Showing posts with label Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor. Show all posts

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cliffhanger Run/Walk 2014

 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.
For all the images from the day go to :    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j5kof4ky2xawu4m/AAAkarEsNqzzTl92oUDIhnqqa?dl=0

Monday, November 4, 2013

Twenty-eighth Annual Cliffhanger

 The 2013 Cliffhanger was held Sunday along Cliff Drive in Historic Northeast.  Above and below the start of the 8K race.  This year the Campus of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the major sponsor,  played host to the race with the course beginning at the Paseo Gate of Cliff Drive.

You can see and download all the pictures here:   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/90c1vjkozdujmz8/kyrl4cE9h4










 Above and below, the start of the 5K race.  Approximately 900 runners and walkers took part this year.  The race is presented by the Kansas City Track Club and is a benefit for Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor  (  nnncares.org  ) a Northeast organization for healthcare outreach.
















 Participants were treated to pancakes and eggs after the race in the Education Pavilion of KCUMB.




 Leslie Collins, President of the Board of Northeast Neighbor to Neighbor presented a gift tray to Nancy English the Race Director and below Nancy presented Leslie with a check for over $9,000... the funds raised from the race.   Come to think of it, I haven't seen Leslie since.