The11th Annual  Center Education Foundation 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run or Walk is set for Saturday, October 7, 2023.  5K and 1 mile start at 9am.  Walk or run and help kick off the South Kansas City Block Party!  Vendors, beverage tents, car show, kids' zone and live music at the finish line.

  • BEST finish line festival!  
  • Awesome Soft T-shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • 5K award ceremony 10:30 on the Main Stage
  • Classic Car Show

Registration is now OPEN!  

How far is a 5K?  3.1 miles.  

Can I pay by check or cash?  Yes.  Download a paper registration form here. 

  • Packet pick-up: 
    Packet Pick-Up Information:
    Packets will be available for pickup the week of the race.  We will notify all registrants of exact time and place. 
    Packets will also be available for pickup prior to race start 8am-8:45am at the starting line (inside Red Bridge shopping Center between Sun Fresh and Tanners).  You won't be able to miss us :-)
  • Awards for:
    We'll have awards for top finishers, but also prizes for fun contests along the way!

About the Center Education Foundation

The Center Education Foundation is a community based 501(c) 3 non-profit that is focused on enhancing educational opportunities for children in the Center School District community.  The Foundation provides grant money to Center teachers and staff so that they can provide educational experiences for their students that are not included in the regular District budget.  Recent examples include helping to fund travel to Costa Rica for advanced Spanish students, outreach programs to encourage low income families to participate in the Parents As Teachers Program, and bringing in resource teachers to help elementary students learn about bats and weather.