On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Curé of Ars will proudly host the Tenth Annual Curé 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk. The event will raise funds for Curé of Ars Parish and Catholic School and generate excitement and energy as participants come together to celebrate fitness and support a worthy cause.
For over 50 years, the Curé of Ars Parish has strived to work as a faith community to achieve its mission of continuing the work of Jesus. The Parish provides many important ministries to our community (and beyond) and supports the Curé of Ars Catholic School. Some examples of these efforts include support for St. Mary’s Food Kitchen, Holy Name School in Kansas City, Kansas, and ministries in Guatemala and Pakistan. The Curé of Ars Catholic School currently enrolls over seven hundred students in preschool through eighth grade and the Parish provides religious education to an additional two hundred students. Our school’s mission is to guide, encourage and challenge every child to become a lifelong contributor to society with heart, mind and soul.
Our event includes a timed 5K run, 1 mile fun run/walk and post-race breakfast. We can’t wait to see you participate as a runner, walker, volunteer or spectator at this fun community event. After all, it’s. . .Fitness for the Soul!
5K Route - USATF Certified
The 5k course begins at the North end of the Curé of Ars parking lot, heads North on Mission Rd., winds through beautiful, old Leawood and finishes back in the Curé parking lot.
1 Mile Run/Walk Route
The 1-mile course begins in the Curé parking lot, heads North on Mission Rd., East on 93rd St., makes a turn-around at Ensley Ln. and heads back to the Cure' lot for the finish.
Water will be available at approximately the 1.5 mile point of the 5k, the half-way point of the 1-mile, and the finish.
Obey all instructions from police officers and race volunteers. The courses will be marked, and course monitors will direct traffic at critical intersections.
No pets, bicycles, skateboards or scooters will be allowed on the course or at any race day activities.
7:30 – 8:30a - Packet Pickup
8:00 - 8:45a - Runners Mass
8:30 – 8:50a - Pre-race stretching and line up
9:00a - 5K start
9:01a - 1 Mile start
9:30a - Breakfast
10:30a - Awards ceremony
Curé of Ars
Catholic Church & School
9401 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206
The event will go on rain or shine. No refunds will be given.
Located in the Church Vestibule:
Thursday Oct. 31st 7:30a - 8:30a
Friday Nov. 1st 3:00p - 5:30p
In the School gym on Race Day from 7:30am-8:30am
5K and 1 Mile courses begin at the North exit of the Curé of Ars parking lot. 5K participants should line up in the exit lanes closest to the starting line near Mission Road in waves according to the expected finish time. Walkers and strollers will be in the last wave.
One-mile participants should line up East of the 5K waves behind the 1-mile sign. After all 5K participants have started, 1-mile participants may proceed to the starting line.
Most streets will not be closed to traffic. Watch for traffic at intersections and in and out of driveways. Please be cautious of any construction on the course.
First aid is available throughout the event at the tent located near the finish line at the Northeast end of the Curé parking lot. If you need assistance on the course, please contact an event volunteer.
Please consider walking to the event if possible. Parking is available at the North end of the Ranchmart Shopping Center parking lot, located South of Curé of Ars. No parking will be available in the Curé of Ars parking lot.
Music will be played at the northeast end of the Curé of Ars parking lot. The post-race breakfast will start at 9:30am on the Northeast corner of the school.
The Awards Ceremony and Runners Prizes will start at approximately 10:30am also on the Northeast corner of the property.
Awards for first overall male and female in the following age groups:
5K First Place Male and Female 10 and under
5K First Place Male and Female 11-14 year olds
5K First Place Male and Female 15-18 year olds
Early bird registration is live! Secure your spot today at our reduced early bird rate. Online registration closes on 10/30/2019 at midnight. Paper registrations will be accepted after the deadline but will have an additional charge. Participants registering after 10/30/2019 may not be guaranteed a race day t-shirt.
We encourage you to register on-line but may you may also register using the printed form.
Thank you all of our sponsors! This event will raise funds for Curé of Ars Parish and Catholic School.