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Next deadline for HP3 event, including 5K, 10K, & 15K, is April 22
POSTED: 03/29/2017
For more than 25 years, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored an early-summer race event at Heritage Park. The 5K and 10K runs have been a part of the event since 2013, and this year, a 15K distance has been added for participants 16 and older. The Let Me Run group of Kansas City has joined the event again for the second year in making the HP3 5K their culminating 5K for their Spring training season. To get the best price for this event, participants need to register by April 22.

This event, known as the HP3, will consist of 5K, 10K, and15K races on Saturday, May 13. This event promises something for everyone, from the seasoned veteran looking to add some miles to your trusty running shoes or a first timer interested in gaining a little experience while having fun among a stunning landscape. The spring event date creates the opportunity for athletes to jumpstart training and kick-off the race season!

Race routes are inside Heritage Park and incorporate the natural beauty of the park’s trail system with breathtaking lake views and spacious trail ways. The 10K and 15K events will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. , and the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. 5K participants will compete in three age-based categories: Youth (ages 15 and under), Adult (ages 16-49), and Masters (ages 50 and older). All participants who register by May are guaranteed an event T-Shirt, and all participants will receive post-race refreshments.

To find these events in the My JCPRD Activities catalog, browse first under adult and then under special events. In the catalog, look for the keyword “race.”

HP3 is proud to be a part of the Olathe 10K Series hosted by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce. Challenge yourself to 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) in seven weeks! All finishers will walk away with tons of swag from all four races and bragging rights as an Olathe 10K Series finisher! For more information, please email

JCPRD is proud to welcome back Let Me Run KC , a nonprofit organization offering a seven-week running program for fourth through eight grade boys led by coaches from around the community. Let Me Run KS is again making the HP3 5K its 2017 celebratory run. Visit for more information about how Let Me Run KC is preparing boys for the long run.

Until April 22, 5K registration fees are $15 per person for ages 15 and under, and $20 per person for ages 16 to 49, and 50 and older. After April 22 and until May 2, the fees are $18 for ages 15 and under, and $30 for ages 16 to 49, and 50 and older. After May 2, the fees are $20 for ages 15 and under, and $35 for ages 16 to 49, and 50 and older.

Fees for the 10K are $25 per person until April 22, $35 per person from April 22 through May 2, and $40 per person after May 2. Fees for the 15K are $35 per person until April 22, $45 per person from April 22 through May 2, and $50 per person after May 2.

For more information, vist the HP3 page. To register online go to and click on the HP3 logo.

Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe. If you are interested in volunteering for this event or need additional information, call (913) 826-2955.

This program is also eligible for credit in the Physical dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and awards. To register for JCPRD U, call (913) 826-2950.

The HP3 is a special event of the Johnson County Park &Recreation District and is sponsored by: Radio Stations ESPN 1510 and Sports Radio 810, Coca-Cola, Hiland Dairy Foods, F.I.T. Muscle and Joint Clinic, Run 816, the Kansas City Blazers Swim Team, Pure Water Delivery, Natural Grocers and Panera Bread.

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