Mardi Gras 5K

Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location:  Downtown Kansas City
Price: $35 individual, $31/person with a Krewe of 4+ | Register here!
Included: 5K run, finisher beads, beads at every mile, festive masks, and other goodies!

Grab your krewe and head on down to the bayou for the Mardi Gras 5K Run/Walk! This family friendly event is part of KC’s Mardi Gras Weekend Festival in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Beads at every mile, authentic food, festive masks, and massive finisher beads are just some of the things that await you! After the race, participants will enjoy great live music and have the option to join in the Scavenger Hunt which includes a beer and a slice of pizza to recharge after the race! Who dat say dey gonna run the 5K?

2016 Results  2016 Photos

Register a Krewe

Sign up a krewe (group of 4 or more) and get $4 OFF each participant’s registration! Krewes do not have to register together. Just make sure you all register under the same team name.

Entry Fee

5K  Individual: $30 through Jan 6, $35 Jan 7 to Feb 4,  $40 Packet Pickup & Race day
5K Krewe of 4+: $27/person through Jan 6, $31 Jan 7 to Feb 4,  $36 Packet Pickup & Race day
Kids Fun Run: $12 through Feb 4,  $15 Packet Pickup & Race day


Friday, February 4, from Noon to 6 PM
Location TBD
You may also pick up your packet on race morning from 8:30-9:30 AM.

The race starts and finishes on Grand Street, next to the Sprint Center! The 5K will start at 10 AM with the Kids Run to take place after the last 5K participant finishes.

Our kids fun run will begin at the same start/finish line as the 5K. We will start the fun run as soon as the last 5K participant finishes the race. All kids participating in the fun run will receive a bib number, Mardi Gras shirt, a finisher medal, and goody bag!

Festive prizes will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female finishers. Additional prizes will be given out to the Top 3 Male and Female finishers in each age group. Here are the age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. We will also have prizes for the fastest krewe (team of 4+), best dressed krewe, and best dressed individual!

CLICK HERE to see your results! Results will be posted in real time as the finishers come across the line. Your timing chip is located on the back of your bib number and is disposable.
2014 Results | 2015 Results | 2016 Results

Photos will be provided by SeeKCRun and are FREE to all participants! You can also find photos/video integrated with your results!
2014 Photos | 2015 Photos | 2016 Photos

CLICK HERE if you would like to volunteer for the 5K! From bead throwers to course monitors to shirt passer-outers, we would love your help!


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