|May is first deadline for new Air It Up Fun Run on June 23|
May 1 is the initial registration deadline for a new athletic event for both youth and adults which will feature a great course of giant inflatable obstacles, slides, and other fun challenges as part of a late June adventure run at Shawnee Mission Park.
JCPRD has teamed with the KC Running Company to present this new event called the Air It Up Fun Run on Saturday, June 23.
The June 23 event’s Colossal Course is 2.5 miles long and features eight inflatables along the way. A separate Mini Course, aimed at children, offers a 0.5-mile loop with four smaller inflatables. Both courses will take place in the Bluegrass Field just east of The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park.
Participants for this untimed event will begin the race in waves of 30-minute timeslots starting beginning at 7:30 a.m. and with a final wave set to start at 1 p.m. This wave schedule is intended to allow participants to sign-up for a time which best fits their schedule.
Air it Up participants will receive an official T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and access to post-race fun including a DJ, face painting, photos, and more inflatables.
Formed in 2008, KC Running Company is a Kansas City-Based running and walking event management and timing company which annually manages and/or times more than 100 running events in and around the metro area.
With a total capacity of 1,800 people over its six-hour run, organizers anticipate the inaugural Air It Up event will have more than 1,000 participants, and possibly as many as 1,500 or more.
Through May 1, the cost for the Colossal Course for ages 10 and older is $25 per person for teams of four or more, or $30 for individual competitors. From May 2 through June 1, this increases to $30 per team member and $35 for individual competitors. From June 2 through June 20, this further increases to $35 per team member and $40 for individual competitors. For those who sign up during packet pickup or on race day, the cost is $40 per team member, or $45 for individuals. For the Mini Course for ages nine and under, the cost is $10 per person for teams of four or more through May 1, $12 per person through June 1, $15 per person through June 20, and $18 per person at packet pickup or on race day.
To register for either Air It Up course, go to www.airituprun.com. Packet pickup will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee.
To find this event in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “adventure run.”
The Theatre in the Park is located within Shawnee Mission Park, Shawnee and Lenexa, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner, Shawnee.