The only running event with a halftime, the Double Road Race 8K features a 5K, recovery period, then a 3K. Participants run a total of 8K (5K+3K). Join us at the National World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City for a one-of-a-kind running experience! All proceeds from the 2nd Annual National WWI Museum & Memorial 8K Double support the Museum. We thank this national treasure for their strong support of the Kansas City running community.
How It Works:
Participants will first run a 5K. Following the 5K there is a recovery period. They will then finish with a 3K. Both distances are run on USATF certified courses. The combined distance is 8 kilometers (roughly 5 miles). Times from both the 5K and the 3K are combined. Awards are distributed based on combined time. We will also have a Kids Cup event. Kids will also be running a double with the both segments being a 1/2 mile long.
Race Day Schedule:
9:00 AM – First leg (5K) starts
10:15 AM – Second leg (3K) starts
11:00 AM – Awards Ceremony
11:15 AM – Kids Cup Starts – 1/2 mile
11:30 AM – Kids Cup 1/2 mile
The recovery period (or “Halftime”) is what makes this event unique! The length of your recovery period will be dependent on how quickly you finish the 5K. However, if you run it too quickly, you may wear yourself out for the 3K! Be to sure to develop your own strategy prior to race morning. Our recovery zone will feature stationary bikes and massage tables to keep you loose and ready to go for the 3K. There will also be plenty of water, sports drink, and snacks to refuel if desired.
The race will start and finish on the north lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
1st Place Overall Male and Female Winners will receive a large, cherrywood Double Road Race plaque and $50 cash!
The Top 3 M/F in the following age groups will receive a cherrywood plaque: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
A commemorative Double Road Race Kansas City finisher engraved dog tag! Participants will also receive a long sleeve cotton shirt, chip timing, and a fantastic festival with plenty of post race snacks and beverages.
Kids Cup Double:
Bring your kids, 12 years & under, for our Kids Cup Double! The Kids Double will start at the completion of the 8K Double awards ceremony (approximately 11:30 AM). The Kids will first run 1/2 of a mile. After their recovery period, they will run another 1/2 of a mile beginning at 11:45 AM. All kids will receive a WWI race t-shirt!
$30 through May 31
$35 June 1 through through September 30
$40 Race day
Kids Cup Double
*race will take place rain or shine. No refunds will be given in the event of extreme weather or unforeseen circumstances.
National WWI Museum & Memorial (100 W 26th St, KC, MO 64108)
- Saturday, September 30
Noon to 5 PM
- Race Morning
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Participants may park on the west side of the National WWI Museum & Memorial.
National World War I Museum and Memorial
The National World War I Museum and Memorial, located in Kansas City, MO, is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting, and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum holds the most diverse collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history, and experiences of the war. To learn more, visit theworldwar.org. The site of the National World War I Museum and Memorial will provide a unique, beautiful and stimulating site for Kansas City’s 8K Double Adventure Run.