Who we run for
CCVI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency in Kansas City, Missouri, whose mission is to prepare young children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world. CCVI provides a comprehensive program for children, birth through school age, including highly-specialized instruction, therapies and family education.
Trolley Run History
The idea for this fundraiser was presented to the Friends of CCVI by the former Michael Forbes Restaurants, Inc., which owned two restaurants, four miles apart in the heart of Kansas City and The Plaza shopping area. The 4-mile course follows the old streetcar/trolley tracks and hence, the name, Michael Forbes Trolley Run! In 2001, the Trolley Run welcomed a new Title Sponsor, the Sabates Eye Centers. Over the years, the Trolley Run has become:
A Record-Breaking Run
Since 1998, several records have been broken for a 4-mile U.S. race. The Trolley Run continues to hold these distinctions:
Preparing For Race Day
A full year of preparation by more than 80 dedicated volunteers working non stop culminates on Race Day when approximately 600 volunteers will be on the course working under the direction of the Trolley Run Committee Chairmen, the Mid-America Running Association and End Result Company (professional organization that times, operates and computes the race results from the timing chip.)
After the race, The Plaza is the place to be as runners, walkers, spectators and families enjoy one of the largest “After-Bash” celebrations in the country complete with food, drink and entertainment. The Kids’ Trolley Run takes place in Mill Creek Park after the adult run/walk. The week after the run, we thank all of our sponsors at a Partners Party.
Join us in Kansas City on Sunday, April 28, 2013