Start Times

9:00 a.m. 5K & 8K Start


All runners will receive a  Cliff Hanger Shirt, finisher medal, and breakfast after the race! Additional breakfast tickets may be purchased for $6.

Individual RegistrationAmountTeam Registration (per runner)Amount
Registration Through Sept 28th$30.00 Team (per runner)$28.00
Sept 29th through Oct 26th $35.00 Team (per runner)$33.00
At Packet Pick up & Race day$40.00 Team (per runner)$38.00
Kids 12 and under$12.00

Youth Program Sponsorship $12.00

Kansas City Track Club’s Cliff Hanger Run provides free entries, running shoes and incentives to kids who would otherwise not have a running opportunity. Each youth runner completes a training program leading up to Cliff Hanger Run and race day is their celebration. The youth runner you sponsor receives an entry that includes the 5k race, shirt, medal, meal, goodie bag and transportation to and from the race. You will receive a Kansas City Track Club logo item, at packet pickup for your donation.  Youth Program Sponsorship

We highly encourage everyone to register online since this saves KCTC time and money for data input.

Mail-in Registration Form 2017

The Kansas City Track Club offers a virtual race option.  No matter what comes up, a family emergency, a change in work schedule, or a stuffy nose, you don’t have to worry about forfeiting your registration fee, shirt and finisher’s medal.

Packet Pick Up

Friday, October 27th: 12PM – 7PM
At the Kansas City Track Club office, 208 W 79th st. Kansas City, MO 64114  Map

Saturday October 28th: 7:00AM to 8:30AM before the race.
Packet Pick Up on Race Day WILL close 30 minutes before the start of the race to give runners ample time to get to the finish line. Please plan accordingly!
Kansas City University of Medicine & BioSciences,Strickland Education Pavilion (SEP) 1750 E Independence Ave  Kansas City, MO 64106  Map


Start and Finish

The start/finish will be on Cliff Drive at the gate adjacent to Paseo Avenue.


Parking is available at Kansas City University of Medicine & BioSciences, 1750 E Independence Ave  Kansas City, MO 64119

Participants may park in any parking lot except those blocked off by race organizers.

Post Race Events

Join us for a pancake breakfast for all registered runners, after the race! Additional breakfast tickets may be purchased during registration, at packet pickup or after the race!


Both the 5K and 8K will be bib chip timed.

Awards will be given for both races. Races will be timed separately and awards will be presented at the Post Race lunch at KCUMB. The 5K and 8K are a part of the Race KC Series.  In both races, awards will go to the top three male and female finishers and to top three in age groups 14 – 19, through 80+. All kids under age 14 will receive a finishers medal and a goodie bag.cliff hanger medal 2016

The top three teams will receive awards.

For your safety we do not allow dogs, headphones, skateboards, inline skates or bicycles.
Strollers must walk, and remain behind the runners.


Get your friends together and form a team. Teams can be as large as you like and the three fastest times per team will be counted.  Receive $2.00 off per runner when you sign up as a team.    Register Now

Chip Timing

Both the 8K and 5K will be bib chip timed.


Both the 5K and the 8K are USATF Certified courses.

USATF Certified Courses 5K – MO09078BG 8K – MO09079BG Valid 10/31/09 – 12/31/19 Kansas City, MO 5K Turn around is marked with a blue “5” block symbol 8K turn around is marked with the 4K distance marker Runners have use of entire road – No cones are used except end point

Driving Directions to KCUMB Campus

From the north: I-29/I-35 south Over the Christopher Bond Bridge  Take first left exit to the Paseo Blvd.  Turn left on Independence Ave. (24 Hwy)  Turn left on Woodland
From the east:  I-70 west Take exit 3A (the Paseo exit—north) Turn right and go eight blocks (to the seventh stop light) Turn right on Independence Ave. (24 Hwy)  Turn left onto Woodland
From the west: I-70 east Take exit 2H (24 Hwy East) Turn right onto Independence Ave. (24 Hwy) Take Independence Ave. to fourth stop light Turn left onto Woodland
From the southwest: I-35 north or I-670 east Take I-70 east Move to the left lane immediately  Take 2N exit which is I-35 north Take 2H exit which is Admiral Blvd. Turn right on Admiral Blvd. Turn left onto Woodland


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