Sporting Kansas City will host the second annual Victory Lap 5K Run & Walk on Friday, Oct. 23, at Children’s Mercy Park. All funds raised from the event will go directly to The Victory Project, the charitable arm of Sporting Kansas City that helps children fighting cancer and all of life’s challenges.
Registration for The Victory Lap 5K Run & Walk is open for individuals and families of all ages and includes a race T-shirt and finisher item. Participants will also be invited to a post-race party inside the Budweiser Brew House at Children’s Mercy Park and individuals aged 21 and up will receive a complimentary post-race beer.
The Victory Lap 5K Run & Walk will start and finish at Children’s Mercy Park, the world-class home of Sporting Kansas City. The course begins along Sporting Way and takes participants to Compass Minerals National Performance Center via 98th street, including a lap around the same field where Sporting Kansas City players train, and then back to the stadium.
The Victory Lap: Race Day Schedule (Friday, Oct. 23)
- 3:30-5 pm: Packet pickup at Children’s Mercy Park
- 5:30 pm: Race begins
- Post-race: Awards
- Post-race: Party in Budweiser Brew House
Participants will have three registration options for this year’s event, including an all-ages division, a kids division (under 12) and the Virtual Lap 5K Run & Walk for those who can’t make it to Children’s Mercy Park on race day. Virtual participants can run whenever and wherever they want, then submit their time to receive their T-shirt and medal in the mail.
Packet pickup on Oct. 23 will run from 3:30-5 p.m. CT at the East Box Office and/or Budweiser Brew House at Children’s Mercy Park, followed by the race, awards and the post-race party. Early packet pickup will take place Thursday, Oct. 22 (time and location TBD). For more information about The Victory Lap 5K Run & Walk, click here.
Since its founding in 2013, The Victory Project has united Sporting KC players, fans and staff in the battle against childhood cancer. In addition to raising funds that address specific needs of children undergoing cancer treatment, the organization has shared incredible memories with over 150 Victory Project Honorees — special guests affected by cancer who are invited to Children’s Mercy Park alongside their families for an unforgettable experience at every Sporting home match.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Victory Project and Sporting Kansas City have also united with community partners to launch Sporting Serves, a philanthropic initiative that provides relief to individuals and families across the metropolitan area.
For more information about The Victory Project or to make a donation, visit victorykc.org.