2015 Buck O'Neil 2.2 Mile Walk & 5K Run

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Nov 14, 2015


Kansas City, MO


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Running-5K - Individual-5K

$22 $30 Closed

Walking-2.2 Miles (3K) - Individual-2.2 Mile Walk

$15 $22 Closed

About This Activity

BECOME AN URBAN LEGEND! Race through historic Kansas City, MO at the Buck O'Neil Walk/Run, presented by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in partnership with Patriot's Run Club. Support a great cause while traveling the same streets in the heart of the city where legendary musicians, social pioneers and star athletes walked.

Choose to participate in a 5K Run or a 2.2 mile (or 3K) walk, through the 18th & Vine historic district. The "2.2" mile distance honors the uniform number and memory of John "Buck" O'Neil (1911-2006), Negro League baseball legend and former chairman of the museum. The event is part of the annual Buck O'Neil birthday celebration. Proceeds benefit the NLBM.
The course route will pass historic and scenic landmarks such as Parade Park, 12th Street & Vine marker, Blues Stadium site, and the Paseo YMCA. The rolling urban terrain makes this race among the most challenging workouts in Kansas City.  

All participants receive a commemorative long sleeve race shirt.  5K runners compete for best time  medals in different age categories.  The very best times for 5K runners (male & female) receive a special award as 2015 race champions. 

Event details and schedule

2015 race will start promplty at 9:00 am at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO.  

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS END OCTOBER 22, 2015.  Don't miss discounted registration opportunities! Prices increase on October 23.  Race day registration will be available.

Online registration closes November 11, 2015 at 12:00AM (MIDNIGHT).  After that, call 816-221-1920 or register in person at the NLBM up until race day at 8:30 am. 

Race packages can be picked up at the NLBM on Friday, November 13, 2015 from Noon-6:00 pm, and Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 7:30 am-8:30 am.  Package will include race shirt, race bib, and chip timer. Please return timers after the race.

Race begins on the NORTH side of the building on "Buck" O'Neil Way (17th Street Terrace).

Post race snacks will be available.

Be prepared for possible cool or cold temperatures.

Please try to arrive by 8:30 am before the race starts.

Parking is available on 18th Street or in lots at 18th & Woodland, 18th & Vine.

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