by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC
A Kansas City Kansas Community College tradition returns this spring with the 2018 Blue Devil 5K and Kids Trot.
The Blue Devil 5K, which is in its 14th year, is at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5. The course winds through the KCKCC campus on the roads, walking paths and sidewalks.
The Kids Trot follows at 9 a.m. and is geared toward children 11-years and younger.
Childcare volunteers will provide activities for the children from 7:30 to 9 a.m., so parents can participate in the run-walk.
Registration for the 5K is $20 per person through March 31. The Kids Trot is $10. Registration for both the Blue Devil 5K and the Kid’s Trot includes a T-shirt, Finisher’s Medal, Goodie Bag and an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast following the event. About 200 people participated in the 5K and Kids Trot in 2017.
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers. In addition, the winner of each age group will receive an award and a prize. Children in the Kids Trot will run in heats based on age groups. Distances will range from 25 meters to one-quarter of a mile. No strollers are allowed.
“People should participate in the Blue Devil 5k and Kids Trot for the pancakes at the end of the race,” said Joe Mundt, wellness specialist at KCKCC. “In reality, people should participate because this is a really fun event for the whole family, plus you get a finisher’s medal and prizes in addition to the pancakes at the end. We also provide activities with professional staff for kids while their parents complete the 5k. Blue Devil 5k is a great way to take your exercise plan to the next level.”
For more information about the Blue Devil 5K Run/Walk and Kids Trot, visit www.kckcc.edu/campus-life/health-rec/WFC/blue-devil-fun-run-walk. Information is also available by calling the KCKCC Wellness and Fitness Center at 913-288-7610. An entry form must be filled out for each registrant.
Early bird registration can be completed at https://www.imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventReg%2FEventReg_SelectType.aspx%3FfEID%3D67722%26fNew%3D1%26fsource%3DimASearch.
Registration can also be completed in person at the KCKCC Wellness Center. Volunteers are also needed. For information on how to volunteer for the Blue Devil 5K Run-Walk and Kids Trot, call 913-288-7370.