Race Day is April 28, 2019
Race Day Schedule
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 a.m.; the last walker bus at 7:45 a.m. 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.
* Strollers allowed in the walking pace group only.
Check out the course route below.
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
Wheelchair racers and elite runners must be at start line
All other runners, get in the corral.
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
Kids' Trolley Run starts
Family After-Bash at Mill Creek Park
Garry Gribbles Running Sports at 8600 Ward Parkway in Kansas City, MO
Please note, if you are on a Corporate Team, please check with your Team Coordinator before coming to Packet Pickup. Limited race-day packet pick up will be available. Race-day registrants are NOT guaranteed t-shirt.
Thursday, April 25
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday April 27
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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.
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 Registration
Families of CCVI students and alumni can create fundraising teams and are given special Family Team shirts.
SPONSORS ONLY Corporate Registration
For those using a corporate team comp code. Corporate Team registrants can make a direct donation to CCVI during their registration process.
Open to kids 10 and under, the Kids' Run is fun for the whole family! Presented by Shook Hardy & Bacon, the Kids' Run takes place at Mill Creek Park on The Plaza. Kids run according to age group in heats of 10 to 15 runners. Younger kids (up to age six) run on the grass while older kids (ages seven to 10) run on the track around the park and can choose a quarter-mile or half-mile course.
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:
Kansas City, MO 64112
History of the Race
Now in its 30th year, 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 four-mile course follows the old streetcar/trolley tracks and hence, the name, Trolley Run. Trolley Run is the largest annual fundraiser for CCVI and provides a critical funding in the CCVI programming budget. Trolley Run has succeeded through the generous support of our individual and corporate sponsors, including longtime title sponsor Sabates Eye Centers and many others.
Over the years, the Trolley Run has become one of the largest timed four-mile run in the United States, and the first major run in Kansas City to use chip technology for race results.
A Record-breaking Run
Since 1998, several records have been broken for a four-mile U.S. race. The Trolley Run continues to hold these distinctions:
- Since 1998, home of Men’s Four-mile U.S. Best
- Since 1999, home of Men’s Masters Four-mile U.S. Best
- Since 2000, home of Women’s Four-mile Course Record
Race Results Technology
CCVI and the Trolley Run work with the End Result Company for the timing of the race. The End Result Company is a national race timing and technology company and provides electronic chip timing services not only to some of the largest, most complicated events in the country, but also to many regional races.