2017 Buck O'Neil Run/Walk

Saturday 11th November 2017

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: 1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, United States

Distance running, Walking, Running, 5K


Activities

  • Running-5K - 5K
  • Walking-2.2 Miles - 2.2 Mile Walk

Description

BECOME AND URBAN LEGEND!

Race through historic Kansas City, MO at the Buck O'Neil Walk/Run, presented by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM). Support a great cause while traveling the same streets in the heart of the city where legendary musicians, social pioneers and star athletes roamed.

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 Leagues baseball legend and former chairman of the museum. 

The course route will pass historic and scenic landmarks such as the new Urban Youth Baseball Academy, 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. 

Event details and schedule

The course route will pass historic and scenic landmarks such as the new Urban Youth Baseball Academy, 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. 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS END NOVEMBER 1, 2017. Don't miss discounted registration opportunities! Prices increase on November 1. ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7.  Race day registration will be available up to 8:30 am. Advanced bib/package pick up will be Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Negro Leageus Baseball Museum starting at Noon through 6:00 pm.  

Race is scheduled to start at 9:00 am, with the start/finish line for both routes on The Paseo, between 18th & 19th Street, facing north, in front of the Paseo YMCA building.  Late registrations may affect start time.  Please arrive between 8:00-8:30 am for brief pre-race announcements and course updates. 

A mix of on street and parking lots are available in the district near the museum. Please remember to dress for the weather conditions. 

Organised by

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City

Phone: 816-221-1920 x223

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