OCTOBER 18, 2014
Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon With Ivy Funds
RUN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COURSES IN THE MIDWEST
5K HALF FULL RELAY KIDS
PRICE INCREASE SET FOR JUNE 19
Thinking about competing in this year’s event? Take one step closer to making it a reality by registering today. Save some money while you’re at it by signing up before our next price increase, which takes effect on June 19. REGISTER NOW!
2012 HALF MARATHON MEDALS
Last month, we unveiled the new logo for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City marathon. The feedback has been tremendous and as a result we have received several requests to get a sneak peek of the Half Marathon Medal. As you can see, the Half Marathon medal was inspired by the new logo and its unique color scheme. This year, we are excited to provide our Half Marathon participants a larger and more colorful medal than ever before. That’s right, we said color. Stay tuned to next month as we unveil all 4 medals for this year’s event, including the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, and Kids’ Marathon!
In 2011, we refocused our commitment on our green initiatives. It was a very successful effort, with 160 pairs of running shoes being collected and distributed to those in need, both locally and in Haiti and Joplin; we collected recycling along the course at the aid stations and at the finish line; we distributed bib numbers that were made of recyclable plastic; we minimized the materials in the packets by utilizing online goodie bags; and we even passed the cardboard recycling and trash boxes along to an organization in Lee's Summit to utilize for their own recycling collection. To add to those efforts, this year we will be collecting compostable materials! We will be working with Missouri Organic to collect banana peels, orange peels, other biodegradable materials and most importantly, the paper cups at the finish line and along the course! READ MORE
BE A PART OF OUR 2012 HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
TWELVE THOUSAND HARD CORE, faithful, dedicated, veracious, steadfast, staunch, committed and loyal runners - ALL in one place at one time! WITH THEIR Friends! Bringing the total “shoppers” to double this number! Are you crazy? Why would you miss this opportunity to share your goods and services? Join those who have already committed such as iFitness, Hospital Hill Run, Bondiband, ChicaBands, Advocare, Spibelt, Girls on the Run, National Running Center, The Kansas City Track Club, Nature’s Pantry, and many, many more. Real estate is going fast! Select and reserve your prime space before it is gone. Join the 2012 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds, on October 18 and 19 at Crown Center Exhibit Hall. View the layout map, exhibitors to-date, and obtain your entry form here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Don’t wait!
Volunteer registration is now open! You don't have to be a runner to be a part of the festivities on race day. Register for one of the many volunteer job opportunities necessary to make the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon a success. Individuals who register to volunteer will receive a long-sleeve event t-shirt along with free food and drinks at the Finish Line Festival. For more information of volunteers, including our grant group program, please email@example.com. CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
Registration is coming soon for the Waddell & Reed Kids’ Marathon Presented by Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics! Young runners will have all summer to train for their own mini-marathon! As part of the fun run experience, participating kids, kindergarten through eighth grade, are encouraged to “train” by tracking 25 miles on their own leading up to race day. The final 1.2 miles, which starts just north of Crown Center, will be completed on race day (10/20/11) at 11:00 a.m.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society‘s Team In Training Honored Patient Spotlight
As the largest fundraising campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team In Training gives people the opportunity to fulfill personal fitness goals while raising funds to fight blood cancer and providing support to patients and their families. A key element of the Team In Training experience is training in honor of a local blood cancer survivor whose courage provides motivation and inspiration- a partner who faces an even greater challenge and needs your help.
An Honored Patient is anyone who is being treated for, or is a survivor of leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Honored Patients are an invaluable asset to our fundraising programs. Without them, our volunteers would not have the determination they need to raise money for research and patient services programs.
Meet Kim Shoffner – a Team In Training alumnus and the Honor Patient for Team In Training’s San Diego Marathon team! Kim was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in June 2010. January 3, 2011 marked Kim’s final round of chemotherapy and she is now celebrating being cancer-free! Kim is a loving wife, mother of three and former Realtor. In addition to cheering on this season’s San Diego team, Kim is excited to announce she will be running the marathon with her team! When she’s not training for the San Diego marathon, Kim enjoys swimming, cooking and going to the movies. Kim joined Team In Training last fall where she completed her first marathon – the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon!
Kim Shoffner – TNT Honor Patient
and Marathon Participant
RELENTLESS from the start, Team In Training participants are focused on raising as much money as they can to make a difference for cancer patients and their families.
Only The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) has trained over a half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists and hikers and raised over $1.4 billion to fund lifesaving cancer research
Are you interested in learning more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training program? We are currently recruiting for our fall season – and are pleased to announce our continued participation in the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon! Visit our website to learn about our fantastic fall season events or attend one of the upcoming information meetings in your area!
TRAINING TIP OF THE MONTH
by Eladio Valdez III, Coach of the Runners Edge and SmartPace Team Coordinator
A common mistake made by most runners is their over eagerness to jump right into the next schedule before recovering from their current schedule and target race(s). They continue to do long runs and speed workouts while hardly lowering their weekly mileage. As much as the Kenyans dominate the sport, one thing they do that we would be wise to model is to take recovery more seriously. They'll take a complete break from running or cross training for 2-6 weeks to let their body and mind recharge the batteries.
The less you trained hard and the shorter your target race(s), the shorter the break can be, if even 1 week - the point is to take a break of some sort from your spring training and races. When you feel fresh enough and completely motivated to get back out there, start with a couple of low key weeks (no speed/hill workouts or long runs) to ease back into the swing of things and you'll set yourself up well for another round of training for the October 20 Waddell and Reed Kansas City Half Marathon/Marathon!