Saturday, Oct 28, 2023
10K, 5K and 1 Mile Walk! 9 AM Start
The Cliff Hanger Run in the Historic Northeast is a Kansas City classic! Run on Cliff Drive, a Missouri state scenic byway, while enjoying the crisp fall air, and beautiful foliage. All runners and 1 mile walkers will receive a Cliff Hanger Shirt, Finisher medal, custom bib, free photos and treats after the race!
2023 PARTICIPANT GUIDE Click Here.
Packet Pick Up
Friday October 27, 2023 12PM to 5PM
Fleet Feet in the Ward Parkway Center
Saturday October 28, 2023 7:30AM to 8:55AM
The Colonnade at Concourse Park, 200 Benton Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64123.
Packet Pick Up will close 5 minutes before the start of the race to give runners ample time to get to the start line. Please plan accordingly!
Start and Finish
The start and finish will be at The Colonnade at Concourse Park, 200 Benton Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64123.
Kids Fun Run
The Kids run will start at 8:45 AM, (before the 5K & 10K.) All kids running the FUN RUN will receive a race shirt, finishers medal and a goodie bag. MAP
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.
Both the 10K and 5K will be bib chip timed.
Both courses start and finish at The Colonnade on the Concourse, passing The Kansas City Museum, historic homes, the waterfall on the bluffs and traversing along Cliff Drive, a US scenic byway. The courses are measured with a bicycle and Jones counter for accuracy but the measurements, maps and fee will not be submitted to USATF, saving the club about $800. Not sending documentation to USATF is only an issue if your road running performance needs to be accepted as a record or be nationally ranked.
For your safety we do not allow dogs, skateboards, inline skates or bicycles.
If you are participating in the race as a virtual participant, you or a friend can pick up your packet, shirt and finisher medal at packet pickup. Tell the volunteers you are a virtual runner. Complete the distance whenever and wherever is convenient.
If you are unable to pick up your packet before the race, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you want your packet. You can pick up anytime beginning the Tuesday after the race at the club office. The office is a house converted to office space at 208 W 79th St, KC, MO 64114. Your packet will be in a pickup bin in the basement stairwell in the back of the house off the circle driveway. The pickup bins are outside and available to you 24/7 so you can stop by when it is convenient for you with no need to check in with us again.
If you did not originally sign up for the virtual race but need to switch to the virtual option, email email@example.com as soon as possible or let us know at packet pickup.
Awards will be given in each distance to the top three male and female finishers overall, as well as to the top three finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80+
The Awards Tent will be located within the Finish Line Festival area close to the DJ and Results Tent. First check your results at the Results Kiosk. If you placed in the top 3 overall or in your age group come to the Awards Tent to claim your award. If you need to leave before awards are announced, we are happy to give you the award early. Don’t even have time for that? Friends can pick up awards for you.
If you are unable to pick up your award at the race, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you want your award. The RaceDay Events office is a house converted to office space at 208 W 79th St, KC, MO 64114. You can pick up anytime beginning the Tuesday after the race. Your award will be in a pickup bin in the basement stairwell in the back of the house off the circle driveway. The pickup bins are outside and available to you 24/7 so you can stop by when it is convenient for you with no need to check in with us again.
Registration fees are not refundable under any circumstance. Race registrations can be transferred to another participant or to another distance. Save your login so you can do this yourself.
If this race is cancelled for any reason, all registered participants will automatically become virtual runners. If the race is postponed, all participants will be registered for the new date. Shirts, medals and swag will be available for pick up.
Registrations cannot be transferred to another year or another race.
The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns, road condition, permit concerns or natural disaster. Each athlete must accept this risk of their entry fee paid. Registration fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting in advance of the race date, including course preparation, race supplies, permits and administration. Every effort will be made to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision made that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety, sustainability and manageability.
If you want to be guaranteed a refund, purchase race insurance for yourself. Travel insurance companies will cover your race registration and any travel costs you might have.
Weather: The event will not be cancelled because of rain, snow or extreme temperature.
If there is lightning, the event will be postponed for a minimum of 10 minutes until no signs of the storm are present. Participants should seek shelter in their vehicles or a nearby building if available. If lightning continues 10 minutes after the scheduled event start, the race will be subject to cancellation.
The race will be canceled in the event of a tornado warning.