers welcome

UPDATED for 2013: A revised course! Click here for the updated course map.

Each team with 10 members or more will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card to Price Chopper.

Click here to register today!


Online registration closes Sunday, November 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Packet Pick-up will be held at Dick's Sporting Goods located at Town Center Plaza, 11801 Nall Avenue, Leawood, Kansas 66211! Tuesday, November 26 from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday, November 27 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thru August 25
$22 Individual
$19 Combo of 2-4 (per person)*
$18 Family of 5 (per person)*
$8 Fun Run (12 and under)
Thru October 27 Sprint Employee Discount Thru November 17
$25 Individual $20 Individual
$22 Combo of 2-4 (per person)* $17 Combo of 2-4 (per person)*
$21 Family of 5 (per person)* $16 Family of 5 (per person)*
$9 Fun Run (12 and under) $7 Fun Run (12 and under)
Thru November 24 Packet Pickup & Race Day, November 28
$28 Individual $35 Individual
$25 Combo of 2-4 (per person)* $30 Combo of 2-4 (per person)*
$24 Family of 5 (per person)* $27 Family of 5 (per person)*
$10 Fun Run (12 and under) $12 Fun Run (12 and under)


Click here to register today!

This year, the 24th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll has partnered with BSX Athletics and will participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most participants running a Thanksgiving Day race. Thanksgiving Day 5K races across the country will participate to set a new Guinness World Record. It's not every day you can say you were a world record contender!


On-line Registration:
Closes Monday, November 25 at 11:59 a.m.

Click here to register today!

Late Registration & Packet Pick-up:
During the week of the race, there will be final opportunities to register as well as pick up your packet. Participants may register at packet pick-up on Tuesday, November 26 from 4-8 p.m. or Wednesday, November 27 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Packet Pick-up will be held at Dick's Sporting Goods located at Town Center Plaza, 11801 Nall Avenue, Leawood, Kansas 66211!

Participants may also register and pick up packets at the Sprint Campus on Thanksgiving Day (day of race) from 7 to 8:45 a.m. It is strongly recommended you register early to avoid a long line on race day and potentially missing the start of the race. All entry fees are non-refundable and partially tax-deductable.

Combo/Family Discount Instructions:
To receive the combo or family discount you must create a team during the registration process.

  1. Click the register button at the top or bottom of this page.
  2. Sign in or create a profile.
  3. The team creator will be the team captain, enter the personal information for the team captain.
  4. On the next page, select "Yes, I want to create a new team." Then, enter your team name and select a team type (Combo for 2-4 members and Family for 5+ members). Set your number of team members. Continue with the registration.

You have the option to register some or all of your team members on your order, or they can register on their own and join your team.

To add more registrants to your order first complete the steps above, then follow the instructions below.

  1. Click "save and add another" at the bottom of the 4th page, just below the promotions field.
  2. Enter the information for the next registrant.
  3. On the next page, select "Yes, I want to join a team", then select the team you created from the drop down menu. Continue with the registration. You can repeat this process as many times and necessary.

Strollers Welcome
The Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll presented by Sprint is one of the few road events in Kansas City that will officially allow baby strollers to be pushed by walkers! However, running and jogging with strollers will not be allowed.

The Tom Muphy Fun Run for Kids will start at approaximately at 10:30 am near the finish line!

The Tom Murphy Fun Run for Kids, in memorial of a beloved and tragically departed member of the Kansas City community. Our organization has enjoyed great support and tremendous leadership over the years from Sprint associates. As an integral member of our Board/Executive Committee, Tom was also a dear friend of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. He made significant contributions in helping define our organization's leading role in developing the plans for a new downtown arena beginning in 2001. Tom embraced our vision, and he encouraged us to push forward. He was also instrumental in our efforts to both retain the NABC, and develop the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and College Basketball Experience. The Tom Murphy Fun Run for Kids will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. (located on Satchel Paige Park Field at the southeast corner of the Sprint Campus).

Furthermore, in conjunction with the Fun Run, we are working to help raise money for the tuition scholarship fund in Tom's name, w

hich will be awarded each year to help further the education of a youth at Rockhurst High School. Our nonprofit organization will contribute $1,000 from the event to the Thomas E. Murphy III Scholarship Fund that is being administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded to individuals that exemplify Tom's best qualities and assist them in their pursuit of higher education.

We are working with "Friends of Tom Murphy" and have created an easy to use individual and team fundraising initiative.

Friends of Tom Murphy fundraising page to come.

Due to the nature and size of this event, several volunteers are needed to ensure this event runs correctly. Experienced or not, please help us make sure this year's event is as good as we can make it. We can't do it without you!

To register as a volunteer, click here.

We look forward to working with you!

The run/walk starts on Sprint Parkway just south of 117th Street and wraps around the Sprint Campus until participants head north on Outlook Street. They will then turn west onto 115th Street and continue until turning north on Glenwood Street. From there, participants will head east on 112th Street, back south onto Outlook Street which then continues onto Sprint Parkway and leads to teh finish line. An aid station will be located at the start/finish line and at the corner of Outlook and 115th Street.

Note: No headsets, motorized vehicles, roller blades, bikes or dogs will be allowed on the course. Baby strollers and baby joggers will be allowed in the 5K walk only. Protection will be provided at all intersections by the Overland Park, KS police department and/or volunteers.

Click here for the updated course for 2013!

A prize (TBA) will be awarded to the top overall male and female for this year's event. Thank you to Sprint for their continued support of our race and the spectacular prizes.

Age group medals will be given to the top 3 in each age group. Age groups for both male and female are below.

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

The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation
The Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation is a privately funded not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life and economic success of Greater Kansas City by taking the lead in maintaining and selectively acquiring a diversity of amateur and professional sports, as well as collaborating with area economic development agencies in the attraction and retention of amateaur and professional sports organzations. Another objective of the Sports Commission is to promote lifetime benefits of sports to the youth of Greater Kansas City.

WIN for KC
The Women's Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC) is a volunteer, membership driven organization that operates under the umbrella of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. WIN for KC was established in 1994 with the mission to advocate and promote the lifetime values of sports and fitness for girls and women, and to provide opportunities for participation in the Greater Kansas City area. WIN for KC believes in the physical and emotional well-being of girls and women through involvement in sports and fitness. WIN for KC conducts eleven (11) different clinics each year for girls ages 5 to 15.

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