The 29th Annual Cliffhanger Run/Walk was held today along Cliff Drive in Northeast Kansas City. Participants began and ended the day on the Campus of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Above and below, check-in.
Students at the University were very involved in the staging of the event and also participated in an outreach program in the community by partnering with schools to involve children in learning about exercise and healthy lifestyles. Over 50 kids from those schools participated in the 5K run/walk with their mentor students.
Above, walking to the start from the campus. Below, checking out one of the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway kiosks.
Above, ready set.... Below, go. The start of the 5K.
Cliffhanger is extremely well run by The Kansas City Track Club and is a benefit for Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor a healthcare outreach agency located in Northeast Kansas City. ( nnncares.org ) ( http://kctrack.org )
Cliff Drive, as usual, was a spectacular setting for the Cliffhanger.
Above, the 5K race leader about 300 meters from the finish.
All ages participated.... all the way up to 80.
Above, there is no greater joy than seeing the finish line ahead :)
Above, the singing of the National Anthem.... Below, the start of the 8K
Above and below, the 8K leader.
At the conclusion of the race, participants walked back to the campus and enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, fruit, and choice of beverage.