15/05/14

One-Stop Shop for Race Organizers and Residents

Kansas City, MO – The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation has launched a new website to better serve Kansas City’s road racing community. KCRaceDay.org is a one-stop shop for organizers and residents to locate details about events taking place on the streets of Kansas City, Missouri.

Races, runs, bike rides, and walks are a common way for charities to raise money and bring visitors to Kansas City. However, as the number of road-based events increase, so too does the impact on residents and businesses located along the routes.

In 2013, the City hired a dedicated race manager to provide a single point of contact to oversee permitting and other aspects of races, walks, and rides taking place on City streets.  KCRaceDay.org was created to further facilitate communication, awareness, and coordination of these events to the general public.

“We are pleased to offer this resource to improve the race day experience for residents, businesses, organizers and participants,” said Mark L. McHenry, Kansasa City Parks and Recreation director. “It has always been our goal to make Kansas City a viable location for runs, races and rides. KCRaceDay.org assists us in reaching that goal.”

“Race organizers can use the new site to apply for a permit and better understand event policies and guidelines,” adds Kansas City Race Manager Jenny Chronister. “The site will expedite the application process and afford groups more time to plan great events.”

For Kansas City residents and businesses, the new website provides detailed information on each road-based event. The site includes a calendar, FAQs, route maps, and registration to receive information for permitted events that occur in a specific neighborhood or business district.

About Kansas City Parks and Recreation
Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation provides facilities, programs and recreational opportunities for the community that contributes to an aesthetically pleasing environment and enhanced quality of life. The department operates and maintains close to 12,000 acres of parkland including 220 parks, 135 miles of boulevards and parkways, 48 fountains, 87 ornamental structures, 10 community centers, 27 lakes, 100+ miles of trails and bikeways, 105 tennis courts, five golf courses and four museums.

For more information, contact Heidi Downer with KC Parks at 816-513-7527.