Trolley Run Start Line

Race Info

Learn about pricing, registration categories, race route, race day schedule, sustainability efforts and more!

Details about Trolley Run

WHEN: April 29, 2018, 7:45 a.m. We run rain or shine - no refunds. Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 28, 2019.

WHERE: Race starts at 75th and Wornall and concludes on the Country Club Plaza

WHO: Trolley Run is operated by CCVI and a dedicated team of volunteers. The dollars raised from this race go directly back to CCVI to support programming.

THE COURSE: The four-mile Trolley Run course winds through the Waldo and Brookside neighborhoods and ends on the Country Club Plaza. Transportation from the Plaza to the Start Line begins at 6:00 a.m. on Nichols Road between Pennsylvania and Broadway streets. The last runner bus leaves at 7:20; the last walker bus at 7:45. Arrive early! *No bags or backpacks will be permitted at the Trolley Run. Personal items will be transported from the start to the finish line.

The CCVI Trolley Run is proud to be a USA Track & Field certified course. 

Click HERE to view the race map.

Click HERE to view the 2018 Runner Handbook.

Race Day Schedule

6:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Late registration at Start Line (75th & Wornall)
There is no guarantee late registrants be in the results or receive a t-Shirt.
6:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Music and warm-up festivities at Start Line
6:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Transportation to Start Line from Plaza
7:30 a.m.
Wheelchair racers and elite runners must be at start line
7:45 a.m.
All other runners, get in the corral
8:15 a.m.
Walkers, get in the corral (Strollers allowed in the walker pace group)
8:15 - 11:00 a.m.
After-Bash on the Country Club Plaza featuring great food and drink
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Entertainment at the Kids' Run in Mill Creek Park
10:15 a.m.
Kids' Trolley Run starts
10:45 a.m.
Family After-Bash at Mill Creek Park

Coming from out of town a need a place to stay? We encourage you to stay on the Country Club Plaza at our hotel sponsor, the Hampton Inn & Suites (4600 Summit, Kansas City, MO 64112, Tel:816-448-4600)

Trolley Run After Bash

Registration Pricing

Registration Prices:

Registration for Trolley Run 2018 opens Oct. 5.

$35 through Feb. 15, 2018

$40 Feb. 16 - April 19

$45 April 20 - April 28

$50 April 29 (Race Day on-site registration only)

Cash or check only for race day registration

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup:

Thursday, April 26: 3:00-7:00pm 
Friday, April 27: 11:00am-6:00pm
Saturday April 28: 10:00am-3:00pm

Location: Inside Ward Parkway Center, next to Kay Jewelers. Use the mall entrance near Starbucks (off State Line Road).

Please note, if you are on a Corporate Team, please check with your Team Coordinator before coming to Packet Pickup. We've delivered many of our teams this year.

Limited race day packet pick up will be available. Race day registrants are NOT guaranteed t-shirt. 

Registration Categories

Individual: All participants who are not part of a team should register as an Individual. Individuals can make a direct donation to CCVI during their registration process. 

CCVI Family Team: Families of CCVI students and alumni can create fundraising teams and are given special Family Team shirts. Click HERE to learn more about Family Teams. YOU MUST register through the CCVI Family Team category to join a Family Team. In order to receive a personalized Family Team t-shirt, your registration must be completed by Friday, March 31, 2018 at midnight CDT. Any Family Team registrations that come in after that time will receive a standard Trolley Run t-shirt.

Corporate Sponsored Team: For those using a corporate team comp code - SPONSORS ONLY – click HERE to learn more about sponsorship. Corporate Team registrants can make a direct donation to CCVI during their registration process.

Kids’ Run: For kids 10 and under – click HERE for more info

Registrations are only accepted online. If you need assistance, please call 816-841-2284.

Pacing Guidelines

In lieu of waves, we will be utilizing pacers and having a hold-and-release start in an effort to minimize the volume of runners released at one time. You’ll recognize our pacers at the start line carrying pace flags.

As in the past, we ask that walkers and participants with strollers keep to the back of the group to allow our runners to safely run the course.  


The Children's Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) prepares children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world.

Increasingly, that world faces environmental challenges of its own. As CCVI's largest fundraiser - and one of the nation's largest 4-mile runs - the Trolley Run seeks to reduce its environmental impact, as it continues to grow its impact on the children and families of CCVI.

We are pleased to be in our second year of efforts for the Sustainability Plan for the Trolley Run. Led by guidelines set by the Council for Responsible Sport, the following is a list of our goals and initiatives:

  • Measure race day waste and divert at least 60% of total waste
  • Donate at least 90% of leftover food items to a local homeless shelter or food pantry
  • Use zero Styrofoam - and introduce a zero Styrofoam policy for all Trolley Run and After Bash vendors
  • Estimate the carbon travel footprint of event participants
  • Eliminate at least one printed pre-race material
  • Provide composting receptacles for paper cups; measure total composted
  • Solicit feedback in post-race survey from participants
  • Eliminate physical race bags and introduce virtual race bags
  • Quantify percentage of paper registrations vs online
  • Work with an organization to set up running shoe donation at packet pick-up
  • Set up recycling opportunities for race bibs
  • Continue previously established initiatives, including providing recycling bins during race and eliminating participation medals