Friday Road Closure Notice

Dear Residents and Business Owners,

Hospital Hill Run will again be hosting the UMKC School of Medicine 5K on Friday night, June 2, 2017, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. If you are a business owner or resident, we encourage you to review the course map and coordinate your movements around the event and road closures.

Event Information: The UMKC School of Medicine 5K will host 2,500 athletes from all over the United States. The event starts and finishes at Crown Center, located at Pershing Road and Grand Boulevard. We hope you can come join the fun!

ROAD CLOSURES MAY IMPACT YOU: Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. Please review the enclosed road closures and course map for more information. Residents and businesses located near the course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.

At 6:30 p.m., police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire course (some traffic maybe able to pass, but drivers should expect to wait while the course is being set up). All streets along the course will fully close at 7:00 p.m. when the race begins. The streets will open on a rolling basis as soon as the runners and walkers have passed (approximately a 20-minute-per-mile pace) and all course support materials have been removed.

Get Involved: If you don’t plan on running, we’d love to have your help as a volunteer! All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a free BBQ dinner at the race. Please contact the Hospital Hill Run volunteer coordinator at to sign up.

All athletes are asked to respect the community. We ask our runners and walkers to be nice to you and your neighborhood, to only run on the streets and to throw away trash only at specified aid stations. In addition, the Hospital Hill Run crew will do everything to respect the community. We will monitor the volume of the music playing at the start and finish areas and will remove all garbage along the course. We are guests in your community; thank you for hosting us!

Additional Information: Visit the Hospital Hill Run website for course maps, road closures and alternate access routes. If you have additional questions after viewing the website, please contact Robyn Burky cell: 816-876-3314.

START – on Grand Blvd. in the south cross walk in front of Crown Center
Runners head North on Grand Blvd.
Runners head East on 22nd Street
Runners head South on Holmes Street
Runners head East on 27th Street
Runners head North on Tracy Ave.
Runners head West on 25th Street
Runners head North on Charlotte Street
Runners head West on 22nd Street
Runners head South on Grand Blvd.
FINISH – on Grand Blvd. in the south cross walk in front of Crown Center

Grand Blvd will close at 4:30pm on June 2nd. and reopen at 1:30pm on June 3rd.
All other roads along the 5K route will be closed from 6:45 until 8:30 on June 2nd.

 * PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers and police will be at intersections to work with athletes and traffic. For the safety of all involved, we appreciate your patience while we work together.